Guideline from the American Urological Association has been revised to incorporate the management of patients with staghorn renal stones.
Baseline renal function tests may predict the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth for pregnant women with hypertension.
A patient with type 2 diabetes is undergoing dialysis and needs to control his HbA1c levels while fasting during Ramadan.
In patients with COPD, chronic renal failure is more likely and can be detected from decreased glomerular filtration rates.
A renal transplant recipient experienced drug interaction-induced calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity after starting a cobicistat-containing combination treatment for HIV.
A patient with type 2 diabetes presents with elevated microalbumin levels and a recent history of elevated glucose due to bedtime snacking.
The organization encourages dialysis providers to improve current infection control practices.
The annual incidence of kidney stones has increased 16% between 1997 and 2012
A new online risk calculation tool predicts kidney failure odds in patients with chronic kidney disease.
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).
A 29-year-old woman, 12 years post-liver transplant, presents with fever and tachycardia and had recently reported fatigue, weakness, and abdominal pain.
Five EKG parameters can identify chronic kidney disease patients at risk for cardiovascular death.
Training can help reduce fluid and salt intake in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Monitoring kidney function in hospitalized patients can help prevent acute kidney injury.
People who drink more than one sugary beverage per day have an increased risk of developing NAFLD.
Ezetimibe did not outperform placebo in reducing liver fat in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Patients with psoriasis should avoid long-term use of medications that are toxic to the kidneys.
Patient with psoriasis were unsuccessfully treated with conventional therapies before treatment with biologics.
After taking a spinning exercise class, a woman developed acute kidney injury.
The follow-up pathway utilizes trigger reports, tracking spreadsheets, and educational materials to improve patient satisfaction.
A patient presented to the office with a 45-year history of maturity onset diabetes of the young after renal failure.
Trading two minutes of sitting for two minutes of light-intensity activity each hour lowered the risk of premature death by 33%.
Patients who reported drinking a higher volume of water (at least 2.0 to 2.5 liters per day) were at a reduced risk for recurrent kidney stones.
Since 2002, the urine test of choice is a urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR), which is a spot urine test.
Those who consumed high-acid diets appeared to face triple the risk of kidney failure compared with those who consumed low-acid diets.
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.
There were no significant protective effects noted for fiber, fruit, or vegetable intake on the risk of kidney stone recurrence in women with a history of stones.
Ceftolozane/tazobactam is the fourth antibiotic to be FDA approved in 2014
A woman complaining of seeing yellow lights is diagnosed with digoxin toxicity.
A new study indicated that older patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease should take statins.