Chronic Kidney Disease

Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD

Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD

Risk of hospitalization up for Hispanic patients with lower scores on Ambulatory Care Experiences Survey

Payment Reform Urged To Encourage Chronic Kidney Disease Care

Payment Reform Urged To Encourage Chronic Kidney Disease Care

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Authors of a recent editorial contend that federal reimbursement polices discourage delivery of the complex care needed by patients with chronic kidney disease who are not on dialysis.

Inflammatory Marker Tied to Decline in Kidney Function

Inflammatory Marker Tied to Decline in Kidney Function

Soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 tied to decline in multiethnic cohort

PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD

PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD

Patients with, without chronic kidney disease have less acute renal failure with PCI.

Kidney Function Decline in General Population Linked to Low Calcium

Kidney Function Decline in General Population Linked to Low Calcium

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Association found in a Japanese study of individuals in the general population who did not have chronic kidney disease.

Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease

Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease

Kidneys of neonates with left heart obstruction consistently found to be larger than normal

Hepatitis C Infection May Hasten Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

Hepatitis C Infection May Hasten Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

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Patients with both CKD and hepatitis C virus infection are at nearly 2-fold higher risk of end-stage renal disease with those who have CKD only.

CKD Associated With Increased Inter-Arm BP Difference

CKD Associated With Increased Inter-Arm BP Difference

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Increased inter-arm difference in systolic blood pressure independently predicts development of chronic kidney disease in the general population, a new study suggests.

Bilateral Oophorectomy Increases CKD Risk in Premenopausal Women

Bilateral Oophorectomy Increases CKD Risk in Premenopausal Women

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The increased risk of chronic kidney disease is more pronounced among women who undergo the procedure at age 45 years or younger.

Statin Use in Advanced CKD Lowers Death Risk

Statin Use in Advanced CKD Lowers Death Risk

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Researchers report a significant 41% decreased mortality risk among patients with advanced CKD who used statins compared with those who did not.

Low eGFR, Worsening Renal Function Predict Higher Post-PCI Death Risk

Low eGFR, Worsening Renal Function Predict Higher Post-PCI Death Risk

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Low eGFR and worsening renal function are independently associated with a nearly 3-fold increased mortality risk among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

CKD Patients Use Proton Pump Inhibitors Longer

CKD Patients Use Proton Pump Inhibitors Longer

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Researchers find that physicians prescribe much longer courses of PPI therapy to patients with vs without CKD, despite the potential nephrotoxic effects.

Higher Caffeine Intake May Decrease Death Risk in CKD

Higher Caffeine Intake May Decrease Death Risk in CKD

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Among individuals with chronic kidney disease, those in the top quartile of daily caffeine consumption had a 25% lower risk of death vs those in the bottom quartile.

Study: Long-Term Darbepoetin Use Safe, Effective in Non-Dialysis CKD

Study: Long-Term Darbepoetin Use Safe, Effective in Non-Dialysis CKD

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Japanese post-marketing study identified no new safety concerns among patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease treated with darbepoetin alfa and followed up for 3 years.

Gastrointestinal Lesions Common in Patients With CKD Anemia

Gastrointestinal Lesions Common in Patients With CKD Anemia

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In a Spanish study, endoscopic evaluation of patients with CKD and anemia revealed that 68.2% of patients had at least 1 gastrointestinal lesion.

Diabetes Develops At a Higher Rate in the CKD Population

Diabetes Develops At a Higher Rate in the CKD Population

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New study reveals a type 2 diabetes incidence rate of 17.81 cases per 1000 person-years, a rate much higher than in the general population.

Febuxostat May Preserve Renal Function in Some CKD Subgroups

Febuxostat May Preserve Renal Function in Some CKD Subgroups

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Study of patients with CKD stage 3 and asymptomatic hyperuricemia showed that febuoxostat ameliorated the annual decline in eGFR vs placebo in those without proteinuria.

CKD Progression Linked to Sodium Chloride Level

CKD Progression Linked to Sodium Chloride Level

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Low serum sodium chloride concentrations are associated with an increased risk of renal function decline events, especially among patients with CKD stage G4 and anemic patients.

Report: CKD Does Not Preclude Plant-Based Diets

Report: CKD Does Not Preclude Plant-Based Diets

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Concerns about nutritional deficiency in CKD patients are unfounded, and plant-based diets may actually be good for them, the authors of a new report contend.

Accuracy of 24-Hour Urine Phosphorus Challenged

Accuracy of 24-Hour Urine Phosphorus Challenged

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A new study found that 24-hour urine phosphorus is inversely related to whole-body retention, but is not related to net intestinal absorption.

Acute Renal Failure in CKD Patients Less Likely With PCI

Acute Renal Failure in CKD Patients Less Likely With PCI

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In a study, percutaneous coronary intervention was associated with a 72% decreased risk of acute renal failure compared with coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Vitamin D Stores Lower in the Obese, Overweight

Vitamin D Stores Lower in the Obese, Overweight

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Obese or overweight individuals have significantly lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D than normal-weight individuals at any level of kidney function, a study found.

Correcting Metabolic Acidosis May Preserve Muscle Mass

Correcting Metabolic Acidosis May Preserve Muscle Mass

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Oral sodium bicarbonate treatment was associated with improved lean body mass and kidney function in patients with metabolic acidosis due to CKD stages 3 and 4.

Single-Dose Potassium-Lowering Drug Effective in CKD, ESRD

Single-Dose Potassium-Lowering Drug Effective in CKD, ESRD

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A single 30-gram oral dose of sodium polystyrene sulfonate resulted in a significant decrease in serum potassium within 24 hours.

Stroke, Death Risk Increase With CKD and AFib

Stroke, Death Risk Increase With CKD and AFib

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Atrial fibrillation may up stroke risk as much as 1.5 to 2 times in CKD patients, according to study findings.

DOACs Increase Bleeding Risk More Than Warfarin in CKD

DOACs Increase Bleeding Risk More Than Warfarin in CKD

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DOAC users with eGFRs less than 60 mL/min/1.73m2 had a 23% higher risk for bleeding than warfarin users.

New Technique Allows Rapid Bedside Measurement of GFR

New Technique Allows Rapid Bedside Measurement of GFR

VFI approach for direct measurement of glomerular filtration rate is accurate and reproducible.

Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD

Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD

Decline in rates of cardiac stress testing in Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 years from 2008 to 2012.

CKD Patients Often Excluded From Cancer Trials

CKD Patients Often Excluded From Cancer Trials

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Even patients with mild chronic kidney disease were prevented from participating in clinical trials of drugs for bladder, breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancers.

Daily Coffee Drinking May Prevent CKD

Daily Coffee Drinking May Prevent CKD

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Drinking one cup of coffee daily was associated with 24% lower risk for chronic kidney disease.

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