Nigeria: Save Okpokwu From Chronic Kidney Disease
[Guardian] Like every other young married lady, Mrs. Jacinta Okpokwu had her own plans about the future, but terminal sickness is at the verge of changing it. The 28-year-old lady, who hails from Aku in Igbo-Etiti Local Council of Enugu State, is battling to stay alive because of acute chronic kidney disease and Systemic Lupus Erythermatosus (SLE) attack. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Billionaire's company inks $282 million deal with Swiss firm
Opko Health signed a $282 million deal with Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (VFMCRP) to commercialize its Rayaldee drug candidate in certain international markets. The Miami-based biotech and pharmaceutical company (NYSE: OPK) led by billionaire Chairman and CEO Dr. Phillip Frost is developing Rayaldee to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease and vitamin D insufficiency. Opko granted Switzerland-based VFMCRP the rights to develop and commercialize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease
Rising temperatures, less rain seen boosting rates of disease in rural areas with hot climes Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Climate Change (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young women at greater risk for adverse outcomes following PCI
Women younger than 55 years of age who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome are more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events due to risk factors such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease, yet they are less likely to receive potent antiplatelet therapy than men. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Leadership Report Saved 14-Yr-Old Faith From Kidney Failure
[Leadership] Knights of St. Mulumba Sacred Heart Parish, Gwagwalada, have expressed appreciation to LEADERSHIP Friday on its humane publication on the 8th and 15th of April, which attracted immediate aid to 14-year-old Faith Andrew who suffered from a chronic kidney disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate change may contribute to rising rates of chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease that is not associated with traditional risk factors appears to be increasing in rural hot communities as worldwide temperature progressively rises. The condition has likely increased due to global warming and an increase in extreme heat waves, and it is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations, say investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New research links climate change to kidney disease
HealthDay News Climate change may boost rates of chronic kidney disease worldwide as rising temperatures and heat stress harm kidneys, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 -- Climate change may boost rates of chronic kidney disease worldwide as rising temperatures and heat stress harm kidneys, researchers report. They analyzed global data and found that heat stress-related chronic kidney disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Team-Based Chronic Kidney Disease Quality Improvement Project (John Malaty MD)
Team-based quality improvement project for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) at the University of Florida Family Medicine residency program (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - May 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Blood pressure targets for individuals with kidney disease should consider patients' age
Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the magnitude of these associations diminished with more advanced age, report researchers at the end of their study on the topic. Diastolic blood pressure levels below 70 mmHg were associated with a higher risk of death, but otherwise they showed no association with cardiovascular outcomes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage
New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Commonly used reflux, ulcer medication may cause serious kidney damage
Patients who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had an increased risk of kidney function decline, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure. The longer patients took the drugs, the greater their risk, a new study shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

PPIs and Kidney Injury: Longer Use Tied to Higher RiskPPIs and Kidney Injury: Longer Use Tied to Higher Risk
Proton pump inhibitors have been linked again to chronic kidney disease; the longer they are used, the greater the risk for adverse renal outcomes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury in California's agricultural workers - Moyce S, Joseph J, Tancredi D, Mitchell D, Schenker M.
OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease in Central America suggests that agricultural work is potentially harmful to the kidneys. We investigated the cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) over one work shift among agricultural workers in California. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Dietary Phosphate and Risk of ESRD and Mortality in CKDDietary Phosphate and Risk of ESRD and Mortality in CKD
How closely linked are phosphate levels and the risk of end-stage renal disease, cardiovascular events, and mortality in chronic kidney disease? Kidney International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

HPV vaccine may be effective in adolescents with kidney disease, but less so in those with a kidney transplant
Following vaccination against human papillomavirus, girls and young women with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis had antibody levels above the threshold that indicates protection from infection. A significant proportion of patients with kidney transplants showed evidence of an inadequate antibody response to the vaccine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

