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Secondhand Smoke Increases CKD Risk

Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke are at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to new study findings published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The study included 131,196 never-smokers with normal kidney function who participated in the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study from 2001 to 2014 (mean age…

Kidney Disease Patients Have Higher Cancer Risks

Patients with stage 3 or higher chronic kidney disease (CKD) have modestly increased risks of cancer, including prostate cancer in men, compared with patients who have normal kidney function, Hong Xu, MD, PhD, of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Among 719,033 Swedes aged…
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Burden, Access and Disparities in Kidney Disease

Kidney disease is a global public health problem, affecting over 750 million persons worldwide.1,2 The burden of kidney disease varies substantially across the world, as does its detection and treatment. In many settings, rates of kidney disease and the provision of its care are defined by socio-economic, cultural and political factors leading to significant disparities.3 World Kidney…
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CKD-MBD Screening Suboptimal, Study Suggests

Laboratory testing for parathyroid hormone, phosphorus, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and other biochemical markers of mineral bone disease falls short of 2012 KDIGO guidelines.
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