Chronic Kidney Disease
Longitudinal renal function trajectories may enable more individualized prediction of adverse outcomes, researchers conclude.
In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), those in the lowest vs highest quartile of 24-hour urinary potassium excretion had a 3-fold increased risk of CKD progression.
In a new study of patients with chronic kidney disease, the presence of kidney stones, compared with their absence, was significantly associated with a 2.3-fold increased risk of osteoporotic fracture.
In a study, chronic kidney disease was nearly twice as likely to develop in patients who had post-operative complications following nephron-sparing surgery.
A large retrospective study found that the acid-suppressing medications increase the risk of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.
New findings suggest that diabetic patients with advanced chronic kidney disease may need different glucose control strategies depending on whether or not they are transitioning to dialysis.
More than half of US veterans with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease are statin medications, about one-third receiving high doses of the drugs.
Individuals taking more than 7 defined daily doses of NSAIDs each month had 20% greater risks of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease than those taking none.
Socially disadvantaged individuals experience a disproportionate burden of kidney disease worldwide.
New model predicts that maintenance of normal potassium levels in CKD patients to optimize use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibitors can delay progression to ESRD and prolong survival.
Study results point to a future when whole exome sequencing will be the method of choice for identifying genetic causes of CKD.
Longer follow-up intervals than recommended in current guidelines may be appropriate.
Although a 2013 guideline recommended statin use to more than 65% of adults with CKD, only about 36% of adults with CKD were taking a statin in 2011-2014.
Routine partial nephrectomy yielded longest life expectancy in patients with normal renal function.
Two companion meta-analyses show that early changes in albuminuria can predict the risk for end-stage renal disease.
Elevated calcium-phosphate product at hospital admission is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury.
Spironolactone improved cardiovascular outcomes in heart failure patients with chronic kidney disease, but increased their risk of hyperkalemia.
Odds of CKD up with beverage pattern consisting of higher intake of sweetened soda, fruit drinks, water
In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease, the technique for sequencing protein-coding genes yielded a genetic diagnosis in 9.3% of cases.
In a study of nearly 300,000 South Koreans, individuals who tested positive for hepatitis B virus had an 11% higher risk of CKD.
In a study of adults with mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease, women had a significant 28% decreased risk of end-stage renal disease compared with men.
Patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease who have 3 or more comorbidities are 3 times more likely to start dialysis than those with no comorbidities, a study found.
Findings observed for veterans with diabetes and concomitant chronic kidney disease
Study implicates growing prevalence of metabolic and dietary risk factors as important contributors to increases in CKD burden.
Rural Zuni Indians with kidney disease had improved activation in their own health and health care
In a meta-analysis, the risks for premature death nearly doubled, CKD nearly tripled, and ESRD nearly quintupled after an episode of acute kidney injury.
Use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents to treat anemia in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease has been decreasing since the October 2009 publication of TREAT results.
In their 2018 cholesterol guidelines, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend individualized risk and treatment options.
Allopurinol use is not associated with renal function decline among those with newly diagnosed gout.
A polymer that binds to hydrochloric acid in the GI tract and does not enter the systemic circulation significantly improved serum bicarbonate levels compared with placebo.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)