Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Intradialytic hypotension tied to peripheral artery disease

More frequent intradialytic hypotension (IDH) during hemodialysis is associated with a higher incidence of subsequent peripheral artery disease (PAD) diagnosis, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More long-term dialysis patients aligned to ACOs

(HealthDay)—From 2012 to 2016, there was an increase in the percentage of Medicare beneficiaries on long-term dialysis who were aligned to an accountable care organization (ACO), with a reduction in spending seen for ACO-aligned ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. nephrology trainees doubt skill in home hemodialysis

(HealthDay)—U.S. nephrology trainees report moderate and low confidence for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD), respectively, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the American Journal of Kidney ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 has changed psychiatry forever, researchers say

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that treatments for psychiatric ailments are as essential to maintain during a public health crisis as those for conditions such as cancer and renal failure, according to an editorial penned ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CPR choices of dialysis patients suggest many lack context

Globally some 2 million people with failed kidneys undergo hemodialysis treatment. Their survival depends on being connected to a blood-cleansing machine, usually three times a week for three to four hours each time. The ...

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