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Dapagliflozin Shown to Correct Anemia in Diabetic Kidney Disease

WASHINGTON—Dapagliflozin may correct anemia in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), study findings presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2019 suggest. Bergur V. Stefansson, MD, PhD, of AstraZeneca in Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues analyzed pooled data from 5325 patients who had participated in 14 double-blind randomized trials comparing…
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Functional Iron Deficiency Anemia in CKD Hikes Death Risk

WASHINGTON—Functional iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased risk for death and cardiovascular-related hospitalization, according to study findings presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2019 meeting. Absolute IDA is associated with an elevated risk of hospitalization. A team at Baylor College of Medicine…
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Study: IL-6 Inhibition Improves ESA Responsiveness

In a phase 2 trial of hemodialysis patients resistant to erythropoietin, inhibition of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 with the monoclonal antibody ziltivekimab decreased inflammatory markers, increased hemoglobin, decreased ESA requirements and increased serum albumin.
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CKD Anemia Risk Lower in Obese Patients

WASHINGTON—Obesity is associated with a lower risk of anemia among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), investigators reported at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2019 meeting. The finding is from a prospective study that included 2214 patients in the KNOW-CKD (KoreaN Cohort Study for Outcome in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease) study. During…
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