PARIS—Patients who have lost their graft have had renal failure longer and are likely to have more comorbidities.
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.
PARIS—New data from a population-based cohort study appear to challenge the belief that survival is linked to daily fluid intake.
PARIS—Diuretics may raise phosphate levels and increase the likelihood of hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic kidney disease.
PARIS—High levels of uric acid are associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially among hypertensive individuals.
PARIS—Statin medications appear to have different effects on patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) depending on their disease stage, researchers reported.
PARIS—British investigators have reported a link between diabetes as primary renal disease (PRD) and survival after transplant failure.
PARIS—New data show that the severity of periodontitis is associated with arterial stiffness in patients with worsening chronic kidney disease (CKD).
PARIS—Raising the dose of the calcium-free phosphate binder lanthanum carbonate from a lower conventionally used dose of 2,250 or less to 3,000 mg/day may reduce phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hyperphosphatemia.
PARIS—Primary care physicians who use a clinical decision support system (CDSS) may be able to avoid late referrals for renal replacement therapy (RRT), researchers reported at the 49th Congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association.
PARIS—Short-term changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) that exceed 25% are associated with an increased risk of death in patients with or without chronic kidney disease (CKD), British investigators reported at the 49th Congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association.
PARIS—Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in sexually active women with end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis (HD), according to data presented at the 49th Congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA).
PRAGUE—End-stage renal disease patients on post-dilution online hemodiafiltration (HDF) or high-flux hemodialysis (HD) have the same overall survival and non-fatal cardiovascular (CV) event rates, new findings show.
PRAGUE—For patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who initiate maintenance dialysis, those starting on peritoneal dialysis (PD) have a significantly greater death risk than those starting on hemodialysis (HD), according to a French study.
PRAGUE—Decreases in pulse pressure (PP), and to a lesser extent increases, predict worse survival in the first year for patients new to hemodialysis (HD), new findings suggest.