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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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Mediterranean Diet Lowers Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Mediterranean diet is associated with a significantly lower risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

In healthy people, renal hyperfiltration associated with 37% and 66% increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

Exercise May Benefit Kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Exercise May Benefit Kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Acute exercise may benefit children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) via anti-inflammatory effects.

Pre-Treatment Statins Reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk

Pre-Treatment Statins Reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk

Review shows reduction in acute kidney injury with high-dose statins versus low-dose or placebo.

Exercise May Decrease Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Exercise May Decrease Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Strenuous aerobic activities found to decrease the risk of ESRD by 42% compared with no physical activity.

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.

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

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.

Kidney Disease Linked to Low Magnesium

Kidney Disease Linked to Low Magnesium

Highest vs. lowest quartile of serum magnesium associated with a 58% increased risk of chronic kidney disease.

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.