Journal Watch - Residual Renal Function
Serum Uric Acid and Residual Kidney Function in PD
In a study of 201 CAPD patients followed for up to 8 years (median 23.43+ 16.6 months), high or low serum uric acid and peritonitis were independent risk factors for loss of all residual kidney function. Higher weekly Kt/V urea helped protect residual function.
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Exercise in PD Patients and Residual Renal Function
After a 12-week home-based exercise program was completed, researchers analyzed residual renal function among 13 patients who received usual care and 16 who had been in the exercise intervention group. Urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein and microalbumin-to-creatinine ratios were significantly lower in the exercise group, suggesting a possible benefit.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-02-19)