End-Stage Renal Disease

End-Stage Renal Disease News

  • HIV Patients Spend More Time on Kidney Transplant Waiting List HIV-positive patients who need a new kidney have delayed referral to transplant programs and spend more time on the waitlist, according to preliminary data from two independent studies presented June 4 at the American Transplant Congress in Boston.
  • Higher Risk of Kidney Failure in Older Donors With Hypertension Study finds increased 15-year risk of ESRD in older kidney donors with hypertension compared to those without. Experts stress absolute risk of ESRD was small and should not prevent donation.

End-Stage Renal Disease Perspective

  • How Do the Renal Data From CREDENCE and CARMELINA Compare?   Meg Jardine and Christoph Wanner, investigators from the CREDENCE and CARMELINA trials, respectively, discuss the implications for SGLT2 inhibitor and DPP-4 inhibitor use in patients with kidney disease.
  • Just Say No to the ICD in Patients With Kidney Disease Little evidence supports the use of ICDs in patients with kidney disease. A bold new study in patients on dialysis suggests that the devices should be avoided. John Mandrola, MD, weighs in.