Kidney Week 2019

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Patiromer Safe and Effective in Hyperkalemia

Washington, DC—Researchers, led by Matthew Weir, MD,  conducted a post hoc analysis to examine the efficacy and safety of...
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Efficacy and Safety of Patiromer in Hyperkalemic Adults

Washington, DC—Patiromer, a sodium-free, nonabsorbed potassium binder is approved for the treatment of hyperkalemia. Results from the OPAL-HK study...
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Identifying Urine Biomarkers for Kidney Injury in Patients with IgAN

Renal pathology is critical in clinical management and prognosis in patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), a primary glomerular...
Patiromer Aids in Spironolactone Tolerance in CKD Patients

CKD Education Improves eGFR Slopes

For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), multidisciplinary education can play a role in prevention of disease progression and...
Gluten Intake Linked to Celiac Disease Among Genetically Predisposed Children

Gluten-Free-Diet in Children with Nephrotic Syndrome

In children with celiac disease, the protein zonulin increased gut permeability after exposure to gliadin. In children with nephrotic...
Voclosporin Add-on May Benefit Lupus Nephritis Patients

T-Regulatory Cells and B-Regulatory Cells in Lupus Nephritis

Previous studies in patients with lupus nephritis have shown impairment in both the number and function of T-regulatory cells....
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Kidney Transplantation Outcomes in Patients with ADPKD

For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the optimal choice for renal replacement therapy is renal transplant. A common...
HCV Status and Kidney Transplantation Outcomes

Decline in eGFR in CKD Patients versus At-risk Patients

There are few data available on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
Hemodialysis and Depression

Nutritional Predictors of All-Cause Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Patients with end-stage renal disease require close monitoring of nutrition. However, in patients on hemodialysis, obtaining adequate nutritional status...
Medicare Analysis: No Link Between Postdischarge Mortality and HRRP Announcement

Hyperkalemia Excursions and Risk of Mortality: Analysis of DOPPS Results

There is an association between hyperkalemia and adverse clinical events in patients on hemodialysis identified by a single potassium...
Single-Patient Hospital Rooms Are Associated with a Decrease in Infections

Prognostic Value of Various Body Composition Values in Hospitalized Dialysis Patients

Despite the importance of body composition in the prognosis of dialysis patients, there are few data available on comparisons...
Study: Age, Sex, and BMI Plus Two Biomarkers Can Identify atrial fibrillation

Patients with AKI Receiving CRRT at Risk of New-onset Atrial Fibrillation

UP to 44% of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) experience atrial fibrillation...
Ticagrelor Reduces Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Clinical Variables and Timing of RRT Initiation for AKI Patients

There is no clear consensus on the optimal timing of initiation of dialysis in critically ill patients with acute...
Adverse Clinical Events in Patients on Maintenance Dialysis

SZC Improves Potassium Balance in Hyperkalemic Dialysis Patients

Despite hemodialysis, patients with end-stage renal disease frequently experience predialysis hyperkalemia. The DIALIZE trial (NCT03303521), a phase 3b, randomized,...

Curated Journal Abstracts

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