Risk of CKD Progression Lower in Women vs Men: Findings from the CRIC Study
Authors of the CRIC study found sex-related disparities in chronic kidney disease progression. Scroll through our slideshow to get the highlights.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Kidney Disease Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease | Medscape Chronic Kidney Disease | Medscape
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects people of all ages, can result in chronic renal failure, its most significant outcome. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Increase in Incident Diabetes
Renal damage, blood glucose level, family history--which was independently linked to incident T2DM in CKD? Read the study highlights.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease Source Type: news

Personalized Tx May Extend Life in CKD With Small Renal Tumors
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- Personalized treatment selection may extend life expectancy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and small renal tumors ( ≤4 cm), according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Radiology. Stella K. Kang, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of CKD in Gout and the Impact of Urate Lowering Therapy Risk of CKD in Gout and the Impact of Urate Lowering Therapy
What is the relationship between gout and chronic kidney disease, and what role could urate-lowering therapy play in the development of CKD in these patients?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lupin developing new products to treat cancer, other diseases
Sharing details, Kamboj said the the Mumbai-based company is currently working on developing various products, including two major ones to treat chronic kidney diseases and lung cancer. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Multimethod Approach Improves ID of Med Nonadherence
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- An approach involving a combination of provider report and pharmacy refill data can improve identification of medication nonadherence among youth with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sugary Soda Tied to Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease Sugary Soda Tied to Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease
People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened soda and fruit juices may be more likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those who don't, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Sugary sodas tied to higher risk of kidney disease
(Reuters Health) - People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened soda and fruit juices may be more likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those who don't, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Risk of PAD and CKD Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Risk of PAD and CKD
Is there an increased risk of peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease among individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

