Researchers also discover that adherence to the diet is associated with slower eGFR decline.
Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.
Decreasing TSAT and higher ESA doses are associated with increasing platelet counts.
Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.
Declines in serum phosphorus over time may improve survival.
Greater proteinuria also associated with increased odds of masked and sustained hypertension.
Worsening or resistant hyperphosphatemia may be an under-appreciated consequence of secondary hyperparathyroidism.