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Combined tests can predict kidney injury risk in critically ill children
Combining the Renal Angina Index and measurement of urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children. (2019-11-10)
Common muscle relaxant causes severe confusion in patients with kidney disease
One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant. (2019-11-09)
Examining muscle relaxant dose, risk of encephalopathy in patients with CKD
Whether a higher or lower dose of the muscle relaxant baclofen was associated with 30-day risk of hospitalization with encephalopathy (defined as a main diagnosis of delirium, disorientation, transient alteration of awareness, transient ischemic attack or an unclear diagnosis of dementia) among newly prescribed patients with chronic kidney disease was the focus of this observational study with nearly 16,000 older adults. (2019-11-09)
Rising rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy
Rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy are on the rise, especially in women with diabetes. (2019-11-09)
Hospitalizations among dialysis patients are higher in areas with more black residents
Patients receiving hemodialysis at facilities located in residential areas with a high percentage of Black residents have a higher rate of hospitalization. (2019-11-09)
Kidney disease outcomes differ between severely obese kids vs. adults after bariatric surgery
Adolescents with Type 2 diabetes experienced more hyperfiltration and earlier attenuation of their elevated urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio after gastric bypass surgery compared with adults, according to research presented during the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2019. (2019-11-08)
New technique to identify a common cause to TMA diseases for which there is a treatment
Researchers have developed a technique that allows detecting an anomaly in the alternative pathway of the complement system, a part of our immune system that if deregulated can attack the patient's own endothelial cells and cause thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), a severe injury common to a diversity of diseases. (2019-11-08)
New tool predicts five-year risk of chronic kidney disease
A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years. (2019-11-08)
Supplements don't preserve kidney health in Type 2 diabetes
Supplements of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (often sold as fish oil) do not help people with type 2 diabetes stave off chronic kidney disease, according to findings from the largest clinical study to date of the supplements in this patient population. (2019-11-08)
Did vitamin D, Omega-3 supplements help prevent development, progression of CKD in adults with type 2 diabetes?
Researchers in this randomized clinical trial investigated if supplementation with vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids compared with placebo over five years helped prevent the development or progression of chronic kidney disease among adults with type 2 diabetes. (2019-11-08)
Predicting risk of chronic kidney disease
Data from about 5 million people (with and without diabetes) in 28 countries were used to develop equations to help identify people at increased five-year risk of chronic kidney disease, defined as reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). (2019-11-08)
PERL concludes reduced uric acid has no impact on kidney disease in type 1 diabetes
Three years of sustained reductions of blood levels of uric acid with the generic drug allopurinol did not benefit type 1 diabetes patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. (2019-11-08)
Automated wearable artificial kidney may improve peritoneal dialysis
Peritoneal dialysis performed with an automated wearable artificial kidney was safe and effective for removing toxins from the blood of patients with kidney failure. (2019-11-08)
Community house hemodialysis offers many benefits to patients with kidney failure
Community house hemodialysis is a dialysis modality that overcomes many of the barriers to home hemodialysis. (2019-11-07)
Poor sleep may affect cognitive abilities and behavior of children with kidney disease
Many children with chronic kidney disease report fatigue and problems with sleep. (2019-11-07)
Lifelong medicare coverage of transplant drugs would save money
Extending Medicare coverage of anti-rejection medications beyond 36 months after a kidney transplant would lead to lower costs and an improvement in patients' quality of life. (2019-11-07)
Survival following switch from urgent in-center hemodialysis to home dialysis
Few patients who start urgent and unplanned dialysis in clinical centers switch to home dialysis. (2019-11-07)
Could home remote monitoring improve the health of patients on peritoneal dialysis?
