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Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.

Food Additives Found to Raise Serum Phosphorus

Food Additives Found to Raise Serum Phosphorus

Study implicates dairy products, cereals, and grains containing inorganic phosphate additives.

Medications Contribute to Phosphate Intake

Medications Contribute to Phosphate Intake

Among the phosphate-containing medicinal products prescribed to chronic kidney disease patients, 76% may contain absorbable phosphate.

Study: 30% Decline in eGFR Over 2 Years Strongly Predicts ESRD

Study: 30% Decline in eGFR Over 2 Years Strongly Predicts ESRD

Baseline eGFR, higher phosphorus, proteinuria, and male gender, also are associated with an elevated risk of end-stage renal disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

Drug Controls Hyperkalemia in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Drug Controls Hyperkalemia in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Patiromer's efficacy and safety confirmed out to 52 weeks.

ECG Metrics May Predict Cardiac Deaths in CKD Patients

ECG Metrics May Predict Cardiac Deaths in CKD Patients

ECG Metrics are stronger as markers for cardiovascular death than for all-cause mortality or noncardiovascular death.

Kidney Failure Risk, Ammonia Excretion Linked

Kidney Failure Risk, Ammonia Excretion Linked

Study implicates an inability of a CKD patient's kidneys to excrete the daily acid load.

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Older patients with more diabetes complications have greater cognitive decline, study finds.

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Fracture Risk in Children

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Fracture Risk in Children

Fracture rates are 2.4- to 3-fold higher than rates found in the general population of children and adolescents.

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

In a study, CKD was 35% more likely to develop in female than male diabetics in adjusted analyses that took into account death as a competing risk.

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

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

CKD Model May Improve Care via Electronic Health Records

CKD Model May Improve Care via Electronic Health Records

CKD, which is mainly defined by laboratory abnormalities, is a suitable EHR phenotype.

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Study reveals a 35% increase in all-cause mortality risk compared with non-use.

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