Having hemoglobin 9-11 g/dL prior to dialysis provided the best life expectancy.
It is unclear whether RDW is a risk factor for early death or a byproduct of biological and metabolic imbalances.
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.
Overall one- and ten-year survival rates of the transplanted organs in commercial recipients compared with controls were 91% and 22% vs. 98% and 44%.
Patients prescribed the lipid-lowering agents were less likely to exhibit hyporesponsiveness to the medications.
Up to 100 mg per day raises plasma concentrations of ascorbic acid without increasing oxalate levels.
Study finds no gender differences in parathyroid hormone, ferritin, Kt/V, or age.
In an 8-week randomized trial, extended-release nalbuphine 120 mg BID significantly reduced itch severity compared with placebo.
In a study, the mean hemoglobin level increased significantly in hemodialysis patients with functional iron deficiency.
In a 24-hour exploratory trial, all 7 patients who wore the device remained hemodynamically stable over the study period.
It develops in 8% of patients overall and 15.1% of patients with stage 5 CKD.
Study compared sucroferric oxyhydroxide and sevelamer carbonate.
Caring for hypernatremia patients also involved greater resource consumption.
Increased risk observed in the VA health system unlikely to be fully explained by disparities in access to care.
The risk of dying following a hip fracture was 6.5 times higher for patients with severe CKD than for those with normal kidney function or mild CKD.
Phosphate and vitamin D deficiency were linked with RLS severity.
Researchers observe a 2.2-fold increased risk in patients with serum phosphate levels of 6.0 mg/dL or higher.
Meta-analysis finds that each 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphate increases the risk of death by 23%.
Study shows that it increases urine volume and decreases supersaturation with stone-forming calcium salts.
Significant association found in patients with diabetic nephropathy.
The association is independent of anemia, according to researchers.
AKI is independently associated with a 27% increased risk of heart failure, according to a study of hospitalized U.S. veterans.
AKI developed in 2.1% of operations and was more common after major, open, and acute surgeries.
Serum sodium levels below 130 mEq/L were associated with a 2.3 times increased risk of death compared with levels of 136-145 mEq/L.
Study finds a 42% increased risk of death from coronary heart disease and 68% increased risk of sudden cardiac death.
Patients with vs. without protein-energy wasting syndrome had a significantly lower mean hemoglobin level.
Medicare patients affected by the reform experienced a 12% decrease in the odds of home dialysis use compared those unaffected by the reform.
Hepatitis C viral infection found to increase likelihood of requiring blood transfusions and hemoglobin levels dropping below 8.5 g/dL.
Researchers observe a significant mean decrease in binder pills from 8.4 to 3.8 pills per day.
Cumulative 2-year survival rate was 65.4%, 78.9%, 85.1%, and 80.6% among patients in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quartiles.
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