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App uses color and metadata from fingernails to detect hemoglobin levels in the blood
Both hepcidin-25 levels and the hepcidin/ferritin ratio were significantly higher in patients on peritoneal dialysis vs hemodialysis.
Use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents to treat anemia in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease has been decreasing since the October 2009 publication of TREAT results.
Retacrit will be priced 57.1% below the Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC) of Procrit and 33.5% below the WAC of Epogen, at $11.03 per 1000 Units/mL.
Epoetin dose is significantly associated with cardiovascular disease whether patients had lower or higher hemoglobin levels, study finds.
In a study, IV iron was associated with twice the risk for infections in CKD.
Randomized controlled trial finds no significant difference between high- and low-dose intravenous iron with respect to mortality, non-fatal cardiovascular outcomes, and infection.
In a study, patients received half the amount of iron during the reduced dosing period: 126.6 vs 51.2 mg/month.
Peritoneal dialysis patients with MCV of 96 fl or more had a 29% greater risk for early death compared with a reference group.
Restoration of iron homeostasis and normal hepcidin levels appears to play a key role in freeing hemodialysis patients from having to receive erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
Time-averaged hemoglobin levels, not hemoglobin cycling, is associated with an increased risk of left ventricular hypertrophy in pediatric dialysis patients, a study found.
Japanese post-marketing study identified no new safety concerns among patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease treated with darbepoetin alfa and followed up for 3 years.
In a Spanish study, endoscopic evaluation of patients with CKD and anemia revealed that 68.2% of patients had at least 1 gastrointestinal lesion.
New study "adds to the evidence of obesity-associated advantages," researchers conclude.
In a small study, intermittent vs continuous administration of IV iron resulted in less hemoglobin variability in hemodialysis patients with anemia.
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