Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 -- Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say. Results of their study review suggest academic assistance may be needed in specific areas, including...
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Conclusions: Higher MCV was associated with higher all-cause, cardiovascular, and infectious mortality in HD patients. Further investigation is necessary to understand the underlying nature of the observed association.Nephron
Source: Nephron - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
DiscussionNutritional status impacts upon HRQoL. Further study is needed to evaluate how changing nutritional status may affect HRQoL in children with CKD, and this may be used to facilitate the development of patient-centred treatment goals and plans.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Serum albumin is a marker of malnutrition and inflammation and has been demonstrated as a strong predictor of mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Yet, whether serum albumin levels in late-stage CKD are associated with adverse outcomes after the transition to ESRD is unknown. We hypothesize that lower levels and a decline in serum albumin in late-stage CKD are associated with higher risk of mortality and hospitalization rates 1  year after transition to ESRD.
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
This study assessed treatment routine, effective...
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract Dysgeusia (abnormal taste) is common in those with chronic kidney disease and contributes to poor nutritional intake. Previous sensory work has shown that taste improves after dialysis sessions. The goal of this pilot study was to characterize altered taste perceptions in patients on dialysis compared to healthy adults, and to evaluate relationships between serum parameters with taste perceptions. We hypothesized that patients undergoing dialysis would experience blunted taste intensities compared to controls, and that serum levels of potential tastants would be inversely related to taste perception of co...
Source: Chemical Senses - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Chem Senses Source Type: research
Purpose of review To identify recent data that inform the management of individuals with HIV and chronic kidney disease. Recent findings Several nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase, protease, and integrase strand transfer inhibitors inhibit tubular creatinine secretion resulting in stable reductions in creatinine clearance of 5–20 ml/min in the absence of other manifestations of kidney injury. Progressive renal tubular dysfunction is observed with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in clinical trials, and more rapid decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate in cohort studies of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate a...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV INFECTIONS AND AIDS: Edited by David Dockrell Source Type: research
Abstract In both women and men, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with decreased fertility. Though a multitude of factors contribute to the reduction in fertility in this population, progressively impaired function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis appears to play a key role in the pathophysiology. There is limited research on strategies to manage infertility in the CKD population, but intensive hemodialysis, kidney transplantation, medication management and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have all been proposed. Though fertility and reproductive care are reported as important elements o...
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
In the original publication, age stratified mortality rates were incorrectly added in Fig. 2. The correct Fig. 2 is given below.
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are frequently used among patients with renal anemia, while a significant proportion of patients exhibit ESA hyporesponsiveness despite adequate dosing. Previous studies have suggested an inverse association between ESA hyporesponsiveness and statin use among patients receiving dialysis therapy. However, studies based on predialysis patients are extremely limited. Based on electronic medical records of a tertiary hospital in Beijing, China between April 2010 and April 2015, we investigated the association between statin use and ESA hyporesponsiveness among patients with predialysis...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Abstract Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is the most common cause of infection related deaths in USA according to Central Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in 2016. Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus and is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and in hemodialysis (HD) dependent patients. A majority of patients with CHC could remain asymptomatic and are still undiagnosed. Early detection of CHC and linkage of infected patients to care for evaluation and treatment is the standard of care as emphasized by Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcome (KDIGO) and American Association for the Study of Liver Disease- In...
Source: Seminars in Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Semin Dial Source Type: research
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