Finding suggests that olfactory deficits may contribute to nutritional impairment in patients with chronic and end-stage renal disease.
Average 6-month serum phosphorus level was significantly lower in CKD patients who received niacin than those who did not (3.4 vs. 4.2 mg/dL).
The study is the first to find a link between FGF23 levels and infection in non-dialysis patients.
The condition is associated with a death risk similar to that of apparent hypercalcemia.
Non-adherence to hemodialysis schedules is most notable at a temperature above 82.4° F and precipitation levels above 8 inches per 24 hours.
After adjusting for potential confounders and mediators, a large cross-sectional study found no association between obesity and CKD prevalence.
Investigators find that the normalized mean ESA dose decreases as patients' elevation of residence increases.
The positive trend is more pronounced among established patients than those who recently started dialysis.
Albuminuria increases death risk 2-fold among individuals with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 or higher.
A summary of Dr. Ronald D. Perrone's presentation that will be given at the National Kidney Foundation's 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston, MA.
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