Kidney Week 2012 Meeting Coverage

Study: IV Iron Use Less with Once-Monthly ESA

Once-monthly injections of peginesatide are as effective as one to three injections per week of epoetin in maintaining hemoglobin levels.

Study: Most Living Donors Would Do It Again

A German study found that living kidney donation is safe and most donors report that they would donate again.

Renal Ultrasound Unwarranted for AKI Evaluation

Obstructive uropathy is rarely found to be a cause of acute kidney injury.

Stroke Risk May Be Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

They may differ from hemodialysis patients with respect to case mix, volume status, disease management, and routine exposure to anticoagulation.

Drug May Benefit Patients with ADPKD

Drug May Benefit Patients with ADPKD

Tolvaptan slows kidney growth and renal decline.

Study Highlights Need for Earlier AKI Diagnosis

New findings underscore the need for continued improvement in the recognition and management of patients with AKI.

Carbon Drug Found Not to Slow CKD Advance

An investigational drug that in early clinical studies looked like it could slow progression of CKD has been shown in two phase 3 clinical trials that it is no better than placebo.

Some Higher-Dosage Statins May Raise AKI Risk

Some higher-intensity statin formulations are associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI).

Side Effects Cited for Many Binder Discontinuations

Nearly 11% of hemodialysis (HD) patients who discontinued use of a phosphate binder did so because of side effects.

PPI Use with MMF May Increase Acute Rejection Risk

Renal transplant recipients who use of PPIs and MMF in the first year after transplantation may be at increased risk for allograft acute rejection.

NSAIDs Increase Risk of Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI).

Hematocrit Decreases as eGFR Declines

Hematocrit decreases as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) declines in hypertensive chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients.

Sodium Bicarbonate Lowers Phosphorus in PD Patients

Oral sodium bicarbonate may ease hyperphosphatemia in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with metabolic acidosis.

New-Onset Diabetes Linked to Steroid Resumption

Kidney transplant recipients who resume steroid treatment after early withdrawal from steroids following transplant surgery are at increased risk for new-onset diabetes (NODAT) and morbid obesity.

High Uric Acid Raises AKI Risk After Heart Surgery

High serum uric acid levels are a strong independent risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI) after heart surgery.

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