Program Helps With Transition to Renal Replacement Therapy Program Helps With Transition to Renal Replacement Therapy
After completion of a program on the transition from late-stage chronic kidney disease to end-stage renal replacement therapy, patients had a better understanding of their treatment options.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 18, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Lowering Urate Helps Renal Function
(MedPage Today) -- Most improvement seen in stage 3 chronic kidney disease (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - November 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Reflux and ulcer medications linked to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smoking may hinder kidney disease drugs
HealthDay News Cigarette smoking may decrease the effectiveness of drugs taken during early stages of chronic kidney disease, a small study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking May Hinder Kidney Disease Drugs
FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 -- Cigarette smoking may decrease the effectiveness of drugs taken during early stages of chronic kidney disease, a small study suggests. Blood pressure-lowering drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors slow... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Reducing salt intake may help protect kidney patients ’ heart and kidney health
New research indicates that reducing sodium intake may provide kidney and heart benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combo Shows Promise for Hep C Patients With Renal Disease Combo Shows Promise for Hep C Patients With Renal Disease
The combination of glecaprevir plus pibrentasvir is effective and safe for people with any genotype of the hepatitis C virus who have moderate to severe chronic kidney disease, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 17, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Researchers discover how to prevent calcification of heart tissue
FINDINGSResearchers at the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered that calcification of heart muscle tissue is caused when a type of cell called cardiac fibroblasts go awry. The scientists also found that blocking a molecular pathway in cardiac fibroblasts prevents heart calcification in mice.BACKGROUNDIn bones, cells called osteoblasts create a strong, dense matrix out of calcium and phosphate. Calcification of soft tissues — known as ectopic calcification — is abnormal and occurs with common diseases such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers identify pathway important for kidney function
(Boston University Medical Center) Boston University researchers, in collaboration with Centers for Therapeutic Innovation at Pfizer Inc., have discovered a novel molecular pathway needed to regulate kidney podocytes -- special octopus-like cells that are critical in maintaining normal kidney function. The findings, which appear in JCI Insight, may help identify a new drug target for chronic kidney diseases associated with podocyte loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Wayne State and Henry Ford present findings on ESRD and CKD
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) On Nov. 17, 2016, a Wayne State University doctoral student, Matthew Jasinski, will present results from his dissertation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in Chicago. The study demonstrates the value of proactive identification of and family psychoeducation about cognitive impairment in patients with End-Stage Renal Disease or Chronic Kidney Disease (ESRD/CKD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pregnancy in Women With CKD: A Success Story Pregnancy in Women With CKD: A Success Story
Pregnancies among women with chronic kidney disease may come with a high risk of complications, but better management practices have improved maternal and fetal outcomes.American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Central Sleep Apnea Tied to Faster Decline in Non-Dialyzed CKD Patients Central Sleep Apnea Tied to Faster Decline in Non-Dialyzed CKD Patients
Central sleep apnea (CSA) is associated with an increased mortality risk in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are not on dialysis, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The More Constipated You Get, The Higher Your Risk For Kidney Disease
In what may not make for the sexiest headline, a new study shows there’s a link between constipation and kidney disease. In the study, researchers examined health records from more than 3.5 million U.S. veterans, looking at whether they reported being constipated or had used laxatives over period of about seven years. They found that those who had experienced constipation had higher risks of developing chronic kidney disease and kidney failure than those who had not. They also found that the more severe the participant’s constipation, the higher their risk of developing these kidney conditions. “We cannot...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Allopurinol does not increase chronic kidney disease risk in gout patients
(American College of Rheumatology) Allopurinol, a widely used treatment for lowering serum urate levels, does not appear to increase risk of kidney deterioration in gout patients with normal or near-normal kidney function, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

