Novel Therapy Shows Safety, Efficacy in HyperkalemiaNovel Therapy Shows Safety, Efficacy in Hyperkalemia
Phase 2 and preliminary phase 3 results show significant reductions in potassium and a good safety profile in patients with chronic kidney disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Ferinject® reduces or delays requirement for alternative anaemia management compared with oral iron therapy
Results from the FIND-CKD study were presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The FIND-CKD results demonstrate that Ferinject® (ferric carboxymaltose) targeting a serum ferritin of 400-600 ug/L in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) and iron deficiency anaemia significantly reduces or delays the need for alternative anaemia management (such as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) or blood transfusion)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Ferinject® reduces or delays requirement for alternative anaemia management compared with oral iron therapy
Results from the FIND-CKD study were presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The FIND-CKD results demonstrate that Ferinject® (ferric carboxymaltose) targeting a serum ferritin of 400-600 ug/L in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) and iron deficiency anaemia significantly reduces or delays the need for alternative anaemia management (such as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) or blood transfusion). (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Novel Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in AF and CKDNovel Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in AF and CKD
Studies show increased risk of stroke, bleeding and death in patients with chronic kidney disease and AF, so why is anticoagulation still underutilized? Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene Hastens Kidney Disease Progression in African-Americans
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iron deficiency in kidney disease patients on dialysis treated with investigational drug
Doctors at the North Shore-LIJ Health System presented late-breaking data showing that an investigational drug Triferic is well tolerated and effective in treating iron deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. This data was presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta, GA. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the slow loss of kidney function over time. The main function of the kidneys is to remove wastes and excess water from the body... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney disease progression hastened in African-Americans by gene variant
A gene variant common in African-Americans predicts that people with that gene who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD) are twice as likely to progress to kidney failure as African-Americans without the high-risk gene and white people with CKD. People with the high-risk gene also tend to lose kidney function at twice the rate of those without the gene, according to the research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Risk Increases With Kidney DiseaseBariatric Surgery Risk Increases With Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease patients achieve weight loss, but complications can be high. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Potassium Trap May Work in Hyperkalemia
ATLANTA (MedPage Today) -- A novel drug that selectively traps potassium ions may improve the treatment of hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 11, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CKD in General Populations and Primary CareCKD in General Populations and Primary Care
How can clinicians in primary care settings better diagnose and manage their patients with chronic kidney disease? Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Salt restriction might prevent kidney failure and protect against heart disease
Reducing salt intake provides clear benefits for the heart and kidney health of patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings point to the power of salt restriction in potentially prolonging kidney disease patients' lives. Excessive salt intake is consistently linked to increased risk of heart disease and worsening kidney function... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney disease patients who consume more vegetable protein may live longer
Increased consumption of vegetable protein was linked with prolonged survival among kidney disease patients in a new a study. The findings were presented at ASN Kidney Week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Due to poor kidney function, toxins that are normally excreted in the urine can build up in the blood of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Research shows that compared with animal protein, vegetable protein intake in patients is linked with lower production of such toxins... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

