Calcium-based binders, however, are associated with greater odds of all-cause mortality versus sevelamer.
In a study, 61% of hemodialysis patients reported accidentally forgetting to take their medication or otherwise skipping doses unintentionally.
Over 33 months, the 25-hydroxyvitamin D level of ergocalciferol recipients increased significantly from 15.14 to 37.32 ng/mL.
Researchers evaluated the efficacy of 100 mg/day of niacin in hemodialysis patients.
The phosphate binder is a useful treatment for hyperphosphatemia with a relatively low pill burden, researchers say.
Patients may need no more than routine evaluation of iron.
Phosphorus targets in patients with chronic kidney disease stage 3 to 4 should be below 4.3 mg/dL, researchers report.
Hyperphosphatemia is present in many who say following diets and binder schedules is easy.
Autonomy support could be an appropriate target for culturally informed strategies to optimize mineral bone health.
A mortality rate increase of 43 cases per 1000 patients was found for calcium-based phosphate binders.
Phosphorus levels are higher when blood specimens are collected after weekends.
Paricalcitol-based protocol includes limited use of calcium-based phosphate binders.
The control of phosphorus is underappreciated, for example.
Average 6-month serum phosphorus level was significantly lower in CKD patients who received niacin than those who did not (3.4 vs. 4.2 mg/dL).
Researchers observe an 81% increase in dialysis patients achieving recommended phosphorus levels after switching to sucroferric oxyhydroxide.
Small case series also confirmed that the diagnosis of calciphylaxis is rarely made in the nodular, non-ulcerative phase.
Study of peritoneal dialysis patients showed that they do not adjust binders to match the phosphate content of meals and snacks.
A low protein diet of vegetable proteins along with reduced intake of specific micronutrients should be recommended to stage 3-4 CKD patients, researchers say.
Expert suggests factors beyond poor adherence to a low phosphorus diet and binder therapy may contribute to hyperphosphatemia.
Study compared sucroferric oxyhydroxide and sevelamer carbonate.
The risk of dying following a hip fracture was 6.5 times higher for patients with severe CKD than for those with normal kidney function or mild CKD.
Phosphate and vitamin D deficiency were linked with RLS severity.
Researchers observe a 2.2-fold increased risk in patients with serum phosphate levels of 6.0 mg/dL or higher.
Meta-analysis finds that each 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphate increases the risk of death by 23%.
Researchers observe a significant mean decrease in binder pills from 8.4 to 3.8 pills per day.
Cumulative 2-year survival rate was 65.4%, 78.9%, 85.1%, and 80.6% among patients in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quartiles.
About 3 additional deaths per 100 persons occur when the drug is discontinued due to non-medical versus medical reasons during the first year.
Significant decreases in serum phosphate and erythropoietin dose in hemodialysis patients observed after 6 months of treatment.
Very low protein intake was not superior to traditional low protein diets, however.
Recipients of in-hospital nighttime dialysis experienced a 14.2 gram reduction in left ventricle thickening.
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