End-stage Renal Disease

ESRD Anemia Responds to Investigational Oral Drug

ESRD Anemia Responds to Investigational Oral Drug

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In a phase 2 trial, roxadustat maintained hemoglobin levels over 19 weeks as well as epoetin alfa.

Online Tool Helps Predict ESRD in CKD Patients

Online Tool Helps Predict ESRD in CKD Patients

New risk calculator estimates who will need dialysis in 2 to 5 years.

Diabetic, Non-Diabetic ESRD Patients at High Risk for Hypoglycemia

Diabetic, Non-Diabetic ESRD Patients at High Risk for Hypoglycemia

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Severe hypoglycemia may result in changes in mental state, seizures, arrhythmias, coma, and death.

PSA Screening May Harm ESRD Patients Awaiting Transplant

PSA Screening May Harm ESRD Patients Awaiting Transplant

Screening not linked to improved patient survival after transplant; may delay time to listing, transplant.

Current eGFR Better for ESRD Prediction

Current eGFR Better for ESRD Prediction

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It has a stronger association with future end-stage renal disease risk than past eGFR decline, large study shows.

ESRD and Treatments May Raise Cancer Risk

ESRD and Treatments May Raise Cancer Risk

Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer.

Urinary Potassium Linked to Lower ESRD, CVD Risk in Diabetes

Urinary Potassium Linked to Lower ESRD, CVD Risk in Diabetes

Higher urinary potassium excretion, not sodium excretion, tied to lower risk of primary end point.

Higher Triglycerides Linked With Lower Mortality in Early Dialysis

Higher Triglycerides Linked With Lower Mortality in Early Dialysis

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Veteran patients with levels below 100 mg/dL had a 26% higher risk of mortality compared with patients with triglyceride levels of 150-200 mg/dL.

ESRD Risk Can Be Estimated in Living Kidney Donors

ESRD Risk Can Be Estimated in Living Kidney Donors

Multiple demographic and health characteristics can estimate projected long-term risk.

High Uric Acid Raises ESRD Risk

High Uric Acid Raises ESRD Risk

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The highest vs. lowest quartile of serum uric acid is associated with a 3.4-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Medical Nutrition Therapy Slows Time to Dialysis

Medical Nutrition Therapy Slows Time to Dialysis

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CKD patients who did not participate in medical nutrition therapy were 3 times more likely to start dialysis than those who did.

Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD, Cardiovascular Risks

Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD, Cardiovascular Risks

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New study also shows that uncontrolled vs. controlled resistant hypertension increases ESRD and cerebrovascular accident risk.

VA System ESRD Patients Start Dialysis Later

VA System ESRD Patients Start Dialysis Later

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New findings may support the notion that provider-level financial incentives influence decisions to start dialysis at higher levels of kidney function.

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

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

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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.

Kidney Failure Risk, Ammonia Excretion Linked

Kidney Failure Risk, Ammonia Excretion Linked

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

ESRD Risk with Radical and Partial Nephrectomy Comparable

ESRD Risk with Radical and Partial Nephrectomy Comparable

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Radical and partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma are associated with a similar risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to research.

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

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In a study, renal survival increased by 8.2% with each 10 nmol/L increment in baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

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Patients who use the supplements should have their kidney function and electrolytes monitored, researchers say.

Phosphorus Control Linked to Self-Motivation in ESRD

Phosphorus Control Linked to Self-Motivation in ESRD

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Strategies to overcome motivational barriers may improve mineral bone health.

Old Age Need Not Rule Out Renal Transplants

Old Age Need Not Rule Out Renal Transplants

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New findings show that even patients in their 80s can benefit.

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

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These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

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New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

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Individuals who perceived the benefits of a low-phosphorus diet and demonstrated self-efficacy were more likely to make strides against hyperphosphatemia.

Hurricane Sandy Adversely Affected ESRD Patients

Hurricane Sandy Adversely Affected ESRD Patients

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Emergency department visit and hospitalization rates increased in wake of storm.

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

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Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.

Mycophenolate Mofetil Offers No Advantage in Lupus Nephritis

Mycophenolate Mofetil Offers No Advantage in Lupus Nephritis

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New study also provides evidence that an early proteinuria decrease is a strong predictor of good long-term outcome.

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

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Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.

Corticosteroids Okay for IgA Nephropathy Regardless of Renal Function

Corticosteroids Okay for IgA Nephropathy Regardless of Renal Function

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New findings challenge recommendations of current guidelines.

FDA Authorizes Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

FDA Authorizes Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column authorized for use in DRA

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