NKDEP Working Group urges better electronic health record-keeping to improve chronic kidney disease outcomes
NKDEP working group sets goals to improve electronic health records and standardize their use, helping improve care for people with chronic kidney diseases. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FGF-23 Steps into the Spotlight as a Key Player in Phosphate Metabolism and Kidney Disease
The kidneys are less able to maintain salt and mineral balance in chronic kidney disease. Studies find that a fibroblast growth factor, FGF-23, may play a role. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic Variation and Chronic Kidney Disease Progression
African Americans with chronic kidney disease and two copies of the APOL1 gene are more likely to progress to kidney failure, suggesting need for new screening. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Deterioration in Heart Function Associated with Progression to Kidney Failure
As patient's progress from chronic kidney disease to kidney failure, ventricular hypertrophy was stable but the heart ’s ejection fraction efficiency decreased. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Many patients show signs of chronic kidney disease before diabetes diagnosis
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) Many patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease even before their diabetes diagnosis, according to a study by Veterans Affairs researchers and colleagues in Tennessee. The researchers looked at data on more than 36,000 veterans who were diagnosed with diabetes between 2003 and 2013. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Addressing Rising Cases, High Cost of Treating Chronic Kidney Disease
[Guardian] Nigeria, on March 8, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Kidney Day (WKD). A day set aside to raise awareness on the plight of people living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and how to better prevent, treat and manage the "incurable condition." CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and OLUWATOSIN AREO write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Women at Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Diseases
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Women are at a higher risk of developing chronic kidney diseases compared to men. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Women Are Prone to Kidney Disease Than Men - Expert
[Premium Times] Consultant Nephrologist, Theophillus Umeizudike, on Thursday, said women are more at risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease than men. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Expert Raises Alarm On Increased Kidney Disease Among Nigerians
[Premium Times] Yemi Raji, a consultant Nephrologist, University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCHI), says untreated medical condition peculiar to women is the leading cause of increased Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women are 'more likely to donate a kidney than receive one'
Two-thirds of all living kidney donors are altruistic females, research has shown – but it is women who are also more likely to suffer from the most serious stages of chronic kidney disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Determinant factors for chronic kidney disease after partial nephrectomy
(Rapamycin Press) Minimally invasive surgery appears to offer broader therapeutic scope for the renal masses without compromising oncological outcomes in proper hands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney regeneration...science and song
Leading scientists and cutting-edge SMEs in Europe and Australia teamed up in the EU-funded STELLAR project. Their mission? Explore the regenerative potential of new cell types for tackling chronic kidney disease, develop methods to exploit it, and tools to promote the findings, including a dedicated song, of all things! (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 2, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Prediabetes patients at heightened risk for cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseases
(Emory Health Sciences) Researchers at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that high proportions of patients with prediabetes are at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strategies to Manage Cardiovascular Risk in CKD Strategies to Manage Cardiovascular Risk in CKD
What are the best ways to address cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease
FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 -- Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say. Results of their study review suggest academic assistance may be needed in specific areas, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

KDIGO Releases CKD-MBD Guidelines, Targets PCPs, Nephrologists KDIGO Releases CKD-MBD Guidelines, Targets PCPs, Nephrologists
KDIGO released new guidelines on chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder for nephrologists and primary care physicians, many of whom care for patients with chronic kidney disease themselves.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a scientists from Vetmeduni Vienna, point out using the example of chronic kidney disease. In future research, they intend to study the mechanisms that protect the muscles, organs and bones of certain animals during extreme conditions such as hibernation. Nature Reviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it
Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokesBlood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a new study.The researchers are calling on doctors to be more cautious in prescribing the drugs, called anticoagulants, until there has been more research.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Medical research Stroke Drugs Health Science Society Doctors Source Type: news

