Hemoglobin levels lower, erythropoietin stimulating agent use higher, even for water lead levels below EPA threshold for regulatory action
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Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) undergoing maintenance dialysis express a desire to exercise to regain energy and strength, but many report barriers to exercise.
For patients with type 2 diabetes, intensive glucose control has long-term benefits for preventing end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), according to a study published online March 22 in Diabetes Care.
In FIDELITY, investigators pooled data from more than 13,000 patients from the FIDELIO-DKD and FIGARO-DKD trials.
A study found no significant increased risks for death or major adverse cardiac events among infected patients with established chronic kidney disease or end-stage kidney disease.
Psoriasis may be another risk factor for infectious complications in patients receiving dialysis, according to investigators.
In patients with IgA nephropathy, dapagliflozin significantly reduced the risk of CKD progression when added to ACEi/ARB therapy.
Although more research is needed, data suggest that the cardioprotective effect of direct oral anticoagulants may extend to patients with advanced CKD.
“We believe that the data actually suggest possible benefit for ESKD [end-stage kidney disease] with intensive glucose control, and remain inconclusive for intensive blood pressure control and fibrate use given the wide confidence intervals for the more reliable ESKD outcomes,” write the authors.