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Commentary Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

A substantial minority of surviving patients also developed long-term dependence on dialysis.

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

In this Australian study, nearly 15% of hip- or knee-replacement patients experienced acute kidney injury--far higher than previously thought.

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

This intervention in patients with chronic kidney disease reduced by 28% their risk of death after progressing to end-stage renal disease.

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

In the fight against kidney disease, greater gains may be realized by focusing on personal economy.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Simulation model projects that chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence will rise from 13.2% currently to nearly 17% by 2030.

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate and patiromer hold promise as hyperkalemia treatments.

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

Physicians provided details of the first successful delivery of renal replacement therapy (RRT) to a patient with Ebola.

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Kidney Disease (CKD) Outcomes

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Kidney Disease (CKD) Outcomes

Adhering to 4 healthy behaviors was associated with a 68% decreased risk of all-cause mortality, data suggest.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients Benefit from Exercise Rehab

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients Benefit from Exercise Rehab

A renal rehabilitation exercise program improved distances on 6-minute walk tests, muscle strength on sit-to-stand tests.

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

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.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

Periodontal disease is associated with a significant 4.2-fold greater incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Plant-based diet had the lowest urinary phosphorus excretion, whereas an inorganic-based diet had the highest.