Primary Prevention ICD Efficacy Again Questioned in HF With CKD Primary Prevention ICD Efficacy Again Questioned in HF With CKD
Clinical trials left big questions about implantable defibrillator efficacy in patients with chronic kidney disease; a new cohort study casts doubt on whether they prolong survival in such cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Defibrillators May Not Help Kidney Patients With Bad Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 -- People with chronic kidney disease often develop heart failure, leading to their having a heart defibrillator implanted to control an irregular heartbeat. But that's not without risk, a new study has found. The chances... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ColoradoSPH research uncovers risk factors for mysterious kidney disease in farm workers
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Previous studies have identified an illness called 'Mesoamerican Nephropathy,' also referred to as Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu). Notably, this new study shows that when a workforce has access to water, rest, and shade, the rates of CKDu onset and kidney injury are lower, and the injury is less severe than that seen in previous studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treatment Effectiveness in HF With Lung or Kidney Disease Treatment Effectiveness in HF With Lung or Kidney Disease
This study assessed the clinical effectiveness of treatment of heart failure in the setting of two common comorbidities: chronic lung disease and chronic kidney disease.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Father finds kidney donor after printing plea on a t-shirt
Rob Leibowitz, 60, from New Jersey, suffered from chronic kidney disease and wore a t-shirt that said 'In Need of Kidney' to find his donor. He underwent a successful transplant surgery last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious fall injury history and adverse health outcomes after initiating hemodialysis among older U.S. adults - Bowling CB, Hall R, Khakharia A, Franch HA, Plantinga LC.
BACKGROUND: Although older adults with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at higher risk for falls, the prognostic significance of a serious fall injury prior to dialysis initiation has not been well described in the end-stage renal disease popu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Diagnosis of CKDs Using Urinary Proteome Analysis Diagnosis of CKDs Using Urinary Proteome Analysis
Could urinary proteome analyses provide a non-invasive alternative to kidney biopsy for the diagnosis of chronic kidney diseases?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

How $5.6M in fresh capital for a Tampa company could cut the cost of kidney care
Chronic kidney disease impacts one in seven American adults, or about 30 million people. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

New Funds Will Keep TMA Walk With a Doc Walkers Active, Informed, Healthier
The Texas Medical Association Foundation received a $42,625 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) that the foundation will use to help fund the 2018 Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas program. The goal of the BCBSTX grant is to help raise awareness about prevention and early detection of chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — diseases often prevented by an active and tobacco-free lifestyle. The Walk With a Doc Texas program supports this goal by helping physicians organize walks in their communities to encourage physical activity, reverse the consequences of a sedentary life, a...
Source: TMA News Room - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of Higher Quality of Care in CKD and Diabetes Effects of Higher Quality of Care in CKD and Diabetes
What are the associations between improved quality of care and outcomes for patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Online Resources About Kidney Transplant Too Complex Online Resources About Kidney Transplant Too Complex
Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Online resources about kidney transplant too complex for most patients
(Reuters Health) - - Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Augmented Nurse Care Management in CKD Stages 4 to 5 Augmented Nurse Care Management in CKD Stages 4 to 5
A care management intervention involving nurse care manager coordination may help improve outcomes for patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease.American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

New chronic kidney disease audit published
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups and primary care practices must all work together to improve outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), according to the national Chronic Kidney Disease Audit published today. The Audit was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and conducted by the Informatica Systems, the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UCL (University College London) and Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metformin May Up Survival in Older Men With Moderate CKD Metformin May Up Survival in Older Men With Moderate CKD
Veterans with type 2 diabetes and moderate chronic kidney disease fared well on metformin in an observational study; more research is needed to see whether this is also the case in other patient populations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

TRP'ing up chronic kidney disease
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chung, J.-J., Shaw, A. S. Tags: Medicine, Diseases perspective Source Type: news

