Study reveals circadian variation in phosphate, parathyroid hormone, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with end-stage renal disease.
Improved renal function may contribute to the decline in a glycoprotein that inhibits bone formation.
Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.
Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.
Proteinuria, hypertension, and obesity in adolescence independently predict development of end-stage renal disease.
The finding is from a study of more than 5 million Norwegians.
Researchers find a greater than 50% reduction in end-stage renal disease risk compared with radical nephrectomy.
Would any heterogeneity in the choice of additional services be unethical or implausible?
It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.
Distinguishing primary from secondary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is crucial because the treatment approaches and therapeutic goals differ.
They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.
Hepatitis C virus infection increases CKD patients' likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease by 32%.
Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.
If renal replacement therapy planning were started only when patients reached CKD stage 5, many patients would not be adequately prepared, researchers said.
In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.
Poor dental health, but not periodontal disease, is an independent risk factor for ESRD.
A nearly 5-fold higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection observed in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.
Dialysis is not necessarily in the patient's best interest, clinicians and ethicists say.
Expertscape gives the no. 1 spot to Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD.
Use is associated with fewer hospitalizations versus sevelamer carbonate and calcium acetate.
Study reveals an association with greater use of ESAs and higher inpatient and outpatient costs.
Researchers observed reduced phosphorus levels in HD patients whose diet restricted intake of phosphorus additives.
The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.
No difference in 28-day, 90-day mortality with addition of albumin to crystalloid solution.
Cystic kidney disease is associated with a greatest likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease, but the small risk of death.
Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.
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.
USRDS data show a decrease from 116,946 cases in 2010 to 115,643 cases in 2011.
In a study, 16 plasma metabolites were elevated years before development of end-stage renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Federal thresholds for occupational exposure may need to be strengthened, researchers conclude,