Read through our coverage of the National Kidney Foundation's 2017 Spring Clinical Meetings.

COMPLETE NKF 2017 COVERAGE



Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Blood Pressure

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Blood Pressure

As 25(OH)D levels increased, systolic blood pressure decreased significantly, even after accounting for calcium intake.

Voclosporin Shows Promise as Lupus Nephritis Treatment

Voclosporin Shows Promise as Lupus Nephritis Treatment

In a phase 2b trial, around half of patients taking the novel calcineurin inhibitor at a dose of 23.7 mg twice daily achieved complete remission at 48 weeks.

A Case of Calciphylaxis Without CKD or ESRD

A Case of Calciphylaxis Without CKD or ESRD

A patient experienced painful skin ulcers despite having normal renal function.

Initial Low-Dose Etelcalcetide Feasible for SHPT Patients

Initial Low-Dose Etelcalcetide Feasible for SHPT Patients

At 18 months, PTH levels were within target for 67% and 68% of participants who initiated etelcalcetide at 2.5 mg and 5 mg, respectively.

Topically Applied Drug May Improve Hemodialysis Fistula Survival

Topically Applied Drug May Improve Hemodialysis Fistula Survival

In a study, vonapanitase did not improve primary patency compared with placebo, but did improve secondary patency and fistula use for hemodialysis.

Ferric Citrate Modestly Improves Anemia, Study Confirms

Ferric Citrate Modestly Improves Anemia, Study Confirms

Significantly more patients treated with ferric citrate increased their hemoglobin levels by 1 g/dL or more over 8 weeks.

Kidney Stones Common in Adult Patients With Horseshoe Kidneys

Kidney Stones Common in Adult Patients With Horseshoe Kidneys

Adult patients with horseshoe kidneys have an estimated kidney stone incidence of 59%.

Sudden Cardiac Death Rate Remains High Among Hemodialysis Patients

Sudden Cardiac Death Rate Remains High Among Hemodialysis Patients

Among hemodialysis patients, sudden cardiac death accounted for 12% more cardiovascular-related mortalities in 2013 than in 2009.

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

Study demonstrates decreased risk of end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

The prevalence of low hemoglobin levels increases with declining renal function.

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