Story of Discovery —APOL1 Gene Variants: Unraveling the Genetic Basis of Elevated Risk for Kidney Disease in African Americans
Identification ofAPOL1 kidney disease genetic risk variants, found primarily in African Americans, is arguably the most important discovery about the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease over the past few decades. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Two Devices for Endovascular AV Fistula Creation FDA OKs Two Devices for Endovascular AV Fistula Creation
The Ellipsys Vascular Access System and the everlinQ endoAVF System create arteriovenous fistulas percutaneously in patients with chronic kidney disease who need hemodialysis access.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among US Adults Aged 65 or Older With Chronic Kidney Disease
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- From 2008 to 2012 there was a decrease in overall rates of cardiac stress testing in Medicare beneficiaries, though rates were consistently higher for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) than those without CKD,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Australian Community Pharmacists' Experience of Implementing a Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Assessment Service
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes breath to smell like urine?
Most people will have bad breath at least once in their life, but it is unusual for breath to smell like urine. Possible causes range from nasal congestion to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Here, learn more about why breath might smell like urine and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Drug Use Tied to Early Death, Kidney Disease Progression
MONDAY, June 11, 2018 -- Among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), hard illicit drug use is associated with higher risks of kidney disease progression and early death, according to a study published online June 7 in the Clinical Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High BMI, Male Gender Predict Colon Polyps in Younger Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Chronic kidney disease also a risk factor, study finds (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 7, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Weight Change During CKD Progression and Mortality Weight Change During CKD Progression and Mortality
Are changes in weight during the course of chronic kidney disease associated with a higher risk of mortality?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Mircera for Anemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease in Pediatric Patients on Dialysis
On June 7, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta (Mircera, Vifor Pharma Inc.) for the treatment of pediatric patients 5 to 17 years of age on hemodialysis who are converting from another ESA after... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Widespread uranium contamination found in India's groundwater
(Duke University) A Duke-led study has found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater aquifers -- a chief source for drinking water and irrigation -- in 16 Indian states. The primary source of the contamination is natural, but human factors such as groundwater-table depletion and nitrate pollution may exacerbate the problem. Studies have linked exposure to uranium in drinking water to chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metformin safe for most diabetics with kidney disease
Metform, a longtime and low-cost drug used to treat diabetes, is safe for most patients who also have chronic kidney disease, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence Growing Metformin Safe in Many With Diabetes and CKD Evidence Growing Metformin Safe in Many With Diabetes and CKD
Rates of acidosis comparable in metformin-treated and nontreated patients with type 2 diabetes and mild to moderate chronic kidney disease when eGFR is at least 30 mL/min/1.73 m2.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Seeking trifecta against kidney disease, biotech team line up $150 million IPO
They built and sold Ilypsa and Relypsa, now this team is prepping their latest company to ask the FDA to approve another drug for chronic kidney disease patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Seeking trifecta against kidney disease, biotech team lines up $150 million IPO
They built and sold Ilypsa and Relypsa, now this team is prepping their latest company to ask the FDA to approve another drug for chronic kidney disease patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Metformin therapy safe in chronic kidney disease patients
In patients with mild, moderate chronic kidney disease, the use of metformin does not increase lactic acidosis, according to a study inJAMA Internal Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common diabetes drug found safe for most diabetics with kidney disease
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Results of a large-scale study suggest that the oral diabetes drug metformin is safe for most diabetics who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study of more than 150,000 adults by Johns Hopkins Medicine investigators found that metformin's association with the development of a life-threatening condition called lactic acidosis was seen only among patients with severely decreased kidney function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baxter updates Sharesource dialysis monitoring platform
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) today announced the launch of two updates for its Sharesource remote patient monitoring platform designed to monitor home peritoneal dialysis patients including the addition of a new modeling software tool and improvements to the clinical portal. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company announced the updates at the 55th Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association meeting this week. Baxter said that the first of its updates introduced the new Sharesource Adequest kinetic modeling software tool designed for direct integration into the platform to allow for impro...
Source: Mass Device - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet for Patients With CKD Mediterranean Diet for Patients With CKD
Could the Mediterranean diet play a beneficial role in the dietary management of chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes may be risk factor for chronic kidney disease
Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be at risk for chronic kidney disease
Gestational diabetes occurs only in pregnancy and results when the level of blood sugar is too high. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be at risk for chronic kidney disease
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The study appears in Diabetes Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploratory Cluster Analysis to Identify Patterns of Chronic Kidney Disease in the 500 Cities Project
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

