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Nephrology and Kidney Care for Diabetics: Diabetes causes tremendous stress and damage to the kidneys. Diabetes patients are frequently renally impaired and at high risk for kidney failure if not on dialysis. This further complicates the management of their diabetes and increases mortality risk. However, new treatments, drugs, and clinical insights are aiding medical professionals in their fight against kidney disease and its relationship to diabetes.

Cinacalcet May Protect Against Fracture in Dialysis

Mortality, cardiovascular disease risk remains same for patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism… After further review, adjusted findings from the EVOLVE Trial showed that cinacalcet may reduce the risk of fracture among patients on dialysis. In a pre-specified subgroup analysis, cinacalcet was associated with reduced fracture risk after taking baseline characteristics and …

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Niacin Benefits Kidney Mortality

The proportion of patients experiencing a rapid decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can be decreased significantly with niacin, as can all-cause mortality… Elani Streja, PhD Chief investigator, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, commented on the study, stated, “Across all models of adjustment, patients who took niacin had …

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Hemodialysis at Home Provides Better Outcomes

Convenience, cost, frequency contribute to decrease in mortality rates… A report from American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2014 showed that home dialysis therapies may help prolong the lives of patients with kidney failure when compared to hemodialysis treatments administered in medical centers. It was shown that home dialysis …

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