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Hemodialysis Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.

Hypertension Uncontrolled Hypertension Risk Higher with Psoriasis

Uncontrolled Hypertension Risk Higher with Psoriasis

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator for uncontrolled hypertension.

Hemodialysis Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Study reveals a rate of 0.038 such events per 1,000 home dialysis treatments.

Hypertension Plant Leaves Could Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Plant Leaves Could Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Novel compound derived from plant leaves could help in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

Hemodialysis Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.

Diabetes Grape Seed Extract May Lower Blood Sugar in Diabetes Mellitus

Grape Seed Extract May Lower Blood Sugar in Diabetes Mellitus

Grape seed extract may help to lower blood sugar and glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

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

Diabetes Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetics Offers No Survival Advantage

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetics Offers No Survival Advantage

But targeting an HbA1c level below 6.5% is associated with a decreased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

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

Hyperuricemia Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Analysis found that cigarette smoking was associated with a 24% overall reduction in gout risk.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) 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 Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

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

Hyperuricemia Gout Increases Risk of Diabetes

Gout Increases Risk of Diabetes

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible to diabetes, researchers say.

Hemodialysis Alternate Night Home Hemodialysis Improves Anemia

Alternate Night Home Hemodialysis Improves Anemia

Researchers believe nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD) performed every other night may be superior to NHHD performed 6 or 7 times a week.

Transplantation Possible Tissue Injury Predictor in Transplant Recipients Found

Possible Tissue Injury Predictor in Transplant Recipients Found

Researchers may have found a predictor for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in kidney transplant recipients.

Hemodialysis Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Dialysis

Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Dialysis

Regular activity in patients undergoing dialysis was linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood.

Transplantation More Compensation for Living Kidney Donors, Urge Nephrologists

More Compensation for Living Kidney Donors, Urge Nephrologists

More reimbursement and compensation opportunities should be available for living kidney donors.

Lupus Nephritis Potential Plant-Derived Lupus Nephritis Treatment Has Few Side Effects

Potential Plant-Derived Lupus Nephritis Treatment Has Few Side Effects

A plant-based compound could provide a new treatment for lupus nephritis with fewer side effects.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Kidney Disease Linked to Low Magnesium

Kidney Disease Linked to Low Magnesium

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