Chronic Kidney Disease

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Researchers compared 3 screening approaches for their ability to detect chronic kidney disease cases, and identify patients with higher rates of cardiovascular events and kidney decline.

Lower CKD Risk Among Fit Veterans

Lower CKD Risk Among Fit Veterans

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Achieving an exercise capacity of more than 6.5 metabolic equivalents - such as daily brisk walking for 30-40 minutes -- might be protective, according to researchers.

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

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Individuals who perceived the benefits of a low-phosphorus diet and demonstrated self-efficacy were more likely to make strides against hyperphosphatemia.

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

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Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

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The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

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Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

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Calcification in the media of arteries may be a useful measure for screening.

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

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Researchers found 88% higher odds of negative pregnancy outcomes for women with stage 1 CKD and no classic risk factors.

Unusual CKD Identified in Salvadoran Women

Unusual CKD Identified in Salvadoran Women

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In a study, 6.6% of women had CKD that could not be attributed to diabetes, hypertension, or glomerulopathy.

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

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A difference of 10 mm Hg or more in systolic blood pressure was associated with an 80% increased risk.

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety

Mild CKD and Tight Glucose Control Increase Risks in Diabetics

Mild CKD and Tight Glucose Control Increase Risks in Diabetics

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Intense glycemic control was significantly linked to higher risks of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality

Diagnosing and Managing Low Testosterone in CKD

Diagnosing and Managing Low Testosterone in CKD

Low testosterone in men with CKD should not be treated routinely, but can be considered on an individual basis in some cases.

Some Tests Provide Little Clinical Benefit for CKD Diagnosis

Some Tests Provide Little Clinical Benefit for CKD Diagnosis

Many of the tests performed to screen for chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not be necessary for diagnosis and management, according to a research letter.

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.

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