Natasha Persaud

Digital Content Editor

Natasha Persaud is the digital content editor at Renal & Urology News, a web site for urologists and nephrologists. 

Most Recent Articles by Natasha Persaud

Daily Vitamin D Does Not Improve or Prevent Anemia

Daily Vitamin D Does Not Improve or Prevent Anemia

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In a randomized study of patients with heart failure, including some with concurrent chronic kidney disease, patients who received vitamin D supplements or placebo had similar changes in hemoglobin levels over 36 months.

High Phosphorus Ups Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure, Death

High Phosphorus Ups Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure, Death

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Each 1-mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus among kidney transplant recipients is associated with 36% and 21% increased risk in graft failure and death, respectively.

Sevelamer Carbonate Improves Pediatric Hyperphosphatemia

Sevelamer Carbonate Improves Pediatric Hyperphosphatemia

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Phase 2 randomized placebo-controlled trial demonstrated the safety and efficacy of sevelamer in lowering serum phosphorus levels in children and adolescents.

Total Parathyroidectomy Procedures Similarly Efficacious

Total Parathyroidectomy Procedures Similarly Efficacious

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Surgical complications and symptom improvement, for example, did not differ significantly between total parathyroidectomy with and without autotransplantation.

Low Vitamin D, High PTH Up Mortality Risk in Early CKD

Low Vitamin D, High PTH Up Mortality Risk in Early CKD

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The risk for premature death increased by 62% and 42% for stage 3 CKD patients with vitamin D deficiency and elevated parathyroid hormone levels, respectively.

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