Chronic Kidney Disease

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.

Crescents In Renal Biopsies A Bad Sign

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Class IV patients with diffuse lupus glomerulonephritis with crescents may require more aggressive therapy directed at non-immune complex mediated necrotizing glomerulonephritis compared to patients without crescents, according to a new study.

Post-MI Mortality Risk Linked to GFR

CHICAGO—Using plasma fasting glucose level and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in conjunction with the TIMI risk index improves 30-day mortality predictions following acute MI, data show.

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