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Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.

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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Extended-Release Calcifediol Found Safe, Effective for SHPT

Extended-Release Calcifediol Found Safe, Effective for SHPT

The formulation decreased intact parathyroid hormone levels by at least 10% in 72% of CKD patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Diabetes eGFR Decline in Type 1 Diabetes Mostly Linear

eGFR Decline in Type 1 Diabetes Mostly Linear

Trajectories in eGRF decline were linear for about 87% of patients, accelerating for 6%.

Peritoneal Dialysis Low Sodium Levels Up PD Patient Mortality

Low Sodium Levels Up PD Patient Mortality

Patients in the lowest serum sodium group had a 49% increased risk of dying compared with those who had the highest serum sodium levels.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Ultrasound Findings May Bolster Indication for Parathyroidectomy

Ultrasound Findings May Bolster Indication for Parathyroidectomy

The presence of parathyroid nodules suggests worse bone metabolic profiles in patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Hemodialysis Check Hemodialysis Patients for Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests

Check Hemodialysis Patients for Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests

Screening strategies are needed, as is further research on appropriate therapeutic approach.

Transplantation Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Risk Up in Organ Transplant Recipients

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Risk Up in Organ Transplant Recipients

All recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery, regardless of ethnicity.

Hemodialysis Dialysis Adoption by US Veterans Outpaces Other Nations

Dialysis Adoption by US Veterans Outpaces Other Nations

In a study, 85.5% of advanced CKD patients opted for renal replacement therapy.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Risk Factors for Post-TPTx Severe Hypocalcemia Identified

Risk Factors for Post-TPTx Severe Hypocalcemia Identified

Study implicates male sex and higher preoperative levels of parathyroid hormone and alkaline phosphatase.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Elevated CRP Linked With CKD Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Elevated CRP Linked With CKD Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tight control of inflammation in RA may provide additional benefits for preventing the development of CKD.

Hypertension Losartan Reduces Aldosterone in Hypertension Without Sleep Apnea

Losartan Reduces Aldosterone in Hypertension Without Sleep Apnea

Losartan treatment is linked to aldosterone reductions in patients with hypertension but not obstructive sleep apnea.

Acute Kidney Injury Genetic Loci Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

Genetic Loci Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

Four single-nucleotide polymorphisms at two loci identified in discovery, replication populations.

Hyperphosphatemia Hyperphosphatemia Linked With Mortality in Septic AKI

Hyperphosphatemia Linked With Mortality in Septic AKI

Hyperphosphatemia was associated with more than double the risk of death from any cause.

Hyperphosphatemia Teaching Low Phosphorus Cooking May Improve Hyperphosphatemia

Teaching Low Phosphorus Cooking May Improve Hyperphosphatemia

Patients reduced dietary phosphorus without compromising protein intake.

Hypertension Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100K US Deaths

Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100K US Deaths

Findings indicate high-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower SBP to 120 or less.

Hemodialysis Study Identifies Predictors of HD Initiation After AVF Surgery

Study Identifies Predictors of HD Initiation After AVF Surgery

A model incorporating 4 factors had greater power to predict dialysis initiation than renal function alone.

Diabetes Semaglutide Does Not Appear to Increase CV Risks

Semaglutide Does Not Appear to Increase CV Risks

Study confirms the noninferiority of semaglutide.

Diabetes Early Losartan No Better at Slowing Renal Decline

Early Losartan No Better at Slowing Renal Decline

Findings in American-Indians with type 2 diabetes and urine albumin/creatinine ratio 300 mg/g

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Proton Pump Inhibitors May Up CKD Risk

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Up CKD Risk

PPI use was associated with 10% increased odds of CKD and 76% increased odds of death.

Contrast Nephropathy Low Hemoglobin Associated With Elevated Risk of CIN

Low Hemoglobin Associated With Elevated Risk of CIN

CIN developed in 14.7% of patients with low hemoglobin levels compared with 5% of those with normal levels.

Hyperphosphatemia Nutritional Databases Underreport Phosphorus Content

Nutritional Databases Underreport Phosphorus Content

The USDA Standard Nutrient Reference Database, for example, listed phosphorus amounts for just 5 of 46 beverages.