VANCOUVER, B.C.—High plasma renin activity (PRA) is associated with adverse renal outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to study findings presented at the World Congress of Nephrology.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Greater fish consumption is associated with smaller declines in kidney function in women, researchers reported at the World Congress of Nephrology.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Pentoxiphylline (PTF) may slow the rate of renal function decline in patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease who are taking drugs that block the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), a Spanish study found.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Statin treatment may decrease the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events and all-cause mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, according to researchers.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Deficiency in 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] is independently associated with an increased risk of death from any cause among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to researchers. In addition, the likelihood of 25(OH)D deficiency increases with body mass index (BMI).
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Paricalcitol is more effective than ergocalciferol at lowering parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 and 4 and who have vitamin D deficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism, data suggest.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Allopurinol can be prescribed safely to treat recurrent gout in renal transplant recipients who are receiving azathioprine, British researchers reported.