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NKF 2016 Spring Clinical Meeting Infection Rates Among Dialysis Patients Declining

Infection Rates Among Dialysis Patients Declining

The positive trend is more pronounced among established patients than those who recently started dialysis.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Optimal Blood Pressure Uncertain for Seniors With CKD

Optimal Blood Pressure Uncertain for Seniors With CKD

Elevated systolic BP is linked to adverse outcomes in elderly patients.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Short Sleepers Face Higher Risk of Proteinuria, but Not CKD

Short Sleepers Face Higher Risk of Proteinuria, but Not CKD

Short sleep duration is associated with a 47% increased risk of proteinuria, a surrogate marker for kidney disease progression.

Transplantation No Routine Antimicrobial Use for Post-Transplant Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

No Routine Antimicrobial Use for Post-Transplant Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

At 24 months follow up, no difference was found in primary outcomes in those treated for asymptomatic bacteriuria.

Hemodialysis Calciphylaxis Risk Factors in Hemodialysis Patients Identified

Calciphylaxis Risk Factors in Hemodialysis Patients Identified

Researchers linked the condition to warfarin use, diabetes, obesity, recurrent skin trauma, and derangements in mineral metabolism.

Transplantation Some Live Kidney Donors Uninsured

Some Live Kidney Donors Uninsured

Uninsured live kidney donors are more likely to have multiple health risk factors.

Anemia Higher Conversion Ratio for Epoetin Beta to Darbepoetin Alfa

Higher Conversion Ratio for Epoetin Beta to Darbepoetin Alfa

Researchers confirmed higher dose conversion ratios in Taiwanese patients with stable hemoglobin.

Diabetes Insulin Costs Have Tripled in the Last 10 Years

Insulin Costs Have Tripled in the Last 10 Years

Between 2002 and 2013, the cost of insulin rose by more than $500 per patient.

Anemia Anemia Risk Factors in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients ID'd

Anemia Risk Factors in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients ID'd

New findings implicate transferrin saturation and nutritional status assessed by albumin.

Diabetes Lower CVD Death Risk With Metformin Versus Sulfonylureas

Lower CVD Death Risk With Metformin Versus Sulfonylureas

Meformin was linked to a 30% to 40% reduced risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) LDL Improvement in Hypertriglyceridemia Depends on Statin

LDL Improvement in Hypertriglyceridemia Depends on Statin

LDL-C and triglyceride reductions depend on choice and dose of statin prescribed.

Anemia TRT Found to Reduce Anemia in Hypogonadal Men

TRT Found to Reduce Anemia in Hypogonadal Men

After 54 weeks of treatment with testosterone undecanoate, anemia prevalence decreased from 29.6% to 10%.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Life's Simple 7 Can Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Life's Simple 7 Can Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Preventing cardiovascular disease through adherence to Life's Simple 7 can also prevent the development of CKD.

Nephrology Optimal Dose of SPS for Mild Hyperkalemia Reported

Optimal Dose of SPS for Mild Hyperkalemia Reported

A single 60g oral dose of sodium polystyrene sulfonate found effective in lowering potassium without causing post-treatment hypokalemia.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Hyperkalemia After AMI Frequent, Potentially Dangerous

Hyperkalemia After AMI Frequent, Potentially Dangerous

In-hospital mortality risk was more than double among patients whose hyperkalemia persisted than those whose potassium levels normalized.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Subtotal, Total Parathyroidectomy Effective for SHPT

Subtotal, Total Parathyroidectomy Effective for SHPT

Researchers found insignificant differences between the 2 surgeries in SHPT persistence and recurrence.

Diabetes Metformin May Cut Cancer Death Risk in Women

Metformin May Cut Cancer Death Risk in Women

Older women with diabetes and cancer taking metformin saw an increase in survival.

Hypertension Hyperkalemia Common in Clinical Practice

Hyperkalemia Common in Clinical Practice

Treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors was most strongly associated with hyperkalemia.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Cinacalcet's Effect on Survival May Be Greater in Severe SHPT

Cinacalcet's Effect on Survival May Be Greater in Severe SHPT

Treatment with the medication reduced the risk of death by half among patients with iPTH of 500 pg/mL or above.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Risk increased the longer people used the heartburn medications.