Compared with subjects in the lowest tertile of net acid excretion, those in the middle and highest tertiles had a 3.0 times and 9.9 times increased risk.
Researchers also discover that adherence to the diet is associated with slower eGFR decline.
Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.
Decreasing TSAT and higher ESA doses are associated with increasing platelet counts.
Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.
Declines in serum phosphorus over time may improve survival.
Patients whose statins were held in the 24 hours before cardiac surgery had higher levels of kidney injury biomarkers.
Greater proteinuria also associated with increased odds of masked and sustained hypertension.
Worsening or resistant hyperphosphatemia may be an under-appreciated consequence of secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Atorvastatin did not reduce the risk of a combined endpoint of cardiovascular death, MI, and stroke.
The effect may be mediated by an acute reduction in sympathetic nervous system activity.
Calcium-based and non-calcium-based binder use were associated with similar death risks.
Elemental iron requirement was reduced by half in patients receiving ferric citrate versus an active control.
Study demonstrated six- and 12-month survival rates of 58% and 49%, respectively.
Levels declined significantly from 7.2 to 5.0 mg/dL, data show.