Chronic Kidney Disease
One-third of patients who missed clinical targets for phosphorus, calcium and/or parathormone remained untreated.
These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.
A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances.
Over 12 months, the exercise intervention increased participants' activity level by 2 or more metabolic equivalents.
Guidelines currently don't recognize gout as a risk factor for CKD and nephrolithiasis.
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.
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.
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.
Individuals who perceived the benefits of a low-phosphorus diet and demonstrated self-efficacy were more likely to make strides against hyperphosphatemia.
Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.
The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.
When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.
Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.
Calcification in the media of arteries may be a useful measure for screening.
Researchers found 88% higher odds of negative pregnancy outcomes for women with stage 1 CKD and no classic risk factors.
In a study, 6.6% of women had CKD that could not be attributed to diabetes, hypertension, or glomerulopathy.
A difference of 10 mm Hg or more in systolic blood pressure was associated with an 80% increased risk.
Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety
Intense glycemic control was significantly linked to higher risks of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality
Low testosterone in men with CKD should not be treated routinely, but can be considered on an individual basis in some cases.
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.
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.
Switching to regimen higher in fruits, veggies might help stave off organ failure, researchers say
The risk increases by 18% with each 10 mL/min/1.73 m2 lower estimated glomerular filtration rate.
Investigators found the strongest associations for sepsis, followed by pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections.
A Turkish study found that 55% of male coronary artery disease patients had some degree of erectile dysfunction.
Study reveals increased risk of preterm delivery and delivery of low-birth-weight infants.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)