Chronic Kidney Disease
CKD patients treated to a target systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg were 28% less likely to die early.
Anemic patients were 41% and 80% more likely to have coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease than non-anemic patients.
Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is 23% more likely to develop in individuals in the highest versus lowest quintile of consumption of red and processed meat.
The researchers said rising rates of diabetes and hypertension may help explain the increase in kidney disease, along with several other factors.
Most elderly CKD patients ultimately will not require or desire renal replacement therapy.
In a study of CKD patients, intact PTH levels remained stable those receiving cholecalciferol 8000 IU daily but increased in placebo recipients.
Gd-IgA1 level may represent a useful biomarker for risk stratification.
The incorrect dose was associated with a higher risk of major bleeding but no significant difference in stroke prevention, the researchers said.
GI bleeding was predicted by absence of PPI therapy, CKD, COPD, history of peptic ulcer disease, and liver cirrhosis.
Overall, patients receiving TRF-budesonide saw a 24.4% reduction in their average urine protein creatinine ratio over 9 months.
Coffee drinkers did not have a statistically significant difference in kidney size or estimated glomerular filtration rate compared with those who did not drink coffee.
Intravenous iron should be strongly considered for patients treated with ESAs or hemodialysis, according to reviewers.
The researchers found that 17% of the population experienced KF decline, while incident CKD occurred in 17% of those at risk.
Preventable HACs are associated with higher mortality, incremental LOS, and greater risk of readmission, especially in people with CKD.
Study demonstrates decreased risk of end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.
The prevalence of low hemoglobin levels increases with declining renal function.
Reduced glomerular filtration rate ranked similarly to high total cholesterol as a risk factor for disability-adjusted life years.
Open-label extension study confirms disease-modifying effect on eGFR, but not total kidney volume growth.
Chronic kidney disease and anemia are associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients with pulmonary embolism.
Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.
Blood pressure targets below 130/80 and below 140/90 mm Hg are associated with similar renal outcomes among non-diabetics, meta-analysis shows.
Patients with diabetes had higher cumulative rates of 1-year all-cause death, CVD death, and HF hospitalization.
World Kidney Day 2017 promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that makes preventive behaviors an affordable option.
Numerous population studies demonstrate a relationship between higher dietary K+ and lower blood pressure regardless of sodium intake.
Proton pump inhibitors need not first cause acute kidney injury for CKD risk to be elevated.
With dietitian counseling, limiting sodium to 2000 mg per daily is feasible for chronic kidney disease patients.
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.
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