When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.
Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.
Calcification in the media of arteries may be a useful measure for screening.
Researchers found 88% higher odds of negative pregnancy outcomes for women with stage 1 CKD and no classic risk factors.
Simulation model projects that chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence will rise from 13.2% currently to nearly 17% by 2030.
Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate and patiromer hold promise as hyperkalemia treatments.
Physicians provided details of the first successful delivery of renal replacement therapy (RRT) to a patient with Ebola.
Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.
Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).
Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.
Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.
Periodontal disease is associated with a significant 4.2-fold greater incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Plant-based diet had the lowest urinary phosphorus excretion, whereas an inorganic-based diet had the highest.
In a study of 3.3 million veterans, administration of niacin B vitamin was associated with less rapid decline in eGFR.
No association between phosphorus levels and all-cause mortality in women.
No link between overweight and the birth of babies with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.
Hemoglobin level below 8 mg/dL associated with 82% increased odds of prolonged bleeding time with anemia.
Beneficial effect of drug that inhibits galectin-3 is most pronounced in patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Muscle mass is not as accurate a predictor of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as previously believed.
Flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) is safe and effective for removing kidney stones in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Mediterranean diet is associated with a significantly lower risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
In healthy people, renal hyperfiltration associated with 37% and 66% increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.
Acute exercise may benefit children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) via anti-inflammatory effects.
Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Review shows reduction in acute kidney injury with high-dose statins versus low-dose or placebo.
Strenuous aerobic activities found to decrease the risk of ESRD by 42% compared with no physical activity.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.
High dietary fiber also associated with decreased systemic inflammation and mortality risk.
Individuals older than 65 years are more likely to suffer a fracture than those aged 40-65 years, regardless of eGFR.
Several major health organizations have convened to discuss the latest outcomes in diabetes and its impact on chronic kidney disease.
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