ERA-EDTA Congress Annual Meeting Coverage

Octogenarians Benefit From Nephrology Consult Before Dialysis Start

Octogenarians Benefit From Nephrology Consult Before Dialysis Start

In a Swiss study, patients aged 80 years or more were significantly less likely to die if they had a nephrology referral prior to initiating dialysis.

Pre-Dialysis Anemia Ups Mortality After Dialysis Start

Pre-Dialysis Anemia Ups Mortality After Dialysis Start

Patients with vs without anemia prior to starting hemodialysis (HD) were more likely to die despite achieving target hemoglobin levels at month 4 after HD initiation.

ESRD Risk Small Among Type 2 Diabetics

ESRD Risk Small Among Type 2 Diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is among the leading causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but the estimated cumulative risk of ESRD at 20 years after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is less than 1%.

FGF23 Predicts Development of CKD Anemia

FGF23 Predicts Development of CKD Anemia

Anemia is 66% and 84% more likely to develop among patients in the 3rd and 4th quartiles of serum fibroblast growth factor 23 level vs those in the 1st quartile.

Studies Provide Detailed Look at Treatment-Related Hyperkalemia

Studies Provide Detailed Look at Treatment-Related Hyperkalemia

Rates of hyperkalemia associated with receipt of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors vary by age and comorbidities.

Preeclampsia Increases Kidney Disease Risk Post-Pregnancy

Preeclampsia Increases Kidney Disease Risk Post-Pregnancy

The risk of chronic kidney disease among women who experience preeclampsia is particularly elevated within 5 years of delivery.

Hyperkalemia Common in Stages 2-5 CKD

Hyperkalemia Common in Stages 2-5 CKD

Longitudinal study with preplanned serum potassium measurements may provide a more accurate estimate of the burden of hyperkalemia among CKD patients.

Urothelial Cell Carcinoma Linked to High Albumin Excretion

Urothelial Cell Carcinoma Linked to High Albumin Excretion

Patients in the highest quintile of urinary albumin excretion had a 4.5-fold increased risk of urothelial cell carcinoma vs those in quintiles 1-3.

Bardoxolone Shows Promise for ADPKD

Bardoxolone Shows Promise for ADPKD

In a phase 2 trial that enrolled 31 patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, treatment with bardoxolone resulted in a significant increase in kidney function.

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

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.

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