Compared with subjects in the lowest tertile of net acid excretion, those in the middle and highest tertiles had a 3.0 times and 9.9 times increased risk.
Researchers also discover that adherence to the diet is associated with slower eGFR decline.
Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.
Decreasing TSAT and higher ESA doses are associated with increasing platelet counts.
Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.
Declines in serum phosphorus over time may improve survival.
Patients whose statins were held in the 24 hours before cardiac surgery had higher levels of kidney injury biomarkers.
Greater proteinuria also associated with increased odds of masked and sustained hypertension.
Worsening or resistant hyperphosphatemia may be an under-appreciated consequence of secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Atorvastatin did not reduce the risk of a combined endpoint of cardiovascular death, MI, and stroke.
The effect may be mediated by an acute reduction in sympathetic nervous system activity.
Calcium-based and non-calcium-based binder use were associated with similar death risks.
Elemental iron requirement was reduced by half in patients receiving ferric citrate versus an active control.
Study demonstrated six- and 12-month survival rates of 58% and 49%, respectively.
Levels declined significantly from 7.2 to 5.0 mg/dL, data show.
Taiwan study finds a twofold increased risk of upper urinary tract stones in patients suffering from urinary incontinence.
Routine screening for bladder cancer may be warranted in this patient population.
Compared with radical nephrectomy, nephron-sparing surgery shift serum creatinine downward.
Shared decision-making about screening recommended for men aged 55-69 years.
Highest intake was associated with a 46% decreased progression risk compared with the lowest intake.
Study found a 27.3% incidence in Caucasians versus 15.5% and 15.1% in African Americans and Hispanics, respectively.
Median survival time from diagnosis improved by a median of 43 months from the pre-PSA to the post-PSA era.
SWL is an independent risk factor for hypertension in patients without CKD.
The incidence of emergency department visits rose 36% from 2007 to 2010 in California.
Study demonstrates improved disease-specific and overall survival.
In fact, men on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) had a lower PCa rate than men not on TRT.
Data support prophylactic use of a PDE-5 inhibitor in men receiving radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
This approach can reduce adverse events without impairing efficacy.
Collagenase injections decrease penile curvature and eases symptom bother, data show.
Many men even experience an improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms.