FDA Approves Mircera for Anemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease in Pediatric Patients on Dialysis

On June 7, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta (Mircera, Vifor Pharma Inc.) for the treatment of pediatric patients 5 to 17 years of age on hemodialysis who are converting from another ESA after...
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CONCLUSIONS Anemia was more common in diabetic CKD patients. Diabetes mellitus was independently associated with iron deficiency. Surprisingly, diminished iron availability was not more frequent in diabetic patients. The physio-pathological mechanisms that could explain these findings remain to be elucidated.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with resistance to recombinant human erythropoietin therapy with epoetin alfa (αEPO). We performed a prospective, longitudinal study of hemodialysis patients receiving treatment with αEPO at our reference hospital from July 2015 to June 2016. Clinical data was collected, and the response to αEPO treatment was evaluated using the erythropoietin resistance index (ERI). The ERI was defined as the weekly weight-adjusted αEPO dose (U/kg per week)/hemoglobin level (g/dL). A longitudinal linear regression model was fitted with random effects to verify ...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research - Category: Research Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
Authors: Ogawa T, Nitta K Abstract Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) frequently occurs in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with heart failure and higher mortality. LVDD is observed in patients with early stages of CKD and is associated with cardiovascular events, in patients undergoing incident hemodialysis in the absence of systolic function. The pathogenesis of CKD includes abnormal ventricular filling in diastole and a higher LV filling pressure (LVFP) because of LV hypertrophy (LVH), in addition to myocardial interstitial fibrosis. Therefore, LV dysfunction tends to cause pulmonary con...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAnaemia among haemodialysis patients is treated with iron and erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs). ESAs reduce requirements for blood transfusions but are also expensive and overzealous use may be associated with adverse outcomes. Recent international trends have been characterised by reduced ESA doses and a greater reliance on intravenous (IV) iron. We determined trends in prescribing patterns of ESAs and IV iron for the treatment of anaemia in two representative Irish dialysis centres and correlated with current guidelines and international trends.MethodsPatient data was accessed from the Kidney Di...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
H Suresh, BS Arun, V Moger, PB Vijayalaxmi, K. T. K Murali MohanIndian Journal of Nephrology 2018 28(2):127-134 Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a recently recognized complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially in end-stage renal disease. It has prevalence estimates of 30%–50% and is an independent predictor of increased mortality in CKD patients. The aim of this study is to analyze the prevalence of PH in patients with CKD, its severity in different stages of CKD, and risk factors for it. One hundred and eight patients with CKD treated at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka,...
Source: Indian Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract More than half of all deaths among end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cardiovascular changes secondary to renal dysfunction, including fluid overload, uremic cardiomyopathy, secondary hyperparathyroidism, anemia, altered lipid metabolism, and accumulation of gut microbiota-derived uremic toxins like trimethylamine N-oxidase, contribute to the high risk for CVD in the ESRD population. In addition, conventional hemodialysis (HD) itself poses myocardial stress and injury on the already compromised cardiovascular system in uremic patients. This review will provide...
Source: Seminars in Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Semin Dial Source Type: research
Condition:   Anemia; Hemodialysis Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease Intervention:   Drug: MT-6548 Sponsor:   Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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