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High Phosphorus Levels Predict CKD Progression, Early Death

High Phosphorus Levels Predict CKD Progression, Early Death

Every 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus level was linked with 36% greater odds of kidney failure among non-dialysis CKD patients.

Hyperphosphatemia Increases Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

Hyperphosphatemia Increases Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

High phosphate levels are associated with 3.3-fold increased odds of 28-day in-hospital mortality.

Phosphate Binder Adherence Challenging for Dialysis Patients

Phosphate Binder Adherence Challenging for Dialysis Patients

In a study, 45% of hemodialysis patients internationally reported skipping phosphate binder pills at least once in the prior month.

Coaching and Financial Incentives May Reduce Phosphorus

Coaching and Financial Incentives May Reduce Phosphorus

Patients with hyperphosphatemia lowered their phosphorus levels with a dietitian's guidance or cash incentive.

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.

Food Additives Found to Raise Serum Phosphorus

Food Additives Found to Raise Serum Phosphorus

Study implicates dairy products, cereals, and grains containing inorganic phosphate additives.

Medications Contribute to Phosphate Intake

Medications Contribute to Phosphate Intake

Among the phosphate-containing medicinal products prescribed to chronic kidney disease patients, 76% may contain absorbable phosphate.

Study: 30% Decline in eGFR Over 2 Years Strongly Predicts ESRD

Study: 30% Decline in eGFR Over 2 Years Strongly Predicts ESRD

Baseline eGFR, higher phosphorus, proteinuria, and male gender, also are associated with an elevated risk of end-stage renal disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

A study found that 78% of popular drinks, from flavored waters to lemonades to iced teas, contain far more phosphorus than listed in nutritional databases.

Phosphorus, Calcium Decreases Linked to Improved HD Patient Survival

Phosphorus, Calcium Decreases Linked to Improved HD Patient Survival

Lowest relative risk of death observed in patients with serum phosphorus and calcium levels of 4.4 mg/dL and 8.8 mg/dL, respectively.

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

Patients who use the supplements should have their kidney function and electrolytes monitored, researchers say.

Adverse Events Common During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Adverse Events Common During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

In a study, the incidence of hyperphosphatemia, ionized hypocalcemia, and ionized hypercalcemia was 44%, 22%, and 23%, respectively.

Iron-Based Binder Could Improve Adherence

Iron-Based Binder Could Improve Adherence

It had a phosphorus-lowering effect similar to that of sevelamer, but had a lower pill burden.