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Older adults starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought
Study found more than half of older adults with end-stage kidney disease died within a year of starting dialysis. (2019-04-22)
Commentary: Modifications to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis
Public health researchers suggest adjustments to recently proposed rule changes on how Medicare pays for dialysis services. (2019-04-19)
Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!
Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Although survival and quality of life are significantly better compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients nevertheless have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. (2019-04-18)
Investigators incorporate randomized trial within dialysis care delivery
The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients currently receive. (2019-04-18)
Kidney Health Atlas reveals global burden of disease and inequities in access
A global study of the burden of kidney disease will be released at the World Congress of Nephrology in Melbourne, Australia. (2019-04-11)
Kidney disease triggers cognitive impairment, even in early stages
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized as a systemic condition. (2019-04-10)
Too much of a good thing? High doses of vitamin D can lead to kidney failure
A case study in CMAJ highlights the dangers of taking too much vitamin D. (2019-04-08)
Global atlas of kidney health release on April 12 at World Congress of Nephrology
A global study of the burden of kidney disease will be released at the World Congress of Nephrology on Friday, April 12. (2019-04-07)
Racial disparities persist in access to kidney transplants
In a new study of patients awaiting kidney transplants, Yale researchers found significant racial disparities. (2019-04-03)
Determining what binds to mucus
The human body is full of mucus. This viscous goo isn't just a nuisance that gets coughed up or sneezed out -- it can bind to drugs, toxins or microbes, potentially impacting human health. (2019-03-13)
Timing of Medicare loss may affect long-term success of kidney transplantation
Kidney transplant recipients under 65 years of age qualify for Medicare coverage following transplantation, but coverage ends after three years. (2019-03-06)
Steroid use during cardiac bypass surgery did not reduce risk of severe kidney injury
Using steroids during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery did not reduce the risk of acute kidney injury in people at increased risk of death, according to a study conducted in 18 countries published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-04)
Research suggests that medications for kidney transplants increase risk of skin cancer
A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. (2019-02-27)
Is kidney failure a man's disease?
A new analysis of the ERA-EDTA Registry [1] reveals a striking gender difference in the incidence and prevalence of end-stage renal disease. (2019-02-26)
Multinational collaboration study on familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis
Familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis may be associated with significant complications. (2019-02-19)
Study finds low statin use among some high-risk kidney disease patients
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in kidney disease patients who are not on dialysis. (2019-02-18)
Practices related to fluid volume that are important for dialysis patients' health
Certain practices in dialysis facilities related to managing fluid volume and low blood pressure during dialysis are important to patients' health and survival. (2019-02-05)
Chronic kidney disease: Everyone's concern
850 million people worldwide are affected by kidney disease. This worrying figure was published last June. (2019-01-31)
Study examines barriers to exercise experienced by dialysis patients
Patients undergoing dialysis experience various barriers to exercise -- predominately fatigue, shortness of breath, and weakness. (2019-01-29)
Fewer medical tests -- timely listing for transplantation
Younger patients would benefit greatly from kidney transplantation. Their expected remaining lifetime may even be doubled by having a transplant. (2019-01-22)
Coenzyme Q10 supplementation on metabolic profiles of patients with chronic kidney disease
This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were conducted to determine the effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplementation on metabolic profiles of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (2018-12-27)
Kidney patients are the most complex patients
A study published in JAMA Network Open showed: nephrologists treat the most complex patients. (2018-12-21)
Study compares scheduled vs. emergency-only dialysis among undocumented immigrants
A unique opportunity made it feasible for uninsured patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who received emergency-only dialysis in Dallas, Texas, to enroll in private, commercial health insurance plans in 2015 and that made it possible for researchers to compare scheduled vs. emergency-only dialysis among undocumented immigrants with ESRD. (2018-12-21)
