Prediabetes at 12 months following transplantation was associated with a 2.1-fold increased risk of cardiovascular events beyond 12 months compared with the absence of prediabetes.
Kidney transplant recipients with low muscle strength, compared with those who had normal muscle strength, had a nearly 2.5-fold increased risk of a composite of mortality and hospitalization, a study found.
Intensive blood pressure control is associated with decreased risks of ESRD death in some subgroups of hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease, a study found.
In a population-based study, the risk for kidney failure was 5-fold higher among women with preeclampsia, independent of diagnosed pre-pregnancy chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is now the most common procedure among patients with kidney failure undergoing weight loss surgery.
Despite Medicare coverage, black patients on dialysis are less likely than their white counterparts to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention.
Initiatives include measures to boost kidney donations and encourage greater use of home dialysis and development of novel treatments.
Among older living donors, the risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease within 15 years was 0.8% for those with hypertension versus 0.2% for those without hypertension.
Serum albumin levels below 2.8 g/dL vs 4.0 g/dL or higher prior to starting dialysis are associated with a 2-fold increased risk of death in the 1 year after transition to dialysis, study finds.
Higher vitamin D doses than recommended in guidelines are needed to prevent fractures in kidney transplant recipients with low vitamin D levels, according to investigator.