Renal Week 2009 Meeting Coverage
Obesity is associated with greater survival in African-American maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients compared with other races, according to a study.
Serious renal damage is a possible consequence of long-term abuse of anabolic steroids, data show .
SAN DIEGO—Pre-dialysis transplant recipients with a high level of kidney function do not appear to benefit from their transplant more than pre-dialysis recipients with a low level of kidney function, data show.
Elevated serum parathyroid hormone levels are associated with higher serum uric acid levels in the U.S. adult population, investigators reported at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
Participation in a specialty pharmacy improved control of secondary hyperparathyroidism in hemodialysis patients, researchers reported at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
Cinacalcet therapy is safe and effective for treating persistent hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation, British researchers reported at ASN's Renal Week 2009. The medication is not associated with allograft dysfunction or significant adverse effects.
Obesity in CKD patients is associated with increased parathyroid hormone levels independent of estimated glomerular filtration rate, according to a study presented at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
It may be possible to detect acute allograft rejection in kidney transplant patients by urinary proteome analysis, according to a new German study that was presented at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
Among pediatric renal transplant recipients, increased age and having a very high or very low BMI, steroid use at the time of hospital discharge are three independent factors associated with an increased risk of new onset diabetes, according to new data presented at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
An intensified-dosing regimen of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium in combination with basiliximab and standard doses of cyclosporine may result in a lower rate of rejection without compromising safety and tolerability, according to new data presented at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
Treatment of stable renal transplant recipients with a regimen of high-dose folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 lowers total homocysteine levels better than a low-dose multivitamin containing no folic acid.
Serum phosphate within the normal range is a strong predictor of CKD progression, according to Italian researchers who presented a study at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
CKD patients who used lanthanum carbonate to manage hyperphosphatemia had a lower mean tablet burden compared with those who took sevelamer hydrochloride or calcium acetate, according to researchers who presented a study at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
Hemodialysis patients who have residual kidney function have lower serum phosphate levels and use less phosphate binders than those without RKF, according to a study presented at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
Researchers who reviewed data from about 60,000 hemodialysis patients found that 73% of them experienced hyperphosphatemia according to a study presented at ASN's Renal Week 2009.
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