High phosphate intake, typical in moist food formulations, can damage kidney function in cats, study finds

(Natural News) Excessive phosphate intake can harm the kidneys of cats, a new study has revealed. According to researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, too much phosphate can impede kidney function and may be partially responsible for the high occurrence of chronic kidney disease among older cats. To arrive at this conclusion, the researchers placed 13 healthy adult cats...
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Authors: Fabrizi F, Donato FM, Messa P Abstract INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The role of hepatitis C virus infection as a risk factor for the development and progression of chronic kidney disease in the general population remains unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the published medical literature was performed to assess whether positive anti-HCV serologic status is associated with higher frequency of chronic kidney disease in the adult general population. We used a random-effects model to generate a summary estimate of the relative risk of chronic kidney disease (defined by lowered glomerular filtra...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
In the above-stated article, on page 727 at the end of the first paragraph, the sentence “Serum hepcidin levels increase in response to iron overload and decrease in response to inflammation.” should be “Serum hepcidin levels increase in response to iron overload and inflammation.”
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet lowers blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. In this issue, Banerjee et  al. report that the DASH diet is associated with lower risk of end-stage kidney disease in individuals with stage 3 chronic kidney disease and hypertension. This association was particulary strong among those with diabetes. The DASH diet may have an important role in preventing end-stage kidney di sease in select individuals with chronic kidney disease.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Conclusion: Image registration applied to dynamic time series correlated with structural renal changes and should be further explored as a tool for invasive measurements of arteriosclerosis. Significance: Under the assumption that the proposed framework can be further developed in terms of sensitivity and specificity, it can provide clinicians with a non-invasive tool of high spatial coverage available for characterization of arteriosclerosis and potentially other pathological changes observed in chronic kidney disease.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a recognized complication of pediatric severe malaria, but its long-term consequences are unknown.
Source: BMC Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusions: Bariatric surgery increased miR 192 and miR 200 urinary levels, key anti-fibrotic microRNAs that could contribute to a renal-protective mechanism and may be of value as urinary biomarkers following surgery. These findings suggest that urinary microRNAs may represent potential novel biomarkers for obesity-associated renal function.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Chronic Kidney Diseases;   Cardiovascular Diseases;   Endothelial Dysfunction Intervention:   Other: [Pyr]apelin-13 Sponsors:   University of Edinburgh;   Kidney Cancer UK Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are inextricably linked. The causal nature of the relationship is bidirectional. This relationship holds when blood pressure is assessed in the clinic and outside the clinic with home and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Patients with CKD are more likely to have high-risk hypertension phenotypes, such as masked and sustained hypertension, and are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this review is to describe the increased prevalence of masked hypertension in patients with CKD and then describe the increased risk for target ...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewCardiorenal syndrome (CRS), defined as concomitant heart and kidney disease, has been a focus of attention for nearly a decade. As more patients survive severe acute and chronic heart and kidney diseases, CRS has emerged as an “epidemic” of modern medicine. Significant advances have been made in unraveling the complex mechanisms that underlie CRS based on classification of the condition into five pathophysiologic subtypes. In types 1 and 2, acute or chronic heart disease results in renal dysfunction, while in types 3 and 4, acute or chronic kidney diseases are the inciting factors f...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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