Iron Deficiency Linked to Higher CKD Mortality

SALT LAKE CITY—Is abnormal iron balance associated with increased mortality in predialysis patients with chronic kidney disease? A study in Kidney International suggested that the answer is not clear, because parameters have not been well characterized. To remedy...

Nephrologists Face ‘Emotional Burden’ in Treating CKD

BOSTON—Even though U.S. clinical practice guidelines generally recommend that nephrologists discuss all treatment options, including conservative management, with Stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease patients, that rarely occurs, according to a new study. The report...

VA Study Shows Kidney Disease Ups Diabetes Risk

LOUIS—For years, research has shown that patients with diabetes have an increased risk of kidney disease. But what about the reverse? A new study published in the journal Kidney International provides evidence that kidney dysfunction also ups the risk of developing...