Chronic Kidney Disease
Direct oral anticoagulants not linked to increased risk of major bleeding, death in venous thromboembolism
Researchers report a high rate of sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of treatment with a ribavirin-free co-formulation of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir.
Uromodulin may be a novel predictive serum biomarker.
In a study, partial nephrectomy was associated with a 66% lower risk for stage 4 or higher CKD versus radical nephrectomy.
Study finds link between particulate matter and renal function.
Among hemodialysis patients always or nearly always bothered by itchy skin, 17% did not report their symptoms to a health care provider and 18% used no treatment for the condition.
Short and poor quality sleep are unrecognized risk factors for CKD progression.
Tinnitus is 3-fold more likely to develop in patients with versus without chronic kidney disease, new study shows.
Targeting and treating systolic blood pressure to a lower range was associated with a 14% decreased risk of death, meta-analysis shows.
Targeting a systolic blood pressure below 120 mm Hg versus 135 to 139 mm Hg increased the absolute risk of incident CKD by 2.6% over 3 years, but decreased the risk of cardiovascular events or death.
Older age, Indian ethnicity, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, creatinine level, glomerular filtration rate, and history of stroke were associated with prevalent retinal emboli in multivariable-adjusted analysis.
In a study of African Americans with hypertension-related CKD, metoprolol, but neither ramipril nor amlodipine, increased serum uric acid levels.
No significant association found between marijuana use and change in estimated glomerular filtration rate or development of albuminuria.
Bosutinib treatment was associated with a 66% decrease in the annual rate of kidney enlargement.
Lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and sepsis made up a larger proportion of infections as kidney function worsened.
Stage G3b-5 chronic kidney disease independently predicted a nearly 2-fold increased risk recurrence and 3-fold increased risk of progression following transurethral resection.
International survey finds geographic variation in the subtype frequencies in biopsied patients.
Atrial fibrillation risk increases as estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases and albuminuria increases, according to a new meta-analysis.
Pilot study suggests intranasal theophylline may be worth further investigation as a treatment.
The researchers found that serious events occurred in 14.7% and 3.2% of participants in the methylprednisolone and placebo groups, respectively, mainly due to excess serious infections.
The investigators assessed proteomic profiling of 80 proteins using a multiplex assay.
After adjustment for age, gender, albumin levels, atrial fibrillation, and renal transplantation, LV GLS ≤10.6% was significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Researchers used pulse wave analysis to measure subendocardial viability ratio, a measure of myocardial perfusion, and its association with hemoglobin.
The team found that elevated levels of the suPAR protein triggered the start and progression of chronic kidney disease in those with 2 copies of APOL1 gene variants.
CKD patients treated to a target systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg were 28% less likely to die early.
Anemic patients were 41% and 80% more likely to have coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease than non-anemic patients.
Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is 23% more likely to develop in individuals in the highest versus lowest quintile of consumption of red and processed meat.
The researchers said rising rates of diabetes and hypertension may help explain the increase in kidney disease, along with several other factors.
Most elderly CKD patients ultimately will not require or desire renal replacement therapy.
In a study of CKD patients, intact PTH levels remained stable those receiving cholecalciferol 8000 IU daily but increased in placebo recipients.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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- Contrast Nephropathy
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- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)