In a Swiss study, patients aged 80 years or more were significantly less likely to die if they had a nephrology referral prior to initiating dialysis.
Patients with vs without anemia prior to starting hemodialysis (HD) were more likely to die despite achieving target hemoglobin levels at month 4 after HD initiation.
Type 2 diabetes is among the leading causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but the estimated cumulative risk of ESRD at 20 years after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is less than 1%.
Anemia is 66% and 84% more likely to develop among patients in the 3rd and 4th quartiles of serum fibroblast growth factor 23 level vs those in the 1st quartile.
Rates of hyperkalemia associated with receipt of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors vary by age and comorbidities.
The risk of chronic kidney disease among women who experience preeclampsia is particularly elevated within 5 years of delivery.
Patients in the highest quintile of urinary albumin excretion had a 4.5-fold increased risk of urothelial cell carcinoma vs those in quintiles 1-3.
Longitudinal study with preplanned serum potassium measurements may provide a more accurate estimate of the burden of hyperkalemia among CKD patients.
In a phase 2 trial that enrolled 31 patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, treatment with bardoxolone resulted in a significant increase in kidney function.
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.
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.
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.
Treatment with a novel urea formulation that is available in the United States safely improves plasma sodium levels, small study shows.
In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.
Mean 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not differ significantly among groups receiving phosphate binders or dietary therapy.
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.
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