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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.

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

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Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Pre-Treatment Statins Reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk

Pre-Treatment Statins Reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk

Review shows reduction in acute kidney injury with high-dose statins versus low-dose or placebo.

Exercise May Decrease Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Exercise May Decrease Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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Strenuous aerobic activities found to decrease the risk of ESRD by 42% compared with no physical activity.

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.

High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

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High dietary fiber also associated with decreased systemic inflammation and mortality risk.

Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

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Individuals older than 65 years are more likely to suffer a fracture than those aged 40-65 years, regardless of eGFR.

Consensus Conference Identifies Challenges in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Consensus Conference Identifies Challenges in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Several major health organizations have convened to discuss the latest outcomes in diabetes and its impact on chronic kidney disease.

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

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Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.

Kidney Disease Linked to Low Magnesium

Kidney Disease Linked to Low Magnesium

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Highest vs. lowest quartile of serum magnesium associated with a 58% increased risk of chronic kidney disease.

Transplant Plus Native Nephrectomy May Benefit Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Transplant Plus Native Nephrectomy May Benefit Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

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This approach resulted in improved hypertension control in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, new study found.

Many Kidney Failure Patients Unaware of Transplant Benefits

Many Kidney Failure Patients Unaware of Transplant Benefits

The vast majority of kidney failure patients reported that they were doing fine on dialysis and did not see a need for a kidney transplant.

Kidney Disease (CKD) Should Not Preclude Thrombolytic Therapy

Kidney Disease (CKD) Should Not Preclude Thrombolytic Therapy

Other factors explain higher risk of bleeds after use of IV tissue-type plasminogen activator.

Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

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Tenofovir drug can lead to moderate kidney damage in some patients.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

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Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.

Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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In addition to reducing serum phosphorus levels to within the recommended range, ferric citrate increases iron stores.

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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One hospitalization for associated with a 4.9-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

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The association between serum bicarbonate levels and bone mineral density was stronger in women, especially those who were postmenopausal.

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

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A study revealed an increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm.

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

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Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

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Stenting may benefit patients with renal artery stenosis who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

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An SBP target of about 120-140 rather than below 140 mm Hg may be more beneficial.

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

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Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Contrast Nephropathy Associated with Long-Term Mortality in CKD

Contrast Nephropathy Associated with Long-Term Mortality in CKD

Increased long-term mortality risk for patients with, but not those without, chronic kidney disease.

High C-Reactive Protein Is a CKD Risk Factor

High C-Reactive Protein Is a CKD Risk Factor

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CRP is an independent risk factor the development of CKD.

Advanced Kidney Disease (CKD) Linked to Worse Post-Bypass Outcomes

Advanced Kidney Disease (CKD) Linked to Worse Post-Bypass Outcomes

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Severe CKD raised the risk of in-hospital death after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

Older Age Predicts Renal Function Decline in Living Donors

Older Age Predicts Renal Function Decline in Living Donors

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Mean estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases by 0.57 mL/min/1.73 m2 annually with each 1-year increase in age at donation.

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