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Expert Q&A Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

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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.

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.

Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Low hemoglobin levels increase the risk of death, sepsis, and cerebrovascular accidents following cardiac surgery.

ESA Use in Dialysis Patients May Increase Their Cancer Risk

ESA Use in Dialysis Patients May Increase Their Cancer Risk

Doses higher than 70 μg per week were associated with a 77% greater risk of cancer compared with non-use of the agents.

Ascorbic Acid Found to Reduce Darbepoetin Requirement

Ascorbic Acid Found to Reduce Darbepoetin Requirement

It also was associated with high hemoglobin levels and reduced levels of C-reactive protein.

Value of ESAs in Avoiding Transfusion Questionable

Value of ESAs in Avoiding Transfusion Questionable

In 3 trials, the annual cost for preventing 1 patient from being transfused varied from $61,188 to $317,988.

Anemia Management Changing in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Anemia Management Changing in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Study reveals a decline in the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an increase in the use of iron.