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American Society of Nephrology Conference Coverage

American Society of Nephrology 2008 Renal Week

November 4 - 9, 2008Philadelphia, PA
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Kidney stones increase risk of chronic kidney disease, may increase risk of end-stage renal disease in general population, researchers report

Monday, November 17, 2008 | Comments

By Hunter Kaller

The presence of kidney stones may cause damage to the kidneys and serve as a precursor to chronic kidney disease (CKD), study data indicate.

"Kidney stones lead to CKD in patients with rare genetic diseases (e.g., primary hyperoxaluria), but ...[more] Locked

Low potassium level associated with high blood pressure, despite salt intake, CV risk factors

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Comments

A low potassium level in the urine correlates to elevated blood pressure, particularly in black patients, according to a recent study.

Investigators analyzed data on 3,303 participants of the Dallas Heart Study, which is a multi-ethnic population-based cohort oversampled for black patients. Blood pressure was measure ...[more] Locked

Longer-duration, nocturnal hemodialysis substantially improves mortality, morbidity relative to conventional hemodialysis, study data reveal

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Comments

By Hunter Kaller

Switching to longer-duration, overnight dialysis may substantially reduce the risk of mortality in patients on hemodialysis relative to the conventional, 4-hour dialysis modality, according to study findings.

Researchers prospectively ...[more] Locked

Kidney transplantation may improve cognitive function among patients with ESRD

Monday, November 17, 2008 | Comments

By Kiki Diven

Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who undergo kidney transplantation may also experience improved cognitive function following the procedure, recent trial outcomes indicate.

"While researchers and clinicians consider cognitive decline ...[more] Locked

Coronary artery bypass surgery may provide improved long-term survival among patients with end-stage renal disease requiring revascularization procedure

Monday, November 17, 2008 | Comments

By Kiki Diven

New study findings indicate that coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) appears to provide better long-term survival than drug-eluting stents (DES) and non-drug eluting stents (non-DES) among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who need a ...[more] Locked

Risk of ESRD in black patients with hypertensive nephrosclerosis exceeds that of CV events, unlike in other CKD populations, data suggest

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Comments

By Hunter Kaller

Black patients with hypertensive nephrosclerosis may be more likely to progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than to have a cardiovascular event, in contrast to the general population of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to study ...[more] Locked



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