Statin, statin/ezetimibe combo recommended for older adults with low eGFR.
Lower socioeconomic status is associated with height deficits in children with chronic kidney disease.
Even light drinking paired with acetaminophen may increase the risk of kidney dysfunction.
After a 10-year follow-up, individuals with a BMI of 30.0-39.9 at baseline had a twofold increase risk of rapid decline in eGFR.
Treatment shown to benefit patients with stage 3 or 4 CKD and treatment-resistant hypertension.
Common genetic polymorphisms may explain patterns in vitamin D status in blacks.
Halving the dosage improved GFR in patients with stable heart failure and impaired renal function.
Both approaches are associated with similar outcomes in patients with renal artery stenosis and CKD or hypertension.
Children who undergo solid organ transplantation may have a high risk of developing kidney disease, according to a new national study.
Compared with subjects in the lowest tertile of net acid excretion, those in the middle and highest tertiles had a 3.0 times and 9.9 times increased risk.
Researchers also discover that adherence to the diet is associated with slower eGFR decline.
Greater proteinuria also associated with increased odds of masked and sustained hypertension.
The effect may be mediated by an acute reduction in sympathetic nervous system activity.
Calcium-based and non-calcium-based binder use were associated with similar death risks.
New findings are based on a study of 472 patients with stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease.
Moderate or severe periodontal disease in this population is associated with a nearly 2.3 times increased death risk.
Women with diabetes have a higher prevalence of risk factors for chronic kidney disease than men.
Their presence is associated with a greater than threefold increased risk.
New findings raise questions "on the generalizability of previous research studies to the clinic setting," researchers conclude.
Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for premature chronic renal failure as their glomerular function continues to deteriorate.
New treatments that restore and increase mitochondrial function and content could ameliorate or even arrest CKD, according to investigators.
The dietary flavonoid naringenin has been found to regulate the PKD2 protein responsible for polycystic kidney disease.
Both factors are significantly associated with reductions in urinary albumin excretion.
Vitamin D is often recognized for its impact on bone metabolism, but it is also an important regulator of immune function.
Efforts to address chronic kidney disease among individuals aged 80 years and older may be necessary.
The American College of Physicians came out against chronic kidney disease screening in asymptomatic adults who do not have risk factors.
Patients with moderate or severe psoriasis have significantly increased risk of CKD.
A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA can conduct albumin testing and transmit data through a smartphone attachment.
Blood pressure (BP) of 130-139/85-89 mm Hg is associated with a twofold increased risk compared with BP less than 120/80 mm Hg.
A smartphone-based automated albumin-testing tool can determine urinary albumin levels and transmit results all within about five minutes.