ERA-EDTA Congress Annual Meeting Coverage

CKD Progression After Acute Kidney Injury Characterized

CKD Progression After Acute Kidney Injury Characterized

Male gender, diabetes, and renal function decline at 90 days implicated as risk factors; patients rarely progress to end-stage renal disease.

High Sodium Intake May Up CVD Risk in CKD Patients

High Sodium Intake May Up CVD Risk in CKD Patients

CKD patients with daily sodium above 4,548 mg may help protect their cardiovascular health by reducing sodium in their diets, researchers suggested.

Fluid Overload at RRT Initiation Ups AKI Patients' Long-Term Mortality

Fluid Overload at RRT Initiation Ups AKI Patients' Long-Term Mortality

Japanese study demonstrates a 2-fold increased risk of death from any cause.

Hyperkalemia More Likely in Sicker Elderly Patients

Hyperkalemia More Likely in Sicker Elderly Patients

As elderly patients age, the number of drugs they take that may cause hyperkalemia increases.

High Uric Acid Increases Risk of Non-Fatal Stroke in CKD Patients

High Uric Acid Increases Risk of Non-Fatal Stroke in CKD Patients

Odds of non-fatal stroke are 49% higher in patients in the fourth quartile of uric acid level versus those in the second quartile.

Novel SHPT Drug Is Safe, Efficacious Long Term

Novel SHPT Drug Is Safe, Efficacious Long Term

No new safety concerns observed in a 52-week extension trial of etelcalcetide in hemodialysis with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

When Blood Is Sampled Affects Dialysis Patients' Phosphorus Values

When Blood Is Sampled Affects Dialysis Patients' Phosphorus Values

Phosphorus levels are higher when blood specimens are collected after weekends.

Proposed Regimen May Cut Hypercalcemia Risk in CKD Patients

Proposed Regimen May Cut Hypercalcemia Risk in CKD Patients

Paricalcitol-based protocol includes limited use of calcium-based phosphate binders.

Risk Factors ID'd for Early Mortality After Starting CRRT

High FiO2 and norepinephrine in AKI patients increases their risk of death within 24 hours of being placed on continuous renal replacement therapy.

Critically Ill Acute Kidney Injury Patients Benefit From Early RRT

Critically Ill Acute Kidney Injury Patients Benefit From Early RRT

Study demonstrates improved 90-day survival and greater likelihood of recovering renal function.

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

The magnitude of the increased risk was similar to that of having a previous cardiovascular event.

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

In a small study, each 1 mL/min/1.73 m2 decrease in eGFR was associated with a significant 0.020 mmol/L increase in serum sodium.

Hospital Discharge Day Affects Dialysis Patient Readmission Risk

Hospital Discharge Day Affects Dialysis Patient Readmission Risk

Patients discharged on Fridays and Saturday are more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged Sunday through Thursday.

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

The association is particularly pronounced in younger patients with higher levels of proteinuria.

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

Austrian study finds a death rate in winter of 1.60 deaths per 100 patient-months compared with 1.06 deaths per 100 patient-months in summer.

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

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

Pre-Op Physical Status Predicts Surgical Patients' AKI Risk

Pre-Op Physical Status Predicts Surgical Patients' AKI Risk

Increasing ASA scores are associated with an increasing likelihood of post-operative acute kidney injury.

Novel Fluid Protocol Cuts Contrast-Induced AKI Risk

Novel Fluid Protocol Cuts Contrast-Induced AKI Risk

Use of the protocol, which is based on left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, was associated with a 59% relative risk reduction.

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.

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