End-stage Renal Disease

ESRD Risk Higher Among Black, Male Living Kidney Donors

ESRD Risk Higher Among Black, Male Living Kidney Donors

The researchers found that black race and male sex correlated with increased risk of ESRD in donors.

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

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Study demonstrates decreased risk of end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.

No Adverse Outcomes Following Bundling

No Adverse Outcomes Following Bundling

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Action taken to mitigate risks associated with ESA use and changes in payment policy did not result in a relative increase in death or major cardiovascular events.

Higher Mortality Found After RFA in ESRD Dialysis Patients

Higher Mortality Found After RFA in ESRD Dialysis Patients

In-hospital mortality following RFA was higher in older, dialyzed ESRD patients than in non dialyzed patients.

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Affects Mental State

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Affects Mental State

The initiation of RRT has a strong impact on HRQL in comparison with a reference population and with other stages of CKD.

Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Increases ESRD Risk

Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Increases ESRD Risk

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Carriers have a 2-fold higher risk of end-stage renal disease compared with non-carriers, study finds.

ESRD Renal Recovery Uptick Reported

ESRD Renal Recovery Uptick Reported

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Use of bioimpedance spectroscopy to assess volume depletion could be a factor, researchers say.

Elemental Calcium Intake High With Calcium-Based Binder Use

Elemental Calcium Intake High With Calcium-Based Binder Use

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In a study, 25.8% and 37.8% of calcium acetate and calcium carbonate users, respectively, exceeded the maximum recommended daily intake.

Metabolites Linked to Faster Renal Decline, Failure in Type 1 Diabetes

Metabolites Linked to Faster Renal Decline, Failure in Type 1 Diabetes

Serum levels of 7 modified metabolites were associated with renal function decline and time to ESRD.

ESRD Risk Factors in IgAN Patients Identified

ESRD Risk Factors in IgAN Patients Identified

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Predictors of renal failure within 10 years include Oxford M1 disease and low eGFR at biopsy.

Survival Rates Differ by Race for Pediatric ESRD Patients

Survival Rates Differ by Race for Pediatric ESRD Patients

Non-Hispanic black children had a 36% higher risk of death and Hispanic children had a 34% lower risk of death than non-Hispanic white children.

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

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Since constipation is common, the study findings may be important for public health.

ESRD Uncommon Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients

ESRD Uncommon Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients

The researchers found that 4.6% of participants developed ESRD and 20.6% died during 30 years of follow-up.

Dialysis Patient Outcomes Not Worse After Bundling, ESA Label Changes

Dialysis Patient Outcomes Not Worse After Bundling, ESA Label Changes

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Study finds no increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death.

Absent Pulses Up Risk of Vascular Events, ESRD in Type 2 Diabetes

Absent Pulses Up Risk of Vascular Events, ESRD in Type 2 Diabetes

Every additional absent dorsalis pedis or posterior tibial pulse linked to increased risk of all outcomes.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to ESRD, Mortality

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to ESRD, Mortality

Increased SBP variability tied to mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, end-stage renal disease

High CRP Ups Kidney Failure Risk in Diabetic CKD Patients With Anemia

High CRP Ups Kidney Failure Risk in Diabetic CKD Patients With Anemia

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End-stage renal disease is 32% more likely to develop in patients with C-reactive protein levels of 6.9 mg/L or higher vs 3.0 mg/L or lower.

Check Hemodialysis Patients for Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests

Check Hemodialysis Patients for Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests

Screening strategies are needed, as is further research on appropriate therapeutic approach.

ESRD Patients Visit Emergency Departments More Frequently

ESRD Patients Visit Emergency Departments More Frequently

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More than half of newly diagnosed ESRD patients visit the emergency department during their first year of treatment.

Fracture Risk Factors in Transplant Patients ID'd

Fracture Risk Factors in Transplant Patients ID'd

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Major fractures included the proximal humerus, forearm, hip, and clinical vertebral fractures.

Glomerulonephritis Raises End-Stage Renal Disease Risk

Glomerulonephritis Raises End-Stage Renal Disease Risk

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Data suggest primary GN is more likely than secondary GN to result in end-stage renal disease.

No Kidney Failure Improvement With Vasopressin in Septic Shock

No Kidney Failure Improvement With Vasopressin in Septic Shock

No improvement in kidney failure-free days versus norepinephrine in adults with septic shock.

Higher Red Meat Intake Raises Kidney Failure Risk

Higher Red Meat Intake Raises Kidney Failure Risk

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Highest vs lowest quartile of intake is associated with a 40% increased risk.

Higher Allopurinol Dose Protects Elderly From Renal Failure

Higher Allopurinol Dose Protects Elderly From Renal Failure

A higher allopurinol dose was protective against renal failure in elderly allopurinol recipients.

Lupus Nephritis ESRD Has Worse Outcomes

Lupus Nephritis ESRD Has Worse Outcomes

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Researchers find an increased risk of death among patients.

Low Midlife Fitness May Predict Future CKD

Low Midlife Fitness May Predict Future CKD

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High vs. low fitness levels in midlife lowered CKD risk in later life by 34%.

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

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The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger.

CABG Better Than PCI in End-Stage Renal Disease

CABG Better Than PCI in End-Stage Renal Disease

Updated review and meta-analysis show beneficial effect for CABG for long-term mortality.

Smelling Ability Impaired in Renal Disease Patients

Smelling Ability Impaired in Renal Disease Patients

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Finding suggests that olfactory deficits may contribute to nutritional impairment in patients with chronic and end-stage renal disease.

The Looming Battle for ESRD Fountains

The Looming Battle for ESRD Fountains

As the rate of acceleration in ESRD incidence decline, physicians should expect heightened battles for the ESRD fountains.

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