Kidney Week 2015 General Coverage

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 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 Dialysis Higher Triglycerides Linked With Lower Mortality in Early Dialysis

Higher Triglycerides Linked With Lower Mortality in Early Dialysis

Veteran patients with levels below 100 mg/dL had a 26% higher risk of mortality compared with patients with triglyceride levels of 150-200 mg/dL.

Kidney Week 2015 Dialysis Moderate Ascorbic Acid Supplementation Safe, Effective in HD Patients

Moderate Ascorbic Acid Supplementation Safe, Effective in HD Patients

Up to 100 mg per day raises plasma concentrations of ascorbic acid without increasing oxalate levels.

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 Dialysis Opioid Effective for Uremic Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients

Opioid Effective for Uremic Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients

In an 8-week randomized trial, extended-release nalbuphine 120 mg BID significantly reduced itch severity compared with placebo.

Kidney Week 2015 Dialysis Wearable Artificial Kidney Has Successful Human Trial

Wearable Artificial Kidney Has Successful Human Trial

In a 24-hour exploratory trial, all 7 patients who wore the device remained hemodynamically stable over the study period.

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