Nephrology Conferences

Etelcalcetide Found to Increase Bone Mineral Density in SHPT

Etelcalcetide Found to Increase Bone Mineral Density in SHPT

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

Ankle-Brachial Index Predicts Vascular Calcification in SHPT

Ankle-Brachial Index Predicts Vascular Calcification in SHPT

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

Epoetin Dose Linked With CVD, Mortality in Hemodialysis

Epoetin Dose Linked With CVD, Mortality in Hemodialysis

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

IV Iron Therapy in CKD Increases Infection Risk

IV Iron Therapy in CKD Increases Infection Risk

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

Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for SHPT

Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for SHPT

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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.

Etelcalcetide Beneficial in Severe SHPT Uncontrolled With Cinacalcet

Etelcalcetide Beneficial in Severe SHPT Uncontrolled With Cinacalcet

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

Predictors of SHPT Progression in CKD Identified

Predictors of SHPT Progression in CKD Identified

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

Kidney Failure in the Elderly Linked to Low Serum Uromodulin

Kidney Failure in the Elderly Linked to Low Serum Uromodulin

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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.

Nephrotic Syndrome Found to Raise Ischemic Stroke Risk

Nephrotic Syndrome Found to Raise Ischemic Stroke Risk

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Taiwan study reveals a 38% increased risk of ischemic stroke among patients with nephrotic syndrome.

High Uric Acid Raises Death Risk in CKD

High Uric Acid Raises Death Risk in CKD

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Patients with chronic kidney disease who have hyperuricemia have a 3-fold higher risk of all-cause mortality.

Statins Reduce Mortality Risk in Dialysis-Requiring AKI

Statins Reduce Mortality Risk in Dialysis-Requiring AKI

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Statin use vs non-use among patients hospitalized with dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury is associated with decreased risks of 1-year and in-hospital all-cause mortality, a study found.

Hemodialysis Patient Muscle Relaxant Use Tied to Falls, Fracture

Hemodialysis Patient Muscle Relaxant Use Tied to Falls, Fracture

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Use of muscle relaxants was associated with a 68%, 29%, and 30% increased risk of altered mental status, falls, and fractures, respectively.

Hyperkalemia Drug May Act as Phosphate Binder

Hyperkalemia Drug May Act as Phosphate Binder

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In a study, patiromer lowered serum phosphate in patients with hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia.

Comorbidity Burden in Hemodialysis Population Greater in Women

Comorbidity Burden in Hemodialysis Population Greater in Women

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Higher percentages of women than men on hemodialysis have anemia, infections, hypertension, and diabetes, study finds.

Obesity Should Not Rule Out Kidney Transplantation

Obesity Should Not Rule Out Kidney Transplantation

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In a study, kidney transplant recipients with a BMI (in kg/m2) higher than 35 have graft and patient outcomes similar to those with a BMI of 30 to 35.

Study: Switching to Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Can Lower Phosphate in HD

Study: Switching to Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Can Lower Phosphate in HD

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In a study, 42.4% of patients with serum phosphorus of 5.6 to 7 mg/dL lowered their levels to less than 5.5 mg/dL over 2 years.

Lower IV Iron Dosing Regimen in Hemodialysis May Be Feasible

Lower IV Iron Dosing Regimen in Hemodialysis May Be Feasible

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In a study, patients received half the amount of iron during the reduced dosing period: 126.6 vs 51.2 mg/month.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Lower Bicarbonate Levels

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Lower Bicarbonate Levels

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Individuals with a serum bicarbonate level below 24 mEq/L have a 2-fold increased risk of AKI compared with those with a level of 25-28 mEq/L.

Canagliflozin Ups Survival in Type 2 Diabetes With Macroalbuminuria

Canagliflozin Ups Survival in Type 2 Diabetes With Macroalbuminuria

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Canagliflozin vs placebo is associated with increased survival and renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and macroalbuminuria.

Pre-Transplant Weight Loss Predicts Higher Post-Transplant Death Risk

Pre-Transplant Weight Loss Predicts Higher Post-Transplant Death Risk

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Patients who lose 10% or more of their body weight from the time of their listing on a transplant waiting list are at higher risk of death following deceased-donor kidney transplantation.

Advanced CKD May Be a Risk Factor for Medial Arterial Calcification

Advanced CKD May Be a Risk Factor for Medial Arterial Calcification

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In a study, progression of calcification did not increase until eGFR falls below 40 mL/min/1.73 m2.

High Mean Corpuscular Volume Ups Death Risk in PD Patients

High Mean Corpuscular Volume Ups Death Risk in PD Patients

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Peritoneal dialysis patients with MCV of 96 fl or more had a 29% greater risk for early death compared with a reference group.

Frequent Hemodialysis Improves Serum Phosphate, Left Ventricular Mass

Frequent Hemodialysis Improves Serum Phosphate, Left Ventricular Mass

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Patients who received hemodialysis 6 times per week instead of 3 showed improvements in biomarkers of mineral metabolism and left ventricular remodeling.

Magnesium Levels May Predict Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

Magnesium Levels May Predict Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

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Higher magnesium levels are associated with a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, but only among individuals without impaired renal function.

ASN Announces Release of 'Roadmap' to Improve RRT

ASN Announces Release of 'Roadmap' to Improve RRT

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The objective is to stimulate innovation by industry, academic institutions, and other organizations.

Octogenarians Benefit From Nephrology Consult Before Dialysis Start

Octogenarians Benefit From Nephrology Consult Before Dialysis Start

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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.

Pre-Dialysis Anemia Ups Mortality After Dialysis Start

Pre-Dialysis Anemia Ups Mortality After Dialysis Start

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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.

ESRD Risk Small Among Type 2 Diabetics

ESRD Risk Small Among Type 2 Diabetics

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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%.

FGF23 Predicts Development of CKD Anemia

FGF23 Predicts Development of CKD Anemia

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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.

Studies Provide Detailed Look at Treatment-Related Hyperkalemia

Studies Provide Detailed Look at Treatment-Related Hyperkalemia

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Rates of hyperkalemia associated with receipt of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors vary by age and comorbidities.

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