Chronic Kidney Disease

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

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Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.

CMV in Kidney Disease Linked with Anemia

CMV in Kidney Disease Linked with Anemia

Patients with higher levels of anti-CMV antibodies have lower number of red blood cells.

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

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Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

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CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

Diabetic CKD Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Diabetic CKD Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

NAFLD strongly tied to risk of incident chronic kidney disease, independent of traditional risk factors.

ASN President Urges Kidney Disease Innovation

ASN President Urges Kidney Disease Innovation

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In congressional testimony, Sharon M. Moe, MD, proposes a federal prize competition.

Walking Helps to Prevent Inflammation in CKD

Walking Helps to Prevent Inflammation in CKD

Regular walking exercise is safe with regard to immune and inflammatory responses.

'Southern' Diet Increases CKD Patient Death Risk

'Southern' Diet Increases CKD Patient Death Risk

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Study reveals an association between mortality and high intake of items common found in the Southern diet, such as fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages.

Renal Artery Embolization May Ease ADPKD Symptoms

Renal Artery Embolization May Ease ADPKD Symptoms

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In a small study, researchers performed the procedure using N-butyl cyanoacrylate.

Abatacept May Prevent Kidney Disease Advance in Diabetics

Abatacept May Prevent Kidney Disease Advance in Diabetics

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The drug maintained kidney function in mice with diabetic nephropathy.

Kidney Function Decline Linked to Higher Protein Intake

Kidney Function Decline Linked to Higher Protein Intake

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Researchers observed the association in middle-age individuals in the general population.

Retinopathy in CKD Patients Predicts Higher Death Risk

Retinopathy in CKD Patients Predicts Higher Death Risk

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Study reveals a greater than twofold increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

Sepsis Patient Survival Not Improved with Albumin

Sepsis Patient Survival Not Improved with Albumin

No difference in 28-day, 90-day mortality with addition of albumin to crystalloid solution.

Drug Addicts Have Broad Range of Kidney Pathologies

Drug Addicts Have Broad Range of Kidney Pathologies

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Cocaine abuse increases the risk of hypertensive and ischemic kidney damage, according to an autopsy study.

Kidney Disease Patient Use of Vitamin D Supplements Rising

Kidney Disease Patient Use of Vitamin D Supplements Rising

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A study of patients with renal insufficiency found that vitamin D supplement use increased from 10% at baseline to 44% at 7 years.

Kidney Disease Cause Predicts ESRD Risk

Kidney Disease Cause Predicts ESRD Risk

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Cystic kidney disease is associated with a greatest likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease, but the small risk of death.

Warfarin in CKD Linked to Lower CVD Risk

Warfarin in CKD Linked to Lower CVD Risk

Lower risk with no increase in bleeding regardless of CKD severity.

IV Iron Drugs Demonstrate Similar Efficacy, AE Rates

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Ferumoxytol and iron sucrose have comparable safety in the treatment of anemia in patients with CKD.

New Guideline Urges Lipid Measurements for All CKD Patients

New Guideline Urges Lipid Measurements for All CKD Patients

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Full lipid profiles are recommended for all patients with chronic kidney disease at first presentation.

CKD Raises Peptic Ulcer Disease Risk

CKD Raises Peptic Ulcer Disease Risk

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The risk if nearly 10 times greater among hemodialysis patients than individuals without CKD.

CKD Patients Commonly Suffer Adverse Safety Events

CKD Patients Commonly Suffer Adverse Safety Events

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Frequent events included high venous hemoglobin and hyperkalemia.

CKD Progression Linked to Higher Dietary Acid

CKD Progression Linked to Higher Dietary Acid

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Higher quartiles of net endogenous acid production in elderly CKD patients were associated with an increased risk of a 25% decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Dialysis Delay Recommended in Canada

Dialysis Delay Recommended in Canada

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The Canadian Society of Nephrology recommends initiation when clinical indications emerge or when the eGFR 6 mL/min/1.73 m2 or below.

CVD Risk Factors in Advanced CKD Identified

CVD Risk Factors in Advanced CKD Identified

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These include diastolic dysfunction, a history of MI, age older than 75 years, and elevated troponin T.

Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

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Geriatric patients with CKD are at high risk for morbidity and mortality from the potential side effects of treatments.

B12 Supplements Ease Inflammation in CKD

B12 Supplements Ease Inflammation in CKD

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Elevated levels of Hcy are associated with increased levels of cardiovascular inflammation.

Reduced Kidney Function Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Reduced Kidney Function Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The presence of cardiovascular disease in RA patients increases their risk of impaired renal function.

IV Iron Drugs Demonstrate Similar Efficacy, Safety in CKD Patients

IV Iron Drugs Demonstrate Similar Efficacy, Safety in CKD Patients

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In a study, ferumoxytol and iron sucrose treatment was associated with comparable increases in hemoglobin levels and adverse event rates.

Kidney Damage Clue Discovered

Kidney Damage Clue Discovered

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Parietal cells cause scarring in the absence of podocytes.

Diastolic Dysfunction a Cardiac Risk Factor in Advanced CKD

Diastolic Dysfunction a Cardiac Risk Factor in Advanced CKD

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Other predictors included a history of myocardial infarction, elevated troponin T, and age older than 75.

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