Chronic Kidney Disease
Kidney disease patients with macroalbuminuria were 86% more likely to be anemic.
Trial stopped early due to a higher risk of serious cardiovascular events and infections with IV iron versus oral iron.
Study of sugarcane workers in Nicaragua may help to explain a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Central America.
Very low protein intake was not superior to traditional low protein diets, however.
CKD patients who did not participate in medical nutrition therapy were 3 times more likely to start dialysis than those who did.
Active surveillance equal to partial nephrectomy for renal function preservation.
Patiromer and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate maintained potassium homeostasis in patients hyperkalemic patients on RAAS drugs.
By 20 hours after the initial dose, the mean serum potassium level decreased significantly from 5.93 to 5.41 mEq/L.
Researchers discovered a U-shaped relationship between patients' serum potassium levels and mortality.
Higher rate of awareness of chronic kidney disease in patients with advanced stage but still low.
It was associated with a 15% reduced risk of early death among pre-dialysis, stage 5 chronic kidney patients treated with ESAs.
Rates of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke cut significantly by more aggressive treatment.
Researchers find link in the non-dialysis population.
Large study shows the association is more pronounced with increasing age.
Nonalbuminuric chronic kidney disease was linked to increases in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, but not albuminuria or end-stage renal disease.
Every 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus level was linked with 36% greater odds of kidney failure among non-dialysis CKD patients.
High phosphate levels are associated with 3.3-fold increased odds of 28-day in-hospital mortality.
A multidisciplinary team-based approach to diabetes management may help prevent complications like diabetic kidney disease.
New findings may offer possible strategies for preventing renal function decline.
Study of Asian patients found that the 12-month mortality rate was significantly higher in those with than without hyponatremia at hospital admission for heart failure.
Significant improvement in skin dryness with topical vitamin D without major side effects.
Frequent exercise also increases the odds of kidney function loss.
As renal function declines, levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide increase, and this correlates with increased atherosclerosis burden.
In these patients, no further decline in GFR, regardless of TKI used.
Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.
Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.
Study implicates dairy products, cereals, and grains containing inorganic phosphate additives.
Among the phosphate-containing medicinal products prescribed to chronic kidney disease patients, 76% may contain absorbable phosphate.
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 is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)