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Hydration sensor could improve dialysis
Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have now developed a portable sensor that can accurately measure patients' hydration levels using a technique known as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxometry. (2019-07-24)
Higher kidney function at dialysis start linked with greater risk of death in children
In an analysis of information on children with kidney failure who began dialysis in the United States between 1995 and 2015, the risk of death was 1.36 times higher among children with higher kidney function at dialysis initiation. (2019-07-18)
Study examines differences over time in home dialysis initiation by race and ethnicity
Among US patients who started dialysis in 2005 to 2013, racial/ethnic differences in initiating home dialysis decreased over time, although in the most recent era, Blacks were still less likely to use home dialysis as the initial modality than other groups. (2019-07-18)
Robotic pancreas transplant offers hope for obese patients with Type 1 diabetes
Surgeons at UI Health have demonstrated that obese patients with Type 1 diabetes can safely receive a pancreas transplant when the surgery is performed robotically. (2019-07-10)
Kidney patients are neglected in clinical trials
The exclusion of patients with kidney diseases from clinical trials remains an unsolved problem that hinders optimal care of these patients. (2019-07-09)
Uncovering possible role of polyphosphate in dialysis-related amyloidosis
Researchers from Osaka University found that the low concentrations of the naturally occurring biopolymer, polyphosphate (polyP), induces amyloid formation from β2 microglobulin under both acidic and neutral conditions but by different mechanisms. (2019-07-08)
Dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3) predicts AKI
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery. (2019-06-14)
Working in the last 6 months before haemodialysis is associated with a better survival
In a study published in CKJ, 26% of patients were employed 6 months prior to dialysis start -- but this fell to 15% when dialysis began. (2019-06-14)
Clinical trials and research priorities in dialysis patients: Time for a new approach?
Historically, the number of ESRD RCTs has been very low compared to other subspecialties. (2019-06-13)
Rapidly removing fluid from ICU patients in kidney failure linked to increased death risk
The faster fluid is removed using continuous dialysis from patients with failing kidneys, the higher the likelihood they will die in the next several months. (2019-06-07)
New study evaluates transcatheter dialysis conduit procedures over 15 years
A new research study by Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute found that utilization of invasive procedures on hemodialysis conduits -- artificially constructed shuts used by many individuals who require dialysis -- increased markedly from 2001 through 2015 for nephrologists and declined for radiologists. (2019-05-29)
For-profit dialysis provider charges private insurers 4 times more than government payers
Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. (2019-05-14)
Novel therapies slow CKD progression in patients with diabetes
The recently published CREDENCE study showed that SGLT2 inhibitors can slow progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in diabetes patients in addition to the effects seen with RAAS blockade. (2019-04-26)
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)
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