APOL1 gene speeds kidney disease progression and failure in blacks, regardless of diabetes status
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A large study co-authored by Penn Medicine researchers published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that African Americans with the APOL1 gene variant experience faster progression of chronic kidney disease and have a significantly increased risk of kidney failure, regardless of their diabetes status. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nephropathy Drug Fails in Diabetes Trial (CME/CE)
ATLANTA (MedPage Today) -- An investigational agent won't slow progression of chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetes patients, and may cause cardiovascular harm, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 9, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Gene hastens kidney disease progression in African-Americans
(NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) A gene variant common in African-Americans predicts that people with that gene who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD) are twice as likely to progress to kidney failure as African-Americans without the high-risk gene and white people with CKD. People with the high-risk gene also tend to lose kidney function at twice the rate of those without the gene, according to the research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kidney Week 2013: New clinical trials reveal insights on treating patients with kidney disease
(American Society of Nephrology) An investigational drug called ZS-9 demonstrated promising Phase 2 clinical trial results for treating abnormally high potassium levels in patients with chronic kidney disease.The immune drug abatacept did not provide benefits above standard treatment for patients with kidney inflammation caused by lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Investigational drug effective in treating iron deficiency in kidney disease patients on dialysis
(North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System) Doctors at the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Saturday will present late-breaking data showing that an investigational drug Triferic is well tolerated and effective in treating iron deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gene puts African-Americans at higher risk for kidney failure
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Genetic factors in African-Americans with chronic kidney disease put them at a greater risk for end-stage renal disease compared to white Americans, according to a new study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland contributed data from two separate studies: the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension and the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Genetic variation increases risk of kidney disease progression in African-Americans
(University of Maryland Medical Center) New research provides direct evidence that genetic variations in some African Americans with chronic kidney disease contribute to a more rapid decline in kidney function compared with white Americans. The research, led by investigators from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University, may help explain, in part, why even after accounting for differences in socioeconomic background, end-stage kidney disease is twice as prevalent among blacks as whites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acid levels in the diet could have profound effects on kidney health
(American Society of Nephrology) In patients with hypertensive nephropathy, kidney health was preserved in those consuming extra fruits and vegetables, which are highly alkaline.In patients with chronic kidney disease, those with high dietary acid levels experienced accelerated kidney function decline.In chronic kidney disease patients with low socioeconomic status, the detrimental effect of high dietary acid levels on progression to kidney failure was greater for blacks than for whites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Restricting Sodium Helpful in CKD
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced sodium intake lowered blood pressure (BP) and improved indicators of kidney health in people with stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a small phase I study. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CKD: Lower Salt Intake May Reduce Heart RisksCKD: Lower Salt Intake May Reduce Heart Risks
Lower salt intake reduced cardiovascular risks in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a small, randomized controlled trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects from Weight-Loss Surgery
Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Weight Loss Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Patients May Gain from Less Salt
Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dietary Sodium, High Blood Pressure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People with Kidney Disease
More study needed, but initial findings suggest a benefit, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dietary Proteins (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACE inhibitor use may be linked to kidney failure
Conclusion ACE inhibitors and ARAs are recognised as a potential risk factor for AKI in some patients. This particular study has tried to estimate the possible size of the problem, but its findings should be viewed with some caution. As the authors point out: some of the conditions these drugs are prescribed for are themselves a risk factor for AKI changes in hospital coding and better recognition of AKI could explain the rise in admissions an ageing population leads to both increased prescribing of these drugs and an increased risk for AKI increased use of these drugs may be a marker for increased use of other...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Keryx says kidney drug effective; shares hit seven-year high
(Reuters) - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc's kidney drug proved effective in treating chronic kidney disease patients not on dialysis, sending the company's shares to a seven-year high on hopes the drug could achieve blockbuster status. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Keryx kidney drug proved effective in trial; shares jump
(Reuters) - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc said its sole drug in development, Zerenex, proved to be effective in treating patients with chronic kidney disease who were not on dialysis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Keryx's kidney drug meets main goals of mid-stage study
(Reuters) - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc said its kidney drug met the main goals of a mid-stage study in patients with chronic kidney disease who were not on dialysis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Antenatal Hydronephrosis: Assessment and Management
Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is a common finding on prenatal ultrasound that can be a sign of a variety of urologic conditions. Most cases of ANH are mild to moderate with the most common cause being transient physiologic dilation, which usually is of no clinical significance. However, there are some infants who have a history of ANH (usually severe) who are at increased risk for febrile urinary tract infections, undergo surgical intervention, and develop chronic kidney disease. It is useful to have an understanding of the possible urologic diagnoses that can lead to ANH and it is critical to recognize the patients who h...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - November 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Schlomer, B. J., Copp, H. L. Tags: Articles Source Type: news

Lowering Uric Acid Reduces Kidney Risk
´╗┐SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- Patients who were able to stay on uric acid lowering therapy significantly reduced their risk of progressing to chronic kidney disease, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

American College of Physicians recommends against screening for chronic kidney disease in adults without symptoms or risk factors
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends against screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in asymptomatic adults without risk factors. ACP's new clinical practice guideline, "Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1-3 Chronic Kidney Disease", published in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's flagship journal. "There is no evidence that evaluated the benefits of screening for stage 1-3 chronic kidney disease," said Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, president, ACP... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

