Archive for the ‘Residual Renal Function’ Category

September 21, 2015

Effect of Neutral-pH, Low–Glucose Degradation Product Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions on Residual Renal Function, Urine Volume, and Ultrafiltration: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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This meta-analysis of eleven trials of 643 patients used a random effects model to evaluate the effect of peritoneal dialysate with neutral-pH, low-glucose degradation products on residual renalfunction, urine volume, peritoneal ultrafiltration, and peritoneal small-solute transport (dialysate to plasma creatinine ratio).  The results show a positive effect on preservation of residual renal function and greater urine volumes only.  However, the authors rightly conclude more studies are needed […]

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July 14, 2013

Effect of frequent hemodialysis on residual kidney function

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This study examined the data from both the Frequent Hemodialysis Network Daily and Nocturnal Trials to determine the effects of more frequent dialysis on residual kidney function. Although limited by small number, there is clear evidence that frequent nocturnal hemodialysis was associated with more rapid loss of residual kidney function. The data is so far […]

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September 13, 2009

Preserving residual renal function in peritoneal dialysis: volume or biocompatibility?

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This editorial discusses the findings in two papers that explore residual renal function (RRF) in patients on peritoneal dialysis. One is an observational study by Liao et al which suggests that the rate of decline of RRF was a more powerful prognostic factor than baseline RRF associated with all-cause mortality and technique failure in patients […]

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June 9, 2009

The importance of residual kidney function for patients on dialysis: a critical review.

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This review highlights the evidence to support maintaining residual renal function and its impact on survival and quality of life of dialysis patients.

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