Chronic Kidney Disease
Lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and sepsis made up a larger proportion of infections as kidney function worsened.
Stage G3b-5 chronic kidney disease independently predicted a nearly 2-fold increased risk recurrence and 3-fold increased risk of progression following transurethral resection.
International survey finds geographic variation in the subtype frequencies in biopsied patients.
Atrial fibrillation risk increases as estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases and albuminuria increases, according to a new meta-analysis.
Pilot study suggests intranasal theophylline may be worth further investigation as a treatment.
The researchers found that serious events occurred in 14.7% and 3.2% of participants in the methylprednisolone and placebo groups, respectively, mainly due to excess serious infections.
The investigators assessed proteomic profiling of 80 proteins using a multiplex assay.
After adjustment for age, gender, albumin levels, atrial fibrillation, and renal transplantation, LV GLS ≤10.6% was significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Researchers used pulse wave analysis to measure subendocardial viability ratio, a measure of myocardial perfusion, and its association with hemoglobin.
The team found that elevated levels of the suPAR protein triggered the start and progression of chronic kidney disease in those with 2 copies of APOL1 gene variants.
CKD patients treated to a target systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg were 28% less likely to die early.
Anemic patients were 41% and 80% more likely to have coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease than non-anemic patients.
Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is 23% more likely to develop in individuals in the highest versus lowest quintile of consumption of red and processed meat.
The researchers said rising rates of diabetes and hypertension may help explain the increase in kidney disease, along with several other factors.
Most elderly CKD patients ultimately will not require or desire renal replacement therapy.
In a study of CKD patients, intact PTH levels remained stable those receiving cholecalciferol 8000 IU daily but increased in placebo recipients.
Gd-IgA1 level may represent a useful biomarker for risk stratification.
The incorrect dose was associated with a higher risk of major bleeding but no significant difference in stroke prevention, the researchers said.
GI bleeding was predicted by absence of PPI therapy, CKD, COPD, history of peptic ulcer disease, and liver cirrhosis.
Overall, patients receiving TRF-budesonide saw a 24.4% reduction in their average urine protein creatinine ratio over 9 months.
Coffee drinkers did not have a statistically significant difference in kidney size or estimated glomerular filtration rate compared with those who did not drink coffee.
Intravenous iron should be strongly considered for patients treated with ESAs or hemodialysis, according to reviewers.
The researchers found that 17% of the population experienced KF decline, while incident CKD occurred in 17% of those at risk.
Preventable HACs are associated with higher mortality, incremental LOS, and greater risk of readmission, especially in people with CKD.
Study demonstrates decreased risk of end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.
The prevalence of low hemoglobin levels increases with declining renal function.
Reduced glomerular filtration rate ranked similarly to high total cholesterol as a risk factor for disability-adjusted life years.
Open-label extension study confirms disease-modifying effect on eGFR, but not total kidney volume growth.
Chronic kidney disease and anemia are associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients with pulmonary embolism.
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