PARIS—Short-term changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) that exceed 25% are associated with an increased risk of death in patients with or without chronic kidney disease (CKD), British investigators reported at the 49th Congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association.
PARIS—Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in sexually active women with end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis (HD), according to data presented at the 49th Congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA).
PRAGUE—End-stage renal disease patients on post-dilution online hemodiafiltration (HDF) or high-flux hemodialysis (HD) have the same overall survival and non-fatal cardiovascular (CV) event rates, new findings show.
PRAGUE—For patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who initiate maintenance dialysis, those starting on peritoneal dialysis (PD) have a significantly greater death risk than those starting on hemodialysis (HD), according to a French study.
PRAGUE—HDL cholesterol (HDL) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) loses its protective effect on vascular endothelium, new findings suggest. Rather than supporting the beneficial functions of the endothelium, it appears to become pro-inflammatory and inhibit them.
PRAGUE—A multifactorial intervention using a polydrug and lifestyle treatment strategy with nurse practitioner (NP) support can improve management of some cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and reduced the number of physician visits by patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).