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

Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- Patients with incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the setting of intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) treatment have decreases rather than increases in kidney damage biomarkers, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Accidental falling in community-dwelling elderly with chronic kidney disease - Goto NA, Hamaker ME, Willems HC, Verhaar MC, Emmelot-Vonk MH.
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the association between a decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and accidental falling in elderly patients who visited the day clinic of the department of geriatric medicine of the Unive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- For Hispanic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), lower perceived quality of the patient experience with their primary care physician is associated with increased risk of hospitalization, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Making the case for a comprehensive national registry for pediatric CKD
(Children's National Health System) In a commentary published by the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Sun-Young Ahn, M.D., and Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D., explain that pediatric chronic kidney disease can contribute to growth failure, developmental and neurocognitive defects, and impaired cardiovascular health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease
Kidney Disease (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treating Diabetes in Patients With CKD at Kidney Week Treating Diabetes in Patients With CKD at Kidney Week
Clinical trials looking at the safety and efficacy of glucose-lowering agents in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes will be center stage at Kidney Week 2018.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

NSAIDs OK for Certain High-Risk Groups?
(MedPage Today) -- No obvious harm seen in HTN, HF, or chronic kidney disease (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gout Drug May Protect Against Chronic Kidney Disease Gout Drug May Protect Against Chronic Kidney Disease
Allopurinol, used to manage gout, was not associated with renal function decline and may protect against development of chronic kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Heat-related chronic kidney disease mortality in the young and old: differing mechanisms, potentially similar solutions? - Ó Flatharta T, Flynn A, Mulkerrin EC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Expanding Specialist Care and Enhanced Coordination for Chronic Kidney Disease Can Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs
Providing specialized medical care and coordination to patients whose kidneys are failing before they need dialysis treatment could save the U.S. health care system more than $1 billion annually. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - October 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Baxter and Mayo Clinic announce collaboration to establish renal care center of excellence in the U.S.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global innovator in renal care, and Mayo Clinic today announced a new collaboration to develop a renal care center of excellence in the U.S. The center will serve patients across the continuum of renal care ? from chronic kidney disease (CKD) management through transplant ? and drive [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Business News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Business News - October 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epidemiology of Renal Cell Carcinoma
Smoking, obesity, hypertension and chronic kidney disease are risk factors for kidney cancer.09/28/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 28, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Caffeine Linked to Lower Mortality in CKD Caffeine Linked to Lower Mortality in CKD
A large observational study finds a significant inverse relationship between consuming caffeine and all-cause mortality among US patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Removal of ovaries may increase risk of chronic kidney disease
Research, published in theClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, suggests that premenopausal women who have had their ovaries removed are at greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease, possibly due to low levels of oestrogen.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD
Dr Bansal reviews several studies that evaluate the safety of metformin in patients with chronic kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Ovary Removal May Up Chronic Kidney Disease Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest increased risk due to estrogen deprivation (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Former CMS admin Slavitt ’s Town Hall Fund closes $115m healthcare fund
Town Hall Ventures, a healthcare-focused investment firm co-founded by former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services head Andy Slavitt, said today that it closed its first fund at $115 million. The investment firm, which was formed in May, said that the $115 million it raised exceeded its target size by more than 50%. The firm said it is looking to invest in companies that serve vulnerable populations and look to improve care in Medicare, Medicaid and in risk-based care. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Ann join the team as an investment-focused Vice President. Town Hall’s commitment to building g...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup townhallventures Source Type: news

