Chronic Kidney Disease

CKD Model May Improve Care via Electronic Health Records

CKD Model May Improve Care via Electronic Health Records

CKD, which is mainly defined by laboratory abnormalities, is a suitable EHR phenotype.

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

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Study reveals a 35% increase in all-cause mortality risk compared with non-use.

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

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Treatment with this compound resulted in higher circulating levels of 25(OH)D compared with ergocalciferol in Hispanic CKD patients.

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

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After standard lipid treatments, CKD patients still have up to a 70% residual risk of cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

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In a study, renal survival increased by 8.2% with each 10 nmol/L increment in baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

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A study found that 78% of popular drinks, from flavored waters to lemonades to iced teas, contain far more phosphorus than listed in nutritional databases.

Diabetic Kidney Disease Linked to High Uric Acid

Diabetic Kidney Disease Linked to High Uric Acid

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Increased uric acid levels were correlated with decreased HbA1c and increased prevalence of diabetic kidney disease, study finds.

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

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Patients who use the supplements should have their kidney function and electrolytes monitored, researchers say.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

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AKI developed in bodybuilders who injected anabolic steroids and ingested commercial protein and creatine products.

eGFR and ACR Provide Better Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in CKD

eGFR and ACR Provide Better Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in CKD

The combination of eGFR and ACR outperformed most single traditional parameters for cardiovascular risk discrimination in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

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The magnitude of the increased risk was similar to that of having a previous cardiovascular event.

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

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In a small study, each 1 mL/min/1.73 m2 decrease in eGFR was associated with a significant 0.020 mmol/L increase in serum sodium.

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

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The association is particularly pronounced in younger patients with higher levels of proteinuria.

Non-Dialysis CKD-MBD Care Suboptimal

Non-Dialysis CKD-MBD Care Suboptimal

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One-third of patients who missed clinical targets for phosphorus, calcium and/or parathormone remained untreated.

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

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These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances.

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

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Over 12 months, the exercise intervention increased participants' activity level by 2 or more metabolic equivalents.

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Guidelines currently don't recognize gout as a risk factor for CKD and nephrolithiasis.

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.

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