End-stage Renal Disease

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

Minorities, Uninsured Lack Care of ESRD in Lupus Nephritis

Minorities, Uninsured Lack Care of ESRD in Lupus Nephritis

Minority race/ethnicity and lack of private insurance associated with inadequate care in U.S.

Acidic, Meat-Based Diet Boosts Kidney Failure

Acidic, Meat-Based Diet Boosts Kidney Failure

Switching to regimen higher in fruits, veggies might help stave off organ failure, researchers say

Partial Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer Lowers ESRD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer Lowers ESRD Risk

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Nephron-sparing approach is associated with a 56% decreased risk of postoperative end-stage renal disease versus radical surgery.

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

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Higher magnesium levels in hemodialysis patients with high phosphorus levels were associated with decreased cardiovascular mortality.

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

Higher BMI May Lower ESRD Risk in Some Patients

Higher BMI May Lower ESRD Risk in Some Patients

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Decreased risk of ESRD was observed in individuals without the metabolic syndrome.

Lupus Nephritis ESRD Rates Stable

Lupus Nephritis ESRD Rates Stable

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The risk of end-stage renal disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus may even be declining, but outcomes differ by race.

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.

Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

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Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

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This intervention in patients with chronic kidney disease reduced by 28% their risk of death after progressing to end-stage renal disease.

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

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In the fight against kidney disease, greater gains may be realized by focusing on personal economy.

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