Chronic Kidney Disease

Blacks With Diabetes and CKD Have Higher CVD Risk

Blacks With Diabetes and CKD Have Higher CVD Risk

Odds of cardiovascular mortality 14.8% higher in black Americans with both conditions.

Novel Hyperkalemia Drugs May Help Optimize Use of RAAS Inhibitors

Novel Hyperkalemia Drugs May Help Optimize Use of RAAS Inhibitors

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High potassium levels associated with the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors limit their use in CKD patients.

Slower Kidney Disease Progression Observed With Empagliflozin Use

Slower Kidney Disease Progression Observed With Empagliflozin Use

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Incident or worsening nephropathy was observed in 12.7% of patients receiving empagliflozin compared with 18.8% of those receiving placebo.

Chronic Kidney Disease Impairs Digestive Function

Chronic Kidney Disease Impairs Digestive Function

CKD associated with dysmotility and reduces fasting and post-prandial small bowel water.

Low Midlife Fitness May Predict Future CKD

Low Midlife Fitness May Predict Future CKD

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High vs. low fitness levels in midlife lowered CKD risk in later life by 34%.

Kidney Stone Procedures Found Not to Raise CKD Risk

Kidney Stone Procedures Found Not to Raise CKD Risk

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Researchers find an increased risk for elevated serum creatinine, but not chronic kidney disease or all-cause mortality.

Low HRQoL May Increase CV Event Risk in CKD Patients

Low HRQoL May Increase CV Event Risk in CKD Patients

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The researchers found no relationship between poor quality of life and CKD progression.

Increased Rate of Hip Fracture in Non-Dialysis CKD

Increased Rate of Hip Fracture in Non-Dialysis CKD

Increased age-standardized rates of hip fracture, post-hip fracture mortality, higher resource use.

Obese Young Adults at Risk and Unaware of CKD

Obese Young Adults at Risk and Unaware of CKD

Not enough physicians warning patients of their risk for chronic kidney disease.

Smoking May Increase CKD Risk in African Americans

Smoking May Increase CKD Risk in African Americans

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New findings show that current smokers had an 83% higher incidence of rapid renal function decline compared with never smokers.

CKD Progression After Acute Kidney Injury Characterized

CKD Progression After Acute Kidney Injury Characterized

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Male gender, diabetes, and renal function decline at 90 days implicated as risk factors; patients rarely progress to end-stage renal disease.

High Sodium Intake May Up CVD Risk in CKD Patients

High Sodium Intake May Up CVD Risk in CKD Patients

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CKD patients with daily sodium above 4,548 mg may help protect their cardiovascular health by reducing sodium in their diets, researchers suggested.

High Uric Acid Increases Risk of Non-Fatal Stroke in CKD Patients

High Uric Acid Increases Risk of Non-Fatal Stroke in CKD Patients

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Odds of non-fatal stroke are 49% higher in patients in the fourth quartile of uric acid level versus those in the second quartile.

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

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The findings warrant reconsideration of blood pressure targets for many patients older than 75, according to an editorial.

Proposed Regimen May Cut Hypercalcemia Risk in CKD Patients

Proposed Regimen May Cut Hypercalcemia Risk in CKD Patients

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Paricalcitol-based protocol includes limited use of calcium-based phosphate binders.

Smartphone App May Prove Useful for CKD Self-Care

Smartphone App May Prove Useful for CKD Self-Care

More than 80% of participants adhered to use of the app.

Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Seniors, SPRINT Shows

Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Seniors, SPRINT Shows

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults.

Insulin Regimens Show Similar Effects in Emergency Hyperkalemia

Insulin Regimens Show Similar Effects in Emergency Hyperkalemia

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Systematic review finds that 10 units of short-acting insulin given intravenously may be used in cases of acute hyperkalemia.

Racial Differences in CKD Progression, Death Mitigated by Certain Factors

Racial Differences in CKD Progression, Death Mitigated by Certain Factors

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Hispanic ethnicity was independently associated with a 40% lower risk of CKD progression in non-diabetic patients, after adjustment.

Hotter Temperatures May Contribute to Rising CKD Incidence

Hotter Temperatures May Contribute to Rising CKD Incidence

Rising temperatures, less rain contributing to the growing epidemic of heat stress nephropathy.

CKD Is a Risk Factor for UTUC

CKD Is a Risk Factor for UTUC

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Researchers found elevated incidences of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) in patients with CKD.

Smelling Ability Impaired in Renal Disease Patients

Smelling Ability Impaired in Renal Disease Patients

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Finding suggests that olfactory deficits may contribute to nutritional impairment in patients with chronic and end-stage renal disease.

Niacin's Phosphorus-Lowering Effect Confirmed

Niacin's Phosphorus-Lowering Effect Confirmed

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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).

Study Challenges Obesity-Chronic Kidney Disease Link

Study Challenges Obesity-Chronic Kidney Disease Link

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After adjusting for potential confounders and mediators, a large cross-sectional study found no association between obesity and CKD prevalence.

Optimal Blood Pressure Uncertain for Seniors With CKD

Optimal Blood Pressure Uncertain for Seniors With CKD

Elevated systolic BP is linked to adverse outcomes in elderly patients.

Short Sleepers Face Higher Risk of Proteinuria, but Not CKD

Short Sleepers Face Higher Risk of Proteinuria, but Not CKD

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Short sleep duration is associated with a 47% increased risk of proteinuria, a surrogate marker for kidney disease progression.

Life's Simple 7 Can Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Life's Simple 7 Can Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Preventing cardiovascular disease through adherence to Life's Simple 7 can also prevent the development of CKD.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Risk increased the longer people used the heartburn medications.

COPD Raises Mortality Risk in CKD Patients

COPD Raises Mortality Risk in CKD Patients

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Likelihood of overall and respiratory-related mortality is increased 41% and 4-fold, respectively.

Metformin Use Expanded to Some Patients With Reduced Kidney Function

Metformin Use Expanded to Some Patients With Reduced Kidney Function

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The diabetes drug was contraindicated due to the risk of lactic acidosis.

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