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Commentary Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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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.

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

A Turkish study found that 55% of male coronary artery disease patients had some degree of erectile dysfunction.

Kidney Disease Linked to Worse Pregnancy, Fetal Outcomes

Kidney Disease Linked to Worse Pregnancy, Fetal Outcomes

Study reveals increased risk of preterm delivery and delivery of low-birth-weight infants.

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Long-term treatment also found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

Volume Overload in Anemic CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Volume Overload in Anemic CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Study reveals elevated risks of cardiovascular and renal events

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Levels below 10 g/dL found to increase risk of a composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, cerebrovascular events, and myocardial infarction.

Metformin Appears Safe for Some with Kidney Impairment

Metformin Appears Safe for Some with Kidney Impairment

Review shows lactate concentrations not substantially up in type 2 diabetes patients with mild, moderate CKD.

Waist-to-Height Ratio May Be a Better CKD Predictor

Waist-to-Height Ratio May Be a Better CKD Predictor

Waist-to-Height Ratio is potentially a stronger risk factor for chronic kidney disease than waist circumference in overweight diabetics.

Lower Creatinine Clearance in Older Adults Increases Odds of Muscle Atrophy

Lower Creatinine Clearance in Older Adults Increases Odds of Muscle Atrophy

Study reveals greater likelihood of decreased walking speed and more rapid declines in lower-extremity strength.