The study suggests that neither fish oil nor aspirin can be recommended for the prevention of AVF failure.
Statin-based therapy had a smaller effect in reducing major vascular events in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.
Monitoring kidney function in hospitalized patients can help prevent acute kidney injury.
After taking a spinning exercise class, a woman developed acute kidney injury.
Of the 27 HIV-positive patients with kidney disease who received transplants from HIV-positive patients who had died, 74% were alive after five years.
What is the best method to use when quantifying proteinuria in children and adults?
From 2001 to 2009, type 1 diabetes prevalence increased 23% and type 2 diabetes prevalence increased 21% among youth aged 10 to 20 years.
How much of a workup do you recommend before ordering diagnostics with contrast (assuming kidney function tests are normal)?
Uncontrolled serum uric acid in patients with gout is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney disease and diabetes, according to the findings from two studies presented at the 2011 American College of Rheumatology Meeting.
Patients on dialysis much watch their potassium intake from vegetables like potatoes. Offer this cooking tip.
How do I know which radiologic tests to choose when evaluating abdominal pain?
Imaging was ordered when the patient's clinician could not palpate her ovaries.
If a patient has a nonfunctional arteriovenous (AV) shunt in one arm and a functional shunt used for dialysis in the other, does the avoidance of an IV access in the arm with the nonfunctional shunt still apply?
Belatacept (Nulojix) received FDA approval for use with other immunosuppressants to prevent organ rejection among kidney transplant recipients.
One of the most common causes of chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease is an inherited condition with no proven treatment.
Patients with chronic kidney disease as determined by elevated creatinine, cystatin C and albuminuria, had a 3-fold increased risk for death and a 4-fold increased risk for end-stage renal disease compared with those whose CKD was predicted by creatinine alone.
Adding two experimental direct-acting antivirals to standard therapy improved outcomes among patients with hepatitis C infection that failed to respond to earlier treatment.
Early identification and treatment is essential to the prevention of chronic kidney disease, a common diabetes complication.
I seem to be seeing a lot more hyponatremia. Some of these patients are taking diuretics, while others have psychogenic polydipsia or syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). Others have no known cause. Is there an explanation for this increase?
Cystatin C blood measurements may be useful in assessing the risk of complications associated with chronic kidney disease.
Abnormal urinalysis and blood work reveal a rare condition.
Some individuals develop hyponatremia when on a diuretic — not because the sodium level is diluted, but because the diuretic causes the sodium to be excreted with the excess fluid.
Paricalcitol, a vitamin D analogue, may be an effective adjunctive therapy to renin-agniotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors for treating patients with diabetes who have a high risk for residual kidney problems.