Chronic Kidney Disease Increases Risk of Death for Both Women and Men
(Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins)
Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins - January 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease increases risk of death for both women and men
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium found that in general chronic kidney disease is similarly associated with a higher risk of death and end stage renal disease for both women and men. The findings were released online in advance of publication in BMJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

eGFR: Remember, 'e' Stands for 'Estimated'eGFR: Remember, 'e' Stands for 'Estimated'
Jeffrey Berns discusses the challenge of staging chronic kidney disease on the basis of a single GFR value and why you should remember that it is an estimate only. Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Hypertensive pregnancies need rigorous follow up
Women who have hypertensive complications during pregnancy are at increased risk for developing chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, shows a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - January 28, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hypertensive pregnancies need rigorous follow up
Women who have hypertensive complications during pregnancy are at increased risk for developing chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, shows a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: MedWire News - Hypertension)
Source: MedWire News - Hypertension - January 28, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

RCTs: Peginesatide in patients with anaemia and chronic kidney disease
Source: N Engl J Med Area: News In the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers report the results of four event-driven, randomised, controlled, open-label trials that compared the efficacy and safety of standard erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy with peginesatide (Omontys), a peptide based ESA approved in the US in March 2012 for the treatment of anaemia caused by chronic kidney disease in adults who are undergoing dialysis.   The EMERALD 1 and EMERALD 2 studies involved patients undergoing haemodialysis. Cardiovascular safety was evaluated by analysis of an adjudicated composite safety end poin...
Source: NeLM - News - January 24, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Omontys Safety Still a Problem for Nondialysis Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The anemia drug peginesatide (Omontys) in chronic kidney disease patients not undergoing hemodialysis may carry an increased risk of cardiovascular events, two paired trials suggested. (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 23, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of End-Stage Renal Disease
Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease compared with women without the disorders, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "We found that women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy were at higher risk of end-stage renal disease than women without complicated pregnancies," writes Dr. I-Kuan Wang, Division of Nephrology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, with coauthors... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

During Pregnancy, Hypertension Increases Risk Of Future End-Stage Renal Disease
Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease compared with women without the disorders, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "We found that women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy were at higher risk of end-stage renal disease than women without complicated pregnancies," writes Dr. I-Kuan Wang, Division of Nephrology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, with coauthors... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pregnant Women With Hypertension At Increased Risk Of Developing Chronic Kidney Disease
Pregnant women with hypertension are much more likely to develop chronic kidney disease compared to women without the condition reveals a recent study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Hypertension is a medical condition also known as high blood pressure, it occurs when the arteries have a significant force of blood pushing up against the blood vessel walls. The condition can carry severe health risks for pregnant women and the fetus. Hypertension during pregnancy is fairly common, with around 5 to 10% of pregnancies affected... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Hypertension during pregnancy increases risk of end-stage renal disease
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease compared with women without the disorders, according to a study in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Managing kidney disease in primary care
This package will help primary healthcare teams to: identify people who have kidney disease in their practice; improve their knowledge and management of kidney disease; educate people about kidney disease; and facilitate self management in people who have kidney disease. It is aimed at GP practices and clinical commissioning groups. The methods covered in the package have been tested for chronic kidney disease, however they are transferable to other long-term conditions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Patients With Both Atrial Fibrillation And Chronic Kidney Disease At Greater Risk For End-Stage Renal Disease
Many people who suffer from chronic kidney disease progressively lose their kidney function over time and eventually develop a condition called end-stage renal disease - the complete failure of the kidneys - placing them in need of lifelong dialysis or a kidney transplant... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Determinants of CKD Progression in HIV-infected PersonsDeterminants of CKD Progression in HIV-infected Persons
What are the risk factors for the development and progression of chronic kidney disease in HIV-infected patients? HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Uric Acid as a Target of Therapy in CKDUric Acid as a Target of Therapy in CKD
Do levels of uric acid potentially have an impact on the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease and its progression in some patients? This new study takes a look. American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Irregular heart beat elevates risk of kidney failure
Many people who suffer from chronic kidney disease progressively lose their kidney function over time and eventually develop a condition called end-stage renal disease – the complete failure of the kidneys – placing them in need of lifelong dialysis or a kidney transplant. Scientists have found that the risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease who also have atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of irregular heart rhythm in adults. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Irregular Heartbeat Elevates Risk of Kidney Failure
The risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease who also have atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of irregular heart rhythm in adults, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. (Source: UCSF Medical Center)
Source: UCSF Medical Center - January 17, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: webservices at ucsfhealth.org Source Type: news

