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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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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.

Niacin May Slow Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Progression

Niacin May Slow Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Progression

In a study of 3.3 million veterans, administration of niacin B vitamin was associated with less rapid decline in eGFR.

Higher Phosphorus Levels Predict Increased Death Risk in Men

Higher Phosphorus Levels Predict Increased Death Risk in Men

No association between phosphorus levels and all-cause mortality in women.

Kidney Problems More Likely in Infants Born to Obese Moms

Kidney Problems More Likely in Infants Born to Obese Moms

No link between overweight and the birth of babies with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.

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.

Investigational Drug Found to Improve Glomerular Filtration (eGFR)

Investigational Drug Found to Improve Glomerular Filtration (eGFR)

Beneficial effect of drug that inhibits galectin-3 is most pronounced in patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Muscle Mass Not Accurate in Predicting Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Muscle Mass Not Accurate in Predicting Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Muscle mass is not as accurate a predictor of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as previously believed.

Stone Removal by f-URS Okay for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Stone Removal by f-URS Okay for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) is safe and effective for removing kidney stones in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Mediterranean diet is associated with a significantly lower risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

In healthy people, renal hyperfiltration associated with 37% and 66% increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.