Kidney Week 2015 General News

Kidney Week 2015 General News Severe Hyperkalemia Rare Despite Dual RAAS Blockade

Severe Hyperkalemia Rare Despite Dual RAAS Blockade

Analysis of data from the HALT PKD trial showed that 0% to 0.4% of patients experienced potassium levels above 6.5 mEq/L.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Hyponatremia Prevalence in CKD Patients Characterized

Hyponatremia Prevalence in CKD Patients Characterized

It develops in 8% of patients overall and 15.1% of patients with stage 5 CKD.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Hypernatremia May Lead to Early Death

Hypernatremia May Lead to Early Death

Caring for hypernatremia patients also involved greater resource consumption.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Acute Kidney Injury More Likely in African Americans

Acute Kidney Injury More Likely in African Americans

Increased risk observed in the VA health system unlikely to be fully explained by disparities in access to care.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Plasma Biomarker Promises Earlier Indication of CKD Risk

Plasma Biomarker Promises Earlier Indication of CKD Risk

High levels of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor are associated with an elevated CKD risk in individuals with normal eGFR.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Have Better Post-Transplant Survival

Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Have Better Post-Transplant Survival

Meta-analysis suggests a 9% decreased 5-year mortality risk associated with pre-transplant peritoneal dialysis versus hemodialysis.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Tolvaptan May Offer Way to Lower Kidney Stone Risk

Tolvaptan May Offer Way to Lower Kidney Stone Risk

Study shows that it increases urine volume and decreases supersaturation with stone-forming calcium salts.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Vascular Lesions in Renal Biopsy Specimens Predict CV Events

Vascular Lesions in Renal Biopsy Specimens Predict CV Events

Significant association found in patients with diabetic nephropathy.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Acute Kidney Injury Raises Heart Failure Risk

Acute Kidney Injury Raises Heart Failure Risk

AKI is independently associated with a 27% increased risk of heart failure, according to a study of hospitalized U.S. veterans.

Kidney Week 2015 General News Acute Kidney Injury Risk Relatively Low After GI Surgery

Acute Kidney Injury Risk Relatively Low After GI Surgery

AKI developed in 2.1% of operations and was more common after major, open, and acute surgeries.

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