Irregular heart beat elevates risk of kidney failure
(University of California - San Francisco) Many people who suffer from chronic kidney disease progressively lose their kidney function over time and eventually develop a condition called end-stage renal disease -- the complete failure of the kidneys -- placing them in need of lifelong dialysis or a kidney transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pediatric CKD rates increase substantially in south of England
Research shows that the number of children with moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease in the south of England rose significantly between 2005 and 2009. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - January 15, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

CKD and Heart Disease: It's a Factor -- Not a MarkerCKD and Heart Disease: It's a Factor -- Not a Marker
George Bakris talks to Paul Muntner via Skype about chronic kidney disease as a factor -- not a marker -- in cardiovascular disease. Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Drug Won’t Help Kidney Transplant Patients
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Chronic kidney disease will cause the kidneys to degrade and eventually fail. Though kidney transplants can help people living with chronic kidney disease, problems with the transplanted organ can also be severe. Now a new study is saying that a drug used to slow the progression of kidney disease in patients without a transplant is not effective for those with a kidney transplant. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

30 Days to Better Sleep: Decrease the Frequency of Trips to the Bathroom to Pee
There is nothing worse than having to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Once you get to sleep, the last thing you need is a full bladder waking you up. For some people, these awakenings may even evolve into difficulty falling back asleep, a symptom of insomnia. How can you decrease the number of trips to the bathroom to urinate in the night? Fortunately, there are a few changes that you can make that will help you to stay asleep and, if you do awaken, fall back asleep more easily. First, it is uncommon for younger people to get up in the night to pee. Children may have enuresis, or bedwetting, but ...
Source: About Sleep Disorders - January 14, 2013 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Improving Drug Dosing for Patients With Renal ImpairmentImproving Drug Dosing for Patients With Renal Impairment
This study evaluated software which recommends dose adjustments based on creatinine clearance. BMC Family Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

No Benefit To Kidney Transplant Recipients Found In Large, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Of Angiotensin II Blockade
A drug that protects the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease does not seem to provide the same benefit to kidney transplant recipients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Immunosuppressants help prolong the function of transplanted organs, but therapies that target non-immunological damage to these organs - such as elevated blood pressure and tissue scarring (or fibrosis) - have not been studied... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

A New Treatment For Kidney Disease-Associated Heart Failure?
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients frequently suffer from mineral bone disorder, which causes vascular calcification and, eventually, chronic heart failure. Similar to patients with CKD, mice with low levels of the protein klotho (klotho hypomorphic mice) also develop vascular calcification and have shorter life spans compared to normal mice... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Omontys (peginesatide) – for Treatment of Anaemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease
Omontys (peginesatide) is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) developed for the treatment of anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 10, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ferumoxytol (RiensoT) launched in the UK for treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in adults with CKD
Source: Takeda press release Area: News Takeda has announced the UK launch of ferumoxytol (RiensoT) for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD).   The licensed dose is one or two doses of 510mg, depending on body weight and haemoglobin (Hb), given by fast intravenous injection.   Rienso is available as a 30mg/ml solution for injection (30 mg of iron as ferumoxytol). Each 17 ml vial contains 510 mg of iron as ferumoxytol. The NHS  price for 1 x 17ml vial is £65 and £390 for 6 x 17 ml vial packs. (Source: NeLM - News)
Source: NeLM - News - January 9, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

