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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Parathyroidectomy for SHPT Associated With Reduced Mortality

Parathyroidectomy for SHPT Associated With Reduced Mortality

The surgery reduced the risk of death from any cause by 37%, meta-analysis shows.

Diabetes No Mortality Difference Among Glucose-Lowering Drugs

No Mortality Difference Among Glucose-Lowering Drugs

A meta-analysis has determined that metformin is still the first-line treatment for diabetes.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Natural Vitamin D Supplement Effective for Nondialysis CKD-MBD

Natural Vitamin D Supplement Effective for Nondialysis CKD-MBD

Over 33 months, the 25-hydroxyvitamin D level of ergocalciferol recipients increased significantly from 15.14 to 37.32 ng/mL.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Sulfonylureas May Increase Hypoglycemia in Late-Stage CKD Patients

Sulfonylureas May Increase Hypoglycemia in Late-Stage CKD Patients

Notably, gliclazide did not appear superior to other sulfonylureas.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Parathyroidectomy for SHPT May Reduce PAD Risk

Parathyroidectomy for SHPT May Reduce PAD Risk

The risk of peripheral arterial disease was 34% lower for end-stage renal disease patients who underwent the procedure.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Restricting Fat May Cut Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Restricting Fat May Cut Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Study implicates higher consumption of advanced glycation end products through dietary fat.

Hypertension Daytime Nappers at Risk for Hypertension

Daytime Nappers at Risk for Hypertension

Future studies are needed to assess potential benefits of hypertension screening for daytime nappers.

Hyperphosphatemia Low-Dose Niacin Helps Lower Phosphorus Levels

Low-Dose Niacin Helps Lower Phosphorus Levels

Researchers evaluated the efficacy of 100 mg/day of niacin in hemodialysis patients.

Lupus Nephritis Urinary Biomarker Index Measures LN Activity Without Biopsy

Urinary Biomarker Index Measures LN Activity Without Biopsy

The development of this scale, once further validated, will give clinicians the ability to verify lupus nephritis activity without the need for an invasive kidney biopsy.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Many Older Adults With CKD Functionally Impaired

Many Older Adults With CKD Functionally Impaired

Nearly 28% of study participants demonstrated difficulty with 1 or more activities of daily living, a history of falls, and cognitive impairment.

Hyperphosphatemia Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Exhibits a Dose-Dependent Effect

Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Exhibits a Dose-Dependent Effect

The phosphate binder is a useful treatment for hyperphosphatemia with a relatively low pill burden, researchers say.

Diabetes Depressed Diabetes Patients More Likely to Develop CKD

Depressed Diabetes Patients More Likely to Develop CKD

Patients with depression were younger, had higher eGFR, and more comorbidities.

End-Stage Renal Disease Higher Red Meat Intake Raises Kidney Failure Risk

Higher Red Meat Intake Raises Kidney Failure Risk

Highest vs lowest quartile of intake is associated with a 40% increased risk.

Acute Kidney Injury Drug Combinations May Increase Acute Kidney Injury Risk

Drug Combinations May Increase Acute Kidney Injury Risk

NSAIDs + diuretics with or without additional renin-angiotensin aldosterone agents demonstrated the strongest level of evidence.

Hemodialysis Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Low Magnesium in Dialysis Patients

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Low Magnesium in Dialysis Patients

Hypomagnesemia in the presence of inflammation is associated with increased 1-year death risk.

Hyperphosphatemia Study: Minimal Risk of Iron Overload With Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide

Study: Minimal Risk of Iron Overload With Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide

Patients may need no more than routine evaluation of iron.

Nephrology Low Sodium Increases Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

Low Sodium Increases Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

Sodium levels below 140 mEq/L associated with a higher death risk vs levels of 140 to less than 142 mEq/L.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Familial Hypercholesterolemia Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Risks include coronary heart disease and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Transplantation Emetine May Treat Cytomegalovirus Infection

Emetine May Treat Cytomegalovirus Infection

Inhibition with http://www.renalandurologynews.com/transplantation/section/635/ occurs after virus entry but before DNA replication.

Hyperuricemia Venous Thromboembolism Linked to High Uric Acid

Venous Thromboembolism Linked to High Uric Acid

Highest vs lowest uric acid levels associated with a 2-fold increased risk of VTE.