ERA-EDTA Congress Annual Meeting Coverage

Diabetic Nephropathy Progression Not Driven by Ethnicity

Diabetic Nephropathy Progression Not Driven by Ethnicity

In a study, South-Asian and white European diabetics showed similar declines in eGFR over five years.

THC Locks May Offer Edge to Dialysis Patients

In a small study, taurolidine-heparin-citrate locks improved bacteremia-free catheter survival versus heparin-only locks.

AKI Risk Raised with Prophylactic Regimen

Increased rate of acute kidney injury observed with the use of gentamicin plus flucloxacillin after orthopedic surgery.

Dialysis Patients Struggle to Restrict Dietary Phosphorus

Dialysis Patients Struggle to Restrict Dietary Phosphorus

The increasing popularity of processed convenience foods could be a factor.

Renal Denervation Effective Despite Extra Renal Arteries

Researchers observe good blood-pressure lowering at six months.

Algorithm Predicts Transfusion Risk in Dialysis Patients

It uses data commonly available in electronic health records.

Radiologic Insertion of Tenckhoff Catheters Offers Benefits

Peritoneal dialysis patients can undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis.

Medications Found to Relieve CKD-Related Itching

Medications Found to Relieve CKD-Related Itching

Patients experience relief with the use of gabapentin and pregabalin.

Vitamin D Deficient Tx Patients Benefit from Oral Cholecalciferol

Plasma vitamin D levels increased to greater than 50 nmol/L in 80% of patients.

Oral Symptoms Common in Hemodialysis Patients

Patients report dry mouth sensation and difficulties swallowing.

Transplant Failure Portends Higher Mortality Risk

PARIS—Patients who have lost their graft have had renal failure longer and are likely to have more comorbidities.

Vasculitis Patients Have Poor Grasp of Treatment Effects

PARIS—Patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis have substantial knowledge deficits about potential treatment-related adverse effects, according to data from a British survey.

Daily Fluid Intake Found To Have No Effect on Mortality

PARIS—New data from a population-based cohort study appear to challenge the belief that survival is linked to daily fluid intake.

Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Diuretic Use

PARIS—Diuretics may raise phosphate levels and increase the likelihood of hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic kidney disease.

High Uric Acid Raises CKD Risk, Study Finds

PARIS—High levels of uric acid are associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially among hypertensive individuals.

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