Among elderly patients with CKD, female gender and lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) predict a higher risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), whereas male gender and a history of peripheral vascular disease are associated with an increased likelihood of death, according to a study presented at Renal Week 2010 in Denver.
Patients with end-stage renal disease who receive predialysis intravenous iron therapy are more likely to start hemodialysis with higher hemoglobin (Hb) levels and to achieve better Hb control better compared with patients treated with oral iron prior to dialysis initiation, French researchers reported at Renal Week 2010 in Denver.
Researchers in Taiwan have linked consumption two herbal products—Guan Mu Tong (Aristolochia manshuriensis) or Guang Fangchi (Aristolochia fangchi)—to an increased risk of developing end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
As this issue goes to press, thousands of rescue personnel from the United States and other countries throughout the world are engaged in relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, where the death toll exceeded 100,000.
The incidence of treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in people with diabetes continues to decline, a trend that could be related to improved treatment and care and a decrease in the prevalence of ESRD risk factors, according to a recently published study.