End-stage Renal Disease

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.

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.

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