Chronic Kidney Disease
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.
Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.
Blood pressure targets below 130/80 and below 140/90 mm Hg are associated with similar renal outcomes among non-diabetics, meta-analysis shows.
Patients with diabetes had higher cumulative rates of 1-year all-cause death, CVD death, and HF hospitalization.
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.
Numerous population studies demonstrate a relationship between higher dietary K+ and lower blood pressure regardless of sodium intake.
Proton pump inhibitors need not first cause acute kidney injury for CKD risk to be elevated.
With dietitian counseling, limiting sodium to 2000 mg per daily is feasible for chronic kidney disease patients.
Adjusted rates of hospitalization for AF increased by almost 1% per year between 1999 and 2013.
In an era of person-centered care, it is important to measure patient satisfaction using appropriate and standardized questionnaires.
Skin sodium content related more strongly to left ventricular mass than treated blood pressure.
CKD patients with larger erythrocyte volumes had more than triple the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes, researchers reported.
Patients with an eGFR below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 were more likely to die in the hospital or be discharged to hospice.
Chronic kidney disease patients spent $760 more out of pocket for health care than patients free of CKD, stroke, or cancer.
The median aortic calcification index (ACI) decreased significantly with increasing geriatric nutritional risk index tertile.
Statin use was associated with a significant decrease in all-cause mortality risk.
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.
New guidelines suggest aiming for a systolic pressure less than 150 mm Hg in hypertensive individuals aged 60 or older.
Metformin is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in patients with CKD, CHF, or CLD with hepatic impairment.
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.
Lower eGFR and higher ACR are associated with an elevated risk of infection-related hospitalization and infection-related death.
Urine haptoglobin, is a novel biomarker and complement to urine albumin for predicting kidney damage in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Multidisciplinary care program alleviates the much larger cost of dialysis.
Reducing sodium consumption to about 2,500 mg daily was associated with albuminuria improvement.
The researchers found that kidney function worsened faster in smokers compared to nonsmokers and those who quit.
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