NKF 2018

Change in Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Tied With Mortality in HD

Change in Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Tied With Mortality in HD

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In a study, increases in red blood cell distribution width during the first year of dialysis was associated with greater risks for death.

Post-Parathyroidectomy Predictors of Hungry Bone Syndrome Identified

Post-Parathyroidectomy Predictors of Hungry Bone Syndrome Identified

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Predictors of hungry bone syndrome after parathyroidectomy include lower pre- and post-op calcium levels, according to a new study.

Predialysis Nephrology Care Associated With Lower AFib Risk

Predialysis Nephrology Care Associated With Lower AFib Risk

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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.

No Reduction in Platelets Found With IV Iron Use in CKD

No Reduction in Platelets Found With IV Iron Use in CKD

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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.

Mortality Risk After Community-Acquired AKI Lower in Women

Mortality Risk After Community-Acquired AKI Lower in Women

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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.

Intensive Phosphate Control May Reduce FGF23 in HD

Intensive Phosphate Control May Reduce FGF23 in HD

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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.

Fistula, Graft Angioplasty Success Linked to Aspirin Use

Fistula, Graft Angioplasty Success Linked to Aspirin Use

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In a prospective study, aspirin users were more likely to have a successful outcome following PTA for venous stenoses in arteriovenous fistulas or grafts.

Fenofibrate Therapy Slows CKD Progression in Diabetics

Fenofibrate Therapy Slows CKD Progression in Diabetics

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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.

Cinacalcet Administration After Hemodialysis Safe, Effective

Cinacalcet Administration After Hemodialysis Safe, Effective

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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.

Renal Allograft Failure Linked to Low Uromodulin Levels

Renal Allograft Failure Linked to Low Uromodulin Levels

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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.

ADPKD Linked to Lower Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

ADPKD Linked to Lower Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

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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.

Urea Found Safe and Effective for Hyponatremia

Urea Found Safe and Effective for Hyponatremia

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Treatment with a novel urea formulation that is available in the United States safely improves plasma sodium levels, small study shows.

Most Disliked Dialysis Dietary Restriction Is Limited Fluid Intake

Most Disliked Dialysis Dietary Restriction Is Limited Fluid Intake

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In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.

Phosphate Binders Do Not Interfere With Vitamin D Therapy

Phosphate Binders Do Not Interfere With Vitamin D Therapy

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Mean 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not differ significantly among groups receiving phosphate binders or dietary therapy.

Extended-Release Calcifediol Reduces Bone Turnover in SHPT

Extended-Release Calcifediol Reduces Bone Turnover in SHPT

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Levels of the bone turnover markers CTX and P1NP declined over approximately 6 months of treatment patients with CKD and secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Vitamin D3 and D2 Similarly Effective for SHPT in CKD

Vitamin D3 and D2 Similarly Effective for SHPT in CKD

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Researchers found no significant difference between ergocalciferol and cholecalciferol in maintaining levels of vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and calcium.

ADPKD-Related Kidney Failure Occurs Earlier in Non-Hispanic Blacks

ADPKD-Related Kidney Failure Occurs Earlier in Non-Hispanic Blacks

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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.

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