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Nephrology Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.

Acute Kidney Injury Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Lupus Nephritis Mycophenolate Mofetil Offers No Advantage in Lupus Nephritis

Mycophenolate Mofetil Offers No Advantage in Lupus Nephritis

New study also provides evidence that an early proteinuria decrease is a strong predictor of good long-term outcome.

Peritoneal Dialysis Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.

Acute Kidney Injury Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Mission 0by25 hopes to stop preventable deaths from AKI by 2025.

Diabetes 3 Key Aspects of 2015 Diabetes Standards

3 Key Aspects of 2015 Diabetes Standards

2015 Standards for Diabetes Care focus on ethnic differences in risk, BP targets and treatment goals.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

Calcification in the media of arteries may be a useful measure for screening.

Diabetes Why Generic Insulin Is Not Available

Why Generic Insulin Is Not Available

Insulin has evolved through incremental improvements, with innovations in safety and efficacy, leading to renewable patents.

Transplantation Study Backs Renal Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients

Study Backs Renal Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients

In the absence of co-infection with hepatitis C virus, their graft and patient survival rates are similar to those of HIV-negative patients.

Hemodialysis Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) More CV Events with PCI Drug-Eluting Stents

More CV Events with PCI Drug-Eluting Stents

Second study shows similar risk of death for PCI with everolimus-eluting stents, CABG

Diabetes Improve Insulin Pump Safety, Say U.S. and European Researchers

Improve Insulin Pump Safety, Say U.S. and European Researchers

Researchers say regulators should require more from insulin pump manufacturing companies and gather more data on long-term use.

Transplantation Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Mediterranean Diet Not Quite So Heart Healthy

Mediterranean Diet Not Quite So Heart Healthy

The quantity and quality of available evidence may not be strong enough to support widespread recommendation of the Mediterranean diet.

Hypertension Enalapril Plus Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk in Hypertension

Enalapril Plus Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk in Hypertension

Study in Chinese population shows reduced risk of first stroke with combined use of enalapril, folic acid

Hypertension Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Blood Pressure

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Blood Pressure

No reductions in systolic, diastolic BP in trial-level analysis, individual patient data analysis

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

Researchers found 88% higher odds of negative pregnancy outcomes for women with stage 1 CKD and no classic risk factors.

Hypertension Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

53% taking action to reduce sodiu. Those receiving medical advice to reduce sodium intake appeared more willing to take action.

End-Stage Renal Disease Kidney Failure Undertreatment an International Concern

Kidney Failure Undertreatment an International Concern

Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says

Hemodialysis Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

Over a 5-year period, cancer developed in 9.5% of hemodialysis patients, a rate much higher than would be expected in the general population.