For patients with sickle cell disease, HSCT may not be associated with a significant increase in CKD incidence or prevalence following transplantation.
Patients older than 65 years whose salt intake is greater than 8 g/d have a nearly 44% decreased risk for end-stage kidney disease compared with those whose intake is less than 6 g/d, a study found.
Higher proportions of patients in the low to middle income brackets were diagnosed with localized renal cell carcinoma in states allowing Medicaid expansion.
Treatment with the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor canagliflozin can reduce rates of kidney disease progression.
A new decision support tool could optimize antibiotic prescribing for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in the outpatient setting.
Children hospitalized for chronic kidney disease may have a longer length of stay and increased cost compared with other illnesses.
The addition of belimumab vs placebo to standard therapy increases the likelihood of a primary efficacy renal response in patients with active lupus nephritis.
New study is the first focused analysis of bacterial diversity in the urogenital tract of postmenopausal women, according to investigators.
Practitioners who measure only urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio may be able to use a new albumin-to-creatinine ratio estimating equation to diagnose and manage kidney disease.
Clinicians should consider whether a race correction will relieve or exacerbate inequities, according to editorialists.
Right-sided flank pain has been present for several months and occurs when standing, bending, and lifting—pain only improves when laying down.
Compared with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids are more likely to result in adverse kidney outcomes and death, a study found.
Global CKD mortality increased 41.5% from 1990 to 2017, researchers reported.
The study expands on prior research by incorporating a larger more diverse CKD/ESRD population followed over a longer period, and it adjusted for several important confounders, such as kidney transplant status.
Unchecked, CKD will progress to end-stage renal disease, an advanced form of CKD that necessitates renal replacement therapy.
Delafloxacin may provide a feasible alternative antibiotic monotherapy option for treating patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) who have renal impairment in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
eGFR did not significantly change with supplementation vs placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Odds of diabetic kidney disease higher in obese teens receiving medical therapy vs bariatric surgery for T2DM.
Reduction seen for risk of dialysis, transplantation, or death due to kidney disease.
If confirmed, findings from 2 new studies would have important clinical implications for phosphate intake in the general population.