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Glomerular Filtration Rate

Starting dialysis too early can increase risk of death

Patients who are starting dialysis too early are at an increased risk of death, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100349.pdf.

Glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a test that describes the flow rate of fluid going through the kidneys and is associated with early dialysis initiation. Current… Starting dialysis too early can increase risk of death   



Arsenic linked to kidney cancer

People with moderately elevated levels of arsenic in their urine may have an increased risk of kidney cancer—particularly if they have high blood pressure and kidney disease, a new study suggests.

The findings, reported in the Journal of Urology, do not prove that arsenic contributes to kidney cancer, however. One possibility, the researchers say,… Arsenic linked to kidney cancer   



Risk prediction equation for death/end-stage renal disease

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., principal investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), is the author of an invited editorial in JAMA. The editorial accompanied a study that included data from more than 1 million adults, and indicated the use of a newer risk prediction equation that… Risk prediction equation for death/end-stage renal disease   



Lower chloride use in intravenous fluids for critically ill patients may lower risk of kidney injury

In a pilot study assessing the effect of different levels of chloride in intravenous fluids administered to critically ill patients in an intensive care unit, restricting the amount of chloride administration was associated with a significant decrease in the incidence of acute kidney injury and the use of renal replacement therapy, according to a… Lower chloride use in intravenous fluids for critically ill patients may lower risk of kidney injury   



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