A home remote monitoring system may help track the health of patients on dialysis. (2019-11-07)
Artificial intelligence technology may improve care for patients needing dialysis
A machine learning model boosted rates of patients who started dialysis under optimal conditions. (2019-11-07)
Implantable artificial kidney achieves preclinical milestone
The Kidney Project, a national effort to develop an implantable bio-artificial kidney that could eliminate the need for dialysis, will announce a key milestone in a November 7, 2019 presentation at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019 conference in Washington, DC. (2019-11-07)
Genetically modified mice can show which functional foods can heal kidney disease
Researchers at Hiroshima University used genetically engineered mice to show the severity and progression of kidney disease and recovery during treatment in a new paper published in Scientific Reports in October. (2019-11-06)
Identical twin kidney transplants warrant gene sequencing, researchers say
Using US transplant registry data, clinical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that kidney transplants between identical twins have high success rates, but also surprisingly high rates of immunosuppressant use. (2019-11-05)
Physics of windshield-cracking raindrops could demolish kidney stones
A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. (2019-11-05)
Study shows bariatric surgery's impact on diabetic kidney disease in severely obese teens
Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have found that severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes experienced a dramatic decrease in the rate of diabetic kidney disease, among other benefits, after bariatric surgery when compared to those who received medical treatment alone. (2019-11-05)
USC stem cell scientists reveal key differences in how kidneys form in men and women
USC researchers have completed a detailed deconstruction of the kidney, revealing for the first time an intimate portrait of gender differences and more in the organ. (2019-11-04)
Combination gene therapy treats multiple age-related diseases
Could there one day be a vaccine against the ravages of aging? (2019-11-04)
Study examines kidney injury in patients taking immunotherapy cancer medications
In patients taking immune checkpoint inhibitors as a treatment for cancer, 17% experienced acute kidney injury (AKI), 8% experienced sustained AKI, and 3% had potential immune checkpoint inhibitor-related AKI. (2019-10-31)
Gap in care found for patients with chronic kidney disease: study
Millions of Canadians living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be going without critical testing from their primary care practitioners that would give them a good idea of the severity of the disease so they could intervene earlier with more appropriate care, according to a new study. (2019-10-24)
Kidney replacement therapy rates have remained higher in men vs. women for decades
Rates for all types of kidney replacement therapy in European countries were consistently higher in men than women from 1965 to 2015. (2019-10-24)
Chronic kidney disease patients at increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes
Chronic kidney disease, which afflicts an estimated 6.4% of US adults 45 and older, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. (2019-10-23)
New strategy for treating high blood pressure
The key to treating blood pressure might lie in people who are 'resistant' to developing high blood pressure even when they eat high salt diets, shows new research published today in Experimental Physiology. (2019-10-22)
Study examines variation in transplant centers' use of less-than-ideal organs
In 2010-2016, many US transplant centers commonly accepted deceased donor kidneys with less desirable characteristics. (2019-10-17)
Syphilis infection rates in dialysis patients exceed general population
Syphilis rates, like other sexually transmitted disease rates in the United States, are soaring, and the first known study to examine syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found an incidence greater than three times that of the general population. (2019-10-16)
Gene mutation in the chloride channel triggers rare high blood pressure syndrome
When the adrenal gland produces too much aldosterone, this often leads to high blood pressure and kidney damage (hyperaldosteronism). (2019-10-15)
UMD discovers new mechanism in the liver that helps prevent invasive fungal infections
An expert in intravital microscopy, Meiqing Shi, University of Maryland, is making breakthroughs in invasive fungal infections. (2019-10-08)
Computer kidney sheds light on proper hydration
A new computer kidney developed at the University of Waterloo could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don't drink enough water. (2019-10-07)
Careful monitoring of children following cardiac surgery may improve long-term outcomes
In a medical records study covering thousands of children, a US-Canadian team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concludes that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease (CHD) within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts to healthy function. (2019-10-03)
Kidney function may affect risks associated with prescription opioids
Compared with other pain medications, prescription opioids were linked with higher risks of death and hospitalization, particularly with higher doses. (2019-10-03)
Barrier to rural opioid treatment: Driving distance to methadone clinics
People who live in rural counties in five states heavily affected by the opioid epidemic must drive longer distances to obtain methadone, a treatment for opioid addiction, compared to individuals from urban counties, say Yale researchers. (2019-10-01)
Heart, kidney disease risk factors for adverse effects from gout medication
Heart disease is an independent risk factor for severe adverse skin reactions in patients taking allopurinol, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-09-30)
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