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

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.

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

An SBP target of about 120-140 rather than below 140 mm Hg may be more beneficial.

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Contrast Nephropathy Associated with Long-Term Mortality in CKD

Contrast Nephropathy Associated with Long-Term Mortality in CKD

Increased long-term mortality risk for patients with, but not those without, chronic kidney disease.

High C-Reactive Protein Is a CKD Risk Factor

High C-Reactive Protein Is a CKD Risk Factor

CRP is an independent risk factor the development of CKD.

Advanced Kidney Disease (CKD) Linked to Worse Post-Bypass Outcomes

Advanced Kidney Disease (CKD) Linked to Worse Post-Bypass Outcomes

Severe CKD raised the risk of in-hospital death after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

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.