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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.

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

A nearly 5-fold higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection observed in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.

Smoking Hikes Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis Patients

Smoking Hikes Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis Patients

Other risk factors include diabetes, increasing age, and increasing dialysis vintage; higher albumin levels reduce the risk.

Parental CVD Adversely Impacts Offsprings' Kidneys

Parental CVD Adversely Impacts Offsprings' Kidneys

Study reveals a more rapid decline in annual eGFR among individuals whose parents had cardiovascular disease.

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.

TSC-Related Pediatric Renal Tumors Respond to Everolimus

TSC-Related Pediatric Renal Tumors Respond to Everolimus

Drug found to benefit children with renal angiomyolipomas associated with tuberous sclerosis complex.

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.

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