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Kidney Week 2017 Phosphate Binder Use Tied With Better Survival

Phosphate Binder Use Tied With Better Survival

Phosphate binder use is associated with a 25% and 37% decreased risk of death from infection-related causes and all-causes, respectively, compared with non-users.

Kidney Week 2017 Reducing Phosphorus Improves Survival

Reducing Phosphorus Improves Survival

Achieving a phosphate value of 1.4 mmol/L seemed optimal.

Kidney Week 2017 IV Iron, Erythropoietin Equally Effective for Anemia in HD Patients

IV Iron, Erythropoietin Equally Effective for Anemia in HD Patients

Intravenous iron and erythropoietin produced a similar hemoglobin response among hemodialysis patients with moderate anemia.

Kidney Week 2017 Higher Hemoglobin Levels, Better Graft Function Linked

Higher Hemoglobin Levels, Better Graft Function Linked

The group targeting higher hemoglobin values experienced less decline in graft function.

Kidney Week 2017 Elevated PTH Tied to Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation Failure

Elevated PTH Tied to Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation Failure

Secondary hyperparathyroidism may have a detrimental effect on successful arteriovenous fistula creation, researcher says.

Kidney Week 2017 Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Revascularization on the Rise

Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Revascularization on the Rise

From 2004 to 2012, the incidence of AKI increased from 4.9% to 14.2% among CABG patients and from 2.7% to 8.8% among PCI patients.

Kidney Week 2017 Predialysis Anemia Treatment May Cut Mortality After HD Initiation

Predialysis Anemia Treatment May Cut Mortality After HD Initiation

HD patients with untreated or ineffectively treated anemia prior to dialysis initiation were more likely to die than those who had consistently well-treated anemia.

Kidney Week 2017 AKI More Likely After Intracoronary Versus IV Contrast Delivery

AKI More Likely After Intracoronary Versus IV Contrast Delivery

In a phase 3 trial, acute kidney injury developed in 13.2% of patients undergoing invasive coronary angiography compared with 5.6% of those undergoing computed tomography angiography.

Kidney Week 2017 Tolvaptan Slows Renal Function Decline in Later-Stage ADPKD

Tolvaptan Slows Renal Function Decline in Later-Stage ADPKD

Patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease treated with tolvaptan experienced a 35% decrease in the annual rate of decline in eGFR.

Kidney Week 2017 Low Uric Acid Ups Death Risk in Hemodialysis Patients

Low Uric Acid Ups Death Risk in Hemodialysis Patients

The 5-year survival rates was 80.7% for patients in the lowest quartile of serum uric acid at HD initiation versus 89.6% for those in the highest quartile.

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