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End-Stage Renal Disease Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Acute Kidney Injury Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Study showed that 1 in 20 older adults who initiated these medications in the outpatient setting were hospitalized with AKI within 90 days.

Transplantation Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.

End-Stage Renal Disease Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Proteinuria, hypertension, and obesity in adolescence independently predict development of end-stage renal disease.

Hypertension Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

The association is most pronounced in hypertensives, consumers of high-sodium diets, and older individuals.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Hemodialysis Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.

Diabetes Two-Drug Pill Okayed for Treating Diabetes

Two-Drug Pill Okayed for Treating Diabetes

Invokamet combines in a single table canagliflozin and metformin.

Diabetic Nephropathy Diabetic Nephropathy Linked to Hypothyroidism

Diabetic Nephropathy Linked to Hypothyroidism

Researchers find an independent association in a study of Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes.

End-Stage Renal Disease Renal Failure Clusters in Families

Renal Failure Clusters in Families

The finding is from a study of more than 5 million Norwegians.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Contrast Nephropathy Associated with Long-Term Mortality in CKD

Contrast Nephropathy Associated with Long-Term Mortality in CKD

Increased long-term mortality risk for patients with, but not those without, chronic kidney disease.

Hypertension Best Outcomes with Systolic BP of 130-139 mm Hg

Best Outcomes with Systolic BP of 130-139 mm Hg

Composite of mortality, end-stage renal disease increased at higher and lower blood pressures.

News Many Physicians Report Secondary Income

Many Physicians Report Secondary Income

Reasons for taking on additional roles include paying off debt, increasing income, new challenge.

News Model Predicts Renal Scarring Risk in Children

Model Predicts Renal Scarring Risk in Children

Model including temperature, ultrasonographic findings, etiologic organisms predicts scarring.

Acute Kidney Injury Interventions Prevent Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Interventions Prevent Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Quality improvements protect patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Diabetes Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Blocks reabsorption of glucose by kidneys.

Transplantation Survival Benefit of Expanded Criteria Kidneys Probed

Survival Benefit of Expanded Criteria Kidneys Probed

For some highly sensitized patients, expanded criteria donor kidneys do not confer a survival edge over standard criteria donor kidneys.

Transplantation Circulatory Death, Brain-Dead Donor Kidneys Offer Equivalent Outcomes

Circulatory Death, Brain-Dead Donor Kidneys Offer Equivalent Outcomes

Kidney transplanted from brain-dead donors or those who died from circulatory causes are associated with similar patient and graft survival.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.

Transplantation Transplant Induction Protocols Offer Similar Patient, Graft Survival

Transplant Induction Protocols Offer Similar Patient, Graft Survival

Study compared single-dose alemtuzumab and multiple-dose rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin.