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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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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism ALP Predicts Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients With CKD-MBD

ALP Predicts Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients With CKD-MBD

Alkaline phosphatase was more strongly linked to mortality compared with other biomarkers of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder.

End-Stage Renal Disease Higher Mortality Found After RFA in ESRD Dialysis Patients

Higher Mortality Found After RFA in ESRD Dialysis Patients

In-hospital mortality following RFA was higher in older, dialyzed ESRD patients than in non dialyzed patients.

Diabetes Animal or Plant Protein Diet Aids Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes

Animal or Plant Protein Diet Aids Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes

Isocaloric diets high in animal or plant protein allow similar improvements of metabolism and cardiovascular risk factors in T2DM patients.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statin Guidance Varies for Black Patients

Statin Guidance Varies for Black Patients

The USPSTF guidelines focus statin recommendations on 38% of high-risk African American individuals at the expense of not recommending treatment in nearly 25% of African Americans.

Contrast Nephropathy Study Questions Prophylactic Hydration as Standard Care for CIN

Study Questions Prophylactic Hydration as Standard Care for CIN

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism PTH-Suppressive Vitamin D Dose in Obese Patients ID'd

PTH-Suppressive Vitamin D Dose in Obese Patients ID'd

Study suggests the lowest dose of vitamin D3 supplements needed to suppress parathyroid hormone in overweight and obese adults is 1000 IU daily.

Nephrology Rivaroxaban Reduces Recurrent VTE Better Than Aspirin

Rivaroxaban Reduces Recurrent VTE Better Than Aspirin

Among patients with venous thromboembolism, the risk of a recurrent event was significantly lower with rivaroxaban than with aspirin, without a significant increase in bleeding rates.

End-Stage Renal Disease Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Affects Mental State

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Affects Mental State

The initiation of RRT has a strong impact on HRQL in comparison with a reference population and with other stages of CKD.

Nephrology Thiamine May Reduce RRT in Septic Shock Patients

Thiamine May Reduce RRT in Septic Shock Patients

Septic shock patients randomized to receive thiamine had lower serum creatinine levels and a lower rate of progression to RRT than patients randomized to placebo.

Diabetes Metformin, Vildagliptin Affect BP Differently in Diabetes

Metformin, Vildagliptin Affect BP Differently in Diabetes

These cardiovascular profiles during enteral nutrient exposure may have implications for postprandial hypotension.

Diabetes A Single Hypoglycemic Event Can Up Death Risk in Diabetes

A Single Hypoglycemic Event Can Up Death Risk in Diabetes

The study found that many patients who had a hypoglycemic episode also had high increased odds of cardiovascular disease or death.

Hypertension Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From Omega-3 Supplements

Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From Omega-3 Supplements

Overall, patients on omega-3 supplements had an 8% lower risk of total mortality or hospitalization for cardiovascular disease over 4 years.

Hypertension Creatinine Rise After RAS Blockade May Up Cardiorenal Risks

Creatinine Rise After RAS Blockade May Up Cardiorenal Risks

Study documents higher risks even when creatinine increases are less than 30%, the guideline-recommended threshold for stopping treatment.

Diabetes Highlights From ADA's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Highlights From ADA's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

The 2017 Updates focus on pharmacologic approaches to glycemic treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Immediate Intensification of Antidiabetic Rx Yields Better HbA1c

Immediate Intensification of Antidiabetic Rx Yields Better HbA1c

Timing of intensification of OAD therapy led to greater reductions in HbA1c and lower risks of complications.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Intensive BP Control Does Not Prevent CKD Progression

Intensive BP Control Does Not Prevent CKD Progression

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 No Increased Risks of Stroke, Heart Failure With DPP-4i

No Increased Risks of Stroke, Heart Failure With DPP-4i

In short-term treatment duration, there was no increased risk of myocardial infarction stroke or heart failure using DPP-4i vs SU/TZD.

Hypertension Hypertensive Americans Still Consuming Excess Sodium

Hypertensive Americans Still Consuming Excess Sodium

People with high blood pressure consumed an average of 2,900 mg of sodium per day in 1999 and 3350 mg per day in 2012, for an overall average daily sodium intake of 3100 mg.

End-Stage Renal Disease Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Increases ESRD Risk

Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Increases ESRD Risk

Carriers have a 2-fold higher risk of end-stage renal disease compared with non-carriers, study finds.

NKF 2017 Spring Meeting Improving Nephrology Care With Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Improving Nephrology Care With Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Benefits include rapid assessment of kidney size, cortical thickness, and volume status.

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