Too Many Kidney Disease Patients in the Dark About Diet

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- The right diet can slow chronic kidney disease, but 90 percent of patients who do not require dialysis never see a dietitian, new research finds. " Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet...
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Najmi Diabetes and hypertension are the two major causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Epidemiological studies have found poor knowledge about the CKD among the general population. Hence, this study aimed to assess the awareness of CKD among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in India. Patients with confirmed T2DM were included in the study. Patients receiving dialysis or with a history of a kidney transplant were excluded. A validated questionnaire was used to assess knowledge about CKD. Demographic characteristics were presented using descriptive statistics and trends in groups were calculated using the chi-...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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CONCLUSION: The addition of AST-120 to conventional treatments may delay the progression of renal dysfunction in diabetic nephropathy. The antioxidant effect of AST-120 might contribute to improvement in renal function. PMID: 31001934 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Calcimimetics are widely used in patients on dialysis to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism. Our current view is that bone effects are only indirect through parathyroid hormone suppression. However, because bone cells express the calcium-sensing receptor, direct calcium-sensing receptor –mediated effects are also possible. New experimental data demonstrate direct anabolic bone actions of calcimimetics, independent of parathyroid hormone suppression. Because these effects could be clinically useful, further studies are necessary to confirm the validity of this observation.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
In conclusion, understanding each individual's goals of care in the context of his or her life experience is particularly important in the elderly, when overall life expectancy is relatively short, and life experience or quality of life may be the priority. PMID: 31004284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
Authors: Kuragano T, Kida A, Yahiro M, Nakanishi T Abstract BACKGROUND: With the advancement of technology, a dialysis membrane has been developed to achieve the efficient removal of beta-2 microglobulin (β2MG), which could not be removed with previous hemodialysis (HD) membranes. Recently, there has been an increase in the population of elderly chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with chronic inflammation and malnutrition. The optimal extracorporeal circulation treatment for elderly CKD patients is not certain. SUMMARY: We have reported the clinical advantages, such as improvements in nutritional, infla...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
Authors: Nitta K, Ogawa T, Hanafusa N, Tsuchiya K Abstract BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification (VC) is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) including end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The pathogenesis of VC is complex, resulting in increased arterial stiffening, which is associated with cardiovascular mortality. In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors, CKD patients also have a number of non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors that may play an important role in the pathogenesis of VC. SUMMARY: Management of CKD-mineral bone disorder using conventional therapeutic approaches, which...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
ConclusionAKI in people with pre-existing CKD was a common cause of iHD. Health service planning and community health may benefit from AKI prevention strategies and the implementation of sustainable and permanent linkages with the datasets used to monitor prospective incident haemodialysis.What is known about the topic?AKI is a risk factor for CKD. The Northern Territory has the highest national incidence rates of dialysis-dependent end-stage kidney disease, but has no audit tool describing outcomes of dialysis-requiring AKI.What does this paper add?We audited all iHD and showed 25.6% mortality within the first 90 days of ...
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research
The link between age-related kidney dysfunction and cognitive impairment is an interesting one, particularly in the context of research into klotho, which has functions in both the kidney and the brain, and has been shown to extend life and improve cognitive function in animal studies. It isn't completely clear as to which of these areas of the body is most important to the noted benefits to cognitive function in animal models, produced via various strategies for klotho overexpression. The most recent research on this topic tends to suggest that the mechanisms are indirect, involving many organ systems, rather than being a...
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ConclusionsThis study highlights the value of carrying out pre-trial work with health-care professionals to identify issues with delivering the proposed trial. This work can be particularly valuable in trials of new interventions, for which the barriers to their integration into routine care are unknown. This work has important implications for facilitating the identification of further obstacles in the main RCT. We suggest that pre-trial qualitative work is undertaken to address design issues early on, in addition to ongoing qualitative research to monitor the emergence of obstacles affecting recruitment.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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