Nephrology

Featured Article

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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.

Nephrology News

Latest Nephrology News

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Metabolically Healthy Obese Still at Increased Risk of CVD

Metabolically Healthy Obese Still at Increased Risk of CVD

The investigators also found that the risk of cardiovascular disease in obese people rose with the number of metabolic abnormalities.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Muscle Adverse Events in Statin Users Linked to Pt Expectations

Muscle Adverse Events in Statin Users Linked to Pt Expectations

No significant differences were seen between statin users and non-users in the rates of other adverse events.

Diabetes FDA: Canagliflozin May Increase Risk of Foot, Leg Amputations

FDA: Canagliflozin May Increase Risk of Foot, Leg Amputations

Amputations of the toe and middle of the foot were the most common, but leg amputations below and above the knee also occurred.

Hyperuricemia Gout Risk Is Lower Among Healthier Eaters

Gout Risk Is Lower Among Healthier Eaters

A DASH-style diet is associated with a reduced risk of gout, whereas a Western diet is associated with a higher risk.

Hypertension Following Low Sodium Recs May Not Lower BP

Following Low Sodium Recs May Not Lower BP

Dietary sodium intake guidelines may be misguided.

Transplantation Few Organ Transplant Recipients Have Important Cancer Screenings

Few Organ Transplant Recipients Have Important Cancer Screenings

During the observation period, the researchers found that 77.5%, 69.8%, and 91.4% of SOTRs were not up-to-date for colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer screening tests, respectively.

Transplantation HCV-Infected Kidneys Transplanted to Uninfected Recipients

HCV-Infected Kidneys Transplanted to Uninfected Recipients

Early data from the study revealed this treatment effectively cleared hepatitis C from all of the patients.

Transplantation PCSK9 Linked to New-Onset Diabetes After Kidney Transplantation

PCSK9 Linked to New-Onset Diabetes After Kidney Transplantation

NODAT occurred more frequently in the upper PCSK9 tertile vs the lowest two PCSK9 tertiles.

Hypertension LVAD Recovers Cardiac Function for Some Heart Failure Pts

LVAD Recovers Cardiac Function for Some Heart Failure Pts

A total of 16 men had received an LVAD and then had it removed because they had significant recovery of heart function.

Hypertension Bleeding Risk From Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants Similar for Older Afib Pts

Bleeding Risk From Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants Similar for Older Afib Pts

The risk of major bleeding is similar for older patients with atrial fibrillation taking either antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs.

End-Stage Renal Disease ESRD Risk Higher Among Black, Male Living Kidney Donors

ESRD Risk Higher Among Black, Male Living Kidney Donors

The researchers found that black race and male sex correlated with increased risk of ESRD in donors.

Nephrology Nephrology Fellowship Teaching Rated Well

Nephrology Fellowship Teaching Rated Well

Interventions to improve pathology instruction and increase time for physiology and clinical review were strongly supported.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Hospital-Acquired Complications Can Be Deadly for CKD Patients

Hospital-Acquired Complications Can Be Deadly for CKD Patients

Preventable HACs are associated with higher mortality, incremental LOS, and greater risk of readmission, especially in people with CKD.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Many Heart Attack Patients Not Adhering to Statin Regimen

Many Heart Attack Patients Not Adhering to Statin Regimen

Interventions are needed to increase high-intensity statin use and adherence after myocardial infarction.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism High-Volume Surgeons Improve Parathyroidectomy Outcomes

High-Volume Surgeons Improve Parathyroidectomy Outcomes

The researchers found that patients of high-volume surgeons had a lower rate of vocal cord paralysis compared to patients of low-volume surgeons.

Anemia Ferric Citrate Modestly Improves Anemia, Study Confirms

Ferric Citrate Modestly Improves Anemia, Study Confirms

Significantly more patients treated with ferric citrate increased their hemoglobin levels by 1 g/dL or more over 8 weeks.

Anemia Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

The prevalence of low hemoglobin levels increases with declining renal function.

Anemia Triferic Pharmacokinetics Characterized

Triferic Pharmacokinetics Characterized

Ferric pyrophosphate citrate delivered via dialysate or intravenously rapidly donates iron to transferrin and is rapidly cleared from the circulation.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Reduced Kidney Function a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

Reduced Kidney Function a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

Reduced glomerular filtration rate ranked similarly to high total cholesterol as a risk factor for disability-adjusted life years.

Diabetes Brief, Intensive Lifestyle and Drug Treatment Improves Type 2 Diabetes

Brief, Intensive Lifestyle and Drug Treatment Improves Type 2 Diabetes

A short course of intensive lifestyle and drug therapy achieves on-treatment normoglycemia and promotes sustained weight loss.

Newsletter Signup