OBV/PTV/r +/- DSV in HCV GT4-infected Patients With Severe CKD OBV/PTV/r +/- DSV in HCV GT4-infected Patients With Severe CKD
This study investigated the real-world efficacy of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir +/- DSV regimen in HCV genotypes 4 and 1 patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Children ’s Mercy researcher receives $5M renewal for kidney disease study
Children ’s Mercy researcher Dr. Bradley Warady received another $5 million to continue a long-running study of chronic kidney disease in children. On Aug. 24, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the grant to Warady, director of pediatric nephrology, who has led the study at Children's Mercy i n conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 15 years. The observational study, called CKiD, has been running since 2003 and includes 54 centers. It’s intended to track… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Children ’s Mercy researcher receives $5M renewal for kidney disease study
Children ’s Mercy researcher Dr. Bradley Warady received another $5 million to continue a long-running study of chronic kidney disease in children. On Aug. 24, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the grant to Warady, director of pediatric nephrology, who has led the study at Children's Mercy i n conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 15 years. The observational study, called CKiD, has been running since 2003 and includes 54 centers. It’s intended to track… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Serum Magnesium and All-Cause Mortality in CKD Serum Magnesium and All-Cause Mortality in CKD
In what ways might serum magnesium levels impact the risk for all-cause mortality among patients with chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Iron Therapy for Managing Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Iron Therapy for Managing Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
Iron replacement therapy is an important component in the management of CKD anemia. Which route of administration is best?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

HCV Treatment Initiation in Persons With CKD in the DAAs Era HCV Treatment Initiation in Persons With CKD in the DAAs Era
New DAA regimens have now been approved for treatment of HCV infected persons with advanced chronic kidney disease. Are treatment rates improving in this population?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Why polluted air may be a threat to your kidneys
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Of the many well-documented risks of dirty air, one potential danger is lesser known: chronic kidney disease. Learn about new research and how to protect yourself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Care access not main driver of racial disparities in kidney disease
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Although black and Hispanic veterans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are more likely than white patients to see a kidney specialist--a nephrologist--they are more likely to suffer disease progression from early stage to advanced kidney disease, reports a study published this month in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This tiny particle might change millions of lives
(University of Southern California) Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, along with colleagues from the Keck School of Medicine at USC, have engineered peptide nanoparticles to outsmart the biological system and target the kidney cells. The innovation may prove critical to addressing chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aug 17, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Aug 17, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Screening athletes, AF ablation complications, physician gender and MI mortality, the rise of chronic kidney disease, and the rosuvastatin lawsuit are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Pediatric Patients With CKD
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have higher global cerebral blood flow (CBF) and regional differences in CBF, according to a study published recently in Radiology. Hua-Shan Liu, Ph.D., from Taipei... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heatwaves: the next silent killer? - Science Weekly podcast
Heatwaves have ravaged much of the northern hemisphere, causing wildfires, destruction and death. Some are blaming heat stress for an increase in chronic kidney disease in Central America.Graihagh Jackson investigates the causes and health effects of heatwavesSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterHeatwaves have hit many parts of the northern hemisphere this summer, ravaging landscapes and causing death and destruction in their wake. Wildfires have broken out in the Arctic Circle, as well as inCalifornia,Sweden andGreece. People are dying from ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Produced and presented by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Climate change Environment Weather Wildfires Source Type: news

