End-stage Renal Disease
In a phase 2 trial, roxadustat maintained hemoglobin levels over 19 weeks as well as epoetin alfa.
New risk calculator estimates who will need dialysis in 2 to 5 years.
Severe hypoglycemia may result in changes in mental state, seizures, arrhythmias, coma, and death.
Screening not linked to improved patient survival after transplant; may delay time to listing, transplant.
It has a stronger association with future end-stage renal disease risk than past eGFR decline, large study shows.
Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer.
Higher urinary potassium excretion, not sodium excretion, tied to lower risk of primary end point.
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.
Multiple demographic and health characteristics can estimate projected long-term risk.
The highest vs. lowest quartile of serum uric acid is associated with a 3.4-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.
CKD patients who did not participate in medical nutrition therapy were 3 times more likely to start dialysis than those who did.
New study also shows that uncontrolled vs. controlled resistant hypertension increases ESRD and cerebrovascular accident risk.
New findings may support the notion that provider-level financial incentives influence decisions to start dialysis at higher levels of kidney function.
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.
Study implicates an inability of a CKD patient's kidneys to excrete the daily acid load.
Radical and partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma are associated with a similar risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to research.
In a study, renal survival increased by 8.2% with each 10 nmol/L increment in baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.
Patients who use the supplements should have their kidney function and electrolytes monitored, researchers say.
Strategies to overcome motivational barriers may improve mineral bone health.
New findings show that even patients in their 80s can benefit.
These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.
But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.
New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.
Individuals who perceived the benefits of a low-phosphorus diet and demonstrated self-efficacy were more likely to make strides against hyperphosphatemia.
Emergency department visit and hospitalization rates increased in wake of storm.
Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.
New study also provides evidence that an early proteinuria decrease is a strong predictor of good long-term outcome.
Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.
New findings challenge recommendations of current guidelines.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)