Kidney Week 2015 Anemia
Having hemoglobin 9-11 g/dL prior to dialysis provided the best life expectancy.
It is unclear whether RDW is a risk factor for early death or a byproduct of biological and metabolic imbalances.
Patients prescribed the lipid-lowering agents were less likely to exhibit hyporesponsiveness to the medications.
Study finds no gender differences in parathyroid hormone, ferritin, Kt/V, or age.
In a study, the mean hemoglobin level increased significantly in hemodialysis patients with functional iron deficiency.
The association is independent of anemia, according to researchers.
Patients with vs. without protein-energy wasting syndrome had a significantly lower mean hemoglobin level.
Hepatitis C viral infection found to increase likelihood of requiring blood transfusions and hemoglobin levels dropping below 8.5 g/dL.
Iron deficiency may contribute to the relationship between proteinuria and excess FGF-23, researchers suggested.
The odds of major adverse cardiac events were 46% to 76% higher in anemic vs. non-anemic patients.
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