Chronic Kidney Disease

High Uric Acid Increases Risk of Non-Fatal Stroke in CKD Patients

High Uric Acid Increases Risk of Non-Fatal Stroke in CKD Patients

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Odds of non-fatal stroke are 49% higher in patients in the fourth quartile of uric acid level versus those in the second quartile.

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

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The findings warrant reconsideration of blood pressure targets for many patients older than 75, according to an editorial.

Proposed Regimen May Cut Hypercalcemia Risk in CKD Patients

Proposed Regimen May Cut Hypercalcemia Risk in CKD Patients

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Paricalcitol-based protocol includes limited use of calcium-based phosphate binders.

Smartphone App May Prove Useful for CKD Self-Care

Smartphone App May Prove Useful for CKD Self-Care

More than 80% of participants adhered to use of the app.

Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Seniors, SPRINT Shows

Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Seniors, SPRINT Shows

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults.

Insulin Regimens Show Similar Effects in Emergency Hyperkalemia

Insulin Regimens Show Similar Effects in Emergency Hyperkalemia

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Systematic review finds that 10 units of short-acting insulin given intravenously may be used in cases of acute hyperkalemia.

Racial Differences in CKD Progression, Death Mitigated by Certain Factors

Racial Differences in CKD Progression, Death Mitigated by Certain Factors

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Hispanic ethnicity was independently associated with a 40% lower risk of CKD progression in non-diabetic patients, after adjustment.

Hotter Temperatures May Contribute to Rising CKD Incidence

Hotter Temperatures May Contribute to Rising CKD Incidence

Rising temperatures, less rain contributing to the growing epidemic of heat stress nephropathy.

CKD Is a Risk Factor for UTUC

CKD Is a Risk Factor for UTUC

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Researchers found elevated incidences of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) in patients with CKD.

Smelling Ability Impaired in Renal Disease Patients

Smelling Ability Impaired in Renal Disease Patients

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Finding suggests that olfactory deficits may contribute to nutritional impairment in patients with chronic and end-stage renal disease.

Niacin's Phosphorus-Lowering Effect Confirmed

Niacin's Phosphorus-Lowering Effect Confirmed

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Average 6-month serum phosphorus level was significantly lower in CKD patients who received niacin than those who did not (3.4 vs. 4.2 mg/dL).

Study Challenges Obesity-Chronic Kidney Disease Link

Study Challenges Obesity-Chronic Kidney Disease Link

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After adjusting for potential confounders and mediators, a large cross-sectional study found no association between obesity and CKD prevalence.

Optimal Blood Pressure Uncertain for Seniors With CKD

Optimal Blood Pressure Uncertain for Seniors With CKD

Elevated systolic BP is linked to adverse outcomes in elderly patients.

Short Sleepers Face Higher Risk of Proteinuria, but Not CKD

Short Sleepers Face Higher Risk of Proteinuria, but Not CKD

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Short sleep duration is associated with a 47% increased risk of proteinuria, a surrogate marker for kidney disease progression.

Life's Simple 7 Can Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Life's Simple 7 Can Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Preventing cardiovascular disease through adherence to Life's Simple 7 can also prevent the development of CKD.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Risk increased the longer people used the heartburn medications.

COPD Raises Mortality Risk in CKD Patients

COPD Raises Mortality Risk in CKD Patients

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Likelihood of overall and respiratory-related mortality is increased 41% and 4-fold, respectively.

Metformin Use Expanded to Some Patients With Reduced Kidney Function

Metformin Use Expanded to Some Patients With Reduced Kidney Function

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The diabetes drug was contraindicated due to the risk of lactic acidosis.

2 Diabetes Medications Carry Risks for Kidney Patients, FDA Says

2 Diabetes Medications Carry Risks for Kidney Patients, FDA Says

Drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin may be linked to heart failure risk.

Managing Anemia in Cancer Patients With CKD

Managing Anemia in Cancer Patients With CKD

A summary of Dr. Jeffrey S. Berns' presentation that will be given at the National Kidney Foundation's 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston, MA.

Higher ESRD Risk in Blacks Not Due Solely to Genetic Variants

Higher ESRD Risk in Blacks Not Due Solely to Genetic Variants

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African Americans with and without a high-risk genotype experience similar kidney function decline.

SHPT Profile Differs by Diabetes Status in CKD Patients

SHPT Profile Differs by Diabetes Status in CKD Patients

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Among other findings, patients taking statins had more than twice the odds of SHPT.

Dietary Potassium Restriction in Hemodialysis Patients Questioned

Dietary Potassium Restriction in Hemodialysis Patients Questioned

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Researchers argue that little evidence exists to support this approach to prevent hyperkalemia.

Renal Impairment Plus TMP-SMX Ups Hyperkalemia Risk

Renal Impairment Plus TMP-SMX Ups Hyperkalemia Risk

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Use of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers also boost likelihood of the electrolyte disorder, new study finds.

CERA Safe, Effective in Patient Subgroups

CERA Safe, Effective in Patient Subgroups

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No new adverse events observed in patients with underlying cardiovascular risk factors who switched to continuous erythropoietin receptor activator.

Antihyperglycemic Rx Patterns Shifting for CKD Patients

Antihyperglycemic Rx Patterns Shifting for CKD Patients

Decrease in glyburide and thiazolidinedione Rx; increase in gliclazide, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor.

Nighttime BP Elevated in Prediabetes Patients With CKD

Nighttime BP Elevated in Prediabetes Patients With CKD

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In these patients, systolic blood pressure at night was elevated by an average of 2.9 mm Hg.

World Kidney Day 2016 Focuses on Disease in Childhood

World Kidney Day 2016 Focuses on Disease in Childhood

10% of the population worldwide is impacted by some form of kidney damage.

Poor Appetite, Lower GFR Linked in Children With CKD

Poor Appetite, Lower GFR Linked in Children With CKD

Children with a ieGFR below 30 mL/min/1.73m2 have 4.5-fold greater odds of having a worse appetite.

Gaps in Care for Teenagers With Chronic Conditions

Gaps in Care for Teenagers With Chronic Conditions

Researchers identified 11 risk factors and 9 protective factors related to care gaps.

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