Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Nutrition 25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.

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Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances.

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

Over 12 months, the exercise intervention increased participants' activity level by 2 or more metabolic equivalents.

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Guidelines currently don't recognize gout as a risk factor for CKD and nephrolithiasis.

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Researchers compared 3 screening approaches for their ability to detect chronic kidney disease cases, and identify patients with higher rates of cardiovascular events and kidney decline.

Lower CKD Risk Among Fit Veterans

Lower CKD Risk Among Fit Veterans

Achieving an exercise capacity of more than 6.5 metabolic equivalents - such as daily brisk walking for 30-40 minutes -- might be protective, according to researchers.

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

Individuals who perceived the benefits of a low-phosphorus diet and demonstrated self-efficacy were more likely to make strides against hyperphosphatemia.

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

Calcification in the media of arteries may be a useful measure for screening.

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

Researchers found 88% higher odds of negative pregnancy outcomes for women with stage 1 CKD and no classic risk factors.