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How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants
In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then-4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic kidney disease, receive priority for a future kidney transplant if needed later in life?The suggestion from Howard Broadman, then 64 years old, initiated the kidney “voucher” program, an innovative system allowing living donors to donate a kidney now, or at some time in the near future, allowing a family member or friend to be given priority for a kidney transplant in the future if needed...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sofosbuvir Safe, Effective for HCV in Those With CKD Sofosbuvir Safe, Effective for HCV in Those With CKD
Sofosbuvir-based antiviral therapy cured hepatitis C virus infection in more than 80% of patients with chronic kidney disease, a retrospective cohort study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are at risk for chronic kidney disease, and another 59,000 Americans, 40 and older, are at risk for diabetes-related blindness. That's the sobering conclusion... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Guidelines for CKD: Defining, Staging, and Managing Guidelines for CKD: Defining, Staging, and Managing
Get up-to-date on the most recent guidelines for identifying and managing patients with chronic kidney disease.Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Drug Use in Chronic Kidney Disease Osteoporosis Drug Use in Chronic Kidney Disease
The study shows improved bone mineral density with oral bisphosphonates in those with moderate or severe CKD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Intensive BP Lowering in Chronic Kidney Disease Associated with Lower Mortality (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Intensive blood-pressure lowering among hypertensive patients with moderate- to late-stage kidney disease is associated with lower all-cause mortality, a meta-analysis finds. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

One in 10 men aged 50 'have the heart of a 60-year-old'
"One-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are," BBC News reports. This is the finding of an analysis of 1.2 million people who used the NHS Heart Age Test. The principle behind the test is that you can "age" your heart through unhealthy behaviour such as smoking and being obese. Underlying conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which often have no noticeable symptoms, can also age the heart. An obese smoker in their 50s who has high blood pressure and high cholesterol could have the heart of a 60- or 70-year-old. The quick and simple test tells you the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

The Effects of Short Sleep Duration on Proteinuria and CKD The Effects of Short Sleep Duration on Proteinuria and CKD
Are short sleepers at a higher risk of developing proteinuria and chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Eleven-Year-Old Boy Receives Kidney for Christmas at Duke
Treatment TermsPediatric Kidney Transplant Author Hallie Potocki Overview After battling kidney disease his entire young life, 11-year-old Kaleek Beatty got the best present he could ask for, just five days before Christmas 2016. Duke Children's Hospital called to say they had found a kidney for him. Hero Imagekaleekbeatty_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Born with Kidney Disease ContentAsk a typical 11-year-old, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and you’re likely to hear “sports superstar” or “rock musician.” Ask Kaleek Beatty, though, and his u...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Surge of Kidney Failure Deaths Blamed on Heat Exposure Surge of Kidney Failure Deaths Blamed on Heat Exposure
An estimated 50,000 people without any of the usual risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes, have died in global hot spots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection
Patients become more vulnerable as organ function declines, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Chronic Kidney Disease, Infectious Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting for the right to nurse
As a teenager Emily Heron had her career all mapped out – and it was quite unusual. Emily planned to be an aeronautical engineer with the RAF. She had completed an engineering diploma (the only female to do so at that time) and was taking A’ Levels with a view to embarking on officer training in the Air Force. She was a young woman on a mission. But then her life took a completely different turn. Five years ago Emily’s father was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. He would need to go on dialysis. And his condition and its treatment were compounded by mental health issues. Emily wasn’t living at ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine 2017 Health Care Service Group Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS NHS bursary save the NHS bursary student nurses Source Type: news

Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat
THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 -- People with failing kidneys are at increased risk of developing a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm, a new report suggests. Chronic kidney disease can as much as double a patient's risk of atrial fibrillation, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DAA-based Antivirals for HCV Patients With Stage 4-5 CKD DAA-based Antivirals for HCV Patients With Stage 4-5 CKD
Are direct-acting antivirals-based therapies for HCV safe and effective in patients with severe and end-stage chronic kidney disease?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma drug may help kidney patients regain sense of smell, study says
A common problem among chronic kidney disease patients is a loss of the sense of smell, which could lead to an inadequate diet, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell
Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issuesSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Medicines, Taste and Smell Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell
THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 -- A common problem among chronic kidney disease patients is a loss of the sense of smell, which could lead to an inadequate diet, researchers say. In turn, malnutrition in these patients can result in poor quality of life,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nephrologist Calls for ‘Age-Attuned Approach’ to Chronic Kidney Disease
PHOENIX — Conservative management and supportive care may offer elderly patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) the same survival as dialysis, as well as less functional decline, fewer hospitalizations, and better satisfaction with life, said Fahad Saeed, MD, at AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute an d Long-Term Care Medicine’s Annual Conference. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Statins should be offered to everyone who has chronic kidney disease, says NICE
Healthcare professionals should offer statins to millions of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This will help to manage their increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), says NICE. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Offer statins to chronic kidney disease patients, says NICE
Clinicians should offer statins to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), under new treatment standards for the condition from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How statins could help 2.5m patients with kidney disease
Statins should be offered to an extra two and a half million patients with chronic kidney disease, according to the health watchdog. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give chronic kidney disease patients a statin, doctors urged
20 mg of atorvastatin will help curb their risk of cardiovascular disease, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Taking statins linked to improved heart structure and function Statins' side effects have been overstated, study suggests Salt intake linked to CVD risk in kidney patients Diet for lowering blood pressure also reduces risk of kidney disease Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statins news: Experts call for chronic kidney disease sufferers to be offered statins
STATINS should be routinely offered on the NHS to everyone suffering chronic kidney disease, it will be announced today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Pressure in CKD: A Moving Target Blood Pressure in CKD: A Moving Target
Dr Bansal reviews several studies on the effects of intensive blood pressure control in patients with hypertensive chronic kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: More Geriatricians Needed / PPIs & Chronic Kidney Disease / Arkansas Hem-Onc Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Expert … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dental Implants Safe for Most Patients With Kidney Disease Dental Implants Safe for Most Patients With Kidney Disease
Careful attention to risks can improve the success of implants in patients with chronic kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Glycemic Control in Those With Diabetes and Kidney Disease Glycemic Control in Those With Diabetes and Kidney Disease
What are the best approaches to glycemic management among frail older patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Chronic Hepatitis C and Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic Hepatitis C and Chronic Kidney Disease
Patients with chronic HCV and concomitant chronic kidney disease have historically had few treatment options, but new antiviral therapies have the potential to improve outcomes.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Recent Trends in the Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease Recent Trends in the Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease
How have the incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease changed in recent years? This review examines the trends.Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Combating chronic kidney disease with exercise
(University of Delaware) A University of Delaware research team is combating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with exercise. The team had patients engage in a specially designed exercise program and found that it improved their blood vessel health and exercise capacity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Black Americans with gene variants that raise their risk of chronic kidney disease don't always develop it, and researchers now think they know why. Fifteen to 20 percent of black Americans have inherited variations of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma gets USFDA nod for oral suspension
Sevelamer Carbonate oral suspension is indicated for the control of serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Warfarin, Atrial Fibrillation, and Kidney Function Warfarin, Atrial Fibrillation, and Kidney Function
What do we know about the safety and efficacy of warfarin use among older adults with atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Elbasvir-Grazoprevir Effective Against HCV in CKD Elbasvir-Grazoprevir Effective Against HCV in CKD
The fixed-dose combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir is safe and effective for treating chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to results from the C-SURFER study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Boehringer and Lilly to assess empagliflozin for chronic kidney disease
Boehringer Ingelheim, in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company, is set to evaluate empagliflozin in a new clinical outcomes trial to treat patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Being overweight, not just obese, still carries serious health risks
Conclusion This impressively large global study demonstrates that the prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide among both children and adults. It supports what has long been thought, that increased body mass index (BMI) contributes to a range of illnesses and is ultimately responsible for a large number of deaths, particularly from cardiovascular disease. One potential limitation is the use of self-reported BMI or health outcome data in some of the studies, although the majority used a specific independent measurement so this is unlikely to have biased results too much. It is also always difficult from observational d...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Source Type: news

Empagliflozin to be studied in chronic kidney disease
(Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

