NKF 2010 General News Coverage

Death Risk Is Lower With Peritoneal Dialysis

Compared with incident hemodialysis (HD) patients, incident peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, especially non-diabetics, show a robust and consistent survival advantage for up to five years.

Better Preparation Before Dialysis Improves Survival

Patients with renal disease who are well prepared to start dialysis are significantly more likely to survive their first year of treatment, according to a study presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.

Catheters Are the Most Common Vascular Access Type after Renal Allograft Failure

Central venous catheters are the most prevalent access type in patients who initiated hemodialysis (HD) following a failed renal transplant.

Effect of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome on CKD Measures May Differ by Race

Obesity and metabolic syndrome may influence CKD measures differently among African Americans and whites.

In-Center Nocturnal Hemodialysis May Reduce Mortality Risk

Patients who undergo in-center nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD) have significantly better two-year survival than well-matched patients receiving convention hemodialysis (CHD), researchers reported here at the National Kidney Foundation's 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.

Alkaline Phosphatase May Be a Marker of Inflammation in CKD Patients

Serum alkaline phosphatase may be a marker for inflammation in CKD patients, according to data presented here at the National Kidney Foundation's 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.

Converting to In-Center Nocturnal Hemodialysis Improves Lab Markers

Converting from conventional hemodialysis (CHD) to in-center nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD) is associated with significant improvements in key laboratory marker, according to a study presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.

Black Transplant Recipients on Rapamycin Less Likely to Die

Black renal transplant recipients receiving immunosuppression with rapamycin live longer than whites receiving the same drug, according to a study presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.

AKI, ARF Common with Pandemic Flu

AKI, ARF Common with Pandemic Flu

ORLANDO, Fla.—Acute kidney injury (AKI), acute renal failure , and the need for dialysis are common complications in critically ill patients with pandemic H1N1 Influenza A (pH1N1), and are associated with an increased risk of death, according to Canadian researchers.

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