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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.

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High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

High dietary fiber also associated with decreased systemic inflammation and mortality risk.

Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

Individuals older than 65 years are more likely to suffer a fracture than those aged 40-65 years, regardless of eGFR.

Consensus Conference Identifies Challenges in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Consensus Conference Identifies Challenges in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Several major health organizations have convened to discuss the latest outcomes in diabetes and its impact on chronic kidney disease.

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.

Transplant Plus Native Nephrectomy May Benefit Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Transplant Plus Native Nephrectomy May Benefit Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

This approach resulted in improved hypertension control in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, new study found.

Many Kidney Failure Patients Unaware of Transplant Benefits

Many Kidney Failure Patients Unaware of Transplant Benefits

The vast majority of kidney failure patients reported that they were doing fine on dialysis and did not see a need for a kidney transplant.

Kidney Disease (CKD) Should Not Preclude Thrombolytic Therapy

Kidney Disease (CKD) Should Not Preclude Thrombolytic Therapy

Other factors explain higher risk of bleeds after use of IV tissue-type plasminogen activator.

Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

Tenofovir drug can lead to moderate kidney damage in some patients.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.

Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

In addition to reducing serum phosphorus levels to within the recommended range, ferric citrate increases iron stores.

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

One hospitalization for associated with a 4.9-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

The association between serum bicarbonate levels and bone mineral density was stronger in women, especially those who were postmenopausal.

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

A study revealed an increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm.

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stenting may benefit patients with renal artery stenosis who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.