Kidney Week 2013 Complete Coverage
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.
Researchers also discover that adherence to the diet is associated with slower eGFR decline.
Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.
Decreasing TSAT and higher ESA doses are associated with increasing platelet counts.
Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.
Declines in serum phosphorus over time may improve survival.
Patients whose statins were held in the 24 hours before cardiac surgery had higher levels of kidney injury biomarkers.
Greater proteinuria also associated with increased odds of masked and sustained hypertension.
Worsening or resistant hyperphosphatemia may be an under-appreciated consequence of secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Atorvastatin did not reduce the risk of a combined endpoint of cardiovascular death, MI, and stroke.
The effect may be mediated by an acute reduction in sympathetic nervous system activity.
Calcium-based and non-calcium-based binder use were associated with similar death risks.
Elemental iron requirement was reduced by half in patients receiving ferric citrate versus an active control.
Study demonstrated six- and 12-month survival rates of 58% and 49%, respectively.
Levels declined significantly from 7.2 to 5.0 mg/dL, data show.
Researchers speculate patients on peritoneal dialysis are more physically active than those on HD, and this may lower diabetes risk.
High A1c values are associated with a twofold increased likelihood of cardiovascular death or non-fatal cardiovascular events.
Vascular calcification contributes to increased cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients.
Study reveals 36% increased risk among women and 22% increased risk among men.
These include use of lower ESA doses and hemoglobin levels.
New findings are based on a study of 472 patients with stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease.
New findings are consistent with those from previous animal studies.
Moderate or severe periodontal disease in this population is associated with a nearly 2.3 times increased death risk.
Weekly dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents decreased and hemoglobin levels increased.
Women with diabetes have a higher prevalence of risk factors for chronic kidney disease than men.
Their presence is associated with a greater than threefold increased risk.
Patients with levels below 10 g/dL had the highest unadjusted mortality and all-cause hospitalization rates.
PA21 comparable in safety and efficacy to sevelamer carbonate out to 52 weeks, study finds.
Serum levels vary throughout the day, and higher phosphorus intake exaggerates the early afternoon rise in serum phosphorus.
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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