Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

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Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.

Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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In addition to reducing serum phosphorus levels to within the recommended range, ferric citrate increases iron stores.

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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One hospitalization for associated with a 4.9-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

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The association between serum bicarbonate levels and bone mineral density was stronger in women, especially those who were postmenopausal.

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

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A study revealed an increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm.

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

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Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

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Stenting may benefit patients with renal artery stenosis who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

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An SBP target of about 120-140 rather than below 140 mm Hg may be more beneficial.

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

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Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Contrast Nephropathy Associated with Long-Term Mortality in CKD

Contrast Nephropathy Associated with Long-Term Mortality in CKD

Increased long-term mortality risk for patients with, but not those without, chronic kidney disease.

High C-Reactive Protein Is a CKD Risk Factor

High C-Reactive Protein Is a CKD Risk Factor

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CRP is an independent risk factor the development of CKD.

Advanced Kidney Disease (CKD) Linked to Worse Post-Bypass Outcomes

Advanced Kidney Disease (CKD) Linked to Worse Post-Bypass Outcomes

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Severe CKD raised the risk of in-hospital death after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

Older Age Predicts Renal Function Decline in Living Donors

Older Age Predicts Renal Function Decline in Living Donors

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Mean estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases by 0.57 mL/min/1.73 m2 annually with each 1-year increase in age at donation.

CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

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Major perioperative complications and death are more likely in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5.

Alcohol May Protect Kidney Function in Men

Alcohol May Protect Kidney Function in Men

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Heavy and binge drinking found to significantly decrease the likelihood of renal dysfunction.

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

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It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.

Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

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Low hemoglobin levels increase the risk of death, sepsis, and cerebrovascular accidents following cardiac surgery.

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Kidney Stones

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Kidney Stones

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A history of nephrolithiasis was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease in women.

CKD Risk Factors Present Decades Prior to Diagnosis

CKD Risk Factors Present Decades Prior to Diagnosis

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In a study, hypertension, obesity, and higher triglycerides predicted development of chronic kidney disease 30 years later.

Low Bicarbonate Predicts Rapid Renal Function Decline

Low Bicarbonate Predicts Rapid Renal Function Decline

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Serum bicarbonate could potentially be used to identify patients at elevated risk for chronic kidney disease.

HCV Infection Raises Kidney Failure Risk

HCV Infection Raises Kidney Failure Risk

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Hepatitis C virus infection increases CKD patients' likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease by 32%.

Low Sodium Diet May Not Reduce Renal Risks

Low Sodium Diet May Not Reduce Renal Risks

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Researchers find no association between sodium excretion and decline in eGFR.

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

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Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.

 Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

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Korean study also revealed an inverse association between serum homocysteine levels and renal function.

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

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Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.

CKD Stage 4 Patients Have Equal Risk of ESRD, Death

CKD Stage 4 Patients Have Equal Risk of ESRD, Death

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If renal replacement therapy planning were started only when patients reached CKD stage 5, many patients would not be adequately prepared, researchers said.

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

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Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

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A nearly 5-fold higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection observed in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.

Parental CVD Adversely Impacts Offsprings' Kidneys

Parental CVD Adversely Impacts Offsprings' Kidneys

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Study reveals a more rapid decline in annual eGFR among individuals whose parents had cardiovascular disease.

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