Chronic Kidney Disease

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

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Study demonstrates decreased risk of end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

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The prevalence of low hemoglobin levels increases with declining renal function.

Reduced Kidney Function a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

Reduced Kidney Function a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

Reduced glomerular filtration rate ranked similarly to high total cholesterol as a risk factor for disability-adjusted life years.

Tolvaptan Offers Sustained Slowing of Renal Function Decline in ADPKD

Tolvaptan Offers Sustained Slowing of Renal Function Decline in ADPKD

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Open-label extension study confirms disease-modifying effect on eGFR, but not total kidney volume growth.

AKI Predictors in PE Patients Identified

AKI Predictors in PE Patients Identified

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Chronic kidney disease and anemia are associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients with pulmonary embolism.

MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

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Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.

Intensive BP Control Does Not Prevent CKD Progression

Intensive BP Control Does Not Prevent CKD Progression

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Blood pressure targets below 130/80 and below 140/90 mm Hg are associated with similar renal outcomes among non-diabetics, meta-analysis shows.

Diabetes Increases Poor Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients

Diabetes Increases Poor Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients

Patients with diabetes had higher cumulative rates of 1-year all-cause death, CVD death, and HF hospitalization.

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

World Kidney Day 2017 promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that makes preventive behaviors an affordable option.

Dietary Potassium Lowers CVD, CKD Risks, Regardless of Sodium

Dietary Potassium Lowers CVD, CKD Risks, Regardless of Sodium

Numerous population studies demonstrate a relationship between higher dietary K+ and lower blood pressure regardless of sodium intake.

Chronic Kidney Disease More Likely in PPI Users

Chronic Kidney Disease More Likely in PPI Users

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Proton pump inhibitors need not first cause acute kidney injury for CKD risk to be elevated.

Low Salt Diet Improves Blood Pressure in CKD

Low Salt Diet Improves Blood Pressure in CKD

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With dietitian counseling, limiting sodium to 2000 mg per daily is feasible for chronic kidney disease patients.

More Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation

More Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation

Adjusted rates of hospitalization for AF increased by almost 1% per year between 1999 and 2013.

CKD Patients Satisfied With Nurse-Led Care

CKD Patients Satisfied With Nurse-Led Care

In an era of person-centered care, it is important to measure patient satisfaction using appropriate and standardized questionnaires.

Skin Sodium Linked to LVH in CKD Patients

Skin Sodium Linked to LVH in CKD Patients

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Skin sodium content related more strongly to left ventricular mass than treated blood pressure.

Red Blood Cell Size Linked With Mortality in CKD Patients

Red Blood Cell Size Linked With Mortality in CKD Patients

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CKD patients with larger erythrocyte volumes had more than triple the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes, researchers reported.

Kidney Function Predicts Hospital Discharge, Mortality After Stroke

Kidney Function Predicts Hospital Discharge, Mortality After Stroke

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Patients with an eGFR below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 were more likely to die in the hospital or be discharged to hospice.

Non-Dialysis CKD Patients Have High Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Non-Dialysis CKD Patients Have High Out-of-Pocket Expenses

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Chronic kidney disease patients spent $760 more out of pocket for health care than patients free of CKD, stroke, or cancer.

Aortic Calcification in CKD Patients Linked to Nutrition

Aortic Calcification in CKD Patients Linked to Nutrition

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The median aortic calcification index (ACI) decreased significantly with increasing geriatric nutritional risk index tertile.

Statins May Slow CKD Progression

Statins May Slow CKD Progression

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Statin use was associated with a significant decrease in all-cause mortality risk.

Biomarkers, Clinical Variables Predict Renal Function Loss in T2DM

Biomarkers, Clinical Variables Predict Renal Function Loss in T2DM

A small set of serum protein biomarkers combined with clinical variables, enhances the prediction of renal function loss over a wide range of baseline eGFR values.

Higher Systolic BP Target Recommended for Older Patients

Higher Systolic BP Target Recommended for Older Patients

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New guidelines suggest aiming for a systolic pressure less than 150 mm Hg in hypertensive individuals aged 60 or older.

Metformin Linked With Lower Mortality, Better Outcomes in CKD

Metformin Linked With Lower Mortality, Better Outcomes in CKD

Metformin is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in patients with CKD, CHF, or CLD with hepatic impairment.

CKD Patients May Live Longer on a Plant-Based Diet

CKD Patients May Live Longer on a Plant-Based Diet

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Kidney disease patients who regularly consumed produce, legumes, cereals, whole grains, and fiber had a 27% lower risk of death compared with those who did not.

Pre-dialysis CKD Is a Risk Factor for Serious Infection

Pre-dialysis CKD Is a Risk Factor for Serious Infection

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Lower eGFR and higher ACR are associated with an elevated risk of infection-related hospitalization and infection-related death.

Novel Biomarker Can Predict Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Novel Biomarker Can Predict Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Urine haptoglobin, is a novel biomarker and complement to urine albumin for predicting kidney damage in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Using a Multidisciplinary Team Cost-Effective in CKD

Using a Multidisciplinary Team Cost-Effective in CKD

Multidisciplinary care program alleviates the much larger cost of dialysis.

Sodium Reduction May Improve Albuminuria in Nondiabetic CKD

Sodium Reduction May Improve Albuminuria in Nondiabetic CKD

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Reducing sodium consumption to about 2,500 mg daily was associated with albuminuria improvement.

Smoking Decreases Effectiveness of CKD Medications

Smoking Decreases Effectiveness of CKD Medications

The researchers found that kidney function worsened faster in smokers compared to nonsmokers and those who quit.

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