Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease in Urban Poor Linked to Bad Eating Habits

Kidney Disease in Urban Poor Linked to Bad Eating Habits

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People least adherent to a DASH-style diet had a 3-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease compared with those who were most adherent.

Acidic, Meat-Based Diet Boosts Kidney Failure

Acidic, Meat-Based Diet Boosts Kidney Failure

Switching to regimen higher in fruits, veggies might help stave off organ failure, researchers say

Hypothyroidism Risk Rises with Declining Kidney Function

Hypothyroidism Risk Rises with Declining Kidney Function

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The risk increases by 18% with each 10 mL/min/1.73 m2 lower estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Infection Linked to Non-Dialysis CKD Among Diabetics

Infection Linked to Non-Dialysis CKD Among Diabetics

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Investigators found the strongest associations for sepsis, followed by pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections.

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

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A Turkish study found that 55% of male coronary artery disease patients had some degree of erectile dysfunction.

Kidney Disease Linked to Worse Pregnancy, Fetal Outcomes

Kidney Disease Linked to Worse Pregnancy, Fetal Outcomes

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Study reveals increased risk of preterm delivery and delivery of low-birth-weight infants.

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

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Long-term treatment also found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

Volume Overload in Anemic CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Volume Overload in Anemic CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

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Study reveals elevated risks of cardiovascular and renal events

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

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Levels below 10 g/dL found to increase risk of a composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, cerebrovascular events, and myocardial infarction.

Metformin Appears Safe for Some with Kidney Impairment

Metformin Appears Safe for Some with Kidney Impairment

Review shows lactate concentrations not substantially up in type 2 diabetes patients with mild, moderate CKD.

Waist-to-Height Ratio May Be a Better CKD Predictor

Waist-to-Height Ratio May Be a Better CKD Predictor

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Waist-to-Height Ratio is potentially a stronger risk factor for chronic kidney disease than waist circumference in overweight diabetics.

Lower Creatinine Clearance in Older Adults Increases Odds of Muscle Atrophy

Lower Creatinine Clearance in Older Adults Increases Odds of Muscle Atrophy

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Study reveals greater likelihood of decreased walking speed and more rapid declines in lower-extremity strength.

CKD, Glomerulonephritis Risk Higher for Psoriasis Patients

CKD, Glomerulonephritis Risk Higher for Psoriasis Patients

Among psoriasis patients, high severity, psoriatic arthritis involvement and concomitant NSAID use increased risk of chronic kidney disease.

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

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A substantial minority of surviving patients also developed long-term dependence on dialysis.

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

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In this Australian study, nearly 15% of hip- or knee-replacement patients experienced acute kidney injury--far higher than previously thought.

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

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This intervention in patients with chronic kidney disease reduced by 28% their risk of death after progressing to end-stage renal disease.

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

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In the fight against kidney disease, greater gains may be realized by focusing on personal economy.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

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Simulation model projects that chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence will rise from 13.2% currently to nearly 17% by 2030.

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

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Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate and patiromer hold promise as hyperkalemia treatments.

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

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Physicians provided details of the first successful delivery of renal replacement therapy (RRT) to a patient with Ebola.

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Kidney Disease (CKD) Outcomes

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Kidney Disease (CKD) Outcomes

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Adhering to 4 healthy behaviors was associated with a 68% decreased risk of all-cause mortality, data suggest.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients Benefit from Exercise Rehab

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients Benefit from Exercise Rehab

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A renal rehabilitation exercise program improved distances on 6-minute walk tests, muscle strength on sit-to-stand tests.

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

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Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

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Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.

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