Chronic Kidney Disease

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

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Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.

Food Additives Found to Raise Serum Phosphorus

Food Additives Found to Raise Serum Phosphorus

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Study implicates dairy products, cereals, and grains containing inorganic phosphate additives.

Medications Contribute to Phosphate Intake

Medications Contribute to Phosphate Intake

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Among the phosphate-containing medicinal products prescribed to chronic kidney disease patients, 76% may contain absorbable phosphate.

Study: 30% Decline in eGFR Over 2 Years Strongly Predicts ESRD

Study: 30% Decline in eGFR Over 2 Years Strongly Predicts ESRD

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Baseline eGFR, higher phosphorus, proteinuria, and male gender, also are associated with an elevated risk of end-stage renal disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

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Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

Drug Controls Hyperkalemia in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Drug Controls Hyperkalemia in Diabetic Kidney Disease

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Patiromer's efficacy and safety confirmed out to 52 weeks.

ECG Metrics May Predict Cardiac Deaths in CKD Patients

ECG Metrics May Predict Cardiac Deaths in CKD Patients

ECG Metrics are stronger as markers for cardiovascular death than for all-cause mortality or noncardiovascular death.

Kidney Failure Risk, Ammonia Excretion Linked

Kidney Failure Risk, Ammonia Excretion Linked

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Study implicates an inability of a CKD patient's kidneys to excrete the daily acid load.

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Older patients with more diabetes complications have greater cognitive decline, study finds.

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Fracture Risk in Children

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Fracture Risk in Children

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Fracture rates are 2.4- to 3-fold higher than rates found in the general population of children and adolescents.

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

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In a study, CKD was 35% more likely to develop in female than male diabetics in adjusted analyses that took into account death as a competing risk.

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

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Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.

CKD Model May Improve Care via Electronic Health Records

CKD Model May Improve Care via Electronic Health Records

CKD, which is mainly defined by laboratory abnormalities, is a suitable EHR phenotype.

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

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Study reveals a 35% increase in all-cause mortality risk compared with non-use.

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

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Treatment with this compound resulted in higher circulating levels of 25(OH)D compared with ergocalciferol in Hispanic CKD patients.

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

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After standard lipid treatments, CKD patients still have up to a 70% residual risk of cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

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In a study, renal survival increased by 8.2% with each 10 nmol/L increment in baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

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A study found that 78% of popular drinks, from flavored waters to lemonades to iced teas, contain far more phosphorus than listed in nutritional databases.

Diabetic Kidney Disease Linked to High Uric Acid

Diabetic Kidney Disease Linked to High Uric Acid

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Increased uric acid levels were correlated with decreased HbA1c and increased prevalence of diabetic kidney disease, study finds.

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

Uncontrolled Hyperphosphatemia Linked to Herbal, Dietary Supplements

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Patients who use the supplements should have their kidney function and electrolytes monitored, researchers say.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

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AKI developed in bodybuilders who injected anabolic steroids and ingested commercial protein and creatine products.

eGFR and ACR Provide Better Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in CKD

eGFR and ACR Provide Better Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in CKD

The combination of eGFR and ACR outperformed most single traditional parameters for cardiovascular risk discrimination in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

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The magnitude of the increased risk was similar to that of having a previous cardiovascular event.

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

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In a small study, each 1 mL/min/1.73 m2 decrease in eGFR was associated with a significant 0.020 mmol/L increase in serum sodium.

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

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The association is particularly pronounced in younger patients with higher levels of proteinuria.

Non-Dialysis CKD-MBD Care Suboptimal

Non-Dialysis CKD-MBD Care Suboptimal

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One-third of patients who missed clinical targets for phosphorus, calcium and/or parathormone remained untreated.

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

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These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances.

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

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Over 12 months, the exercise intervention increased participants' activity level by 2 or more metabolic equivalents.

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