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Rapid Loss of Kidney Function Linked to Obesity

Rapid Loss of Kidney Function Linked to Obesity

Large study shows the association is more pronounced with increasing age.

Nonalbuminuric CKD May Increase Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Nonalbuminuric CKD May Increase Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Nonalbuminuric chronic kidney disease was linked to increases in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, but not albuminuria or end-stage renal disease.

High Phosphorus Levels Predict CKD Progression, Early Death

High Phosphorus Levels Predict CKD Progression, Early Death

Every 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus level was linked with 36% greater odds of kidney failure among non-dialysis CKD patients.

Hyperphosphatemia Increases Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

Hyperphosphatemia Increases Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

High phosphate levels are associated with 3.3-fold increased odds of 28-day in-hospital mortality.

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

A multidisciplinary team-based approach to diabetes management may help prevent complications like diabetic kidney disease.

Late Life CKD Possibly Linked to Higher Midlife Blood Pressure

Late Life CKD Possibly Linked to Higher Midlife Blood Pressure

New findings may offer possible strategies for preventing renal function decline.

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Study of Asian patients found that the 12-month mortality rate was signi­ficantly higher in those with than without hyponatremia at hospital admission for heart failure.

Topical Vitamin D May Relieve CKD-Related Pruritus

Topical Vitamin D May Relieve CKD-Related Pruritus

Significant improvement in skin dryness with topical vitamin D without major side effects.

Kidney Function Decline in Men Linked to Lower Alcohol Intake

Kidney Function Decline in Men Linked to Lower Alcohol Intake

Frequent exercise also increases the odds of kidney function loss.

TMAO Implicated As a Cardiovascular Risk Factor in CKD

TMAO Implicated As a Cardiovascular Risk Factor in CKD

As renal function declines, levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide increase, and this correlates with increased atherosclerosis burden.

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Appear Safe in CML Patients With CKD

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Appear Safe in CML Patients With CKD

In these patients, no further decline in GFR, regardless of TKI used.

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.

Food Additives Found to Raise Serum Phosphorus

Food Additives Found to Raise Serum Phosphorus

Study implicates dairy products, cereals, and grains containing inorganic phosphate additives.

Medications Contribute to Phosphate Intake

Medications Contribute to Phosphate Intake

Among the phosphate-containing medicinal products prescribed to chronic kidney disease patients, 76% may contain absorbable phosphate.

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