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Acute Kidney Injury Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

In this Australian study, nearly 15% of hip- or knee-replacement patients experienced acute kidney injury--far higher than previously thought.

Hypertension Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors

No improvements were seen in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure on the low glycemic index diets.

Acute Kidney Injury Everolimus Raises AKI Risk in Some Cancer Patients

Everolimus Raises AKI Risk in Some Cancer Patients

Acute kidney injury developed in 23% of renal cell carcinoma patients receiving everolimus.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.

Diabetes Hypoglycemia Increases CV Events in Insulin Patients

Hypoglycemia Increases CV Events in Insulin Patients

Hypoglycemia increased the risk of cardiovascular events and mortality for insulin-treated patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

End-Stage Renal Disease Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.

Hyperuricemia Impaired Renal Function Linked to Higher Uric Acid Levels

Impaired Renal Function Linked to Higher Uric Acid Levels

Even levels in the normal range can be associated with an increased risk of renal insufficiency.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

This intervention in patients with chronic kidney disease reduced by 28% their risk of death after progressing to end-stage renal disease.

Hemodialysis Dietary Intake Tool Validated for Renal Patients With Low Literacy

Dietary Intake Tool Validated for Renal Patients With Low Literacy

The dietary intake tool has acceptable reliability and validity for African-American patients with low literacy undergoing dialysis.

Hemodialysis Home Hemodialysis Patients Take Fewer Pills

Home Hemodialysis Patients Take Fewer Pills

Pill burden found to be significantly less when compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Diabetes Long-Term Effect of Gestational Diabetes Treatment Uncertain

Long-Term Effect of Gestational Diabetes Treatment Uncertain

Treatment for mild gestational diabetes was not associated with reduction in childhood obesity, according to a study.

End-Stage Renal Disease Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

In the fight against kidney disease, greater gains may be realized by focusing on personal economy.

End-Stage Renal Disease Big Waists Raise End-Stage Renal Disease Risk in Older Women

Big Waists Raise End-Stage Renal Disease Risk in Older Women

The risk is 2.6 times greater among postmenopausal women with waists larger than 88 cm

Hemodialysis AV Fistula, Graft Placement Linked to Early Dialysis Visits

AV Fistula, Graft Placement Linked to Early Dialysis Visits

In the first few months of hemodialysis, one additional provider visit per month increased the probability of AV fistula or graft surgery by nearly 5%.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Simulation model projects that chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence will rise from 13.2% currently to nearly 17% by 2030.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

Potassium-Lowering Drugs Effective

Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate and patiromer hold promise as hyperkalemia treatments.

Transplantation Genetic Marker May Help Improve Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Genetic Marker May Help Improve Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Researchers identified a genetic glitch that promotes kidney scarring.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

Physicians provided details of the first successful delivery of renal replacement therapy (RRT) to a patient with Ebola.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Kidney Disease (CKD) Outcomes

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Kidney Disease (CKD) Outcomes

Adhering to 4 healthy behaviors was associated with a 68% decreased risk of all-cause mortality, data suggest.