Kidney Failure

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.

Hemodialysis patients can be trained to reduce fluid, salt intake

Hemodialysis patients can be trained to reduce fluid, salt intake

Training can help reduce fluid and salt intake in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

Biologic therapy may be safe for hemodialysis patients with psoriasis

Biologic therapy may be safe for hemodialysis patients with psoriasis

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Patient with psoriasis were unsuccessfully treated with conventional therapies before treatment with biologics.

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.

Acute renal failure related to topical acyclovir

Acute renal failure related to topical acyclovir

Is it common to see renal failure triggered by high doses of topical acyclovir?

Osteoporosis medications in patients with kidney disease


Is it safe to restart osteoporosis medications in patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease?

Cooking technique for dialysis patients

Patients on dialysis much watch their potassium intake from vegetables like potatoes. Offer this cooking tip.

Dialysis access when both arms have shunts

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?

FDA clears new kidney transplant drug

Belatacept (Nulojix) received FDA approval for use with other immunosuppressants to prevent organ rejection among kidney transplant recipients.

Adult polycystic kidney disease management

Adult polycystic kidney disease management

One of the most common causes of chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease is an inherited condition with no proven treatment.

Triple-marker renal panel predicted CKD outcomes better than creatinine alone

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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.

Vitamin D supplements may lower renal risk in diabetes patients

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.

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