There's still plenty of life in your kidneys
People in their seventies whose kidney function is two thirds or less than 'normal' will now have it recorded in their medical records that they have Stage 3A Chronic Kidney Disease, says James Le Fanu (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apixaban in Renal InsufficiencyApixaban in Renal Insufficiency
Find out more about a new anticoagulant option for patients with both atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease. European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Proteon reports positive data from Phase II trial of PRT-201
Proteon Therapeutics has reported positive Phase II trial results of PRT-201 in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients undergoing surgical placement of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 7, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phosphate and Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease
ISBN: 978-3-318-02369-5 (Source: Karger Publishers)
Source: Karger Publishers - January 5, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Toxin-induced insulin resistance combated in mice
French researchers have found that a protein-bound uremic toxin, p-cresyl sulfate, contributes to the development of insulin resistance in mice, providing a new potential therapeutic target for treating chronic kidney disease, they say. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 4, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Diabetes: Complications
If you have diabetes, you may be at greater risk for many serious health problems. But if you follow your treatment plan and make lifestyle changes, you may be able to prevent or delay serious health problems. Learn More about Diabetes: Complications (Source: A Primer for Womens Health)
Source: A Primer for Womens Health - November 23, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: olandera Tags: Uncategorized amputation blood pressure blood sugar cataract chronic kidney disease circulation ckd claucoma complication complications diabetes diabetic retinopathy dialysis eye eye disease foot ulcer gum disease infec Source Type: news

Summary: International Kidney Cancer Symposium
Conclusions VHL/PBRM1 mutations confirmed 3rd subtype identified and under review but appears to be mis-classified tumors.  Shows value of molecular methods rather than new mechanistic insights. Integration with survival outcome—suggests molecular detailing can be prognostic Full integrative analysis in process Preliminary data can be found at http://tcga-data.nci.hih.gov/tcga/ FoxO Transcription Factors in mTORC1- Activated Renal Tumorigenesis:  Implications for the RCC Treatment Boyi Gan, MD Anderson Cancer Center FoxO Family Transcription Factors:  mammals possess FoxO...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 15, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Summary: International Kidney Cancer Symposium
Conclusions VHL/PBRM1 mutations confirmed 3rd subtype identified and under review but appears to be mis-classified tumors.  Shows value of molecular methods rather than new mechanistic insights. Integration with survival outcome—suggests molecular detailing can be prognostic Full integrative analysis in process Preliminary data can be found athttp://tcga-data.nci.hih.gov/tcga/ FoxO Transcription Factors in mTORC1- Activated Renal Tumorigenesis:  Implications for the RCC Treatment Boyi Gan, MD Anderson Cancer Center FoxO Family Transcription Factors:  mammals possess FoxO1, FoxO3, FoxO4 an...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 15, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

When it comes to fighting cancer, one size doesn’t fit all
 Download this article as a PDF WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING CANCER, ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL Why disease-specific organizations are vital to research, patient support and advocacy One of the most significant results of the online revolution of the last two decades has been the creation of information communities, organized around highly specialized topics. The monolithic, top down, one-size-fits-all mentality that characterized organizational structures and information exchange in the mid-20th century is gone. We’re more focused and more targeted today -- connected with people who share our interests, our pa...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 8, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

When it comes to fighting cancer, one size doesn ’t fit all
  Download this article as a PDF WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING CANCER, ONE SIZE DOESN & rsquo;T FIT ALL Why disease-specific organizations are vital to research, patient support and advocacy One of the most significant results of the online revolution of the last two decades has been the creation of information communities, organized around highly specialized topics. The monolithic, top down, one-size-fits-all mentality that characterized organizational structures and information exchange in the mid-20th century is gone. We & rsquo;re more focused and more targeted today -- connected with people who share...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 8, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

When it comes to fighting cancer, one size doesn ’t fit all
 Download this article as a PDFWHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING CANCER, ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALLWhy disease-specific organizations are vital to research, patient support and advocacyOne of the most significant results of the online revolution of the last two decades has been the creation of information communities, organized around highly specialized topics.The monolithic, top down, one-size-fits-all mentality that characterized organizational structures and information exchange in the mid-20th century is gone.We’re more focused and more targeted today -- connected with people who share our interests, our passion...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 8, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease - clinical review
An overview of the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - February 25, 2011 Category: Primary Care Tags: Genito-urinary system Source Type: news

