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Commentary Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

New finding on vitamin B6 is the opposite of what investigators hypothesized on patients with anemia.

Data Challenge IV Iron Withholding Guideline

Data Challenge IV Iron Withholding Guideline

IV iron in anemia hemodialysis patients hospitalized for bacterial infections found not to worsen outcomes.

Extended Hemodialysis May Improve Phosphate Control

Extended Hemodialysis May Improve Phosphate Control

Researchers observe significant decline in serum phosphate levels with 6 hours vs. 4 hours of treatment.

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Hemodialysis (HD) patients in highest quartile of serum ferritin had an increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.

Peritoneal Dialysis Offers Early Survival Advantage Over Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis Offers Early Survival Advantage Over Hemodialysis

New study excluded hemodialysis patients who used central venous catheters for vascular access.

Heart Medication Filtered by Dialysis May Increase Premature Death Risk

Heart Medication Filtered by Dialysis May Increase Premature Death Risk

Dialysis patients who take heart medications such as beta blockers are at an increased risk of premature death.

Periodontal Disease Common in Hemodialysis (HD) Patients

Periodontal Disease Common in Hemodialysis (HD) Patients

Severe periodontal disease (PDD) is present in almost one-quarter of hemodialysis (HD) patients.

Hemodialysis Used Less Often for Women than Men with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Hemodialysis Used Less Often for Women than Men with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Study shows that 59% of men with end-stage renal disease were on hemodialysis versus 41% of women.

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.

Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Study reveals a rate of 0.038 such events per 1,000 home dialysis treatments.

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.