Chronic Kidney Disease
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.
Since constipation is common, the study findings may be important for public health.
The association is independent of albumin-to-creatinine ratio, according to investigators.
Current smoking was linked with higher risks for lung cancer and upper aerodigestive cancer by 9 and 5 times, respectively.
Tight control of inflammation in RA may provide additional benefits for preventing the development of CKD.
Study confirms the noninferiority of semaglutide.
PPI use was associated with 10% increased odds of CKD and 76% increased odds of death.
Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for cardiovascular events, kidney disease, not just stroke.
Higher albuminuria emerges as a significant predictor of hospitalization for GI bleeding.
Enalapril plus folic acid treatment was associated with a 56% reduction in the odds of CKD progression compared with enalapril alone.
In a study, CKD was 16% less likely to develop in low adherers to a DASH dietary pattern.
Significantly higher nighttime systolic blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes and low eGFR.
A hemoglobin level of 10.5 g/dL offers the optimal balance of cost and quality adjusted life years, researchers conclude.
The odds of developing anemia were 2-fold greater among patients with than without diabetes mellitus.
Study demonstrates a novel effect of patiromer treatment in hyperkalemic CKD patients
Anemia was associated with impaired activity levels at CKD stages 3, 4, and dialysis.
Patients who took CVD medications less than 60% of the time before starting dialysis had a 21% increased risk of early death after dialysis initiation.
Doubling of serum creatinine occured in 1,262 patients studied.
Researchers found a U-shaped relationship between HDL cholesterol and premature death across all levels of kidney function.
Black CKD patients with strict blood pressure control had a 19% lower risk of premature death.
The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.
Since early 2000s, little increase in prevalence of stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease.
Patients who made more frequent predialysis visits to a nephrologist had a lower risk of severe anemia at dialysis initiation.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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- Peritoneal Dialysis
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