This study delineates the perioperative and long-term outcomes after carotid endarterectomy in dialysis-dependent patients in a large national database.
This single-center study of patients undergoing vascular surgery determines the association between kidney disease and long-term postoperative cardiovascular-specific mortality.
This analysis of the US Renal Data System identifies differing frequencies and mortality rates associated with the use of arteriovenous fistulas at first hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease.
This retrospective analysis assesses national trends in initial hemodialysis access among patients with ESRD with respect to race/ethnicity stratified by comorbid disease, nephrology care, and medical insurance within the United States Renal Data System. See the Invited Commentary by Peterson and Corriere.
This retrospective cohort study reported that current practice guidelines recommending 50% or greater arteriovenous fistula rates in incident hemodialysis patients fall short. Huber provides a related invited commentary.
Gerlach and coauthors explore the limitations of conventional surgery and the decision-making process for transplantation.
This study of critically ill trauma patients with chronic liver disease reports that a decrease in Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score within 72 hours of intensive care unit admission is associated with improved mortality.
This matched analysis study quantified the effect of index complications on patient risk of specific secondary complications.