Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Features

Expert Q&A The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Commentary "Doc, Did You Check My Cholesterol?"

"Doc, Did You Check My Cholesterol?"

Many patients still insist that I need to check and manage their cholesterol.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Videos

Latest Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) News

Older Age Predicts Renal Function Decline in Living Donors

Older Age Predicts Renal Function Decline in Living Donors

Mean estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases by 0.57 mL/min/1.73 m2 annually with each 1-year increase in age at donation.

CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

Major perioperative complications and death are more likely in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5.

Alcohol May Protect Kidney Function in Men

Alcohol May Protect Kidney Function in Men

Heavy and binge drinking found to significantly decrease the likelihood of renal dysfunction.

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.

Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Low hemoglobin levels increase the risk of death, sepsis, and cerebrovascular accidents following cardiac surgery.

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Kidney Stones

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Kidney Stones

A history of nephrolithiasis was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease in women.

CKD Risk Factors Present Decades Prior to Diagnosis

CKD Risk Factors Present Decades Prior to Diagnosis

In a study, hypertension, obesity, and higher triglycerides predicted development of chronic kidney disease 30 years later.

Low Bicarbonate Predicts Rapid Renal Function Decline

Low Bicarbonate Predicts Rapid Renal Function Decline

Serum bicarbonate could potentially be used to identify patients at elevated risk for chronic kidney disease.

HCV Infection Raises Kidney Failure Risk

HCV Infection Raises Kidney Failure Risk

Hepatitis C virus infection increases CKD patients' likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease by 32%.

Low Sodium Diet May Not Reduce Renal Risks

Low Sodium Diet May Not Reduce Renal Risks

Researchers find no association between sodium excretion and decline in eGFR.

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

Korean study also revealed an inverse association between serum homocysteine levels and renal function.

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.

CKD Stage 4 Patients Have Equal Risk of ESRD, Death

CKD Stage 4 Patients Have Equal Risk of ESRD, Death

If renal replacement therapy planning were started only when patients reached CKD stage 5, many patients would not be adequately prepared, researchers said.

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

A nearly 5-fold higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection observed in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.