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Expert Q&A The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Physician Polls Do you routinely ask dialysis patients if they have dental problems?

Do you routinely ask dialysis patients if they have dental problems?

Poor dental health, but not periodontal disease, is an independent risk factor for ESRD.

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No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots

No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots

Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications.

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.

Novel Binder Lowers Phosphate with Fewer Pills

Novel Binder Lowers Phosphate with Fewer Pills

In a study, PA21 was as efficacious as sevelamer carbonate, but patients taking PA21 had a lower pill burden and better adherence.

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thyroid Problems Up Cardiac Death Risk in Diabetic HD Patients

Thyroid Problems Up Cardiac Death Risk in Diabetic HD Patients

Researchers find link among patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism and euthyroid sick syndrome.

Post-Discharge Visits Cut Hemodialysis Readmission Rates

Post-Discharge Visits Cut Hemodialysis Readmission Rates

More frequent physician visits following discharge expected to reduce re-hospitalizations.

Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.

ESA Use in Dialysis Patients May Increase Their Cancer Risk

ESA Use in Dialysis Patients May Increase Their Cancer Risk

Doses higher than 70 μg per week were associated with a 77% greater risk of cancer compared with non-use of the agents.