Markers of bone resorption decreased in hemodialysis patients with 6 months of etelcalcetide treatment.
Analyses demonstrated that an ABI of 1.79 correlated with radiographic evidence of calcified vessels.
Epoetin dose is significantly associated with cardiovascular disease whether patients had lower or higher hemoglobin levels, study finds.
In a study, IV iron was associated with twice the risk for infections in CKD.
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.
In a study, patients with uncontrolled SHPT were switched from oral cinacalcet to intravenous etelcalcetide.
Loss of renal function may not be the sole factor in SHPT development, according to new study findings.
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.
Taiwan study reveals a 38% increased risk of ischemic stroke among patients with nephrotic syndrome.
Patients with chronic kidney disease who have hyperuricemia have a 3-fold higher risk of all-cause mortality.
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.
Use of muscle relaxants was associated with a 68%, 29%, and 30% increased risk of altered mental status, falls, and fractures, respectively.
In a study, patiromer lowered serum phosphate in patients with hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia.
Higher percentages of women than men on hemodialysis have anemia, infections, hypertension, and diabetes, study finds.
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.
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.
In a study, patients received half the amount of iron during the reduced dosing period: 126.6 vs 51.2 mg/month.
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 vs placebo is associated with increased survival and renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and macroalbuminuria.
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.
In a study, progression of calcification did not increase until eGFR falls below 40 mL/min/1.73 m2.
Peritoneal dialysis patients with MCV of 96 fl or more had a 29% greater risk for early death compared with a reference group.
Patients who received hemodialysis 6 times per week instead of 3 showed improvements in biomarkers of mineral metabolism and left ventricular remodeling.
Higher magnesium levels are associated with a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, but only among individuals without impaired renal function.
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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.
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.
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