Latest articles from Renal and Urology News Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Kidney Damage in Younger Adults Tied to NSAID Use
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.
Sustained Normokalemia to Enable RAAS Inhibition Beneficial in CKD
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.
Optimal CKD Follow-Up Intervals Proposed
Longer follow-up intervals than recommended in current guidelines may be appropriate.
Statins Underused by Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease
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.
Novel Albuminuria Endpoints May Improve CKD Progression Trials
Two companion meta-analyses show that early changes in albuminuria can predict the risk for end-stage renal disease.
New Predictor of In-Hospital Acute Kidney Injury Identified
Elevated calcium-phosphate product at hospital admission is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury.
Spironolactone Helps HF Patients With CKD, But Ups Hyperkalemia Risk
Spironolactone improved cardiovascular outcomes in heart failure patients with chronic kidney disease, but increased their risk of hyperkalemia.
Exome Sequencing Zeroes in on Genetic Diagnoses in CKD
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.
Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Hepatitis B
In a study of nearly 300,000 South Koreans, individuals who tested positive for hepatitis B virus had an 11% higher risk of CKD.
Chronic Kidney Disease Progression Risk Lower in Women
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.
Multiple Comorbidities in CKD Patients Up Dialysis Initiation Risk
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.
Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the US
Study implicates growing prevalence of metabolic and dietary risk factors as important contributors to increases in CKD burden.
Acute Kidney Injury Increases Risks for CKD, ESRD, and Mortality
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.
ESA Use for Non-Dialysis CKD Anemia in Decline
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.
New Cholesterol Guidelines Consider CKD 'Risk-Enhancing'
In their 2018 cholesterol guidelines, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend individualized risk and treatment options.
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