Notes from the Eigth International Kidney Cancer Symposium
We are grateful to patient advocate Katherine Phillion for sharing her notes from our fall kidney cancer meeting.  Eigth International Kidney Cancer Symposium September 2009     Management of Small Renal Masses and Localized Renal Carcinoma Case Presentation and Background Robert G. Uzzo, M.D., FACS There are a lot of options available to manage small (
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 25, 2010 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Notes from the Eigth International Kidney Cancer Symposium
We are grateful to patient advocate Katherine Phillion for sharing her notes from our fall kidney cancer meeting. Eigth International Kidney Cancer SymposiumSeptember 2009  Management of Small Renal Masses and Localized Renal CarcinomaCase Presentation and BackgroundRobert G. Uzzo, M.D., FACSThere are a lot of options available to manage small (
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 25, 2010 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Patient Advocate's Notes From 8th International Kidney Cancer Symposium
  Eighth International Kidney Cancer Symposium September 2009     Management of Small Renal Masses and Localized Renal Carcinoma Case Presentation and Background Robert G. Uzzo, M.D., FACS There are a lot of options available to manage small (
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 4, 2010 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Patient Advocate's Notes From 8th International Kidney Cancer Symposium
 Eighth International Kidney Cancer SymposiumSeptember 2009  Management of Small Renal Masses and Localized Renal CarcinomaCase Presentation and BackgroundRobert G. Uzzo, M.D., FACSThere are a lot of options available to manage small (
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 4, 2010 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

AAKP to Wanda Sykes: Kidney Disease Isn't Funny
STATEMENT FROM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS   KIDNEY FAILURE IS NO LAUGHING MATTER     The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is very disappointed with Wanda Sykes’ comedic comments regarding kidney failure and Rush Limbaugh at the White House Correspondent Dinner over the weekend. While Ms. Sykes’ comments were most likely made in a light-hearted manner, hundreds of thousands of kidney disease patients and their loved ones do not see kidney failure as a laughing matter. Nearly 400,000 Americans are receiving dialysis as a life saving treatment for kidney failure ...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - May 12, 2009 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

AAKP to Wanda Sykes: Kidney Disease Isn't Funny
STATEMENT FROM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS KIDNEY FAILURE IS NO LAUGHING MATTER   The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is very disappointed with Wanda Sykes’ comedic comments regarding kidney failure and Rush Limbaugh at the White House Correspondent Dinner over the weekend. While Ms. Sykes’ comments were most likely made in a light-hearted manner, hundreds of thousands of kidney disease patients and their loved ones do not see kidney failure as a laughing matter. Nearly 400,000 Americans are receiving dialysis as a life saving treatment for kidney failure and ...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - May 12, 2009 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Aakp produces public policy brochure
Tampa, Fla . – Advancing its longstanding mission of improving the lives of fellow kidney patients, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) announced today the development of a new public policy brochure. Titled, AAKP & You: How To Be Your Own Public Policy Advocate, the brochure is designed to encourage and educate kidney patients how to contact their state and local Congressional members. It is estimated over 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. Nearly 500,000 of those have end stage renal disease (ESRD). Funding for chronic kidney disease (CKD) has reached $14 billion dollars annually. &quo...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 12, 2007 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Aakp produces public policy brochure
Tampa, Fla .– Advancing its longstanding mission of improving the lives of fellow kidney patients, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) announced today the development of a new public policy brochure. Titled,AAKP& You: How To Be Your Own Public Policy Advocate, the brochure is designed to encourage and educate kidney patients how to contact their state and local Congressional members.It is estimated over 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. Nearly 500,000 of those have end stage renal disease (ESRD). Funding for chronic kidney disease (CKD) has reached $14 billion dollars annually. "AAK...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 12, 2007 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news