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Preview of ASN Kidney Week 2016: Hyperphosphatemia

The ASN Congress starts next week in Chicago, slightly later in the calendar than usual. In this article, the COMPACT RENAL team has highlighted key sessions and posters relating to hyperphosphatemia. Note that hyperlinks to symposia will take you to the ASN Kidney Week website, where you will have the…

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Date of publication:
November 10, 2016

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Key Observational Studies in Hyperphosphatemia

Our recent expert video series for COMPACT RENAL has featured several discussions on the value of observational studies in nephrology. Observational studies allow the analysis of large numbers of patients across countries, and, when appropriate statistical tools are applied, provide clinically relevant data. In 2014, the Cochrane Collaboration published a…

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Date of publication:
October 6, 2016

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ERA-EDTA 2016: CKD-MBD Management and Associated Outcomes

The ERA-EDTA 2016 congress was held last month in Vienna, Austria. Here is COMPACT RENAL’s round-up of the highlights in CKD-MBD. Non-calcium phosphate binders and reduced mortality Non-calcium phosphate binders reduce calcium loading in dialysis patients and may reduce risk of death compared with calcium-based phosphate binders, but it is…

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Date of publication:
June 17, 2016

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Preview of ERA-EDTA 2016: CKD-MBD

The ERA-EDTA 2016 Congress starts this weekend in Vienna. To guide you through the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has highlighted key sessions and posters relating to CKD-MBD. We will be distributing complimentary booklets at the congress, featuring our most popular articles, so please stop by and see us at…

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Date of publication:
May 18, 2016

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Phosphorus and Protein – Getting The Balance Right

An important part of tackling hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease patients is restricting phosphorus intake. However, as high-phosphorus foods are often good sources of protein, a restriction can lead to poor protein intake. In an article published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition, David St-Jules and colleagues examine the collinearity…

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Date of publication:
April 28, 2016

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Meeting the challenges of individual variation in phosphate control

Hyperphosphatemia remains a problem for many patients on hemodialysis, despite advances in understanding and pharmaceuticals. This is primarily thought to be a result of non-compliance to medication and/or diet by the patient. However, a recent perspective article in the American Journal of Kidney Disease raises the possibility of factors contributing…

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Date of publication:
March 11, 2016

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Updates in the battle against non-adherence to phosphate binders

The association between hyperphosphatemia and increased mortality and hospitalization in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD) is well known, yet non-adherence to phosphate-binding treatment and dietary restrictions remains a significant problem.[1] Three recent papers have examined the range of factors influencing adherence, while a fourth discusses the…

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Date of publication:
February 17, 2016

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COMPACT RENAL – 2015 year in review

Here are a few of the COMPACT team’s highlights from 2015, based on the article series that most interested our readers. Round table videos This year we recorded a series of round table discussions with international experts prior to the ERA-EDTA 2015 Congress. The videos cover a range of issues,…

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Date of publication:
January 5, 2016

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