NKF 2012 Spring Meeting Coverage

NKF 2012 Spring Meeting

CKD Elevates Risk of Post-Op AKI

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) before undergoing surgical procedures are at increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) post-operatively, researchers reported at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings.

CKD Patients May Need Higher 25D Levels

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D) higher than 20 ng/mL would be required to normalize intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) in patients with stages 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) with vitamin D insufficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism, researchers concluded in a study presented at the National Kidney Foundation 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings.

Hemoglobin Trends Change in Wake of Bundling

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Researchers have found that hemoglobin levels in dialysis patients have changed since implementation of the bundled payment system for dialysis services in January 2011, according to a report presented at the National Kidney Foundation 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings.

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