Nephrology Conferences

Kidney Week 2017 Expected to Draw More Than 12,000 Attendees

Kidney Week 2017 Expected to Draw More Than 12,000 Attendees

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Findings from 4454 studies are being presented at the world's premier nephrology conference.

Low Muscle Mass Predicts Mortality in Obese Transplant Recipients

Low Muscle Mass Predicts Mortality in Obese Transplant Recipients

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In a study, obese transplant recipients with low muscle mass had an increased risk of death but not graft loss.

NODAT Risk Similar After Switching From CNIs to Everolimus

NODAT Risk Similar After Switching From CNIs to Everolimus

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The incidence of NODAT was 33.8% among patients who switched to everolimus and 36.4% among those who stayed on calcineurin inhibitors.

Post-Transplant Infections, Cancer Do Not Up Mortality

Post-Transplant Infections, Cancer Do Not Up Mortality

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Opportunistic viral and fungal infections or malignancies develop in 34% of kidney transplant recipients, but these complications do not affect patient or graft survival.

Diabetes Increases Post-Transplant Mortality Risk

Diabetes Increases Post-Transplant Mortality Risk

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In a study, diabetes in both the donor and recipient was associated with triple the risk of death at 5 years post-transplant compared with the absence of diabetes in both the donor and recipient.

Opioid Use Linked to Worse Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Patients

Opioid Use Linked to Worse Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Patients

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Highest level of opioid use in the year prior to transplantation was associated with a 45% and 28% increased risk of death and graft loss, respectively.

Antibiotic Combo Found to Reduce Post-Transplant UTI Rate

Antibiotic Combo Found to Reduce Post-Transplant UTI Rate

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Post-transplant UTI rates were lower when cephalexin was added to SMX-TMP than when SMX-TMP was used alone (7.5% vs 25.8%), study finds.

Bacteremia Worsens Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Bacteremia Worsens Kidney Transplant Outcomes

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Kidney transplant recipients who experienced an episode of bacteremia had double the risks of graft failure and death.

CCI May Predict Outcomes Among Older Kidney Recipients

CCI May Predict Outcomes Among Older Kidney Recipients

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Older patients with a Charlson Comorbidity Index score below 5 had a higher 3-year survival rate than those with a score of 5 or higher (90% vs 76%).

Accepting High-Risk Kidneys Is Better Than Waiting

Accepting High-Risk Kidneys Is Better Than Waiting

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High-KDPI kidneys can improve the likelihood of a functioning graft compared with waiting for a superior kidney.

VTE Linked to Higher Death, Graft Loss Risk in Transplant Recipients

VTE Linked to Higher Death, Graft Loss Risk in Transplant Recipients

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Venous thromboembolism is associated with a 4.1-fold increased risk of death and a 2.3-fold increased risk of death-censored graft loss among kidney transplant recipients.

Risk Factors for Contrast-Induced AKI in Transplant Patients ID'd

Risk Factors for Contrast-Induced AKI in Transplant Patients ID'd

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Risk factors include impaired renal function and inadequate hydration prior to contrast exposure.

Stenting May Improve Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis Outcomes

Stenting May Improve Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis Outcomes

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Angioplasty plus stenting is associated with less residual stenosis and a lower restenosis rate compared with angioplasty alone.

Kidney Donor-Recipient CMV Matching Is a Promising Strategy

Kidney Donor-Recipient CMV Matching Is a Promising Strategy

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Researchers report that matching deceased kidney donors and kidney recipients by cytomegalovirus serostatus optimizes high- and low-risk profiles.

Living Kidney Donor Graft Survival Improving

Living Kidney Donor Graft Survival Improving

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Five-year graft survival rates among recipients of kidneys from living donors increased from 76.6% in 1985-1894 to 85.4% in 2009-2015.

Obesity Ups Diabetes Risk Among Living Kidney Donors

Obesity Ups Diabetes Risk Among Living Kidney Donors

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The adjusted 5-year risk of insulin use following donation is 5 times higher among obese vs normal weight donors.

Cipro Not Better for UTI Prophylaxis After Transplant With Stent

Cipro Not Better for UTI Prophylaxis After Transplant With Stent

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In a study of renal transplant patients who received ureteral stents, ciprofloxacin did not lower the incidence of UTI compared with SMX-TMP.

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Blood Pressure

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Blood Pressure

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As 25(OH)D levels increased, systolic blood pressure decreased significantly, even after accounting for calcium intake.

Voclosporin Shows Promise as Lupus Nephritis Treatment

Voclosporin Shows Promise as Lupus Nephritis Treatment

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In a phase 2b trial, around half of patients taking the novel calcineurin inhibitor at a dose of 23.7 mg twice daily achieved complete remission at 48 weeks.

A Case of Calciphylaxis Without CKD or ESRD

A Case of Calciphylaxis Without CKD or ESRD

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A patient experienced painful skin ulcers despite having normal renal function.

Topically Applied Drug May Improve Hemodialysis Fistula Survival

Topically Applied Drug May Improve Hemodialysis Fistula Survival

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In a study, vonapanitase did not improve primary patency compared with placebo, but did improve secondary patency and fistula use for hemodialysis.

Ferric Citrate Modestly Improves Anemia, Study Confirms

Ferric Citrate Modestly Improves Anemia, Study Confirms

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Significantly more patients treated with ferric citrate increased their hemoglobin levels by 1 g/dL or more over 8 weeks.

Kidney Stones Common in Adult Patients With Horseshoe Kidneys

Kidney Stones Common in Adult Patients With Horseshoe Kidneys

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Adult patients with horseshoe kidneys have an estimated kidney stone incidence of 59%.

Sudden Cardiac Death Rate Remains High Among Hemodialysis Patients

Sudden Cardiac Death Rate Remains High Among Hemodialysis Patients

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Among hemodialysis patients, sudden cardiac death accounted for 12% more cardiovascular-related mortalities in 2013 than in 2009.

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

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Study demonstrates decreased risk of end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

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The prevalence of low hemoglobin levels increases with declining renal function.

Insurance Type Affects Initial Dialysis Modality Choice

Insurance Type Affects Initial Dialysis Modality Choice

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ESRD patients aged 60-64 years with no insurance or who are on Medicaid are less likely to initiate peritoneal dialysis.

Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Ups Phosphorus Control in SHPT

Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Ups Phosphorus Control in SHPT

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Nearly twice as many patients achieved the target phosphorus range after a year of taking the phosphate binder, regardless of iPTH level.

Triferic Pharmacokinetics Characterized

Triferic Pharmacokinetics Characterized

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Ferric pyrophosphate citrate delivered via dialysate or intravenously rapidly donates iron to transferrin and is rapidly cleared from the circulation.

Unplanned Readmissions of Hemodialysis Patients Probed

Unplanned Readmissions of Hemodialysis Patients Probed

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Nearly a quarter of hospitalizations are followed by readmission within 30 days for non-elective reasons.

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