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To achieve the highest possible quality in renal care and the best possible patient outcomes, we believe that an integrated, holistic approach that encompasses the entire care process is absolutely essential. This approach allows us to continuously monitor, analyze and refine each aspect of what it takes to make that process successful in every respect. The expertise we are continually gathering lets us know how we can most effectively work together with different healthcare partners in different markets to make renal care as good as it can be. In line with our core beliefs, we strictly observe current standards and support their continued development, cooperating with healthcare systems and medical communities in countries around the world.
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Hypermagnesemia reduces hip fracture risk in hemodialysis patients
In patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD), a mild hypermagnesemia is associated with a lower risk of hip fracture, report Japanese researchers (Sakaguchi Y et al, Magnesium and Risk of Hip Fracture among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. J Am Soc Nephrol 2018;29:991-999).
Hemodialysis patients: Opioids increase mortality, dialysis discontinuation and hospitalization
The conundrum: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) should receive aggressive pain treatment – but the prescription of opioids to these patients should be “cautiously” handled, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.