Albuminuria

Albuminuria Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Albuminuria Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

The researchers found that albuminuria correlated with cognitive impairment, dementia, clinical Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia.

Pre-dialysis CKD Is a Risk Factor for Serious Infection

Pre-dialysis CKD Is a Risk Factor for Serious Infection

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Lower eGFR and higher ACR are associated with an elevated risk of infection-related hospitalization and infection-related death.

Sodium Reduction May Improve Albuminuria in Nondiabetic CKD

Sodium Reduction May Improve Albuminuria in Nondiabetic CKD

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Reducing sodium consumption to about 2,500 mg daily was associated with albuminuria improvement.

Liraglutide Found to Reduce Albuminuria in Diabetes Patients

Liraglutide Found to Reduce Albuminuria in Diabetes Patients

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Use of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist lowered 24-hour urinary albumin excretion rate by 32% over 12 weeks versus placebo.

Saxagliptin Linked to Albuminuria Improvement

Saxagliptin Linked to Albuminuria Improvement

Treatment with saxagliptin was associated with improvement in ACR categories for individuals with normoalbuminuria, microalbuminuria, and macroalbuminuria.

Low HDL-C, High Triglycerides Up Risk for Diabetic Kidney Disease

Low HDL-C, High Triglycerides Up Risk for Diabetic Kidney Disease

Findings in large cohort of patients with diabetes over 4 years of follow-up.

Study Identifies Predictors of HD Initiation After AVF Surgery

Study Identifies Predictors of HD Initiation After AVF Surgery

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A model incorporating 4 factors had greater power to predict dialysis initiation than renal function alone.

Even Mild CKD Raises Gastrointestinal Bleeding Risk

Even Mild CKD Raises Gastrointestinal Bleeding Risk

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Higher albuminuria emerges as a significant predictor of hospitalization for GI bleeding.

Obese Young Adults at Risk and Unaware of CKD

Obese Young Adults at Risk and Unaware of CKD

Not enough physicians warning patients of their risk for chronic kidney disease.

Albuminuria Ups Death Risk Despite Normal Renal Function

Albuminuria Ups Death Risk Despite Normal Renal Function

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Albuminuria increases death risk 2-fold among individuals with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 or higher.

Statins Do Not Reduce Kidney Failure Risk

Statins Do Not Reduce Kidney Failure Risk

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Pre-dialysis CKD patients who took statins did experience a modest reduction in proteinuria and kidney function decline.

Albuminuria Predicts Cardiovascular Events After PCI

Albuminuria Predicts Cardiovascular Events After PCI

Patients with elevated albumin excretion rate have increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

Albuminuria Predicts Cardiovascular Events After PCI

Albuminuria Predicts Cardiovascular Events After PCI

Patients with elevated albumin excretion rate have increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

Statins Reduce Proteinuria, Mortality in CKD Patients

Statins Reduce Proteinuria, Mortality in CKD Patients

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The drugs do not appear to prevent progression to ESRD, new meta-analysis finds.

Aliskiren's Effects on Albuminuria May Be Too Small

Aliskiren's Effects on Albuminuria May Be Too Small

Overall albuminuria drop may be too small for cardiovascular, renal risk protection.

Any Renal Function Decline in Living Kidney Donors a Cardiac Risk

Any Renal Function Decline in Living Kidney Donors a Cardiac Risk

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Increased left ventricular mass found in donors with even mild decreases in renal function.

Kidney Damage Linked to Prediabetes

Kidney Damage Linked to Prediabetes

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In a prospective study, prediabetes was an independent risk factor for hyperfiltration and increased albuminuria.

Renal Biomarkers Predict Diabetes Outcomes

Renal Biomarkers Predict Diabetes Outcomes

AKI, albuminuria, eGFR considered separately or together can predict adverse outcomes in diabetes.

Albuminuria May be a Risk Factor for Anemia in CKD

Albuminuria May be a Risk Factor for Anemia in CKD

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Kidney disease patients with macroalbuminuria were 86% more likely to be anemic.

Adding Finerenone Improves Albuminuria in Diabetic Nephropathy

Adding Finerenone Improves Albuminuria in Diabetic Nephropathy

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Hyperkalemia occurred in just 1.8% of patients taking finerenone 7.5 to 20 mg daily.

eGFR and ACR Provide Better Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in CKD

eGFR and ACR Provide Better Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in CKD

The combination of eGFR and ACR outperformed most single traditional parameters for cardiovascular risk discrimination in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Stroke Risk Increases as GFR Declines

Stroke Risk Increases as GFR Declines

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Stroke risk increases linearly with decreasing GFR rate and increasing albuminuria, according to a review and meta-analysis.

1 in 4 African Americans Has Subclinical Disease

1 in 4 African Americans Has Subclinical Disease

Prevalence 26%; increased odds of disease among those with metabolic syndrome, diabetes

Infection Linked to Non-Dialysis CKD Among Diabetics

Infection Linked to Non-Dialysis CKD Among Diabetics

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Investigators found the strongest associations for sepsis, followed by pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections.

HbA1c Below 7.6 Reduces Vascular Complications in Type 1 Diabetes

HbA1c Below 7.6 Reduces Vascular Complications in Type 1 Diabetes

Among patients with type 1 diabetes, incidence of proliferative retinopathy and persistent macroalbuminuria increased as average hemoglobin A1c rose.

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.

New Albumin Self-Testing Platform: Interview with Aydogan Ozcan, PhD

New Albumin Self-Testing Platform: Interview with Aydogan Ozcan, PhD

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A digital sensing platform could allow patients with chronic kidney ailments or diabetes to test their own urine albumin levels.

Cell Phone Allows Patients to Self-Test Albumin

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A smartphone-based automated albumin-testing tool can determine urinary albumin levels and transmit results all within about five minutes.

LVMI May Predict Microalbuminuria

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Increases in left ventricular mass index raise the risk, decreases lower it.

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