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Ergocalciferol Benefits CKD Patients

Ergocalciferol supplementation in CKD patients can safely raise levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin (OH) D levels and decrease serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels, especially in patients with stage 4 renal disease.

Better CIN Protection?

CHICAGO—N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may be superior to ascorbic acid in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with renal insufficiency, Korean researchers reported here at the American Heart Association annual scientific sessions.

Proteinuria A Useful Measure in Kids

As with adults, proteinuria reflects CKD severity in children, according to researchers. Their study of 213 children with mild to moderate CKD revealed that proteinuria correlates with glomerular filtration rate (GFR), regardless of CKD cause or other factors.

No Marker IDs Nonresponders to IV Iron

SAN DIEGO—No baseline transferrin saturation (TSAT), serum ferritin, or soluble transferrin receptor value predicts how hemodialysis patients with high ferritin levels will respond to IV iron therapy.

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