Kidney Week 2015 Anemia

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Lower Pre-ESRD Hemoglobin Predicts Better Dialysis Patient Survival

Lower Pre-ESRD Hemoglobin Predicts Better Dialysis Patient Survival

Having hemoglobin 9-11 g/dL prior to dialysis provided the best life expectancy.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Red Cell Distribution Width Linked With Mortality in Dialysis

Red Cell Distribution Width Linked With Mortality in Dialysis

It is unclear whether RDW is a risk factor for early death or a byproduct of biological and metabolic imbalances.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Statins May Improve Response to Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents

Statins May Improve Response to Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents

Patients prescribed the lipid-lowering agents were less likely to exhibit hyporesponsiveness to the medications.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Erythropoietin Resistance More Likely in Female Dialysis Patients

Erythropoietin Resistance More Likely in Female Dialysis Patients

Study finds no gender differences in parathyroid hormone, ferritin, Kt/V, or age.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Vitamin C Found to Decrease Erythropoietin Requirement

Vitamin C Found to Decrease Erythropoietin Requirement

In a study, the mean hemoglobin level increased significantly in hemodialysis patients with functional iron deficiency.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Iron Deficiency Ups Mortality in Renal Transplant Recipients

Iron Deficiency Ups Mortality in Renal Transplant Recipients

The association is independent of anemia, according to researchers.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Anemia More Severe in Hemodialysis Patients with PEW

Anemia More Severe in Hemodialysis Patients with PEW

Patients with vs. without protein-energy wasting syndrome had a significantly lower mean hemoglobin level.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia HCV Ups Anemia-Related Event Risks in Hemodialysis Patients

HCV Ups Anemia-Related Event Risks in Hemodialysis Patients

Hepatitis C viral infection found to increase likelihood of requiring blood transfusions and hemoglobin levels dropping below 8.5 g/dL.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Iron Deficiency Linked With Elevated FGF-23 in Pediatric CKD

Iron Deficiency Linked With Elevated FGF-23 in Pediatric CKD

Iron deficiency may contribute to the relationship between proteinuria and excess FGF-23, researchers suggested.

Kidney Week 2015 Anemia Anemia Increases Cardiovascular Event Risk in PCI Patients with CKD

Anemia Increases Cardiovascular Event Risk in PCI Patients with CKD

The odds of major adverse cardiac events were 46% to 76% higher in anemic vs. non-anemic patients.

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