NKF 2009 Spring Meeting Coverage

Fractures, Hyponatremia Linked in the Elderly

Hyponatremia may place elderly patients at increased risk for bone fractures, according to researchers.

Enzyme May Predict Coronary Artery Calcification

Elevated levels of serum alkaline phosphatase in hemodialysis (HD) patients may predict coronary artery calcification (CAC), which is associated with cardiovascular and mortality in this population.

Hemoglobin Levels Vary in Non-Dialysis CKD Patients

Hemoglobin Levels Vary in Non-Dialysis CKD Patients

NASHVILLE—Researchers who analyzed data from clinical trials of darbepoetin alfa in anemic non-dialysis CKD patients found that all patients experience variable hemoglobin (Hb) levels, although the degree of fluctuation may vary.

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