Diet guidance could slow kidney disease, cut costs
(Reuters Health) - Patients with chronic kidney disease could slow the progression of their illness and delay dialysis through nutrition therapy, according to a new article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exercise improves symptoms in chronic kidney disease patients
Just 12 weeks of aerobic and strength-based exercise reduces symptoms and levels of fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to findings from a UK study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution found to increase risk of chronic kidney disease
(Natural News) Outdoor air pollution is detrimental to a person’s health – this much is certain. Various studies link it to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Now, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of SOF/LDV or PrOD Regimen in Patients With CKD Evaluation of SOF/LDV or PrOD Regimen in Patients With CKD
Chronic kidney disease was a relative contraindication to HCV treatment with interferon/ribavirin. Does a similar caution apply to SOF/LDV and PrOD regimens?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Jian-Pi-Yi-Shen, a Chinese herbal decoction, found to promote kidney health
(Natural News) Researchers at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that Jian-Pi-Yi-Shen, a Chinese herbal decoction, can improve chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated with anemia. In the study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they looked at the effect of Jian-Pi-Yi-Shen on the expressions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease in agricultural workers tackled at workshop
Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin was the focus of National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and NIEHS workshop. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Too Many Kidney Disease Patients in the Dark About Diet
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- The right diet can slow chronic kidney disease, but 90 percent of patients who do not require dialysis never see a dietitian, new research finds. " Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Only 10 percent of non-dialysis kidney patients ever see a dietitian
(Loyola University Health System) In patients with chronic kidney disease, medical nutrition therapy can slow the progression and significantly reduce healthcare costs. But 90 percent of non-dialysis kidney disease patients never meet with a dietitian, according to a report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Susceptible genes identified for childhood chronic kidney disease
(Kobe University) Childhood nephrotic syndrome is the most frequently occurring chronic kidney disease among children. A Japanese research team has identified a group of genes that are strongly related to the development of childhood nephrotic syndrome. The results of this study could shed light on the underlying mechanism for this disease. These findings were published on July 16 in the online edition of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among Older Adults With CKD Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among Older Adults With CKD
This study investigated whether older adults with chronic kidney disease are at increased risk of falling and serious injury from falls. What factors might contribute to higher risk?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about end-stage kidney disease
End-stage kidney disease is the last stage of chronic kidney disease when the kidneys stop functioning properly. Without sufficient kidney function, waste products begin to build up in a person's blood, causing a variety of symptoms. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of end-stage kidney disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

BD closes TVA Medical buy
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) wasted no time in closing the cash buyout of  TVA Medical, which just a few weeks ago landed FDA clearance for its EverlinQ EndoAVF hemodialysis device, for an undisclosed amount. Austin, Texas-based TVA won de novo clearance June 22 for the EverlinQ EndoAVF device, which uses a pair of magnetic catheters and radiofrequency energy to create an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access without open surgery. BD said today that it plans to change the system’s name to WavelinQ EndoAVF as it integrates TVA into its peripheral intervention business. “The FDA’s...
Source: Mass Device - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dialysis Mergers & Acquisitions bectondickinson TVA Medical Source Type: news

CKD: Emotional Toll Underappreciated CKD: Emotional Toll Underappreciated
Emotional toll from chronic kidney disease tallied as patients cite alienation, mistrust arising from encounters with providers and the healthcare system itself.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney diseases affect 10 percent of men and nearly 12 percent of women around the world. Up to 10.5 million people need dialysis or a kidney transplant, but many don't get these treatments due to cost or lack of resources, the International Society of Nephrology says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has permitted marketing of two catheter-based devices designed to create an arteriovenous (AV) fistula in patients with chronic kidney disease in need of hemodialysis. The devices are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Falls and fall-related injuries among US adults aged 65 or older with chronic kidney disease - Kistler BM, Khubchandani J, Jakubowicz G, Wilund K, Sosnoff J.
INTRODUCTION: Falls are among the leading causes of injury and death among adults aged 65 or older. People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of falling and of having a serious injury from falls. However, information is limited about r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Two Boston-area biotechs focused on kidney disease, Keryx and Akebia, to merge
Two Boston-area biotech firms that specialize in drugs for chronic kidney disease — Cambridge-based Akebia Therapeutics and Boston-based Keryx Biopharmaceuticals — will merge and form a company worth $1.3 billion. On Thursday morning, the two companies announced that both boards have approved the plan. The combined company will be named Akebia Therapeutics (Nasdaq: AKBA) and will be led by that company’s CEO, John Butler. The two companies would have more than 300 combined employees, barring… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ellipsys & #039; FDA Nod Is a Major Turning Point for Hemodialysis
A new catheter-based technology could provide a non-surgical option for arteriovenous (AV) fistula creation. FDA recently gave de novo clearance to Avenu Medical’s Ellipsys Vascular Access System. The San Juan Capistrano, CA-based company’s device challenges the surgical option to create an AV fistula, which has been the gold standard for about 50 years. “This is what we call a disruptive technology for sure,” Ed Chang, Co-Founder, Director and VP Marketing for Avenu, told MD+DI. “We liken this to lap chole. Prior to lap chole it was always done surgically. That was the gold standard until lap...
Source: MDDI - June 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Health benefits of intensive blood pressure control outweigh a slight risk of developing kidney disease
A new study found that in people who do not have chronic kidney disease (CKD), an intensive blood pressure control regimen increases risk of declining kidney function; this risk is generally outweighed by a reduced risk for cardiovascular events and death. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA approves catheter-based systems that offer vascular access for hemodialysis
The FDA has approved marketing two catheter-based devices to connect to veins and arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease who need hemodialysis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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 - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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