The likelihood of self-reporting balance problems in those with advanced chronic kidney disease, slow gait speed, or low vitamin D - Wickstrom JF, Sayles HR, Graeff-Armas LA, Yentes JM.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D (25(OH)D) and balance deficits in persons with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the likelihood of self-reporting balance and falling problems, measured gait speed in persons ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The use of procalcitonin in the determination of severity of sepsis, patient outcomes and infection characteristics
The primary objective of this study was to determine the correlation between procalcitonin values and illness severity by evaluating the degree of end organ dysfunction using the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score, length of stay and the severity of sepsis (sepsis alone vs. septic shock), The hypothesis that procalcitonin values would be higher in sicker patients was formulated before data collection began. Secondary outcomes studied in relation to procalcitonin levels included infection characteristics such as the site of infection, microbial agent and dialysis dependent CKD. Procalcitonin has a higher specificity ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk
FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 -- A pattern of higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with increased odds of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Dec. 27 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Risk Tied to Sugar-Sweetened Drinks
The study of more than 3,000 black men and women in Mississippi found that those who consumed the most soda, sweetened fruit drinks and water had a 61 percent increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic testing for kidney disease may become routine, researchers say
About 10 percent of all cases of chronic kidney disease come from genetic causes, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Oral Anticoagulants in Patients With CKD and AF Novel Oral Anticoagulants in Patients With CKD and AF
Novel oral anticoagulants are often used in patients with chronic kidney disease and atrial fibrillation, but what do we know about the benefits and risks of these agents in this population?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Coenzyme Q10 supplementation on metabolic profiles of patients with chronic kidney disease
(Bentham Science Publishers) This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were conducted to determine the effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplementation on metabolic profiles of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exome Sequencing Provides Genetic Diagnosis for Some With CKD
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- Genes are responsible for approximately one in 10 cases of chronic kidney disease in adults, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Emily E. Groopman, from Columbia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For patients with kidney disease, genetic testing may soon be routine
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) DNA sequencing can be used to identify the underlying genetic cause of many rare types of chronic kidney disease, leading to better treatment, finds a new study from Columbia University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four-drug Combo Pill for HIV an Option in Chronic Dialysis Patients Four-drug Combo Pill for HIV an Option in Chronic Dialysis Patients
A daily single-tablet regimen of coformulated elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, approved in the U.S. and elsewhere for HIV-1-infected patients with mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease, may also work well in those with end-stage renal disease on chronic hemodialysis, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Former Miss International winner, 28, reveals she needs a 'life-saving transplant'
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, 28, revealed in August she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. But her condition has worsened to where she needs a new organ (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a kidney disease drug approval in China is just the start for this S.F. company
To win its first-ever drug approval, FibroGen Inc. turned to China, but it's not going to be the San Francisco company's last stop. China's drug regulatory agency Monday approved roxadustat, the first drug of its kind for dialysis patients with anemia caused by chronic kidney disease. San Francisco-based FibroGen's (NASDAQ: FGEN) China subsidiary will manufacture the tablet and partner AstraZeneca plc (NYSE: AZN) will sell the drug starting in the second-half of 2019. But roxadustat's win in China… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Why a kidney disease drug approval in China is just the start for this S.F. company
To win its first-ever drug approval, FibroGen Inc. turned to China, but it's not going to be the San Francisco company's last stop. China's drug regulatory agency Monday approved roxadustat, the first drug of its kind for dialysis patients with anemia caused by chronic kidney disease. San Francisco-based FibroGen's (NASDAQ: FGEN) China subsidiary will manufacture the tablet and partner AstraZeneca plc (NYSE: AZN) will sell the drug starting in the second-half of 2019. But roxadustat's win in China… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Sex Hormones and Their Influence on Chronic Kidney Disease Sex Hormones and Their Influence on Chronic Kidney Disease
To what extent are sex hormone levels involved in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women Face Less Kidney Disease Morbidity and Mortality Than Men
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Women may have a lower risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and death compared with men, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Ana C. Ricardo, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Chronic kidney disease is more likely to progress to kidney failure and death in men than in women, a new study reveals. " We found that women had 17 percent lower risk of experiencing [kidney failure] and the risk of death... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Baroreflex function, haemodynamic responses to an orthostatic challenge, and falls in haemodialysis patients - Zanotto T, Mercer TH, van der Linden ML, Traynor JP, Petrie CJ, Doyle A, Chalmers K, Allan N, Price J, Oun H, Shilliday I, Koufaki P.
BACKGROUND: Stage 5 chronic kidney disease patients on haemodialysis (HD) often present with dizziness and pre-syncopal events as a result of the combined effect of HD therapy and cardiovascular disease. The dysregulation of blood pressure (BP) during orth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the United States
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) increased in the United States between 2002 and 2016, although there was variability by state, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open. Benjamin Bowe,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Faulty sensing: Cellular energy sensor linked to the progression of chronic kidney disease
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with energy depletion in kidney cells, resulting in reduced kidney function. Researchers at TMDU and Kyushu University found that failure of an important cellular energy sensor to detect energy depletion is key to the progression of CKD. However, by stimulating the activity of the sensor using alternative methods, the researchers could halt CKD progression and repair some of the tissue damage. This mechanism therefore represents a novel therapeutic target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Claiming More Lives
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Although fewer Americans are dying from heart disease and cancer, deaths from chronic kidney disease are on the rise, especially among young adults, a new study finds. " Unfortunately, chronic kidney disease is known as a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Ovary removal and kidney disease connection
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Premenopausal women who have their ovaries surgically removed face an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the?Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ?This is the first study that has shown an important link between estrogen deprivation in younger women and kidney [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Diabetic kidney disease on the rise in adults
The number of diabetes patients suffering from late-stage chronic kidney disease is increasing in adults, according to data published inJAMA.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CKD Death and Disability Outpacing Other Chronic Diseases CKD Death and Disability Outpacing Other Chronic Diseases
Healthcare resources and reduction of risk factors, including dietary and lifestyle changes, are needed to curb the growing chronic kidney disease burden, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- For veterans with diabetes and concomitant chronic kidney disease (CKD), CKD care, including ordering laboratory tests and scheduling nephrology referrals, varies considerably by facility, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases
(Washington University in St. Louis) An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

