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Kidney Failure Undertreatment International Concern

Burden, Access and Disparities in Kidney Disease

Kidney disease is a global public health problem, affecting over 750 million persons worldwide.1,2 The burden of kidney disease varies substantially across the world, as does its detection and treatment. In many settings, rates of kidney disease and the provision of its care are defined by socio-economic, cultural and political factors leading to significant disparities.3 World Kidney…
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CKD-MBD Screening Suboptimal, Study Suggests

Laboratory testing for parathyroid hormone, phosphorus, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and other biochemical markers of mineral bone disease falls short of 2012 KDIGO guidelines.
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Faster eGFR Decline Predicts Worse Outcomes in CKD Patients with AF

Longitudinal renal function trajectories may enable more individualized prediction of adverse outcomes, researchers conclude. Faster kidney disease progression is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes in patients with both atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), new data suggest. In a study of 18,240 patients with AF and stage 3–4 CKD, each…
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Sertraline Outperforms CBT for Depression in Hemodialysis Patients

Sertraline is modestly more effective than cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating depressive symptoms in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD), new study findings suggest. The study, led by Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS, of the Kidney Research Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle, also found that engagement interviews had no effect on patient acceptance…
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