Care home worker saves fiancee's life by giving her one of his kidneys
Geraldine Chingosho, 22, from Leicester, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease soon after meeting Aldo Cataldi in 2017. She said: 'He saved my life, now I can't wait to spend it with him.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Finds Chronic Kidney Disease Remains Largely Undiagnosed in Nearly Half of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Premature Birth Ups Risk of Kidney Disease Into Adulthood Premature Birth Ups Risk of Kidney Disease Into Adulthood
Prematurity is associated with a greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease into mid-adulthood, and preventive action is needed for all babies born earlier than full term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Meet the Chicago startup trying to build a better home dialysis machine
About 30 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, with limited access to dialysis care, many patients go untreated. But a new Chicago startup aims to help. Simergent, founded in 2014 by Steve Lindo and Rick Pendergraft, is developing a home dialysis machine to deliver safe and effective automated peritoneal dialysis therapy to end stage renal disease patients. Though the product is still in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

RenalytixAI Hits Milestone with Break Through Designation
RenalytixAI has won  Break Through Device designation from FDA for KidneyIntelX a technology that could help diagnose kidney disease. This is the first such designation for an AI-enabled diagnostic for kidney disease publicly announced by any company. KidneyIntelx was designed in an effort to curtail the estimated $114 billion annual cost of chronic and end-stage kidney disease to the U.S. healthcare system. “The technology is a combination of a multiplex lab-based test measuring three biomarkers (sTNFR1, sTNFR2 and KIM1) that are shown to be prognostic in nature for rapid progress...
Source: MDDI - May 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

How this S.F. startup is taking on chronic kidney disease
Carmen Peralta had spent a over a decade researching kidney disease as a nephrologist, most recently at the University of California, San Francisco, when her groundbreaking work on the early detection of the deadly disease caught the attention of Cricket Health. The startup sought her advice in its initial clinical stages, eventually offering her a job. "I had to make a decision," said Peralta, now the company's chief medical officer. "Do I take this job or do I stay in academia? And it was really… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease puzzle highlighted at Costa Rica workshop
Researchers from around the world shared insights into chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in agricultural communities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Mortality Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Mortality
This essay highlights the underlying pathophysiology and complex interrelationship between acute kidney injury--a common and serious postoperative complication--and chronic kidney disease.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Preterm Birth Tied to Elevated Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- Preterm and early preterm birth are associated with an increased risk for development of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online May 1 in The BMJ. Casey Crump, M.D., from Icahn School of Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Starts Artificial Intelligence Collaboration to Accelerate Drug Discovery
AstraZeneca and BenevolentAI began a long-term collaboration to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for the discovery and development of new treatments for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

AstraZeneca starts artificial intelligence collaboration to accelerate drug discovery
AstraZeneca and BenevolentAI today began a long-term collaboration to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for the discovery and development of new treatments for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

CKD Risk Lower for Those Following Healthy Plant-Based Diet
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Greater adherence to healthy plant-based diets and a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online April 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel therapies slow CKD progression in patients with diabetes
(ERA-EDTA) The recently published CREDENCE study showed that SGLT2 inhibitors can slow progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in diabetes patients in addition to the effects seen with RAAS blockade. Canagliflozin was associated with a 34% risk reduction of the renal end point. The SONAR study had shown that the selective endothelin A receptor antagonist, atrasentan, reduced the risk of renal events in a specially selected CKD cohort with diabetes to a similar extent (35%). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Consumption of beer, sugary drinks, and tea linked to kidney disease
(Natural News) Researchers came up with a list of drinks that could harm the kidneys if consumed in excessive quantities. They identified beer, sugary drinks, and two healthy types of beverages – fruit juices and tea – as potential causes of chronic kidney disease. The most egregious offenders were carbonated and sweetened fruit drinks. Guzzling these bubbly, sweet beverages on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Atrasentan is associated with a reduced risk for renal events in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online April 14 in The Lancet to coincide with the International... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Atrasentan Back on the SONAR for Diabetes and Kidney Disease Atrasentan Back on the SONAR for Diabetes and Kidney Disease
A trial of the experimental drug suggests major benefits for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease, an analysis of data conducted after the SONAR study was halted shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) Significantly Reduces the Risk of Renal Failure in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease in the Landmark Phase 3 CREDENCE Study
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Diabetes Drug Called Invokana May Prevent or Slow Kidney Disease, a New Study Says
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. Doctors say it’s hard to overstate the importance of this study, and what it means for curbing this problem, which is growing because of the obesity epidemic. The study tested Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ drug Invokana. Results were discussed Sunday at a medical meeting in Australia and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. About 30 million Americans and...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime overnight Source Type: news

Pruritus Prevalent and Disruptive in Nondialysis Chronic Kidney Disease
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- Almost one in four patients with nondialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) has moderate-to-extreme pruritus, which is associated with poorer quality of life, according to a study published online April 11 in the Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Itchy Skin Common Alongside Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Itchy skin can make you miserable. And it's a common problem for many people with chronic kidney disease, even those not on dialysis, a new study finds. " One of the main goals of managing chronic disease is alleviating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Kidney Disease Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Kidney Disease
Could plant-based diets have a role in the prevention and management of CKD?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can red sage be protect against diabetic nephropathy?
(Natural News) Diabetic nephropathy, also known as diabetic kidney disease, is a serious complication that can cause chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. This complication is said to be triggered by oxidative stress. Fortunately, researchers from China and Sri Lanka found that this complication can be attenuated with red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza), or danshen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes, described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a new study published in BMJ Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Supplemental New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Unresolved injury, not fibrosis, contributes to cisplatin-induced CKD
New Yale research offers new insight into the progression of acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease caused by use of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Diabetes and Kidney Complications Garnering Attention at ISN Diabetes and Kidney Complications Garnering Attention at ISN
First results indicating that an SGLT2 inhibitor could improve outcomes for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease will be presented at the upcoming nephrology world congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

