Chronic Kidney Disease

FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula

FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula

Two devices designed to create arteriovenous fistula in patients with CKD in need of hemodialysis

Chronic Kidney Disease More Common in Type 2 Diabetes Than in Type 1 Diabetes

Chronic Kidney Disease More Common in Type 2 Diabetes Than in Type 1 Diabetes

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Investigators examined the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in adults with type 1 diabetes compared with type 2 diabetes.

Increased Water Consumption Does Not Enhance Kidney Function in Chronic Kidney Disease

Increased Water Consumption Does Not Enhance Kidney Function in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Trained water consumption increase does not significantly reduce the decline of kidney function in individuals with chronic kidney disease.

AKI common after non-kidney organ transplants in children

AKI common after non-kidney organ transplants in children

Children who receive a non-kidney solid organ transplant have an increased risk for AKI in the first year after surgery and is associated with an increased risk of CKD.

Model uses acute kidney injury to predict chronic kidney disease

Model uses acute kidney injury to predict chronic kidney disease

A 6 variable model predicted advanced chronic kidney disease in patients with acute kidney injury.

Online risk calculator predicts kidney failure odds in chronic kidney disease patients

Online risk calculator predicts kidney failure odds in chronic kidney disease patients

A new online risk calculation tool predicts kidney failure odds in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Ventricle pacing reduces heart failure in chronic kidney disease patients

Ventricle pacing reduces heart failure in chronic kidney disease patients

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Researchers found a 15% to 20% reduction in the risk of hospitalization for or death from heart failure in patients who received cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D).

EKG metrics may signal risk for cardiovascular death in CKD patients

EKG metrics may signal risk for cardiovascular death in CKD patients

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Five EKG parameters can identify chronic kidney disease patients at risk for cardiovascular death.

Additional evidence of link between psoriasis, kidney disease

Additional evidence of link between psoriasis, kidney disease

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Patients with psoriasis should avoid long-term use of medications that are toxic to the kidneys.

New risk score assesses chronic kidney disease risk in patients with HIV

New risk score assesses chronic kidney disease risk in patients with HIV

The new risk score model helps clinicians weigh the benefits and risks associated with antiretroviral drugs.

Diets high in meat, acid up kidney failure risk in CKD patients

Diets high in meat, acid up kidney failure risk in CKD patients

Those who consumed high-acid diets appeared to face triple the risk of kidney failure compared with those who consumed low-acid diets.

Antidepressant for neuropathy pain leads to hyponatremia

Antidepressant for neuropathy pain leads to hyponatremia

An older male patient started antidepressants for neuropathy pain but developed hyponatremia as a result.

Psoriasis linked to increased chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis risk

Psoriasis linked to increased chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis risk

The increased risk of CKD and GN was seen in patients with both mild and severe psoriasis.

Yellow lights, digoxin toxicity


Yellow lights, digoxin toxicity


A woman complaining of seeing yellow lights is diagnosed with digoxin toxicity.

Statin use advised in chronic kidney disease


Statin use advised in chronic kidney disease


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A new study indicated that older patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease should take statins.

Patient receives a kidney diagnosis and a life lesson


Patient receives a kidney diagnosis and a life lesson


Patient with back pain and blood in urine is diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Antiretrovirals excluding tenofovir OK for HIV patients with kidney problems

Antiretrovirals excluding tenofovir OK for HIV patients with kidney problems

With the advent of new treatment options, ART excluding tenofovir is beneficial for HIV-infected patients with reduced kidney function.

Processed, fried foods up mortality in chronic kidney disease

Processed, fried foods up mortality in chronic kidney disease

Patients who ate a diet of processed and fried foods, organ meats, and sweetened beverages had a 50% heightened risk of death.

Be cautious of metformin
 use in chronic kidney disease patients

Be cautious of metformin
 use in chronic kidney disease patients

In specific situations, clinicians should monitor a patient's metformin use in order to prevent dialysis and higher risk of kidney failure.

Tech program helps PCPs identify undiagnosed hypertension

Tech program helps PCPs identify undiagnosed hypertension

Hypertension is the leading modifiable risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease.

Chronic kidney disease linked to some cancers

Chronic kidney disease linked to some cancers

A history of reduced kidney function may put an individual at greater risk for developing renal and urothelial cancers.

CKD risk factors identified years before diagnosis

CKD risk factors identified years before diagnosis

Hypertension, obesity, diabetes and other risk factors were found in patients with chronic kidney disease years before diagnosis.

Kidney transplants linked to higher survival rates

Kidney transplants linked to higher survival rates

Compared with intensive home hemodialysis treatments, kidney transplant patients had better survival rates, but higher early rates of hospitalization.

Lowering cholesterol may not benefit CKD patients

Lowering cholesterol may not benefit CKD patients

Research suggests that lowering LDL has a non-significant impact on end-stage renal disease.

Blood glucose test reliability

Blood glucose test reliability

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In which disease states or at what stages of chronic kidney disease is the HbA1c test no longer reliable?

Psoriasis linked to increased CKD risk

Psoriasis linked to increased CKD risk

Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis have significantly increased risk for chronic kidney disease.

Gout management 
in patients with CKD

Gout management 
in patients with CKD

The most recent guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology
include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapy for hyperuricemia.

Omontys recalled after reports of fatal reactions

Omontys recalled after reports of fatal reactions

All lots of the new anemia drug peginesatide have been recalled because of severe, sometimes fatal, hypersensitivity reactions.

Kidney guide features albuminuria testing

Kidney guide features albuminuria testing

Albuminuria levels help clinicians better stratify risk and evaluate likely outcomes.

CKD as much of a risk as previous MI?

CKD as much of a risk as previous MI?

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) could earn a spot near "previous heart attack" on the list of criteria defining people at highest risk of future coronary events.

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