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Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

The findings generally support KDOQI guidelines for dialysis patients, which recommend maintaining serum phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL.

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

Levels of at least 550 but less than 650 pg/mL are associated with a 26% increased mortality risk vs. levels below 400 pg/mL.

Low Magnesium Raises Hemodialysis Patients' Death Risk

Low Magnesium Raises Hemodialysis Patients' Death Risk

The increased risk is especially pronounced among patients with low serum albumin.

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.

High Fluid Intake Lowers Kidney Stone Risk

High Fluid Intake Lowers Kidney Stone Risk

Meta-analysis finds a reduction in the risk of incident and recurrent kidney stones.

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

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