CKD

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Researchers compared 3 screening approaches for their ability to detect chronic kidney disease cases, and identify patients with higher rates of cardiovascular events and kidney decline.

Lower CKD Risk Among Fit Veterans

Lower CKD Risk Among Fit Veterans

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Achieving an exercise capacity of more than 6.5 metabolic equivalents - such as daily brisk walking for 30-40 minutes -- might be protective, according to researchers.

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

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Individuals who perceived the benefits of a low-phosphorus diet and demonstrated self-efficacy were more likely to make strides against hyperphosphatemia.

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

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Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

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The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

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Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

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Calcification in the media of arteries may be a useful measure for screening.

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

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Researchers found 88% higher odds of negative pregnancy outcomes for women with stage 1 CKD and no classic risk factors.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

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Simulation model projects that chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence will rise from 13.2% currently to nearly 17% by 2030.

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

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Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate and patiromer hold promise as hyperkalemia treatments.

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

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Physicians provided details of the first successful delivery of renal replacement therapy (RRT) to a patient with Ebola.

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

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Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

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Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

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Periodontal disease is associated with a significant 4.2-fold greater incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Plant-based diet had the lowest urinary phosphorus excretion, whereas an inorganic-based diet had the highest.

Niacin May Slow Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Progression

Niacin May Slow Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Progression

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In a study of 3.3 million veterans, administration of niacin B vitamin was associated with less rapid decline in eGFR.

Higher Phosphorus Levels Predict Increased Death Risk in Men

Higher Phosphorus Levels Predict Increased Death Risk in Men

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No association between phosphorus levels and all-cause mortality in women.

Kidney Problems More Likely in Infants Born to Obese Moms

Kidney Problems More Likely in Infants Born to Obese Moms

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No link between overweight and the birth of babies with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.

Prolonged Bleeding Times Linked to Severe Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Prolonged Bleeding Times Linked to Severe Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Hemoglobin level below 8 mg/dL associated with 82% increased odds of prolonged bleeding time with anemia.

Investigational Drug Found to Improve Glomerular Filtration (eGFR)

Investigational Drug Found to Improve Glomerular Filtration (eGFR)

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Beneficial effect of drug that inhibits galectin-3 is most pronounced in patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Muscle Mass Not Accurate in Predicting Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Muscle Mass Not Accurate in Predicting Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Muscle mass is not as accurate a predictor of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as previously believed.

Stone Removal by f-URS Okay for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Stone Removal by f-URS Okay for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) is safe and effective for removing kidney stones in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Mediterranean diet is associated with a significantly lower risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

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In healthy people, renal hyperfiltration associated with 37% and 66% increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

Exercise May Benefit Kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Exercise May Benefit Kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Acute exercise may benefit children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) via anti-inflammatory effects.

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