It is cost-effective, potentially saving $21.3 billion over 20 years by preventing 1.1 million cardiovascular events, researchers say.
The findings generally support KDOQI guidelines for dialysis patients, which recommend maintaining serum phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL.
Levels of at least 550 but less than 650 pg/mL are associated with a 26% increased mortality risk vs. levels below 400 pg/mL.
Better treatments, tighter management of kidney disease may explain promising trend.
Survey of nephrologists shows kidney failure becoming more common for expectant moms.
When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.
The increased risk is especially pronounced among patients with low serum albumin.
Among patients whose hospital stay was 1-5 days, none had hyponatremia at admission versus 81.6% and 53.8% of those who had a hospital stay of 6-15 days and longer than 15 days, respectively.
For every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI, the risk of bladder cancer rose 4.2%.
Data on 1 million people suggest a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes.
Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85
Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.
Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.
Men who get the most physical activity report more erections and orgasms.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)