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Outcomes for hemodialysis patients with hepatitis C infectionOutcomes for hemodialysis patients with hepatitis C infection

Hepatitis C virus infection is common among hemodialysis patients worldwide. Although guidelines recommend treatment of all patients infected with hepatitis C, in practice hepatitis C is rarely treated in hemodialysis patients. In a recent paper, investigators evaluated the burden of hepatitis C infection among hemodialysis patients. Read more...

 

DOPPS Research in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries DOPPS Research in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Starting in 2012, the DOPPS began collecting and analyzing data in six of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Seven papers have been published in a special supplement to the November - December issue of the Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation. Learn more about the supplement here.  

Interdialytic weight gain and patient outcomes in the DOPPSInterdialytic weight gain and patient outcomes in the DOPPS
High interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) is associated with adverse outcomes in hemodialysis patients. In a recent paper published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, researchers used data from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) to identify trends in IDWG, predictors of IDWG, and associations of IDWG with clinical outcomes. Read more... 

Examining serum and dialysate potassium in hemodialysisExamining serum and dialysate potassium in hemodialysis

While high pre-dialysis serum potassium is recognized as a risk factor for sudden death and all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients, the results of studies examining the effects of dialysate potassium have been mixed. In a new paper, researchers reexamined the risks of different dialysate potassium prescriptions. Read more...

 

Nephrology clinics in the US can join the CKDopps Nephrology clinics in the US can join the CKDopps
The CKDopps is seeking nephrology clinics in the United States to join our study of variations in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment practices and associations with best outcomes for patients. Learn more about joining the study

Validating the Coping Strategies Inventory-Short Form for international studyValidating the Coping Strategies Inventory-Short Form for international study
Researchers in the international Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) have published a new methods paper describing the coping strategies used by hemodialysis patients. In this paper, they discuss the reliability and validity of the Coping Strategies Inventory-Short Form (CSI-SF) in a large, diverse sample of hemodialysis patients in 13 countries. Read more... 

New article provides a global overview of end stage kidney diseaseNew article provides a global overview of end stage kidney disease
In a recent article in The Lancet, investigators present international cohort study data to highlight differences in hemodialysis practice that influence survival and the experiences of patients who rely on this therapy. Read more...  

CKDopps: New study designed to examine the effects of chronic kidney disease careCKDopps: New study designed to examine the effects of chronic kidney disease care

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasing international problem, and minimizing the complications associated with advanced CKD and improving the transition to dialysis and transplantation represents a challenge. The CKD Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps) is a new international prospective cohort study designed to meet this challenge by describing and evaluating variation in nephrologist-led CKD practices. Read more...

 

Can changes in quality of life predict mortality in hemodialysis patients?Can changes in quality of life predict mortality in hemodialysis patients?

Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QOL) have consistently demonstrated much lower quality of life among hemodialysis patients compared to the general population and to those with other chronic medical conditions. In a study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, investigators hypothesized that a decline in HR-QOL would be associated with increased risk of death. Read more...

 


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The DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) tracks data on hemodialysis practices in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Visit the DPM.

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