FDA approves biosimilar drug for anemia treatment
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Retacrit as a biosimilar to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease and chemotherapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as First Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar for the Treatment of Anemia
May 15, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy, or use of zidovudine in... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA approves first epoetin alfa biosimilar for the treatment of anemia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy, or use of zidovudine in patients with HIV infection. Retacrit is also approved for use before and after surgery to reduce the chance that red blood cell transfusions will be needed because of blood loss during surgery. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Midstream Urine Microbiome Diverse in Seniors With CKD
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Older adults with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a diverse midstream voided urine microbiome, according to a study published online April 12 in International Urology and Nephrology. Holly Kramer,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coaching to Up H2O Intake Does Not Slow eGFR Decline in CKD
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Coaching to increase water intake does not significantly slow the decline in kidney function among adults with chronic kidney disease, according to a study published in the May 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease
People with chronic kidney disease need to avoid eating potassium-rich foods. Damaged kidneys cannot process potassium properly, which can then build up in the blood and cause weakness, fatigue, and tingling. In this article, learn which high-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease and what to replace them with. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Study: Drinking more water doesn't slow kidney disease
Drinking an extra four to six extra glasses of water won't slow the decline of kidney functions for chronic kidney disease patients, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking more water does not slow decline of kidney function for kidney disease patients
(Lawson Health Research Institute) A new study, published in JAMA by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, found that coaching patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to drink more water does not slow down the decline of their kidney function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel Oral Anticoagulants in CKD: Ready for Prime Time? Novel Oral Anticoagulants in CKD: Ready for Prime Time?
Are novel oral anticoagulants a safe and effective alternative to vitamin K antagonists in patients with chronic kidney disease?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleep Duration Linked to Health-Related QoL in Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 -- Sleep duration is associated with health-related quality of life among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online May 3 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Baxter inks partnership deal with International Society of Nephrology
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today it inked a partnership deal with the International Society of Nephrology looking to advance awareness and therapy for patients with chronic kidney disease, primarily in low and middle-income countries where the disease is growing the fastest. In the collaborative partnership , Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter and the ISN will look to support further therapy research and education about chronic kidney disease, while also looking to develop better care models at lower costs. “ISN and Baxter’s collaboration aims to address the urgent and growing challenge kidney disease is causing hea...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Baxter Source Type: news

Identifying patients with chronic kidney disease who are at increased risk of death
A recent study has established a correlation between the level of fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) in the blood of a person with chronic kidney disease (CKD), measured over time, and the risk of death (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High phosphate intake, typical in moist food formulations, can damage kidney function in cats, study finds
(Natural News) Excessive phosphate intake can harm the kidneys of cats, a new study has revealed. According to researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, too much phosphate can impede kidney function and may be partially responsible for the high occurrence of chronic kidney disease among older cats. To arrive at this conclusion, the researchers placed 13 healthy adult cats... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly announce an academic collaboration with University of Oxford
Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) have announced an academic collaboration with the University of Oxford. EMPA-KIDNEY will investigate the effects of empagliflozin on the progression of kidney disease and the occurrence of cardiovascular death, in people with established chronic kidney disease with and without diabetes. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Boehringer Ingelheim Business and Industry Source Type: news

INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) Demonstrated Significant Renal Protective Benefits in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK study to track progression of chronic kidney disease
Researchers behind a major new study of chronic kidney disease hope it will provide vital information to aid earlier diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Somatus Raises $11 Million in Series B Financing
Innovative Kidney Care Company works with Health Systems and Payers to enable value-based care for CKD and ESRD populations VIENNA, Va., April 11, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Somatus, an innovative care delivery and management com... Devices, Venture Capital Somatus, Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Renal Disease, dialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Staging System Predicts CKD Progression in Children
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- A new staging system can help better predict the length of time until a child with chronic kidney disease (CKD) will progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to a study published online April 10 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CVS is diving into the dialysis market
Drug store operator CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) said today it plans to expand into the dialysis market, launching a program focused on early identification of kidney disease and unveiling plans to develop a new home hemodialysis system. CVS said it will approach its entry into the dialysis market in stages, focusing on early disease identification and education, followed by the development of a home dialysis program for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. As part of its program, the company said it will launch a pivotal trial of a new home hemodialysis system in support of planned FDA submission, though it has not ye...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development CVS Health Source Type: news

UCLA research could be first step toward healing the hearts of children with Duchenne
After a progressive weakening of the muscles takes away their motor skills, and then their abilities to stand and walk, most males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy die of heart and respiratory failure in their 20s.Now, researchers at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are pursuing a cutting-edge way to stop heart disease in patients with Duchenne, which affects one in 5,000 male babies born in the United States. Their work, which is supported by a David Geffen School of Medicine Seed Grant, is just one of a number of projects underway at the medical school in which interdisciplinary groups of UCLA researchers are p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kidney age, not kidney disease
There should be a rethink in how doctors talk to some patients with reduced kidney health, replacing the term ‘ chronic kidney disease ’ (CKD) with different bands of kidney age, according to a group of experts including University of Bristol researchers, writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Tips for balancing diet with potassium for people with kidney disease
(Natural News) Healthcare professionals usually suggest a sufficient potassium intake to lower an individual’s blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular damage, coronary heart disease, and stroke. But according to a review, for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those with end stage renal disease (ESRD), potassium intake must be carefully controlled to prevent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function. Some people, including?African-Americans, Native Americans and Asian-Americans, are at higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Dr. LaTonya Hickson, a nephrologist at Mayo Clinic, says chronic kidney disease shows no early symptoms, so it's important to know your risks. https://youtu.be/8jcL3TlgF4A Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ashfield reports back from the Orphan Drugs for Rare Diseases Summit
The event was well attended by healthcare experts and industry leaders, all keen to share learnings and experiences in the field of rare diseases. Through a series of presentations, the event explored the challenges of rare diseases from different perspectives including: High science and clinical development Commericalisation Patient support and communication Regulatory Some of the presentations focused on specific rare diseases whilst others explored broader themes. Highlights included: ‘Developing therapies for monogenic neurodegenerative disorders’ presented by Dr. Rajeev Sivasankaran Head – Ra...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - March 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jane Neale Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Low-Protein Diet in Chronic Kidney Disease Low-Protein Diet in Chronic Kidney Disease
How useful are low-protein diets in chronic kidney disease patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obesity surgery prevents severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure
(University of Gothenburg) Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery ran a significantly lower risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:More Concern for Kidney Disease Prevention
[Ethiopian Herald] Chronic, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), particularly cardiovascular, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) have now replaced the communicable diseases and become the leading public health threat and economic cost worldwide, consuming 80 percent of many health care budgets, as sources indicate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news