NKF 2016

Smelling Ability Impaired in Renal Disease Patients

Smelling Ability Impaired in Renal Disease Patients

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Finding suggests that olfactory deficits may contribute to nutritional impairment in patients with chronic and end-stage renal disease.

Niacin's Phosphorus-Lowering Effect Confirmed

Niacin's Phosphorus-Lowering Effect Confirmed

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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).

Higher FGF23 Levels Increase Odds of Respiratory Infection

Higher FGF23 Levels Increase Odds of Respiratory Infection

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The study is the first to find a link between FGF23 levels and infection in non-dialysis patients.

Hidden Hypercalcemia Common in Hemodialysis Patients

Hidden Hypercalcemia Common in Hemodialysis Patients

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The condition is associated with a death risk similar to that of apparent hypercalcemia.

Missed Dialysis Sessions Linked to High Temperature, Heavy Rain

Missed Dialysis Sessions Linked to High Temperature, Heavy Rain

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Non-adherence to hemodialysis schedules is most notable at a temperature above 82.4° F and precipitation levels above 8 inches per 24 hours.

Study Challenges Obesity-Chronic Kidney Disease Link

Study Challenges Obesity-Chronic Kidney Disease Link

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After adjusting for potential confounders and mediators, a large cross-sectional study found no association between obesity and CKD prevalence.

ESA Doses Lower Among Dialysis Patients at Higher Elevations

ESA Doses Lower Among Dialysis Patients at Higher Elevations

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Investigators find that the normalized mean ESA dose decreases as patients' elevation of residence increases.

Infection Rates Among Dialysis Patients Declining

Infection Rates Among Dialysis Patients Declining

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

Albuminuria Ups Death Risk Despite Normal Renal Function

Albuminuria Ups Death Risk Despite Normal Renal Function

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Albuminuria increases death risk 2-fold among individuals with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 or higher.

Management of ADPKD in 2016 and Beyond

Management of ADPKD in 2016 and Beyond

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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