Chronic Kidney Disease

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

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In this Australian study, nearly 15% of hip- or knee-replacement patients experienced acute kidney injury--far higher than previously thought.

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

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This intervention in patients with chronic kidney disease reduced by 28% their risk of death after progressing to end-stage renal disease.

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

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In the fight against kidney disease, greater gains may be realized by focusing on personal economy.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

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Simulation model projects that chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence will rise from 13.2% currently to nearly 17% by 2030.

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

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Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate and patiromer hold promise as hyperkalemia treatments.

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

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Physicians provided details of the first successful delivery of renal replacement therapy (RRT) to a patient with Ebola.

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Kidney Disease (CKD) Outcomes

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Kidney Disease (CKD) Outcomes

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Adhering to 4 healthy behaviors was associated with a 68% decreased risk of all-cause mortality, data suggest.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients Benefit from Exercise Rehab

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients Benefit from Exercise Rehab

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A renal rehabilitation exercise program improved distances on 6-minute walk tests, muscle strength on sit-to-stand tests.

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

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Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

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Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

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Periodontal disease is associated with a significant 4.2-fold greater incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Plant-based diet had the lowest urinary phosphorus excretion, whereas an inorganic-based diet had the highest.

Niacin May Slow Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Progression

Niacin May Slow Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Progression

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In a study of 3.3 million veterans, administration of niacin B vitamin was associated with less rapid decline in eGFR.

Higher Phosphorus Levels Predict Increased Death Risk in Men

Higher Phosphorus Levels Predict Increased Death Risk in Men

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No association between phosphorus levels and all-cause mortality in women.

Kidney Problems More Likely in Infants Born to Obese Moms

Kidney Problems More Likely in Infants Born to Obese Moms

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No link between overweight and the birth of babies with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.

Prolonged Bleeding Times Linked to Severe Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Prolonged Bleeding Times Linked to Severe Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Hemoglobin level below 8 mg/dL associated with 82% increased odds of prolonged bleeding time with anemia.

Investigational Drug Found to Improve Glomerular Filtration (eGFR)

Investigational Drug Found to Improve Glomerular Filtration (eGFR)

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Beneficial effect of drug that inhibits galectin-3 is most pronounced in patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Muscle Mass Not Accurate in Predicting Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Muscle Mass Not Accurate in Predicting Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Muscle mass is not as accurate a predictor of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as previously believed.

Stone Removal by f-URS Okay for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Stone Removal by f-URS Okay for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) is safe and effective for removing kidney stones in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Mediterranean diet is associated with a significantly lower risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

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In healthy people, renal hyperfiltration associated with 37% and 66% increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

Exercise May Benefit Kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Exercise May Benefit Kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Acute exercise may benefit children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) via anti-inflammatory effects.

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

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Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Pre-Treatment Statins Reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk

Pre-Treatment Statins Reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk

Review shows reduction in acute kidney injury with high-dose statins versus low-dose or placebo.

Exercise May Decrease Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Exercise May Decrease Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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Strenuous aerobic activities found to decrease the risk of ESRD by 42% compared with no physical activity.

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.

High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

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High dietary fiber also associated with decreased systemic inflammation and mortality risk.

Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

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Individuals older than 65 years are more likely to suffer a fracture than those aged 40-65 years, regardless of eGFR.

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