Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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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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CKD Model May Improve Care via Electronic Health Records

CKD Model May Improve Care via Electronic Health Records

CKD, which is mainly defined by laboratory abnormalities, is a suitable EHR phenotype.

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Study reveals a 35% increase in all-cause mortality risk compared with non-use.

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

Treatment with this compound resulted in higher circulating levels of 25(OH)D compared with ergocalciferol in Hispanic CKD patients.

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

After standard lipid treatments, CKD patients still have up to a 70% residual risk of cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

In a study, renal survival increased by 8.2% with each 10 nmol/L increment in baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

A study found that 78% of popular drinks, from flavored waters to lemonades to iced teas, contain far more phosphorus than listed in nutritional databases.

Diabetic Kidney Disease Linked to High Uric Acid

Diabetic Kidney Disease Linked to High Uric Acid

Increased uric acid levels were correlated with decreased HbA1c and increased prevalence of diabetic kidney disease, study finds.

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

Patients who use the supplements should have their kidney function and electrolytes monitored, researchers say.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

AKI developed in bodybuilders who injected anabolic steroids and ingested commercial protein and creatine products.

eGFR and ACR Provide Better Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in CKD

eGFR and ACR Provide Better Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in CKD

The combination of eGFR and ACR outperformed most single traditional parameters for cardiovascular risk discrimination in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

The magnitude of the increased risk was similar to that of having a previous cardiovascular event.

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

In a small study, each 1 mL/min/1.73 m2 decrease in eGFR was associated with a significant 0.020 mmol/L increase in serum sodium.

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

The association is particularly pronounced in younger patients with higher levels of proteinuria.

Non-Dialysis CKD-MBD Care Suboptimal

Non-Dialysis CKD-MBD Care Suboptimal

One-third of patients who missed clinical targets for phosphorus, calcium and/or parathormone remained untreated.

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.