Chronic Kidney Disease
Blood pressure targets below 130/80 and below 140/90 mm Hg are associated with similar renal outcomes among non-diabetics, meta-analysis shows.
Patients with diabetes had higher cumulative rates of 1-year all-cause death, CVD death, and HF hospitalization.
World Kidney Day 2017 promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that makes preventive behaviors an affordable option.
Numerous population studies demonstrate a relationship between higher dietary K+ and lower blood pressure regardless of sodium intake.
Proton pump inhibitors need not first cause acute kidney injury for CKD risk to be elevated.
With dietitian counseling, limiting sodium to 2000 mg per daily is feasible for chronic kidney disease patients.
Adjusted rates of hospitalization for AF increased by almost 1% per year between 1999 and 2013.
In an era of person-centered care, it is important to measure patient satisfaction using appropriate and standardized questionnaires.
Skin sodium content related more strongly to left ventricular mass than treated blood pressure.
CKD patients with larger erythrocyte volumes had more than triple the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes, researchers reported.
Patients with an eGFR below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 were more likely to die in the hospital or be discharged to hospice.
Chronic kidney disease patients spent $760 more out of pocket for health care than patients free of CKD, stroke, or cancer.
The median aortic calcification index (ACI) decreased significantly with increasing geriatric nutritional risk index tertile.
Statin use was associated with a significant decrease in all-cause mortality risk.
A small set of serum protein biomarkers combined with clinical variables, enhances the prediction of renal function loss over a wide range of baseline eGFR values.
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.
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