Understanding a therapeutic paradox for treating thrombo-vascular complications in kidney disease
(Boston University School of Medicine) Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a potential treatment target to prevent chronic kidney disease patients from developing blood clots without causing bleeding complications - an unwanted and perplexing side effect. They say the strategy offers a much-needed therapeutic alternative to standard-of-care heparin, which throws off the finely-tuned balance between pro-clotting and anticoagulant factors in blood vessels that work to keep fluid flowing while protecting against excessive bleeding after injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New treatment for cats with chronic kidney disease: Boehringer Ingelheim launches Semintra ®
New treatment for cats with chronic kidney disease: Boehringer Ingelheim launches Semintra ® (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Kidney failure: Symptoms of condition that killed The Partridge Family star David Cassidy
KIDNEY FAILURE is caused by the organs not functioning properly, and an estimated 13,000 people die from chronic kidney disease in the UK every year. David Cassidy died from suspected kidney failure this week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney disease drug recommended by Nice 'may do more harm than good'
Exclusive: Little evidence that phosphate binders improve patient wellbeing, warn experts, while one type may contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular diseaseThe UK ’s drug guidelines body is recommending a type of medication to treat chronic kidney disease despite no firm evidence that it benefits patients – and some signs that the drugs may do more harm than good, experts have warned.Phosphate binders are commonly prescribed to lower blood phosphate levels in patients with advanced kidney disease, including those on dialysis. High phosphate has been linked to worse patient outcomes, including bone and m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Drugs The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) NHS Society Science Source Type: news

Metabolites altered in chronic kidney disease
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) A new study that included researchers from Norway, the University of Washington, the University of California San Diego and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (now called UT Health San Antonio ™ ) found that dozens of small molecules called metabolites are altered in this disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sertraline Does Not Temper Depression in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Sertraline Does Not Temper Depression in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Coffee for kidney health? Researchers found that 3 cups per day helped people with chronic kidney disease live longer
(Natural News) Brew another cup of Joe – new research suggests that caffeine consumption may extend the life of those with chronic kidney disease. Coffee has been a staple at the breakfast table for a very long time. These days, it’s a novelty among young people to have a cup while catching up with friends in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Auryxia (ferric Citrate) Tablets as a Treatment for People with Iron Deficiency Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease, Not on Dialysis
BOSTON, Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX), a company focused on bringing innovative medicines to people with kidney disease, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

HIV patients at greater risk of both heart and kidney disease
(University of Adelaide) HIV patients and their doctors are urged to be more aware of the additional health risks associated with treated HIV infection. This follows new research that shows HIV patients at high risk for a heart attack or stroke are also at substantially greater risk for chronic kidney disease and vice versa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Chronic Kidney Disease Is Still a Major Health Challenge
[The Conversation Africa] Close to three million people suffering from chronic kidney failure across the world receive renal replacement therapy every year. But between 4.9 million and 9.7 million more still need treatment. And at least two million die because they cannot access it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease in Pregnancy Chronic Kidney Disease in Pregnancy
Not only can renal dysfunction negatively affect pregnancy outcomes, pregnancy itself can have a deleterious impact on chronic kidney disease. Explore this complex interrelationship in this article.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Caffeine may prolong life for kidney disease patients
Consuming higher amounts of caffeine could be an effective, inexpensive way to increase survival for patients with chronic kidney disease, say researchers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Novel treatment may benefit patients with metabolic acidosis and kidney disease
(American Society of Nephrology) A new study demonstrated that TRC101, a hydrochloric acid binder for the treatment of metabolic acidosis associated with chronic kidney disease, provided a rapid and sustained average increase in serum bicarbonate.All adverse effects were mild or moderate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coffee May Be Kind to Your Kidneys
Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee May Be Kind to Your Kidneys
FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 -- Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer? That's the suggestion of a new study that found that among more than 2,300 Americans with chronic kidney disease, those who drank the most caffeinated drinks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Renal Data System Report
Report includes Volume 1: Chronic Kidney Disease in the U.S., and Volume 2: End-Stage Renal Disease in the U.S.; data displayed in graphs, tables, and maps. (Source: NIDDK Strategic Plans and Reports)
Source: NIDDK Strategic Plans and Reports - November 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news