Mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNA) and plasma levels of hepcidin hold promise as novel markers of anemia in CKD patients, suggest data introduced at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.
Obesity and metabolic syndrome may influence CKD measures differently among African Americans and whites.
Higher serum phosphorus is associated with lower pulse pressure in women, but not men, with non-dialysis dependent CKD, according to researchers at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.
Hemoglobin (Hb) levels in non-dialysis CKD patients treated with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) have been on the decline.
Serum alkaline phosphatase may be a marker for inflammation in CKD patients, according to data presented here at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.
The phosphorus content of a typical American diet significantly increases levels of fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), a pilot study suggests.
Low potassium levels increase mortality risk by 56%, data show.
An international research team have identified a number of families suffering from a mutation in the signal peptide of the renin gene that lead to the development of autosomal dominant CKD.