€ 10.5 million for kidney disease prevention research
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Approximately one in ten people in Germany are affected by chronic kidney disease, and numbers are increasing. As part of a new collaboration led by Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin, researchers from various Berlin-based institutions set out to shed light on the common pathways along which kidney disease develops. The ultimate goal is to develop new treatment strategies. The German Research Foundation (DFG) provides the 'Collaborative Research Center Renoprotection' with approximately € 10.5 million in funding over four years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Home-Based Intervention Helpful for Disadvantaged CKD Patients
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- A home-based intervention can improve disadvantaged chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients'activation in their health and health care, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in the Clinical Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Effect of Dapagliflozin in T2D Patients With Stages 3b-4 CKD Effect of Dapagliflozin in T2D Patients With Stages 3b-4 CKD
Is dapagliflozin an effective therapeutic option for patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease? How does it impact clinical outcomes in these patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Revealed: 35 kidney genes linked to chronic kidney disease risk
(University of Manchester) An international study lead by University of Manchester scientists has discovered the identity of genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease.The discovery is a major advance in understanding of the significantly under-diagnosed disorder which, if left undetected, can lead to failing kidneys that need dialysis or kidney transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A growing list of factors that impact CKD severity for kids
(Children's National Health System) Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate progression of chronic kidney disease for children of African descent - including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and lower socioeconomic status -- and can complicate these children's access to effective treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Nolubabalo Nqebelele First Black Woman to Earn a PhD in Internal Medicine
[This is Africa] Dr. Nolubabalo Nqebelele has attained a PhD in Nephrology, making her a specialist in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Her achievement makes her the first Black woman to earn a PhD in Internal Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, a top South African college. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gout and CKD: A Common, Complicated Combination
What are the dos and don'ts when treating gout patients with chronic kidney disease? Take our 4-question quiz to find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Source Type: news

NIH grant supports research seeking heart disease treatment for kidney disease patients
(New York Institute of Technology) Researchers at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have secured a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that may allow for improved understanding of vascular calcification and prevent heart disease in chronic kidney disease patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Cios Spin mobile 3D C-arm
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today that it won FDA clearance for its Cios Spin mobile C-arm device for intraoperative 3D imaging. The newly cleared Cios Spin produces 3D computed tomography-like imaging for orthopedic, trauma and spinal surgery that Siemens claims can reduce the rate of revisions and need for post-operative CT. The Cios Spin supports both 2D and 3D imaging and can be used for a variety of procedures, including vascular imaging, Siemens said. The system also features NaviLink 3D digital navigation and flat panel detector technology and other software packages. “Siemens Healthineers is...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

High FGF23 Levels Double Fall Risk in Older Adults High FGF23 Levels Double Fall Risk in Older Adults
The risk for falls is elevated in older adults with high levels of the FGF23 hormone, such as those with chronic kidney disease, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Trait Linked to Venous, Renal Complications Sickle Cell Trait Linked to Venous, Renal Complications
People who carry sickle cell trait (SCT) are at increased risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the first-ever systematic review to look at clinical outcomes associated with the trait.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Amgen Announces New FOURIER Analysis Showing Benefit With Repatha ® (Evolocumab) In High-Risk Patients With Established Cardiovascular Disease And Chronic Kidney Disease
Repatha Results in Consistent Reductions in LDL-C Levels and Cardiovascular Events in Patients Independent of Kidney Function Results Presented at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2018 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced a new Repatha cardiovascular outcomes study (FOURIER) analysis evaluating the effects of Repatha® (evolocumab) in patients with established cardiovascular disease by kidney function. In line with previous FOURIER subgroup analyses, these results further demonstrate Repatha's efficacy in reducing not only low-density lipoprotein chole...
Source: Amgen News Release - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Allopurinol Linked to Reduced Risk for CKD Stage & #8805;3 in Gout
THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 -- For patients with gout, allopurinol is associated with a reduced risk for developing chronic kidney disease stage ≥3, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Ana Beatriz Vargas-Santos,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers, Healthy.io ink home kidney monitoring deal
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it inked a deal with Healthy.io looking to improve home chronic kidney disease monitoring. Through the deal, the companies will look to offer a home-based alternative to periodic urine testing to monitor kidney function, which requires patients travel to a clinician’s office. Siemens said it will supply urinalysis reagents which will be integrated into Healthy.io’s smartphone-based urinalysis system to provide home testing options to improve access to albumin-to-creatine ratio testing. “Siemens Healthineers has been a leader in urinalysis testing for 75 ...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Urology Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news