NKF 2011 General News Coverage

NKF 2011 General News

Vitamin D Replacement May Lower CV Event Risk

LAS VEGAS—Treatment of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency with ergocalciferol in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events, new data presented at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings suggest.

Study: Women Are At Higher Risk of RCIN

LAS VEGAS—Women with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 or higher are at higher risk than men for experiencing radiocontrast-induced nephropathy (RCIN) following coronary angiography, investigators reported at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings.

SLEDD Offers No Advantage Over IHD

LAS VEGAS—Sustained low-efficiency daily dialysis (SLEDD) for intensive care unit (ICU) patients does not offer a survival advantage over intermittent hemodialysis (IHD), according to data reported at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings.

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