Kidney Week 2014 Complete Coverage
Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.
Meta-analysis reveals a significantly increased risk of kidney stones only in male patients with kidney cancer.
Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.
Over 52 weeks, the drug maintained hemoglobin levels while decreasing IV iron use in dialysis patients with anemia.
Researchers in the Netherlands report results from an autopsy study of diabetic nephropathy patients.
In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.
Benefit seen among anemia and hemodialysis patients with hemoglobin levels below 10 g/dL.
Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).
Aspirin and clonidine increased the risk of major bleeding and clinically important hypotension in acute kidney injury (AKI).
Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.
Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.
Periodontal disease is associated with a significant 4.2-fold greater incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Rates for infection-, gastrointestinal-, and cardiac-related adverse events are lower than with sevelamer carbonate or calcium acetate.
New finding on vitamin B6 is the opposite of what investigators hypothesized on patients with anemia.
Plant-based diet had the lowest urinary phosphorus excretion, whereas an inorganic-based diet had the highest.
In a study of 3.3 million veterans, administration of niacin B vitamin was associated with less rapid decline in eGFR.
IV iron in anemia hemodialysis patients hospitalized for bacterial infections found not to worsen outcomes.
Researchers observe significant decline in serum phosphate levels with 6 hours vs. 4 hours of treatment.
The condition appears to be associated with high hospitalization and death rates, researchers reported.
Use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in anemia patients decreased, while use of iron increased.
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