End-stage Renal Disease

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.

Big Waists Raise End-Stage Renal Disease Risk in Older Women

Big Waists Raise End-Stage Renal Disease Risk in Older Women

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The risk is 2.6 times greater among postmenopausal women with waists larger than 88 cm

Elevated Phosphorus Levels Raise Risk of Kidney Failure

Elevated Phosphorus Levels Raise Risk of Kidney Failure

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Every 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus was independently associated with a 36% increased relative risk of kidney failure.

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

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Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Exercise May Decrease Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Exercise May Decrease Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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Strenuous aerobic activities found to decrease the risk of ESRD by 42% compared with no physical activity.

Hemodialysis Used Less Often for Women than Men with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Hemodialysis Used Less Often for Women than Men with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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Study shows that 59% of men with end-stage renal disease were on hemodialysis versus 41% of women.

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetics Offers No Survival Advantage

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetics Offers No Survival Advantage

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But targeting an HbA1c level below 6.5% is associated with a decreased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

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Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

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In adjusted analyses, female transplant recipients had a significantly increased risk of urologic cancer and men did not.

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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One hospitalization for associated with a 4.9-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Bone, Mineral Parameters Vary By Time of Day in Renal Disease (ESRD)

Bone, Mineral Parameters Vary By Time of Day in Renal Disease (ESRD)

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Study reveals circadian variation in phosphate, parathyroid hormone, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Kidney Transplantation Followed by Drop in Sclerostin Levels

Kidney Transplantation Followed by Drop in Sclerostin Levels

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Improved renal function may contribute to the decline in a glycoprotein that inhibits bone formation.

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

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Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

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Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

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Proteinuria, hypertension, and obesity in adolescence independently predict development of end-stage renal disease.

Renal Failure Clusters in Families

Renal Failure Clusters in Families

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The finding is from a study of more than 5 million Norwegians.

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Risk Lower with Partial Nephrectomy

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Risk Lower with Partial Nephrectomy

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Researchers find a greater than 50% reduction in end-stage renal disease risk compared with radical nephrectomy.

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

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Would any heterogeneity in the choice of additional services be unethical or implausible?

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

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It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.

FSGS: Talking Points for the Practicing Nephrologist

Distinguishing primary from secondary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is crucial because the treatment approaches and therapeutic goals differ.

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

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They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.

HCV Infection Raises Kidney Failure Risk

HCV Infection Raises Kidney Failure Risk

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Hepatitis C virus infection increases CKD patients' likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease by 32%.

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

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Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.

CKD Stage 4 Patients Have Equal Risk of ESRD, Death

CKD Stage 4 Patients Have Equal Risk of ESRD, Death

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If renal replacement therapy planning were started only when patients reached CKD stage 5, many patients would not be adequately prepared, researchers said.

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

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In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.

Do you routinely ask dialysis patients if they have dental problems?

Do you routinely ask dialysis patients if they have dental problems?

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Poor dental health, but not periodontal disease, is an independent risk factor for ESRD.

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

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A nearly 5-fold higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection observed in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.

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