Chronic Kidney Disease

Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction Benefits CKD Patients

Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction Benefits CKD Patients

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CKD patients treated to a target systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg were 28% less likely to die early.

Non-Dialysis CKD Patients With Anemia Have More CVD, Worse QoL

Non-Dialysis CKD Patients With Anemia Have More CVD, Worse QoL

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Anemic patients were 41% and 80% more likely to have coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease than non-anemic patients.

CKD Linked to High Intake of Red, Processed Meat

CKD Linked to High Intake of Red, Processed Meat

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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.

1 in 7 Americans Has CKD and Most Unaware

1 in 7 Americans Has CKD and Most Unaware

The researchers said rising rates of diabetes and hypertension may help explain the increase in kidney disease, along with several other factors.

Nephrology Referrals May Not Benefit Elderly CKD Patients

Nephrology Referrals May Not Benefit Elderly CKD Patients

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Most elderly CKD patients ultimately will not require or desire renal replacement therapy.

High-Dose Vitamin D May Halt Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Progression

High-Dose Vitamin D May Halt Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Progression

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In a study of CKD patients, intact PTH levels remained stable those receiving cholecalciferol 8000 IU daily but increased in placebo recipients.

Biomarker May Identify High-risk IgAN Patients

Biomarker May Identify High-risk IgAN Patients

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Gd-IgA1 level may represent a useful biomarker for risk stratification.

Afib Patients With CKD on NOACs May Be Overdosed

Afib Patients With CKD on NOACs May Be Overdosed

The incorrect dose was associated with a higher risk of major bleeding but no significant difference in stroke prevention, the researchers said.

Model Predicts Acute GI Bleeding With Oral Anticoagulant Tx

Model Predicts Acute GI Bleeding With Oral Anticoagulant Tx

GI bleeding was predicted by absence of PPI therapy, CKD, COPD, history of peptic ulcer disease, and liver cirrhosis.

Novel Enteric Budesonide Reduces Proteinuria in IgAN

Novel Enteric Budesonide Reduces Proteinuria in IgAN

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Overall, patients receiving TRF-budesonide saw a 24.4% reduction in their average urine protein creatinine ratio over 9 months.

Coffee Consumption Does Not Worsen ADPKD

Coffee Consumption Does Not Worsen ADPKD

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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.

New Review Highlights Iron Deficiency Anemia in CKD

New Review Highlights Iron Deficiency Anemia in CKD

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Intravenous iron should be strongly considered for patients treated with ESAs or hemodialysis, according to reviewers.

Anthropometric Body Fat Measurements Can Estimate Renal Function Decline

Anthropometric Body Fat Measurements Can Estimate Renal Function Decline

The researchers found that 17% of the population experienced KF decline, while incident CKD occurred in 17% of those at risk.

Hospital-Acquired Complications Can Be Deadly for CKD Patients

Hospital-Acquired Complications Can Be Deadly for CKD Patients

Preventable HACs are associated with higher mortality, incremental LOS, and greater risk of readmission, especially in people with CKD.

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

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Study demonstrates decreased risk of end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

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The prevalence of low hemoglobin levels increases with declining renal function.

Reduced Kidney Function a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

Reduced Kidney Function a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

Reduced glomerular filtration rate ranked similarly to high total cholesterol as a risk factor for disability-adjusted life years.

Tolvaptan Offers Sustained Slowing of Renal Function Decline in ADPKD

Tolvaptan Offers Sustained Slowing of Renal Function Decline in ADPKD

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Open-label extension study confirms disease-modifying effect on eGFR, but not total kidney volume growth.

AKI Predictors in PE Patients Identified

AKI Predictors in PE Patients Identified

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Chronic kidney disease and anemia are associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients with pulmonary embolism.

MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

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Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.

Intensive BP Control Does Not Prevent CKD Progression

Intensive BP Control Does Not Prevent CKD Progression

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Blood pressure targets below 130/80 and below 140/90 mm Hg are associated with similar renal outcomes among non-diabetics, meta-analysis shows.

Diabetes Increases Poor Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients

Diabetes Increases Poor Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients

Patients with diabetes had higher cumulative rates of 1-year all-cause death, CVD death, and HF hospitalization.

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

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.

Dietary Potassium Lowers CVD, CKD Risks, Regardless of Sodium

Dietary Potassium Lowers CVD, CKD Risks, Regardless of Sodium

Numerous population studies demonstrate a relationship between higher dietary K+ and lower blood pressure regardless of sodium intake.

Chronic Kidney Disease More Likely in PPI Users

Chronic Kidney Disease More Likely in PPI Users

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Proton pump inhibitors need not first cause acute kidney injury for CKD risk to be elevated.

Low Salt Diet Improves Blood Pressure in CKD

Low Salt Diet Improves Blood Pressure in CKD

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With dietitian counseling, limiting sodium to 2000 mg per daily is feasible for chronic kidney disease patients.

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

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

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