Ovary Removal Linked to Kidney Disease
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause may find themselves at higher risk for chronic kidney disease, a new study suggests. Researchers believe the reason behind it is the drop in estrogen levels that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ovary removal may increase risk of chronic kidney disease
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 on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ?This is the first study that has shown an important link between estrogen deprivation [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients
According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Caffeine may lower risk of death from kidney disease
Consuming greater amounts of caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caffeine consumption may extend life expectancy for people with kidney disease
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OBV/PTV/r +/- DSV in HCV GT4-infected Patients With Severe CKD OBV/PTV/r +/- DSV in HCV GT4-infected Patients With Severe CKD
This study investigated the real-world efficacy of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir +/- DSV regimen in HCV genotypes 4 and 1 patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Children ’s Mercy researcher receives $5M renewal for kidney disease study
Children ’s Mercy researcher Dr. Bradley Warady received another $5 million to continue a long-running study of chronic kidney disease in children. On Aug. 24, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the grant to Warady, director of pediatric nephrology, who has led the study at Children's Mercy i n conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 15 years. The observational study, called CKiD, has been running since 2003 and includes 54 centers. It’s intended to track… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Children ’s Mercy researcher receives $5M renewal for kidney disease study
Children ’s Mercy researcher Dr. Bradley Warady received another $5 million to continue a long-running study of chronic kidney disease in children. On Aug. 24, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the grant to Warady, director of pediatric nephrology, who has led the study at Children's Mercy i n conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 15 years. The observational study, called CKiD, has been running since 2003 and includes 54 centers. It’s intended to track… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Serum Magnesium and All-Cause Mortality in CKD Serum Magnesium and All-Cause Mortality in CKD
In what ways might serum magnesium levels impact the risk for all-cause mortality among patients with chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Iron Therapy for Managing Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Iron Therapy for Managing Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
Iron replacement therapy is an important component in the management of CKD anemia. Which route of administration is best?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

HCV Treatment Initiation in Persons With CKD in the DAAs Era HCV Treatment Initiation in Persons With CKD in the DAAs Era
New DAA regimens have now been approved for treatment of HCV infected persons with advanced chronic kidney disease. Are treatment rates improving in this population?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Why polluted air may be a threat to your kidneys
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Of the many well-documented risks of dirty air, one potential danger is lesser known: chronic kidney disease. Learn about new research and how to protect yourself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Care access not main driver of racial disparities in kidney disease
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Although black and Hispanic veterans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are more likely than white patients to see a kidney specialist--a nephrologist--they are more likely to suffer disease progression from early stage to advanced kidney disease, reports a study published this month in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This tiny particle might change millions of lives
(University of Southern California) Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, along with colleagues from the Keck School of Medicine at USC, have engineered peptide nanoparticles to outsmart the biological system and target the kidney cells. The innovation may prove critical to addressing chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aug 17, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Aug 17, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Screening athletes, AF ablation complications, physician gender and MI mortality, the rise of chronic kidney disease, and the rosuvastatin lawsuit are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Pediatric Patients With CKD
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have higher global cerebral blood flow (CBF) and regional differences in CBF, according to a study published recently in Radiology. Hua-Shan Liu, Ph.D., from Taipei... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heatwaves: the next silent killer? - Science Weekly podcast
Heatwaves have ravaged much of the northern hemisphere, causing wildfires, destruction and death. Some are blaming heat stress for an increase in chronic kidney disease in Central America.Graihagh Jackson investigates the causes and health effects of heatwavesSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterHeatwaves have hit many parts of the northern hemisphere this summer, ravaging landscapes and causing death and destruction in their wake. Wildfires have broken out in the Arctic Circle, as well as inCalifornia,Sweden andGreece. People are dying from ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Produced and presented by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Climate change Environment Weather Wildfires Source Type: news

Diet guidance could slow kidney disease, cut costs
(Reuters Health) - Patients with chronic kidney disease could slow the progression of their illness and delay dialysis through nutrition therapy, according to a new article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exercise improves symptoms in chronic kidney disease patients
Just 12 weeks of aerobic and strength-based exercise reduces symptoms and levels of fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to findings from a UK study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution found to increase risk of chronic kidney disease
(Natural News) Outdoor air pollution is detrimental to a person’s health – this much is certain. Various studies link it to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Now, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of SOF/LDV or PrOD Regimen in Patients With CKD Evaluation of SOF/LDV or PrOD Regimen in Patients With CKD
Chronic kidney disease was a relative contraindication to HCV treatment with interferon/ribavirin. Does a similar caution apply to SOF/LDV and PrOD regimens?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Jian-Pi-Yi-Shen, a Chinese herbal decoction, found to promote kidney health
(Natural News) Researchers at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that Jian-Pi-Yi-Shen, a Chinese herbal decoction, can improve chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated with anemia. In the study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they looked at the effect of Jian-Pi-Yi-Shen on the expressions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease in agricultural workers tackled at workshop
Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin was the focus of National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and NIEHS workshop. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Only 10 percent of non-dialysis kidney patients ever see a dietitian
(Loyola University Health System) In patients with chronic kidney disease, medical nutrition therapy can slow the progression and significantly reduce healthcare costs. But 90 percent of non-dialysis kidney disease patients never meet with a dietitian, according to a report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news