Chronic Kidney Disease
Odds of non-fatal stroke are 49% higher in patients in the fourth quartile of uric acid level versus those in the second quartile.
The findings warrant reconsideration of blood pressure targets for many patients older than 75, according to an editorial.
Paricalcitol-based protocol includes limited use of calcium-based phosphate binders.
More than 80% of participants adhered to use of the app.
Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults.
Systematic review finds that 10 units of short-acting insulin given intravenously may be used in cases of acute hyperkalemia.
Hispanic ethnicity was independently associated with a 40% lower risk of CKD progression in non-diabetic patients, after adjustment.
Rising temperatures, less rain contributing to the growing epidemic of heat stress nephropathy.
Researchers found elevated incidences of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) in patients with CKD.
Finding suggests that olfactory deficits may contribute to nutritional impairment in patients with chronic and end-stage renal disease.
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).
After adjusting for potential confounders and mediators, a large cross-sectional study found no association between obesity and CKD prevalence.
Elevated systolic BP is linked to adverse outcomes in elderly patients.
Short sleep duration is associated with a 47% increased risk of proteinuria, a surrogate marker for kidney disease progression.
Preventing cardiovascular disease through adherence to Life's Simple 7 can also prevent the development of CKD.
Risk increased the longer people used the heartburn medications.
Likelihood of overall and respiratory-related mortality is increased 41% and 4-fold, respectively.
The diabetes drug was contraindicated due to the risk of lactic acidosis.
Drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin may be linked to heart failure risk.
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.
African Americans with and without a high-risk genotype experience similar kidney function decline.
Among other findings, patients taking statins had more than twice the odds of SHPT.
Researchers argue that little evidence exists to support this approach to prevent hyperkalemia.
Use of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers also boost likelihood of the electrolyte disorder, new study finds.
No new adverse events observed in patients with underlying cardiovascular risk factors who switched to continuous erythropoietin receptor activator.
Decrease in glyburide and thiazolidinedione Rx; increase in gliclazide, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor.
In these patients, systolic blood pressure at night was elevated by an average of 2.9 mm Hg.
10% of the population worldwide is impacted by some form of kidney damage.
Children with a ieGFR below 30 mL/min/1.73m2 have 4.5-fold greater odds of having a worse appetite.
Researchers identified 11 risk factors and 9 protective factors related to care gaps.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)