End-stage Renal Disease

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

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The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.

Sepsis Patient Survival Not Improved with Albumin

Sepsis Patient Survival Not Improved with Albumin

No difference in 28-day, 90-day mortality with addition of albumin to crystalloid solution.

Kidney Disease Cause Predicts ESRD Risk

Kidney Disease Cause Predicts ESRD Risk

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Cystic kidney disease is associated with a greatest likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease, but the small risk of death.

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

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Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.

Kidney Donors at Slightly Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors at Slightly Higher ESRD Risk

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By age 80 years, the estimated lifetime risk of ESRD was 90 per 10,000 live donors compared with 326 per 10,000 in the general population.

Report: New ESRD Cases Decline

Report: New ESRD Cases Decline

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USRDS data show a decrease from 116,946 cases in 2010 to 115,643 cases in 2011.

Diabetics' ESRD Linked to Uremic Solutes

Diabetics' ESRD Linked to Uremic Solutes

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In a study, 16 plasma metabolites were elevated years before development of end-stage renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Kidney Failure Linked to High Blood Lead Levels

Kidney Failure Linked to High Blood Lead Levels

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Federal thresholds for occupational exposure may need to be strengthened, researchers conclude,

Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk

Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk

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The condition is associated with a greater than six times increased likelihood of end-stage renal disease, study found.

ESRD Increases Post-Op In-Hospital Mortality

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Patients with end-stage renal disease at admission into a surgical ICU also are at increased risk of organ failure, study finds.

Racial Disparity in CKD Progression Linked to Gene Variants

Racial Disparity in CKD Progression Linked to Gene Variants

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New findings may help explain why blacks are at higher risk for end-stage renal disease.

Diabetes-Related ESRD Risk Higher Among Indigenous Canadians

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Among Canadian diabetics, end-stage renal disease is almost three times more likely to development among First Nation adults.

Pre-Dialysis Conception May Improve Birth Rate

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Starting dialysis after conception, not before, may improve birth rates in women with end-stage renal disease.

Nocturnal Dialysis May Decrease Heart Disease Risk

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Receiving nocturnal dialysis may decrease the risk of heart disease in patients with end-stage renal disease.

High Dietary Acid Load Predicts ESRD

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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.

Dialysis Patients May Benefit from New PTH Test

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Novel assay can distinguish between oxidized and nonoxidized forms of parathyroid hormone.

Prediabetes Risk Higher in Elderly ESRD Patients

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The proportion of patients with prediabetes was 14.7% for patients aged 45-55 years versus 20.8% for those aged 65-75.

Most Elderly ESRD Cases in Singapore Due to Diabetes

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Diabetic nephropathy was the cause of ESRD in 62.8% of patients, study shows.

Large Waists Predict Higher ESRD Risk

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New findings point to a link between abdominal fat and kidney disease progression.

Prehypertension Ups End-Stage Renal Disease Risk

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Blood pressure (BP) of 130-139/85-89 mm Hg is associated with a twofold increased risk compared with BP less than 120/80 mm Hg.

The Future of Dialysis in the U.S.

The Future of Dialysis in the U.S.

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Over the past 10 years the annual ESRD incidence rate per million U.S. population has remained stagnant or even shown sporadic downward trends.

Dietary Interventions for Treating Progressive Chronic Kidney Disease

The type and amount of ingested protein affects clinical outcomes such as protein-energy wasting, kidney function and even survival.

Lifetime CKD Risk High in the U.S.

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Chronic kidney disease stage 3 or worse will develop in an estimated 59% of people born today.

ESRD Delayed With Multifactorial Intervention

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Nearly twofold decrease observed in the proportion of patients with advanced diabetic nephropathy who progress to end-stage renal disease.

Many Nephrologists Avoid Giving HD Patients Bad News

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A new study has found that many nephrologists are reluctant to tell their seriously ill end-stage renal disease patients the true estimates.

Kidney Disease, Fatigue Linked

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Fatigue in CKD and ESRD patients may be due to reasons other than sleep quality.

Strict Adherence to Antihypertensive Drugs Lowers ESRD Risk

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An adherence level of 80% of higher was associated with a 33% decreased risk compared with a level below 80%.

Web-Based Tool May Aid Kidney Transplant Decisions

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Patients with ESRD may now have a tool to help them decide on kidney transplantation.

Study Highlights Need To Bolster Efforts to Educate ESRD Patients

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Greater efforts may be needed to educate patients with end-stage renal disease, especially African Americans.

Transfusions On the Rise in Dialysis Patients

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The trend is most pronounced among Medicare recipients since the debut of bundling, ESA labeling changes.

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