Kidney failure on the rise in Australians under 50 with type 2 diabetes
A study of more than 1.3 million Australians with diabetes has found that kidney failure is increasing in people with type 2 diabetes aged under 50 years, leading to reduced quality of life and placing growing demand on the country's kidney dialysis and transplantation services. (2018-12-19)
Study compares dialysis reimbursement around the globe
Dialysis reimbursement policies in most countries are focused on conventional in-center hemodialysis, although home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis might contribute to quality of life and cost savings. (2018-12-13)
Certain diabetes drugs linked to increased risk of lower limb amputation
Use of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to treat type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of lower limb amputation and diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious diabetes complication) compared with another group of drugs called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor agonists, finds a study in The BMJ today. (2018-11-14)
Standing in for a kidney, MXene materials could give dialysis patients the freedom to move
A type of two-dimensional layered material, created at Drexel University, has emerged as a candidate to assist in replacing the body's waste filtration system in wearable kidneys. (2018-11-05)
Insurance-related disparities in timely access to gold standard dialysis procedure
In a study that compared uninsured patients starting hemodialysis with similar patients already covered by Medicare or Medicaid, patients with Medicare or Medicaid were more likely to receive dialysis through an arteriovenous fistula or graft by their fourth dialysis month. (2018-11-01)
Frequent home hemodialysis linked to lower mortality risk vs. traditional hemodialysis
Within one year after initiating dialysis, patients on more frequent home hemodialysis were 23 percent less likely to die compared with patients receiving traditional in-center hemodialysis. (2018-10-26)
Keeping phosphorus under control to improve the quality of patients with renal failure
A University of Cordoba research team, Cordoba's Maimonides Institute of Biomedical Research and Queen Sofia University Hospital link phosphorus normalization in blood to a decrease in a hormone that damages the heart. (2018-10-25)
Study questions certain treatments for diabetic patients at high risk for heart disease
In patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk for cardiovascular disease, targeting blood sugar to normal levels reduced the risk for macroalbuminuria, but it had no impact on more significant kidney outcomes such as serum creatinine doubling or the need for dialysis or transplantation. (2018-10-25)
Medicaid expansion linked to reduced mortality among dialysis patients
A new Brown University study finds that fewer patients with end-stage kidney disease died within a year of starting dialysis in states that expanded Medicaid coverage in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. (2018-10-25)
Taking steps toward a wearable artificial kidney
There just aren't enough kidney transplants available for the millions of people with renal failure. (2018-10-17)
Factors linked with wellbeing and medication adherence in young adults with kidney failure
In a study of young adults with kidney failure, poor wellbeing and lower medication adherence were both associated with psychological morbidity. (2018-10-16)
Ultrasound helps predict the success of fistulas in individual dialysis patients
Certain parameters measured by ultrasound helped predict the success of an arteriovenous fistula, the preferred type of hemodialysis vascular access, in individual patients. (2018-10-11)
Study: Online positive psychology exercises improve quality of life in hemodialysis patients
Patients with depression who used tablet computers to complete brief positive psychology exercises online several times a week scored lower on depressive symptoms and reported that they felt better able to cope with their kidney disease by the end of the five-week pilot study, led by University of Illinois social work professor Rosalba Hernandez. (2018-10-10)
Synergy in two-dimensional materials, membranes research clear in professor's new work
Piran Kidambi's team applied the overlap in research on two-dimensional materials and membranes to address some of the most critical challenges in membrane research. (2018-10-09)
Kidney care conflicts of interest: Experts call for transparency on joint-venture dialysis clinics
Penn Medicine experts in nephrology and health policy call for more transparency about joint-venture ownership of dialysis clinics to better understand what impact these arrangements may have on patient referrals and clinical outcomes. (2018-10-03)
Chronic kidney disease outcomes can be improved by expanding specialist care
Nearly one in seven Americans has chronic kidney disease, and the condition accounts for about 20 percent of the spending by Medicare. (2018-10-02)
Certain reflux and ulcer medications linked with bone fractures in dialysis patients
Among patients with kidney failure on dialysis, use of proton pump inhibitors was associated with a 19 percent higher risk of hip fracture. (2018-09-27)
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