Patients experience relief with the use of gabapentin and pregabalin.
Drs. Peter McCullough and Howard Fink share their thoughts on whether or not physicians should screen the population for CKD.
A new study looking at national treatment trends in the surgical management of patients with kidney disease is raising some concerns.
Systemic review suggests allopurinol can significantly improve estimated glomerular filtration rates.
SWL is an independent risk factor for hypertension in patients without CKD.
Male gender and older age found to be significantly associated with chronic kidney disease before and surgery.
Chronic kidney disease 2.5 times less likely to develop in those who drink more than 4.3 liters a day versus less than two liters day.
Cysteamine bitartrate demonstrated a consistent rate of cystine depletion in a 12-hour dosing period.
Ghrelin is metabolized by the kidney; thus serum levels are elevated in chronic kidney disease populations.
Study reveals a significantly higher annual and five-year incidence of albumurinia in vitamin D deficient individuals.
Risk is threefold greater when compared with partial nephrectomy.
Two respected doctors share their thoughts and debate the issue of the use of anticoagulants for CKD patients on dialysis with atrial fibrillation.
A 15-year follow-up study showed that bad eating habits increased microalbuminuria risk twofold.
Two NKF nephrologists have created an annual program that educates primary caregivers on the importance of CKD.
Among individuals with CKD, adherence to a healthful lifestyle appears to be associated with a greater likelihood of survival.
CKD stage 3a or higher will develop in more than 50% of Americans during their lifetime, according to a new estimate.
The mortality risk was 20% lower for subjects who were regularly physically active compared with those who engaged in no physical activity.
In a study, patients seen by a nephrologist were younger, more likely to be women, and had more comorbidities.
Risk of recurrent bleeding is similar to that of patients with normal kidney function.
Researchers observe an increased incidence of pre-term delivery and infants who are small for gestational age.
Researchers have confirmed findings showing that racial differences in markers of mineral metabolism in patients with CKD.
Questions have been raised as to whether leptin has an impact on malnutrition in this population.
A new link has been found between atrial fibrillation and end-stage renal disease among patients with chronic kidney disease.
The absolute risk is small, but data may make a case for the use of low-potency statins when possible.
Study reveals reduced risk of progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and mortality in patients with moderate and advanced CKD.
Patients have a 30% decreased risk of all-cause mortality and a 55% decreased risk of infection-related death.
It is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death, hypertension, and diabetes.
At the upper extremes of bicarbonate levels, CKD patients are at increased risk of heart failure.
The risk is nearly eight times greater in patients aged 60 and older than those aged 18-39 .
Clinicians should adopt systematic screening for LVH when assessing renal risk in hypertensive patients.