Rosemary Frei, MSc

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Death Risk, Phosphate Level Linked in CKD

LONDON, Ont.—Patients referred to Canadian nephrologists with CKD stage 3-5 and normal-to-high phosphate levels are at greater risk of kidney failure and death than are those with low phosphate levels, a study has revealed.

CAM Use Could Signal Nonadherence

TORONTO—Kidney transplant patients who use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are less likely than others to adhere to their prescribed drug regimens, according to study findings presented here at the 2008 American Transplant Congress.

Researchers: Delay Post-Tx Pregnancy

TORONTO—Women who become pregnant in the first or second year after kidney transplantation are placing themselves at a significant risk of graft loss, a study of data from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) has confirmed.

More Home Dialysis at Larger Centers

TORONTO—Dialysis centers that serve more than 62 patients and those with a late shift have higher proportions of patients receiving home dialysis, as do centers with greater percentages of younger patients and individuals who work full- or part-time, a study shows.

PCa At End of Biopsy Core A Bad Sign

DENVER—The presence of tumor cells at the end of a needle biopsy core obtained near the capsule is an independent indicator of a significantly elevated risk of extracapsular extension, according to data presented here at the annual meeting of the United States and Canada Academy of Pathology.

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