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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.

Departments Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

Geriatric patients with CKD are at high risk for morbidity and mortality from the potential side effects of treatments.

Renal Nutrition Update B12 Supplements Ease Inflammation in CKD

B12 Supplements Ease Inflammation in CKD

Elevated levels of Hcy are associated with increased levels of cardiovascular inflammation.

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High Phosphorus Ups Anemia Risk in the Non-CKD Population

High Phosphorus Ups Anemia Risk in the Non-CKD Population

Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in phosphorus was associated with a 7% increased risk of anemia.

Inappropriate ESA Use Reduced by Pharmacy Protocol

Inappropriate ESA Use Reduced by Pharmacy Protocol

Ordering process cut the number of epoetin alfa doses by 71% and medication costs by 69%.

Safety Profiles of IV Iron Products Compared

Safety Profiles of IV Iron Products Compared

In a head-to-head comparison, researchers observed a higher rate of adverse events with iron dextran than iron sucrose or ferric gluconate.

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.

CMV in Kidney Disease Linked with Anemia

CMV in Kidney Disease Linked with Anemia

Patients with higher levels of anti-CMV antibodies have lower number of red blood cells.

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Diabetic CKD Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Diabetic CKD Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

NAFLD strongly tied to risk of incident chronic kidney disease, independent of traditional risk factors.

ASN President Urges Kidney Disease Innovation

ASN President Urges Kidney Disease Innovation

In congressional testimony, Sharon M. Moe, MD, proposes a federal prize competition.

Walking Helps to Prevent Inflammation in CKD

Walking Helps to Prevent Inflammation in CKD

Regular walking exercise is safe with regard to immune and inflammatory responses.

'Southern' Diet Increases CKD Patient Death Risk

'Southern' Diet Increases CKD Patient Death Risk

Study reveals an association between mortality and high intake of items common found in the Southern diet, such as fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages.

Renal Artery Embolization May Ease ADPKD Symptoms

Renal Artery Embolization May Ease ADPKD Symptoms

In a small study, researchers performed the procedure using N-butyl cyanoacrylate.

Abatacept May Prevent Kidney Disease Advance in Diabetics

Abatacept May Prevent Kidney Disease Advance in Diabetics

The drug maintained kidney function in mice with diabetic nephropathy.

Kidney Function Decline Linked to Higher Protein Intake

Kidney Function Decline Linked to Higher Protein Intake

Researchers observed the association in middle-age individuals in the general population.

Retinopathy in CKD Patients Predicts Higher Death Risk

Retinopathy in CKD Patients Predicts Higher Death Risk

Study reveals a greater than twofold increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

Sepsis Patient Survival Not Improved with Albumin

Sepsis Patient Survival Not Improved with Albumin

No difference in 28-day, 90-day mortality with addition of albumin to crystalloid solution.