Nephrology News Archive
Low evidence for benefits, harms of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty with stent placement.
The presence of VUR is linked to an increased risk of UTI and renal scarring.
Major fractures included the proximal humerus, forearm, hip, and clinical vertebral fractures.
Study characterizes death risk associated with hyponatremia in patients with lymphoma and breast, lung, and colorectal cancer.
Average weekly doses greater than 70 µg/week was associated with a 77% increased risk of cancer compared with no ESA exposure.
5 mg apixaban twice daily deemed safe, appropriate for those with 1 criterion in ARISTOTLE trial.
Cystatin C values are significantly associated with all-cause mortality, whereas creatinine-based estimates are not, study finds.
This approach is associated with lower urine output during the first 7 days of therapy.
Assisted peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis are associated with similar hospitalization rates.
Patients who made more frequent predialysis visits to a nephrologist had a lower risk of severe anemia at dialysis initiation.
Sodium levels below 140 mEq/L associated with a higher death risk vs levels of 140 to less than 142 mEq/L.
Positive effect on remission observed after 6 months in patients with severe membranous nephropathy.
A recent study suggests that sodium thiosulfate may be an effective treatment for calciphylaxis.
Nearly 6% of patients who underwent partial or radical nephrectomy between 1998 and 2010 developed AKI.
Hypontrameia is linked to increased risk of hip fracture in elderly individuals.
Patients with inadequately controlled gout experience lower quality of life and report worse functioning.
Poor long-term outcomes found even in patients with community-acquired AKI but not hospitalized.
Athcar gel may be a treatment option for patients with treatment-resistant nephrotic syndrome.
Nearly 28% of deceased-donor kidney transplants in the US were performed on the weekends.
Researchers found elevated incidences of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) in patients with CKD.
Uninsured live kidney donors are more likely to have multiple health risk factors.
The diabetes drug was contraindicated due to the risk of lactic acidosis.
Intrastudy stabilization, increase in eGFR linked to reduced MCVE rate in atorvastatin-treated patients.
Researchers have documented a case of ceftriaxone-associated renal toxicity in an adult patient.
Statin users had 30% increased odds of acute kidney injury and 36% increased odds of chronic kidney disease compared with non-users.
Greatest reduction for N-acetylcysteine in patients receiving low-osmolar contrast media.
Researchers identified the association in a cohort of older patients with reduced ejection fraction after acute myocardial infarction.
Probable interaction described in 5 patients, all of whom had atrial fibrillation.
Serum levels 4.5 mEq/L or higher increase the 30-day mortality risk in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
No improvement in outcomes, more adverse effects for intensive supportive care immunosuppression.
Personalized medications based on a patient's medical and biological profiles may be possible with 3D printing.
In substantial proportion of patients, primary care physicians did not provide stroke or bleeding risk.
MRI tested in detection of iron stores in heart, liver and spleen, and pancreas.
In patients with mild hyperkalemia, oral SPS therapy reduced serum potassium by just 0.14 mmol/L more than control.
Higher numbers of insured leading to more treatment of hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes.
Hyponatremia is a risk factor for osteoporosis and fracture, a new study confirms.
Risk varies by type of hysterectomy for benign and malignant conditions; lower for benign conditions.
Greater decline in glomerular filtration rate for warfarin versus dabigatran etexilate among atrial fibrillation patients.
After 3 weeks of treatment, total kidney volume decreased and urine volume increased.
Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says.
Stroke risk increases linearly with decreasing GFR rate and increasing albuminuria, according to a review and meta-analysis.
Baseline serum uric acid levels significantly predicted the change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).
Among patients whose hospital stay was 1-5 days, none had hyponatremia at admission versus 81.6% and 53.8% of those who had a hospital stay of 6-15 days and longer than 15 days, respectively.
Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.
Kerry Willis, PhD, previously held the post of Senior Vice President for Health Science and Education of the National Kidney Foundation.
No increased risk found for consumption of unprocessed red meat.
Test helps detect if cause is autoimmune or infection.
Robert Heyka, MD, previously served as medical director for Fresenius Medical Care Cleveland Clinic Eastside Dialysis Center.
The primary goal is to offer educational content in a unique way that covers a diverse array of nephrology topics.
Cocaine abuse increases the risk of hypertensive and ischemic kidney damage, according to an autopsy study.
Review of widely used Chinese herbs identifies need for regulation and further study
The top reason: end-stage renal disease patients are too complicated.
Interest in nephrology as a career is declining and has been on the decline for nearly a decade, according to a new study.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Testosterone Prescribing Declining in the US
- FDA Requires Safety Label Changes for Fluoroquinolones
- Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Mostly Superior to Other Surgeries
- Development of Clinically Evident Gout: A Closer Look at Elevated Serum Urate Levels
- Apixaban Is Safest Direct Oral Anticoagulant vs Warfarin
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