Removing the race coefficient from the CKD-EPI equation could avert a potential systematic delay in kidney transplant eligibility of a median 1.9 years for Black patients, according to investigators.
A small study suggests that poor medication compliance and certain histopathologic features may be associated with development of end-stage kidney disease within 3 years of lupus nephritis diagnosis.
Severe sarcopenia increases the likelihood of requiring assistance in activities of daily living among patients on hemodialysis.
Patients older than 65 years whose salt intake is greater than 8 g/d have a nearly 44% decreased risk for end-stage kidney disease compared with those whose intake is less than 6 g/d, a study found.
The risk of death is much higher than that of kidney failure among patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease who are aged 75 years or older.
Kidney microstructural features appear predictive of progressive CKD and mortality following radical nephrectomy.
Compared with children starting dialysis in 1995, those starting dialysis after 2006 had a significant 26% decreased risk of dying from cardiovascular causes in adjusted analyses.
Those with higher-risk episodes for ESRD as young adults had poorer cognitive performance at midlife.
Investigators highlight the importance of preoperative renal biopsy to rule out an indolent or benign tumor in patients with stage 4 CKD.
Each 1-unit reduction in log-transformed urinary protein-creatinine ratio in patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is associated with a 77% decreased risk of end-stage kidney disease, a study found.