Kidney Week 2018

Conference Coverage

Kidney Week 2018 Etelcalcetide Found to Increase Bone Mineral Density in SHPT

Etelcalcetide Found to Increase Bone Mineral Density in SHPT

Markers of bone resorption decreased in hemodialysis patients with 6 months of etelcalcetide treatment.

Kidney Week 2018 Ankle-Brachial Index Predicts Vascular Calcification in SHPT

Ankle-Brachial Index Predicts Vascular Calcification in SHPT

Analyses demonstrated that an ABI of 1.79 correlated with radiographic evidence of calcified vessels.

Kidney Week 2018 Epoetin Dose Linked With CVD, Mortality in Hemodialysis

Epoetin Dose Linked With CVD, Mortality in Hemodialysis

Epoetin dose is significantly associated with cardiovascular disease whether patients had lower or higher hemoglobin levels, study finds.

Kidney Week 2018 IV Iron Therapy in CKD Increases Infection Risk

IV Iron Therapy in CKD Increases Infection Risk

In a study, IV iron was associated with twice the risk for infections in CKD.

Kidney Week 2018 Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for SHPT

Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for SHPT

In a study, patients receiving cinacalcet under supervision 3 times per week after dialysis rather than after daily self-administration showed improvement in their parathyroid hormone levels.

Kidney Week 2018 Etelcalcetide Beneficial in Severe SHPT Uncontrolled With Cinacalcet

Etelcalcetide Beneficial in Severe SHPT Uncontrolled With Cinacalcet

In a study, patients with uncontrolled SHPT were switched from oral cinacalcet to intravenous etelcalcetide.

Kidney Week 2018 Predictors of SHPT Progression in CKD Identified

Predictors of SHPT Progression in CKD Identified

Loss of renal function may not be the sole factor in SHPT development, according to new study findings.

Kidney Week 2018 Home Hemodialysis May Offer Better Survival

Home Hemodialysis May Offer Better Survival

A study of new dialysis patients showed that home hemodialysis was associated with a 23% decreased risk of death at 1 year compared with in-center hemodialysis.

Kidney Week 2018 Novel Acid-Binding Drug Effective for Metabolic Acidosis in CKD

Novel Acid-Binding Drug Effective for Metabolic Acidosis in CKD

A polymer that binds to hydrochloric acid in the GI tract and does not enter the systemic circulation significantly improved serum bicarbonate levels compared with placebo.

Kidney Week 2018 Kidney Failure in the Elderly Linked to Low Serum Uromodulin

Kidney Failure in the Elderly Linked to Low Serum Uromodulin

In a study of 933 individuals with a mean age of 78 years, higher serum uromodulin was associated with a lower risk of end-stage renal disease.

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