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Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.

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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Risk Higher With Furosemide Use

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Risk Higher With Furosemide Use

Study reveals 6-fold higher risk of SHPT in patients on furosemide vs hydrochlorothiazide.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Etelcalcetide Pharmacokinetics Revealed

Etelcalcetide Pharmacokinetics Revealed

No new safety concerns emerged during the study.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Progression Delay Observed With Folic Acid Therapy

CKD Progression Delay Observed With Folic Acid Therapy

Enalapril plus folic acid treatment was associated with a 56% reduction in the odds of CKD progression compared with enalapril alone.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) DASH Diet May Protect Against Kidney Disease

DASH Diet May Protect Against Kidney Disease

In a study, CKD was 16% less likely to develop in low adherers to a DASH dietary pattern.

Hypertension Albuminuria Linked to Higher Blood Pressure at Night

Albuminuria Linked to Higher Blood Pressure at Night

Significantly higher nighttime systolic blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes and low eGFR.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism SHPT Risk Factors Identified

SHPT Risk Factors Identified

Serum phosphorus and serum creatinine found to be independent predictors of secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Lupus Nephritis Urinary Biomarker Panels Predict Lupus Nephritis Outcomes

Urinary Biomarker Panels Predict Lupus Nephritis Outcomes

Chemokines, cytokines, and markers of cellular damage had the most predictive power.

Diabetes Diabetes Linked to Higher Death Risk From CVD, Cancer, More

Diabetes Linked to Higher Death Risk From CVD, Cancer, More

Increases in cardiovascular death, cancer death, noncardiovascular noncancer death in men, women

Anemia Most Cost-Effective Hb Target in Anemic CKD Patients Identified

Most Cost-Effective Hb Target in Anemic CKD Patients Identified

A hemoglobin level of 10.5 g/dL offers the optimal balance of cost and quality adjusted life years, researchers conclude.

Anemia Diabetes May Increase Anemia Risk in CKD Patients

Diabetes May Increase Anemia Risk in CKD Patients

The odds of developing anemia were 2-fold greater among patients with than without diabetes mellitus.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Hyperkalemia Drug Lowers Aldosterone

Hyperkalemia Drug Lowers Aldosterone

Study demonstrates a novel effect of patiromer treatment in hyperkalemic CKD patients

Anemia Anemic CKD Patients Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life

Anemic CKD Patients Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life

Anemia was associated with impaired activity levels at CKD stages 3, 4, and dialysis.

Nephrology Benefits Low for PTRAS vs Medical Therapy in Renal Artery Stenosis

Benefits Low for PTRAS vs Medical Therapy in Renal Artery Stenosis

Low evidence for benefits, harms of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty with stent placement.

Hemodialysis Poor CVD Drug Adherence Before Dialysis Predicts Worse Survival

Poor CVD Drug Adherence Before Dialysis Predicts Worse Survival

Patients who took CVD medications less than 60% of the time before starting dialysis had a 21% increased risk of early death after dialysis initiation.

Diabetes Serum Creatinine Doubling Ups Cardiovascular Risks in Diabetes Patients

Serum Creatinine Doubling Ups Cardiovascular Risks in Diabetes Patients

Doubling of serum creatinine occured in 1,262 patients studied.

Nephrology Hyperkalemia Increases Mortality Risk

Hyperkalemia Increases Mortality Risk

In a large study, high potassium levels were associated with a significant 24% increased risk of death compared with normal levels.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Intermediate HDL Cholesterol Levels Linked With Better Survival

Intermediate HDL Cholesterol Levels Linked With Better Survival

Researchers found a U-shaped relationship between HDL cholesterol and premature death across all levels of kidney function.

Nephrology Vesicoureteral Reflux Scans Not Good Alternatives

Vesicoureteral Reflux Scans Not Good Alternatives

The presence of VUR is linked to an increased risk of UTI and renal scarring.

Hypertension Intensive BP Control in CKD Improves Survival

Intensive BP Control in CKD Improves Survival

Black CKD patients with strict blood pressure control had a 19% lower risk of premature death.

Diabetes Gout Found to Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Gout Found to Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

The effect of gout on type 2 diabetes risk was more profound in women than men.