NIH awards $1.7 million to UTA professor to fight chronic kidney disease
(University of Texas at Arlington) University of Texas at Arlington kinesiology professor Paul Fadel has received a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to find a solution for thwarting cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[Feature] Occupational hazard
Farm workers in southern India are dying from chronic kidney disease, and no one knows what is causing it. But a rash of similar outbreaks in other countries, including Central America, Sri Lanka, and Egypt, has underscored that it is a global problem. Public health experts and researchers are alarmed and baffled. In Central America, which has been hit the hardest, the leading hypothesis is that this is an occupational disease, caused by chronic exposure to heat and dehydration in the cane fields. But in India, as in Sri Lanka and Central America, researchers are pursuing a wide range of ideas, including contaminants in dr...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Opko Health stock falls 10% after drug approval faces delay
Opko Health’s stock closed down 10.6 percent on Wednesday after the company disclosed that the FDA wasn’t ready to approve one of its drug candidates as it had hoped. The Miami-based company (NYSE: OPK), headed by billionaire CEO Dr. Phillip Frost, wanted the FDA to approve its application for Rayaldee to treat vitamin D deficiency in patients with Stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease. However, the FDA told Opko that a field inspection of its third-party contract manufacturers between March… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Opko Health stock falls 10% after drug approval faces delay
Opko Health’s stock closed down 10.6 percent on Wednesday after the company disclosed that the FDA wasn’t ready to approve one of its drug candidates as it had hoped. The Miami-based company (NYSE: OPK), headed by billionaire CEO Dr. Phillip Frost, wanted the FDA to approve its application for Rayaldee to treat vitamin D deficiency in patients with Stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease. However, the FDA told Opko that a field inspection of its third-party contract manufacturers between March… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Kidney disease: Report assesses mammoth problem for the United States
A sweeping new report assessing chronic kidney disease in the United States offers startling statistics about a condition that affects almost 14 percent of the US population and costs billions in Medicare spending each year. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease: When a Drug Might Be the ProblemChronic Kidney Disease: When a Drug Might Be the Problem
Could a drug interaction be the reason for a rising serum creatinine level in this older woman? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds
Title: Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 30, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Study shows that Wnt secretion preventing drugs may reduce renal fibrosis
For media queries, please contact: Ms Dharshini Subbiah                                                                  Duke-NUS Medical School Email: dharshini.subbiah@duke-nus.edu.sg Mobile: (65) 9616-7532 Renal fibrosis or the scarring of kidneys, following an injury, reduces their function and can cause kidney disease to progressively worsen. In a recent study, published in Kidney International, researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) in Singap...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - March 30, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds
Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Urology, News, Source Type: news

Medicare spends billions on chronic kidney disease, study finds
HealthDay News Chronic kidney disease affects nearly 14 percent of Americans and costs Medicare billions of dollars a year, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds
Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds
Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Medicare (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 -- Chronic kidney disease affects nearly 14 percent of Americans and costs Medicare billions of dollars a year, a new study reveals. In 2013, Medicare spent $50 billion on chronic kidney disease among people 65 and older,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Keryx says anemia drug succeeds in study of kidney patients
(Reuters) - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc on Tuesday said its drug to treat iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease patients not yet requiring dialysis met the goals of a late stage clinical trial, potentially paving the way for an expanded approval of the treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uric acid, gout and kidney disease: The chicken or the egg?
The increasing prevalence of both gout and chronic kidney disease has led to a growing interest in the association between hyperuricemia (an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood) and kidney disease, report investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Uric acid, gout and kidney disease: The chicken or the egg?
(Bentham Science Publishers) The increasing prevalence of both gout and chronic kidney disease has led to a growing interest in the association between hyperuricemia (an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood) and kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 28, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Digital Mammograms Could Also Reveal Heart Disease Risk
This study demonstrates that accurate cardiovascular risk can be determined by evaluating the extent of calcification in blood vessels seen on digital mammograms, without the use of any additional radiation or risk. These exciting findings will allow women to be screened for the two most frequent life-threatening diseases at once - breast cancer and cardiovascular disease - (and allow) for determination of cardiovascular risk in a large population of women who might otherwise not get this potentially life-saving information.”   SOURCE: http://bit.ly/1MESUa8 JACC: Imaging, released March 24, 2016. -- This feed an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Digital Mammograms Could Also Reveal Heart Disease Risk
This study demonstrates that accurate cardiovascular risk can be determined by evaluating the extent of calcification in blood vessels seen on digital mammograms, without the use of any additional radiation or risk. These exciting findings will allow women to be screened for the two most frequent life-threatening diseases at once - breast cancer and cardiovascular disease - (and allow) for determination of cardiovascular risk in a large population of women who might otherwise not get this potentially life-saving information.”   SOURCE: http://bit.ly/1MESUa8 JACC: Imaging, released March 24, 2016. -- This feed an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital Mammograms Could Also Reveal Heart Disease Risk
This study demonstrates that accurate cardiovascular risk can be determined by evaluating the extent of calcification in blood vessels seen on digital mammograms, without the use of any additional radiation or risk. These exciting findings will allow women to be screened for the two most frequent life-threatening diseases at once - breast cancer and cardiovascular disease - (and allow) for determination of cardiovascular risk in a large population of women who might otherwise not get this potentially life-saving information.”   SOURCE: http://bit.ly/1MESUa8 JACC: Imaging, released March 24, 2016. -- This feed an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead and Kidneys
The recent news about lead exposure from city water in Flint, Michigan, has renewed many people's concerns about an environmental cause of kidney disease. For years, extraordinary efforts have been made to eradicate environmental lead exposure by eliminating lead based gasoline, stopping the sale of lead based paints, removing lead based paint from older homes, and monitoring of blood lead levels in children and the public by local health departments. All of these activities have resulted in consistently fewer reports of lead-associated kidney disease. Environmental exposure from lead in water has only recently been recogn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High coronary calcium score may signal increased risk of cancer, kidney and lung disease
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A 10-year follow-up study of more than 6,000 people who underwent heart CT scans suggests that a high coronary artery calcium score puts people at greater risk not only for heart and vascular disease but also for cancer, chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High coronary calcium score may signal increased risk of cancer, kidney and lung disease
A high coronary artery calcium score puts people at greater risk not only for heart and vascular disease but also for cancer, chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a 10-year follow-up study of more than 6,000 people who underwent heart CT scans suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Coronary artery calcium linked to cancer, kidney disease, COPD
Patients whose coronary artery calcium scores exceeded 400 were significantly more likely to develop cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, and hip fractures, compared... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - March 9, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

