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Both low molecular weight apo(a) size and high lipoprotein(a) levels predict atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk in dialysis patients. Led by J. Craig Longenecker of Johns Hopkins Universi ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Zemplar ( Paricalcitol ) capsules, an oral, activated vitamin D therapy for prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism ( SHPT ). ...


A study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other institutions, found two common gene variations are associated with the risk for developing chronic kidney disea ...


Researchers at Mayo Clinic searching for explanations of high mortality rates among kidney failure patients undergoing hemodialysis are focusing their attention on the use of Heparin, a drug used to r ...


Patients with type 1 diabetes have an improved prognosis with regard to end-stage renal disease over the past four decades, and it appears the incidence of end-stage renal disease is lower than previo ...


Night-time hemodialysis patients may have a greater capacity to repair their hearts and blood vessels compared to those on conventional dialysis three times a week, according to a study in the America ...


Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco ( UCSF ) have determined that there is a strong relationship between being obese and developing end-stage renal disease, or kidney failure. ...


Large, for-profit dialysis facilities appear to administer higher than necessary amounts of a medication for treating anemia in patients with kidney disease, compared to nonprofit facilities, accord ...


The drug Rituximab causes considerable kidney injury healing in patients with membranous nephropathy, a common form of kidney disease, according to a study appearing in the November 2008 issue of th ...


Peginesatide, a synthetic peptide-based erythropoiesis-stimulating agent ( ESA ), is a potential therapy for anemia in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.Researchers have conducted two rand ...


Results from the FIND-CKD study were presented at the American Society of Nephrology ( ASN ) Kidney Week in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The FIND-CKD results have shown that Ferinject ( Ferric carboxymaltos ...


Abdominal aortic calcification ( AAC ) is reported as a predictor for cardiovascular events in general population and in hemodialysis patients. At present, there are no AAC data in peritoneal dialysis ...


Pregnancy after kidney transplant has become possible thanks to the recent surgical and pharmacological breakthrough. Researchers have performed a retrospective study including all childbearing wom ...


Peritoneal dialysis is the renal replacement therapy of choice for acute kidney injury in neonates, but in some cases is not feasible or effective. Continuous renal replacement therapy ( CRRT ) machin ...


Risk of end-stage renal disease ( ESRD ) in kidney donors has been compared with risk faced by the general population, but the general population represents an unscreened, high-risk comparator. A co ...