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.
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.
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.
In a study, renal transplant recipients with a systolic blood pressure below 130 vs 140 mm Hg or higher had a decreased risk of a composite end point of patient and graft survival.
Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants reduce hemorrhagic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage risks vs vitamin K antagonists in patients with end-stage renal disease and atrial fibrillation.
Non-dialysis patients with advanced CKD diagnosed with renal malignancies grapple with the dual threat of renal failure and cancer progression. When choosing between functional or oncologic risks, many patients will ask about renal transplantation. Discussions of this option are complicated by statistical realities: According to UNOS, of nearly 1 million solid organ transplants performed over…