World Kidney Day 2016
10 March 2016 is World Kidney Day - a day to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. This year’s theme is ‘Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!’Cochrane Kidney and Transplant (CKT) is concerned with the evaluation of care relevant to patients with kidney disease and the means of managing problems associated with interventions (chronic care, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and side effects of medication). They have gathered a variety of Cochrane res...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 9, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease - A Window into Understanding Health Disparities
Join us Monday, March 7 at 3 p.m. Eastern for a live webcast of the second talk in the Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture Series: Chronic Kidney Disease - A Window into Understanding Health Disparities. Neil Powe, M.D., M.P.H., chief of medicine at Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a professor for the Center for Vulnerable Populations at the University of California, San Francisco, will present. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 4, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Kevin Collopy Presents on Point-of-Care Testing at EMS Today 2016
"You too can have a direct immediate impact on changing patient care, and save the patient and healthcare system both money at the same time!" This was the message from Kevin T. Collopy, BA, FP-C, NR-P, CCEMT-P, CMTE Thursday at EMS Today 2016, during his presentation "Accredited Point-of-Care Testing, What is the Point, and Why Should I Care?" Point-of-care testing has come a long way from the qualitative glucose strips used 20 years ago, Collopy said, and now the technology is there for the entire healthcare system to have immediate access to the data gained by prehospital professionals. When it comes...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

Sleep apnea may be bad for kidneys
(Reuters Health) – Having sleep apnea may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a report from Taiwan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Severe Gum Disease May Boost Death Rate of Kidney Disease Patients
Study documents connection between oral health, chronic disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Gum Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum disease may increase risk of death from kidney disease
Stephen FellerBIRMINGHAM, England, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Researchers in England found in a study that chronic kidney disease patients who also have gum disease die at higher rates than those without gum disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe Gum Disease May Boost Death Rate of Kidney Disease Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 -- Severe gum disease increases the risk of death in chronic kidney disease patients, a new study suggests. The findings add to growing evidence that poor oral health is associated with other chronic diseases, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Periodontitis linked to a higher mortality rate in patients with kidney disease
(University of Birmingham) New findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease patients and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being
Review of 17 clinical trials finds no evidence that certain costly meds improve patients' quality of life Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 -- The pricey anemia drugs often given to people with chronic kidney disease may make no difference in how they feel day to day, a new research review confirms. Researchers said the study results back up current guidelines on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The Heart-Kidney Connection
The path to the heart may lead through the kidney. As Valentine's Day comes and goes, we commonly reflect on affairs of the heart. We have known for many years that people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly have heart disease. We have also known that people with heart disease commonly have CKD. It has been assumed that because people with high blood pressure and diabetes get both kidney disease and heart disease, that this was the link. The presence of heart disease complicates CKD and the presence of CKD complicates heart disease. New research seems to suggest that just the mere presence of kidney disease may sta...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news