Kidney Week 2013 Complete Coverage

High Dietary Acid Load Predicts ESRD

Compared with subjects in the lowest tertile of net acid excretion, those in the middle and highest tertiles had a 3.0 times and 9.9 times increased risk.

Mediterranean-Style Diet May Cut CKD Risk

Researchers also discover that adherence to the diet is associated with slower eGFR decline.

Diabetes Hikes Infection-Related Death Risk Post-Transplant

Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.

Iron Status Affects Platelet Counts in Hemodialysis Patients

Decreasing TSAT and higher ESA doses are associated with increasing platelet counts.

Anemic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Benefit from Folic Acid

Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.

Phosphorus Changes Affect Dialysis Patient Mortality Risk

Declines in serum phosphorus over time may improve survival.

Statins May Protect Against Post-Op AKI

Statins May Protect Against Post-Op AKI

Patients whose statins were held in the 24 hours before cardiac surgery had higher levels of kidney injury biomarkers.

Masked Hypertension Linked to Low GFR, Elevated Urine Protein

Greater proteinuria also associated with increased odds of masked and sustained hypertension.

Higher PTH and Dietary Protein Intake Hikes Hyperphosphatemia Risk

Worsening or resistant hyperphosphatemia may be an under-appreciated consequence of secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Statin's Effect on Diabetic HD Patients Probed

Atorvastatin did not reduce the risk of a combined endpoint of cardiovascular death, MI, and stroke.

Meditation Can Lower Blood Pressure in Hypertensive CKD Patients

The effect may be mediated by an acute reduction in sympathetic nervous system activity.

Phosphate Binders Offer No Short-Term Mortality Benefit

Calcium-based and non-calcium-based binder use were associated with similar death risks.

Phosphate Binder Found to Cut IV Iron, ESA Use

Elemental iron requirement was reduced by half in patients receiving ferric citrate versus an active control.

Patients Aged 75+ Have Poor Outcomes After Starting RRT

Study demonstrated six- and 12-month survival rates of 58% and 49%, respectively.

Limiting Phosphorus Additives in Foods Lowers Serum Phosphorus

Levels declined significantly from 7.2 to 5.0 mg/dL, data show.

New-Onset Diabetes Less Likely with Peritoneal Dialysis

Researchers speculate patients on peritoneal dialysis are more physically active than those on HD, and this may lower diabetes risk.

Poor Glycemic Control Raises CV Risks in Diabetic Dialysis Patients

High A1c values are associated with a twofold increased likelihood of cardiovascular death or non-fatal cardiovascular events.

Vascular Calcification Linked to Lower Phosphate Clearance

Vascular calcification contributes to increased cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients.

Wrist Fractures More Likely in Kidney Stone Formers

Study reveals 36% increased risk among women and 22% increased risk among men.

Changes in U.S. Anemia Management Not Seen in Europe, Japan

These include use of lower ESA doses and hemoglobin levels.

Fluid Overload Ups CKD Progression Risk More than Diabetes

New findings are based on a study of 472 patients with stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease.

Oxidative Stress May Be Why High Phosphorus Ups Mortality

New findings are consistent with those from previous animal studies.

Periodontal Disease May Hike Mortality in CKD Patients

Moderate or severe periodontal disease in this population is associated with a nearly 2.3 times increased death risk.

Intradialytic Exercise May Improve Renal Anemia in the Elderly

Weekly dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents decreased and hemoglobin levels increased.

CKD Risk Higher Among Diabetic Women than Men

Women with diabetes have a higher prevalence of risk factors for chronic kidney disease than men.

Carotid Plaques in CKD Patients Predicts Progression to Dialysis

Their presence is associated with a greater than threefold increased risk.

Low Hemoglobin Hikes Mortality in Pediatric Dialysis Patients

Patients with levels below 10 g/dL had the highest unadjusted mortality and all-cause hospitalization rates.

Novel Iron-Based Binder Has Long-Term Efficacy

PA21 comparable in safety and efficacy to sevelamer carbonate out to 52 weeks, study finds.

Fasting Phosphorus Levels Are a Stronger Mortality Predictor

Fasting Phosphorus Levels Are a Stronger Mortality Predictor

Serum levels vary throughout the day, and higher phosphorus intake exaggerates the early afternoon rise in serum phosphorus.

Prediabetes Risk Higher in Elderly ESRD Patients

The proportion of patients with prediabetes was 14.7% for patients aged 45-55 years versus 20.8% for those aged 65-75.

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