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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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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.

Unusual CKD Identified in Salvadoran Women

Unusual CKD Identified in Salvadoran Women

In a study, 6.6% of women had CKD that could not be attributed to diabetes, hypertension, or glomerulopathy.

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

A difference of 10 mm Hg or more in systolic blood pressure was associated with an 80% increased risk.

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety

Mild CKD and Tight Glucose Control Increase Risks in Diabetics

Mild CKD and Tight Glucose Control Increase Risks in Diabetics

Intense glycemic control was significantly linked to higher risks of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality

Some Tests Provide Little Clinical Benefit for CKD Diagnosis

Some Tests Provide Little Clinical Benefit for CKD Diagnosis

Many of the tests performed to screen for chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not be necessary for diagnosis and management, according to a research letter.

Kidney Disease in Urban Poor Linked to Bad Eating Habits

Kidney Disease in Urban Poor Linked to Bad Eating Habits

People least adherent to a DASH-style diet had a 3-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease compared with those who were most adherent.

Acidic, Meat-Based Diet Boosts Kidney Failure

Acidic, Meat-Based Diet Boosts Kidney Failure

Switching to regimen higher in fruits, veggies might help stave off organ failure, researchers say

Hypothyroidism Risk Rises with Declining Kidney Function

Hypothyroidism Risk Rises with Declining Kidney Function

The risk increases by 18% with each 10 mL/min/1.73 m2 lower estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Infection Linked to Non-Dialysis CKD Among Diabetics

Infection Linked to Non-Dialysis CKD Among Diabetics

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