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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amgen Announces New FOURIER Analysis Showing Benefit With Repatha ® (Evolocumab) In High-Risk Patients With Established Cardiovascular Disease And Chronic Kidney Disease
Repatha Results in Consistent Reductions in LDL-C Levels and Cardiovascular Events in Patients Independent of Kidney Function Results Presented at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2018 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced a new Repatha cardiovascular outcomes study (FOURIER) analysis evaluating the effects of Repatha® (evolocumab) in patients with established cardiovascular disease by kidney function. In line with previous FOURIER subgroup analyses, these results further demonstrate Repatha's efficacy in reducing not only low-density lipoprotein chole...
Source: Amgen News Release - October 27, 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 6, 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