Receipt of maintenance dialysis and more intensive patterns of end-of-life care linked to lower ratings
Adults with NAFLD have a 1.4-fold increased risk for advanced chronic kidney disease than those without NAFLD, according to new study findings.
The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to dapagliflozin (Farxiga; AstraZeneca) as a possible treatment to delay the progression of renal failure and prevent cardiovascular (CV) and renal death in patients with chronic kidney disease.
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.