Chronic Kidney Disease

More Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation

More Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation

Adjusted rates of hospitalization for AF increased by almost 1% per year between 1999 and 2013.

CKD Patients Satisfied With Nurse-Led Care

CKD Patients Satisfied With Nurse-Led Care

In an era of person-centered care, it is important to measure patient satisfaction using appropriate and standardized questionnaires.

Skin Sodium Linked to LVH in CKD Patients

Skin Sodium Linked to LVH in CKD Patients

By

Skin sodium content related more strongly to left ventricular mass than treated blood pressure.

Red Blood Cell Size Linked With Mortality in CKD Patients

Red Blood Cell Size Linked With Mortality in CKD Patients

By

CKD patients with larger erythrocyte volumes had more than triple the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes, researchers reported.

Kidney Function Predicts Hospital Discharge, Mortality After Stroke

Kidney Function Predicts Hospital Discharge, Mortality After Stroke

By

Patients with an eGFR below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 were more likely to die in the hospital or be discharged to hospice.

Non-Dialysis CKD Patients Have High Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Non-Dialysis CKD Patients Have High Out-of-Pocket Expenses

By

Chronic kidney disease patients spent $760 more out of pocket for health care than patients free of CKD, stroke, or cancer.

Aortic Calcification in CKD Patients Linked to Nutrition

Aortic Calcification in CKD Patients Linked to Nutrition

By

The median aortic calcification index (ACI) decreased significantly with increasing geriatric nutritional risk index tertile.

Statins May Slow CKD Progression

Statins May Slow CKD Progression

By

Statin use was associated with a significant decrease in all-cause mortality risk.

Biomarkers, Clinical Variables Predict Renal Function Loss in T2DM

Biomarkers, Clinical Variables Predict Renal Function Loss in T2DM

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.

Higher Systolic BP Target Recommended for Older Patients

Higher Systolic BP Target Recommended for Older Patients

By

New guidelines suggest aiming for a systolic pressure less than 150 mm Hg in hypertensive individuals aged 60 or older.

Metformin Linked With Lower Mortality, Better Outcomes in CKD

Metformin Linked With Lower Mortality, Better Outcomes in CKD

Metformin is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in patients with CKD, CHF, or CLD with hepatic impairment.

CKD Patients May Live Longer on a Plant-Based Diet

CKD Patients May Live Longer on a Plant-Based Diet

By

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.

Pre-dialysis CKD Is a Risk Factor for Serious Infection

Pre-dialysis CKD Is a Risk Factor for Serious Infection

By

Lower eGFR and higher ACR are associated with an elevated risk of infection-related hospitalization and infection-related death.

Novel Biomarker Can Predict Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Novel Biomarker Can Predict Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Urine haptoglobin, is a novel biomarker and complement to urine albumin for predicting kidney damage in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Using a Multidisciplinary Team Cost-Effective in CKD

Using a Multidisciplinary Team Cost-Effective in CKD

Multidisciplinary care program alleviates the much larger cost of dialysis.

Sodium Reduction May Improve Albuminuria in Nondiabetic CKD

Sodium Reduction May Improve Albuminuria in Nondiabetic CKD

By

Reducing sodium consumption to about 2,500 mg daily was associated with albuminuria improvement.

Smoking Decreases Effectiveness of CKD Medications

Smoking Decreases Effectiveness of CKD Medications

The researchers found that kidney function worsened faster in smokers compared to nonsmokers and those who quit.

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

By

Since constipation is common, the study findings may be important for public health.

Decreased Renal Function, Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked

Decreased Renal Function, Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked

By

The association is independent of albumin-to-creatinine ratio, according to investigators.

Smoking Ups Morbidity, Mortality in CKD, But Not ESRD Risk

Smoking Ups Morbidity, Mortality in CKD, But Not ESRD Risk

By

Current smoking was linked with higher risks for lung cancer and upper aerodigestive cancer by 9 and 5 times, respectively.

Elevated CRP Linked With CKD Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Elevated CRP Linked With CKD Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tight control of inflammation in RA may provide additional benefits for preventing the development of CKD.

Semaglutide Does Not Appear to Increase CV Risks

Semaglutide Does Not Appear to Increase CV Risks

Study confirms the noninferiority of semaglutide.

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Up CKD Risk

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Up CKD Risk

By

PPI use was associated with 10% increased odds of CKD and 76% increased odds of death.

A-Fib Can Lead to CKD, CVD, More

A-Fib Can Lead to CKD, CVD, More

Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for cardiovascular events, kidney disease, not just stroke.

Even Mild CKD Raises Gastrointestinal Bleeding Risk

Even Mild CKD Raises Gastrointestinal Bleeding Risk

By

Higher albuminuria emerges as a significant predictor of hospitalization for GI bleeding.

CKD Progression Delay Observed With Folic Acid Therapy

CKD Progression Delay Observed With Folic Acid Therapy

By

Enalapril plus folic acid treatment was associated with a 56% reduction in the odds of CKD progression compared with enalapril alone.

DASH Diet May Protect Against Kidney Disease

DASH Diet May Protect Against Kidney Disease

By

In a study, CKD was 16% less likely to develop in low adherers to a DASH dietary pattern.

Albuminuria Linked to Higher Blood Pressure at Night

Albuminuria Linked to Higher Blood Pressure at Night

Significantly higher nighttime systolic blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes and low eGFR.

Most Cost-Effective Hb Target in Anemic CKD Patients Identified

Most Cost-Effective Hb Target in Anemic CKD Patients Identified

By

A hemoglobin level of 10.5 g/dL offers the optimal balance of cost and quality adjusted life years, researchers conclude.

Diabetes May Increase Anemia Risk in CKD Patients

Diabetes May Increase Anemia Risk in CKD Patients

By

The odds of developing anemia were 2-fold greater among patients with than without diabetes mellitus.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters