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Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Meta-analysis reveals a significantly increased risk of kidney stones only in male patients with kidney cancer.

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.

Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Over 52 weeks, the drug maintained hemoglobin levels while decreasing IV iron use in dialysis patients with anemia.

Diabetic Nephropathy More Common Than Previously Thought

Diabetic Nephropathy More Common Than Previously Thought

Researchers in the Netherlands report results from an autopsy study of diabetic nephropathy patients.

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.

ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

Benefit seen among anemia and hemodialysis patients with hemoglobin levels below 10 g/dL.

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Aspirin and clonidine increased the risk of major bleeding and clinically important hypotension in acute kidney injury (AKI).

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

Periodontal disease is associated with a significant 4.2-fold greater incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Ferric Citrate Phosphate Binder Cuts Hospitalization Rates

Ferric Citrate Phosphate Binder Cuts Hospitalization Rates

Rates for infection-, gastrointestinal-, and cardiac-related adverse events are lower than with sevelamer carbonate or calcium acetate.

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

New finding on vitamin B6 is the opposite of what investigators hypothesized on patients with anemia.

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Plant-based diet had the lowest urinary phosphorus excretion, whereas an inorganic-based diet had the highest.

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