In a study, increases in red blood cell distribution width during the first year of dialysis was associated with greater risks for death.
Predictors of hungry bone syndrome after parathyroidectomy include lower pre- and post-op calcium levels, according to a new study.
Older patients who had more frequent nephrology visits prior to initiating dialysis had a lower incidence of atrial fibrillation in the year after initiating dialysis compared with those who did not.
New study shows that IV iron repletion with sodium ferric gluconate complex increased platelet count significantly at week 3 post-infusion and non-significantly at week 4.
Investigators report that female vs male sex was associated with a significant 14% lower mortality risk following an episode of community-acquired acute kidney injury.
A serum phosphate control target of 4.5 mg/dL or below in hemodialysis patients was accompanied by a decline in fibroblast growth factor 23.
In a prospective study, aspirin users were more likely to have a successful outcome following PTA for venous stenoses in arteriovenous fistulas or grafts.
In a study of patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers observed a significantly lower annual decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate among those treated with fenofibrates vs placebo.
Control of parathyroid hormone did not differ markedly at 48 and 72 hours after in-center HD compared with 24 hours after daily oral administration of 30 mg cinacalcet.
Among patients on peritoneal dialysis, the odds of death are 32% lower among those with vs without autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, meta-analysis finds.
Kidney transplant recipients in the highest tertile of serum uromodulin concentration had a 2-fold increased risk of allograft failure compared with those in the lowest tertile.
Treatment with a novel urea formulation that is available in the United States safely improves plasma sodium levels, small study shows.
Mean 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not differ significantly among groups receiving phosphate binders or dietary therapy.
In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.
Study of 109,501 incidental HD patients reveals an association between high mean corpuscular volume and increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.
Levels of the bone turnover markers CTX and P1NP declined over approximately 6 months of treatment patients with CKD and secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Researchers found no significant difference between ergocalciferol and cholecalciferol in maintaining levels of vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and calcium.
Among patients younger than 40, the prevalence of end-stage renal disease secondary to ADPKD was 9.94% among non-Hispanic blacks vs 7.68% among non-Hispanic whites.
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to autosomal polycystic kidney disease are more likely to receive a kidney transplant than those with ESRD from other causes, new study finds.
Nearly 86% of diabetic nephropathy patients from an Egyptian outpatient center had elevated iPTH levels.
Phosphate binder use is associated with a 25% and 37% decreased risk of death from infection-related causes and all-causes, respectively, compared with non-users.
Achieving a phosphate value of 1.4 mmol/L seemed optimal.
Intravenous iron and erythropoietin produced a similar hemoglobin response among hemodialysis patients with moderate anemia.
The group targeting higher hemoglobin values experienced less decline in graft function.
Secondary hyperparathyroidism may have a detrimental effect on successful arteriovenous fistula creation, researcher says.
From 2004 to 2012, the incidence of AKI increased from 4.9% to 14.2% among CABG patients and from 2.7% to 8.8% among PCI patients.
HD patients with untreated or ineffectively treated anemia prior to dialysis initiation were more likely to die than those who had consistently well-treated anemia.
In a phase 3 trial, acute kidney injury developed in 13.2% of patients undergoing invasive coronary angiography compared with 5.6% of those undergoing computed tomography angiography.
Among kidney transplant recipients who died with a functioning graft, the cause of death was reported as unknown for 64% of them.
The 5-year survival rates was 80.7% for patients in the lowest quartile of serum uric acid at HD initiation versus 89.6% for those in the highest quartile.
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