CDC: 1 in 7 people in the United States has kidney disease
Thirty million American adults -- one in seven -- have chronic kidney disease but many don't know it, according to new data from the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 7 Americans Has Kidney Disease: CDC
Statistics should serve as a 'warning bell,' health expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 7 Americans Has Kidney Disease: CDC
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 -- Thirty million American adults have chronic kidney disease -- but many don't know it. That rate -- one in seven -- is higher than previously estimated, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Congenital Diseases of the Kidneys: Prognosis and Treatments
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing public health problem with a huge economic burden on society. In children, congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) are the most common cause for CKD. Normal development of the kidneys and urinary tract progresses through a complex series of events and requires the expression of key transcription factors to occur with precision in the fetus. It is now known that many genetic defects can lead to CAKUT. Most CAKUT can be identified prenatally with antenatal ultrasonography, and in cases of severe oligohydramnios, prenatal options such as vesicoamniotic shunting a...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - June 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Feldenberg, R., Beck, A. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

What Adult Problems Can Start with Fetal Undernutrition?
Discussion Developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) is a scientific hypothesis that proposes that fetal nutrition has permanent effects on growth, metabolism, and structure. These changes, or biological programming, are felt to occur at critical periods in fetal development “…when developmental changes in the organism towards increasing complexity, greater plasticity, and more efficient functioning occurs rapidly and may be most easily modified either in favorable or unfavorable directions.” Fetal undernutrition has been studied more than overnutrition, and various nutritional components (prot...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Akebia doses first patient in Phase II trial of vadadustat to treat DD-CKD
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Akebia Therapeutics has started dosing patients in its Phase II FO2RWARD clinical trial of vadadustat for the treatment of patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD-CKD). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For Parents Of Kids With Pre-existing Conditions, Trumpcare Is Terrifying
Megan, 36, still had 16 weeks left in her pregnancy when she gave birth to her second child four years ago. Her daughter, Ellie, teetered on the edge of survival and weighed less than a pound. She spent the first four months of her life hooked up to tubes in the NICU. At the time, Megan—who asked that only her first name be used—had health insurance though Obamacare. Ellie also qualified for secondary Medicaid coverage. The couple still relies on that combination to cover her ongoing health complications: Chronic lung disease, which requires her to be on oxygen; intestinal complications that require a special f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TECOS: Sitagliptin Safe in CKD Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sub-analysis in patients with chronic kidney disease and T2DM raised no safety concerns (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

One in 10 People Worldwide Have Chronic Kidney Disease One in 10 People Worldwide Have Chronic Kidney Disease
Detailed information from 125 countries shows widespread gaps in care, and despite 10% of people in the world having kidney disease, many high-income countries report it is not a priority.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

New global report highlights burden and neglect of kidney disease worldwide
(International Society of Nephrology) Despite one in 10 people worldwide having chronic kidney disease, a new global report -- The Global Kidney Health Atlas -- presented at this week's World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico City and compiled by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and kidney health experts worldwide and published in JAMA -- highlights the huge gaps in kidney disease care and prevention in both developed and developing countries, with many countries not prioritizing kidney health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Value of Osteoporosis Drugs Uncertain in Patients With CKD Value of Osteoporosis Drugs Uncertain in Patients With CKD
The benefits and harms of drugs used to treat osteoporosis in patients with chronic kidney disease are still uncertain, according to a systemic review and meta-analysis of the literature.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Pro: Heat stress as a potential etiology of Mesoamerican and Sri Lankan nephropathy: a late night consult with Sherlock Holmes - Johnson RJ.
Epidemics of chronic kidney disease are now recognized in Central America, Mexico, India and Sri Lanka, and there is also some evidence that similar epidemics may be occurring in the USA, Thailand and elsewhere. A common denominator for each location is ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Detecting diabetic kidney disease before it really sets in
The damage done by chronic kidney disease is irreversible: once the illness has taken hold, the organ can't be healed. Patients' prospects and quality of life would be much improved if the condition could be spotted sooner. An EU-funded project has developed a biomarker test to pick up very early signs of diabetic kidney disease, and identified possible improvements in the approach to therapy. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 13, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news