ACP Advises Against Chronic Kidney Disease Screening in Asymptomatic Adults (FREE)
By Kelly Young The American College of Physicians now recommends against screening for chronic kidney disease in asymptomatic adults who don't have CKD risk factors. In new guidelines published in the Annals of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 22, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No Support For Broad Screening Of Chronic Kidney Disease
Although taught in  medical school and widely used in clinical practice, broad screening of otherwise healthy people for chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unwarranted, according to new recommendations from the American College of Physicians published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. People with early kidney disease, who are classified as having stages 1 to 3 CKD, usually do not have symptoms and are generally diagnosed with labarotory tests or imaging. People who progress to advanced kidney disease are at greatly increased risk for dialysis, end-stage renal disease, and death. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten Source Type: news

Potential new way to treat chronic kidney disease and heart failure
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital are using adult bone marrow stem cells as they investigate a completely new way of treating chronic kidney disease and heart failure in rats. Dr. Darren Yuen and Dr. Richard Gilbert were the first to show, in 2010, that enriched stem cells improved heart and kidney function in rats with both diseases. But they and other scientists wondered about the potential side effects of returning those cells to the body, such as forming tumours. In a paper published online in the journal Stem Cells, Drs... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Moderate and Severe Psoriasis Linked to Higher Kidney RisksModerate and Severe Psoriasis Linked to Higher Kidney Risks
Severe cases of the autoimmune disorder nearly double the risk for chronic kidney disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Psoriasis, Kidney Disease Link Found (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- For the first time, researchers say they've found an association between moderate and severe psoriasis and chronic kidney disease. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 16, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers looking at new way to treat chronic kidney disease and heart failure
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - October 16, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Debate Continues on Osteoporosis Treatment in CKD Debate Continues on Osteoporosis Treatment in CKD
Whether to treat patients with chronic kidney disease with osteoporosis drugs to reduce fracture risk was the subject of a heated debate at the ASBMR meeting last week. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mitochondrial dysfunction in diabetic kidney disease diagnosed viaurine biomarkers
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 13 metabolites - small molecules produced by cellular metabolism - that are significantly different in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease compared to healthy controls. Twelve of the 13 metabolites are linked to mitochondrial function, suggesting that suppression of mitochondria - the powerhouses of cells - is a fundamental characteristic of diabetic kidney disease. The findings are published in the November edition of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Blood pressure reduction supported for early-stage kidney disease
Blood pressure reduction per se, rather than the particular antihypertensive used, reduces the risk for cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease, shows a meta-analysis published in BMJ. (Source: MedWire News - Hypertension)
Source: MedWire News - Hypertension - October 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Kidney disease of unknown causes in agricultural communities in Central America is declared a serious public health problem
Ministers of health from throughout the Americas said this week that chronic kidney disease of unknown causes that has claimed thousands of lives in agricultural communities in Central America is a serious public health problem. They called for stepped-up efforts to investigate and address the environmental and occupational factors believed to underlie the problem... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Cellular process critical to kidney health suppressed by obesity
Obesity increases a chronic kidney disease patient's risk of developing kidney failure. Obesity suppresses an important cellular process that prevents kidney cell damage, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that restoring the process could protect the kidney health of obese individuals. Obesity increases a chronic kidney disease patient's risk of developing kidney failure, but the mechanism underlying this connection has remained unclear... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Eating Cooked Meat Can Distort CKD Stage in DiabetesEating Cooked Meat Can Distort CKD Stage in Diabetes
The findings, from a study of diabetes patients with chronic kidney disease and healthy controls, suggest that patients should fast prior to blood testing for serum creatinine. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A new era in the treatment of renal anaemia
Ferumoxytol is an intravenous iron therapy approved for the treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease. It offers an effective and convenient alternative to current therapies for this condition (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - October 2, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: ebercott Tags: Featured Articles Source Type: news

Update on Cystatin CUpdate on Cystatin C
This new study takes a look at how clinicians can incorporate cystatin C into their practices to better understand, evaluate, and treat chronic kidney disease. American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Albuminuria Not Always Seen in Renal Disease (CME/CE)
BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Even when macro albuminuria is not observed in a diabetic patient, it is not a guarantee that the patient is free of advanced chronic kidney disease, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - September 26, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Don't Screen for CKD? Beware!Don't Screen for CKD? Beware!
This viewpoint tackles the issues involving over- or underdiagnosing chronic kidney disease. Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows
Title: Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/24/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - September 25, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows
Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Kidney Diseases, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news