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Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.

Feraheme Can Cause Serious Allergic Reactions

Feraheme Can Cause Serious Allergic Reactions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened an existing warning regarding serious and potentially fatal allergic reactions that can occur with Feraheme (ferumoxytol; AMAG Pharmaceuticals).

Study: Iron-Based Phosphate Binders Good for Renal Anemia

Study: Iron-Based Phosphate Binders Good for Renal Anemia

The medication may represent a new treatment option for dialysis patients, researchers concluded.

FDA Approves Unique Iron Replacement Product

FDA Approves Unique Iron Replacement Product

Soluble ferric pyrophosphate is given to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Levels below 10 g/dL found to increase risk of a composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, cerebrovascular events, and myocardial infarction.

Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Over 52 weeks, the drug maintained hemoglobin levels while decreasing IV iron use in dialysis patients with anemia.

ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

Benefit seen among anemia and hemodialysis patients with hemoglobin levels below 10 g/dL.

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

New finding on vitamin B6 is the opposite of what investigators hypothesized on patients with anemia.

Data Challenge IV Iron Withholding Guideline

Data Challenge IV Iron Withholding Guideline

IV iron in anemia hemodialysis patients hospitalized for bacterial infections found not to worsen outcomes.

Anemia Management Practices Shift, Study Finds

Anemia Management Practices Shift, Study Finds

Use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in anemia patients decreased, while use of iron increased.

Prolonged Bleeding Times Linked to Severe Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Prolonged Bleeding Times Linked to Severe Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Hemoglobin level below 8 mg/dL associated with 82% increased odds of prolonged bleeding time with anemia.

Anemia Found to Affect Renal Recovery from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Anemia Found to Affect Renal Recovery from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Highest quintile of hemoglobin associated with 6-fold increased odds of complete or partial recovery of anemia in acute kidney injury (AKI).

Alternate Night Home Hemodialysis Improves Anemia

Alternate Night Home Hemodialysis Improves Anemia

Researchers believe nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD) performed every other night may be superior to NHHD performed 6 or 7 times a week.