Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.
Poor dental health, but not periodontal disease, is an independent risk factor for ESRD.
Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications.
Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.
In a study, PA21 was as efficacious as sevelamer carbonate, but patients taking PA21 had a lower pill burden and better adherence.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.
Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.
In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.
Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.
Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.
Other risk factors include diabetes, increasing age, and increasing dialysis vintage; higher albumin levels reduce the risk.
An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.
Researchers find link among patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism and euthyroid sick syndrome.
More frequent physician visits following discharge expected to reduce re-hospitalizations.
The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.
Doses higher than 70 μg per week were associated with a 77% greater risk of cancer compared with non-use of the agents.