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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.

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Hyperphosphatemia Switch to an Iron-Based Binder Found to Improve Phosphorus Lowering

Switch to an Iron-Based Binder Found to Improve Phosphorus Lowering

Converting hemodialysis patient to sucroferric oxyhydroxide from a previous binder increased the proportion of patients achieving target serum phosphorus levels.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Linked to High Intake of Red, Processed Meat

CKD Linked to High Intake of Red, Processed Meat

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.

Nephrology 1 in 5 Hospital Patients Have Antibiotic-related Adverse Effects

1 in 5 Hospital Patients Have Antibiotic-related Adverse Effects

The most common side effects were gastrointestinal (42%), renal (24%), and hematologic (15%) abnormalities.

Hyperphosphatemia Reducing Serum Phosphorus to Safer Target Range Ups Survival

Reducing Serum Phosphorus to Safer Target Range Ups Survival

Survival improved by 12% when serum phosphate levels approached a safer target range.

Diabetes HbA1c Influenced by Race, Socioeconomic Factors

HbA1c Influenced by Race, Socioeconomic Factors

What's important is that doctors and other health-care providers, as well as patients, don't just assume these differences are normal and inconsequential.

Diabetes Glucose Self-Monitoring Doesn't Improve HbA1c

Glucose Self-Monitoring Doesn't Improve HbA1c

The researchers found no differences between the groups in how well their blood glucose levels were controlled or in their quality of life.

Diabetes Nasal Glucagon Effectively Treats Hypoglycemic Episodes

Nasal Glucagon Effectively Treats Hypoglycemic Episodes

In 96.2% of the episodes, blood glucose levels returned to normal within 30 minutes.

Hyperuricemia Gout Patient Hospitalizations Soar

Gout Patient Hospitalizations Soar

All-cause hospitalizations in the US increased 410% from 1993 to 2014 among gout sufferers compared with 4.8% in the general population.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Review Supports Sodium Thiosulfate Use for Calciphylaxis

Review Supports Sodium Thiosulfate Use for Calciphylaxis

Patients often received sodium thiosulfate with other therapies.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Novel Parathyroidectomy Procedure May Result in Durably Low PTH

Novel Parathyroidectomy Procedure May Result in Durably Low PTH

Typically, about 2% to 20% of SHPT patients experience recurrence or persistence after conventional parathyroidectomy procedures, likely due to residual parathyroid tissue.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Long-Term Antiplatelet Tx Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Elderly

Long-Term Antiplatelet Tx Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Elderly

The researchers found that during 13,509 patient-years of follow-up, 3166 patients had 405 first bleeding events.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) 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.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Nephrology Referrals May Not Benefit Elderly CKD Patients

Nephrology Referrals May Not Benefit Elderly CKD Patients

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

Diabetes Insulin Degludec Noninferior to Glargine for CV Events in T2DM

Insulin Degludec Noninferior to Glargine for CV Events in T2DM

The researchers found that the primary outcome of first occurrence of an adjudicated major cardiovascular event occurred in 8.5% and 9.3% of patients in the degludec and glargine groups, respectively.

Hemodialysis Early Hospital Readmission Ups Hemodialysis Patient Mortality Risk

Early Hospital Readmission Ups Hemodialysis Patient Mortality Risk

Patients who are readmitted within 30 days of discharge are approximately twice as likely to die in the following year.

Transplantation New UNOS Kidney Allocation System Narrowed Racial Gaps in Transplant

New UNOS Kidney Allocation System Narrowed Racial Gaps in Transplant

The researchers observed a narrowing of disparities in the average monthly transplantation rates with implementation of the new system.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Rise in High-intensity Statin Rx After Myocardial Infarction

Rise in High-intensity Statin Rx After Myocardial Infarction

Male sex, filling β-blocker and antiplatelet agent prescriptions, and attending cardiac rehabilitation within 30 days of discharge were factors associated with filling high-intensity statin prescriptions in 2014.

Diabetes Canagliflozin Lowers Cardiovascular Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Canagliflozin Lowers Cardiovascular Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Study findings suggest that the medication may offer renal protection.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism High-Dose Vitamin D May Halt Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Progression

High-Dose Vitamin D May Halt Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Progression

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

Diabetes Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk Up With SGLT2 Inhibitors in T2DM

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk Up With SGLT2 Inhibitors in T2DM

The investigators found that patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors were approximately twice as likely to develop diabetic ketoacidosis than those taking DPP4 inhibitors.

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