New Approach Performs Well for Measuring CKD Quality of Life
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- A new chronic kidney disease (CKD) measure of quality of life (QOL) and a single-score summary for the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-36 (KDQOL-36) are both reliable for assessing patient-reported outcomes and quality of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient CKD App Ratings Do Correlate With Those of Nephrologists
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- Patient ratings of chronic kidney disease (CKD) apps are not directly linked with nephrologist ratings or consumer ratings, according to a study published online March 21 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sugar-sweetened drinks can leave you more prone to kidney disease, reveals study
(Natural News) In a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, researchers looked at the effect these drinks had on kidney health. They found that people who regularly consumed these beverages had an increased risk of chronic kidney disease. Sugar-sweetened beverages are drinks with added sugar such as soft drinks,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing Home the Future of Medical Devices
There’s a massive shift taking place in U.S. healthcare, and too few device manufacturers are using it to their advantage. With health system costs ballooning more than $100 billion over the last five years while inpatient admissions remain flat1, health system executives are concluding that their inpatient-centric, treatment-centric business models are the wrong strategy. The inpatient setting is simply too expensive with too few patients utilizing it to effectively distribute the costs. This is causing profit margins to shrink at the same time as readmission penalties harm providers that fail to keep pa...
Source: MDDI - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tom Dudnyk Tags: Business Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: When your kidneys fail
It's estimated that about 1 in every 10 Americans has kidney disease. Rising rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity -- all risk factors for kidney disease -- may account for the increased?prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the U.S. When your kidneys stop doing their job, a lifetime?of dialysis may be needed unless [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cancer Risk Modestly Elevated With Chronic Kidney Disease
Lower eGFR linked to elevated cancer risk relative to eGFR of 90 to 104 mL/min (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Risk Modestly Elevated With Chronic Kidney Disease
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a modestly elevated cancer risk, according to a study published online March 14 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Hong Xu, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure
(University at Buffalo) Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: '25 Million Nigerians Living With Chronic Kidney Disease'
[Guardian] No fewer than 25 million Nigerians are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with over 80 per cent of the patients on dialysis dying due to high cost of treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BU: Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure
(Boston University School of Medicine) For two decades, Nicaragua and El Salvador have seen increasing mortality from an unusual form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). The disease has disproportionately affected sugarcane and other agricultural workers, and appears to be unrelated to traditional kidney disease risk factors such as diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cell therapy could replace need for kidney transplants
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists are working on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease - regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function. Some people, including?African-Americans, Native Americans and Asian-Americans, are at higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Dr. LaTonya Hickson, a nephrologist at Mayo Clinic, says chronic kidney disease shows no early symptoms, so it's important to know your risks. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/8jcL3TlgF4A [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Renal Benefits of SGLT2s and GLP1s Renal Benefits of SGLT2s and GLP1s
Drs Jay Shubrook and Katherine Tuttle discuss trial results that may provide new options for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

CKD and Increased Mortality in Patients With NAFLD CKD and Increased Mortality in Patients With NAFLD
This study assessed the association between different stages of chronic kidney disease and mortality in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 3/9/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 3/9/19 March is National Kidney Month -- an awareness effort to encourage people who are at risk of chronic kidney disease, often due to diabetes or high blood pressure, to get screened.?On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Ladan Zand, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, discusses?chronic kidney disease and?offers tips to keep [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tenapanor Reduces Elevated Serum Phosphate in CKD
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- For hyperphosphatemic patients with chronic kidney disease receiving maintenance hemodialysis, tenapanor significantly reduces elevated serum phosphate, according to a study published online March 7 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CKD Risk Higher With Secondhand Smoke Exposure CKD Risk Higher With Secondhand Smoke Exposure
A new study finds that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease among nonsmokers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease: 7 Questions for Primary Care
The primary care role in detection, management, and reducing the risk of progression of CKD continues to expand. Test yourself here on a basics in each category. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Kidney Disease Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- Secondhand smoke exposure is associated with an increased prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and CKD development, according to a study published online March 7 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney disease killer vulnerable to targeted nano therapy
(Clemson University) By loading a chelation drug into a nano-sized homing device, researchers at Clemson University have reversed in an animal model the deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease, which kills more people in the United States each year than breast or prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- The presence of comorbid chronic kidney disease (CKD) negatively impacts myocardial revascularization outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Case for Cautious Consumption: NSAIDs in CKD The Case for Cautious Consumption: NSAIDs in CKD
This review explores the benefits and risks associated with the usage of NSAIDs in patients with chronic kidney disease.Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

NSAID Kidney Risk Underestimated in Young, Active Adults NSAID Kidney Risk Underestimated in Young, Active Adults
High doses of prescribed NSAIDS are linked to increased risk of potentially preventable cases of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease in active young adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news