Chronic Kidney Disease
Adjusted rates of hospitalization for AF increased by almost 1% per year between 1999 and 2013.
In an era of person-centered care, it is important to measure patient satisfaction using appropriate and standardized questionnaires.
Skin sodium content related more strongly to left ventricular mass than treated blood pressure.
CKD patients with larger erythrocyte volumes had more than triple the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes, researchers reported.
Patients with an eGFR below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 were more likely to die in the hospital or be discharged to hospice.
Chronic kidney disease patients spent $760 more out of pocket for health care than patients free of CKD, stroke, or cancer.
The median aortic calcification index (ACI) decreased significantly with increasing geriatric nutritional risk index tertile.
Statin use was associated with a significant decrease in all-cause mortality risk.
A small set of serum protein biomarkers combined with clinical variables, enhances the prediction of renal function loss over a wide range of baseline eGFR values.
New guidelines suggest aiming for a systolic pressure less than 150 mm Hg in hypertensive individuals aged 60 or older.
Metformin is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in patients with CKD, CHF, or CLD with hepatic impairment.
Kidney disease patients who regularly consumed produce, legumes, cereals, whole grains, and fiber had a 27% lower risk of death compared with those who did not.
Lower eGFR and higher ACR are associated with an elevated risk of infection-related hospitalization and infection-related death.
Urine haptoglobin, is a novel biomarker and complement to urine albumin for predicting kidney damage in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Multidisciplinary care program alleviates the much larger cost of dialysis.
Reducing sodium consumption to about 2,500 mg daily was associated with albuminuria improvement.
The researchers found that kidney function worsened faster in smokers compared to nonsmokers and those who quit.
Since constipation is common, the study findings may be important for public health.
The association is independent of albumin-to-creatinine ratio, according to investigators.
Current smoking was linked with higher risks for lung cancer and upper aerodigestive cancer by 9 and 5 times, respectively.
Tight control of inflammation in RA may provide additional benefits for preventing the development of CKD.
Study confirms the noninferiority of semaglutide.
PPI use was associated with 10% increased odds of CKD and 76% increased odds of death.
Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for cardiovascular events, kidney disease, not just stroke.
Higher albuminuria emerges as a significant predictor of hospitalization for GI bleeding.
Enalapril plus folic acid treatment was associated with a 56% reduction in the odds of CKD progression compared with enalapril alone.
In a study, CKD was 16% less likely to develop in low adherers to a DASH dietary pattern.
Significantly higher nighttime systolic blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes and low eGFR.
A hemoglobin level of 10.5 g/dL offers the optimal balance of cost and quality adjusted life years, researchers conclude.
The odds of developing anemia were 2-fold greater among patients with than without diabetes mellitus.
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