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Hemodialysis Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.

Diabetes Prognostic Model Developed for Major Diabetes Outcomes

Prognostic Model Developed for Major Diabetes Outcomes

Model has adequate discrimination; has been validated in three independent cohorts.

Hypertension Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stenting may benefit patients with renal artery stenosis who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.

Transplantation Dual Kidney Transplant (DKT) May Improve Kidney Use

Dual Kidney Transplant (DKT) May Improve Kidney Use

Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients

Hypertension More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

An SBP target of about 120-140 rather than below 140 mm Hg may be more beneficial.

News Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.

News Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate.

Hypertension Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

Overweight or obese adults with risk factors should be referred for intensive behavioral counseling.

End-Stage Renal Disease Bone, Mineral Parameters Vary By Time of Day in Renal Disease (ESRD)

Bone, Mineral Parameters Vary By Time of Day in Renal Disease (ESRD)

Study reveals circadian variation in phosphate, parathyroid hormone, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Transplantation Kidney Transplantation Followed by Drop in Sclerostin Levels

Kidney Transplantation Followed by Drop in Sclerostin Levels

Improved renal function may contribute to the decline in a glycoprotein that inhibits bone formation.

Diabetes New Assay Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

New Assay Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result from Kronus ZnT8Ab Elisa Assay doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns.

End-Stage Renal Disease Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.

End-Stage Renal Disease Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Acute Kidney Injury Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Seniors taking atypical antipsychotic drugs are at higher risk of acute kidney injury.

Transplantation Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.

End-Stage Renal Disease Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Proteinuria, hypertension, and obesity in adolescence independently predict development of end-stage renal disease.

Hypertension Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

The association is most pronounced in hypertensives, consumers of high-sodium diets, and older individuals.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Hemodialysis Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.