Compared with the lowest quartiles of red meat and processed red meat intake, the highest quartiles are associated with significant 73% and 99% increased odds of CKD, respectively, a new study found.
Elderly patients with 3 or more geriatric impairments at dialysis initiation was associated with a nearly 3-fold higher 12-month mortality risk compared with those were less impaired.
In a prospective community-based cohort study, development of chronic kidney disease was 23% more likely to develop in individuals who snored 1 or more days per week than in non-snorers.
In a study, 24% of families diagnosed with a rare hereditary kidney disease received the diagnosis as a result of direct family referral prompted by the Internet.
In a study of patients on hemodialysis, proton pump inhibitor use was associated with an increased risk of hip and other bone fractures.
During the first year of hemodialysis, patients readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of discharge have a higher risk of death the following year than those who have no hospital admissions, a study found.
Increased perirenal fat thickness is linked to higher triglyceride levels and impaired fasting glucose, study finds.
Among CKD patients older than 60 years, chronic prolonged hyponatremia is associated with 36% increased odds of hip fracture in adjusted analyses, a study found.
Among patients with peripheral artery disease, CKD is associated with a 45% increased risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or ischemic stroke, a study found.
At 24 months, 35% of patients treated with rituximab had complete remission compared with none treated with cyclosporine.