European Commission Approves Parsabiv ™ (etelcalcetide) For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Adults On Hemodialysis
First Treatment Advance for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in More Than a Decade and First Intravenous Calcimimetic to Help Healthcare Providers Lower Key Lab Values THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for Parsabiv™ (etelcalcetide) for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis. Parsabiv is the first calcimimetic agent that can be administered intravenously by a healthcare provider three times a week at the en...
Source: Amgen News Release - November 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Link between constipation, kidney disease uncovered
Individuals with constipation had a 13% higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease and a 9% higher likelihood of developing kidney failure compared with individuals without constipation, report investigators. More severe constipation was linked with an incrementally higher risk for both chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Constipation linked to kidney disease
Constipation linked to 13% higher risk of chronic kidney disease and 9% higher risk of kidney failure Related items fromOnMedica AF associated with more comorbidities than had been thought Guidance hopes to speed up diagnosis of kidney disease Diet for lowering blood pressure also reduces risk of kidney disease Constipation in infants and children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 10, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suicide and chronic kidney disease: a case-control study - Liu CH, Yeh MK, Weng SC, Bai MY, Chang JC.
The objectives of this study were to assess the association of suicide with CKD and dialysis and investigate whether differences exist between di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Study links first kidney stone event with chronic kidney disease
Ryan MaassROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A study of first-time kidney stone formers found subsequent abnormal kidney function connected to higher risk for chronic kidney disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research connects first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic nephrologists have uncovered a connection between first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease. In a paper published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers announce a persistent decline in kidney functioning following an individual's first case of kidney stones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Research connects first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic nephrologists have uncovered a connection between first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease. In a paper published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers announce a persistent decline in kidney functioning following an individual?s first case of kidney stones. A Mayo Clinic team led by William Haley, M.D., and Andrew [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - November 1, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Improve Kidney Function With IV Laser Treatment
If you're one of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), your doctor has probably told you there isn't much they can do for you. Mainstream medicine doesn't have a cure for CKD. What they do have is a lot of drugs to treat the symptoms of it. And most of the drugs will leave you worse off than before you started taking them… Like ESAs, which are prescribed to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease. These dangerous drugs can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and seizures. And if your kidneys fail, your only options are dialysis or a kidney transplant...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 31, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

How NxStage is changing the game: A conversation with founder & CEO Jeff Burbank
NxStage Medical (NSDQ:NXTM) was founded in 1999 on the premise that patients with chronic kidney disease would benefit from bringing hemodialysis out of the clinic and into their homes. Seventeen years later, NxStage founder & CEO Jeff Burbank’s hypothesis has proven out. His Lawrence, Mass.-based company is topping more than $300 million in annual sales and, more importantly, is making a real difference in the everyday lives of dialysis patients. NxStage took on some of the biggest names in medtech along the way and managed to beat them back, as evidenced by Baxter‘s (NYSE:BAX) dec...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brian Johnson Tags: Device Talks Podcasts Dialysis Drug-Device Combinations NxStage Medical Inc. Source Type: news

New Data on Empagliflozin in Treating Diabetic Kidney Disease New Data on Empagliflozin in Treating Diabetic Kidney Disease
Dr Desai discusses a new study exploring the long-term renal effects of empagliflozin and whether it could protect kidney function in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Dialysis used more often in U.S. than other developed nations
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Compared to other developed countries, a significantly higher portion of chronic kidney disease patients in the U.S. received dialysis, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deals this week: Bayer AG, Plasticell, Sarepta Therapeutics
Bayer AG and Evotec AG have entered a multi-target research partnership agreement to develop novel treatments for chronic kidney disease in diabetic patients. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Progression to End-Stage Kidney Disease Unlikely in Primary Care Patients with Moderate CKD (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Adults with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) are unlikely to progress to end-stage renal disease over a 5-year period, according … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 20, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Controlling Phosphorus in Chronic Kidney Disease Controlling Phosphorus in Chronic Kidney Disease
Controlling serum phosphorus in chronic kidney disease has proved challenging, but doing so improves clinical outcomes among these patients.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 15, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Common Five Years After Congenital Cardiac Surgery Kidney Disease Common Five Years After Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Five years after surgery for congenital heart defects, many children have hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Irregular heartbeat may be tied to more than just stroke risk
(Reuters) – Atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that’s already linked to an increased risk of stroke, may also be tied to higher risk of heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and sudden death, according to a new research review. “It was particularly noteworthy that the relative and absolute risk increase for heart failure was the highest among all outcomes examined, even higher than the risk of stroke, said lead author Ayodele Odutayo, a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford in the U.K. In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart flutter or beat irregularly. Somet...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Cardiovascular American Heart Assn. Source Type: news

Scientists find culprit responsible for calcified blood vessels in kidney disease
Scientists have implicated a type of stem cell in the calcification of blood vessels that is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. The research will guide future studies into ways to block minerals from building up inside blood vessels and exacerbating atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

From Chronic Kidney Disease To The Gift Of A New Life
Authors: Julika Wocial (JW) and Michael Moore (MM) MM The need for a donor After being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease I was able to lead a full and productive life for 25 years, although more recently my energy sagged. Looming options were dialysis, the 5-7 year wait for a deceased donor or a living donor. Dr Google said ihatedialysis.com. A living donor was the best option. But how? It must be different for each patient - a direct ask seemed weird, but silence was not an option. Happily I had made no secret of my lousy kidneys thus, 'How you doing?' lead on to the need. JW What it means to consider living donati...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen Provides Update On Status Of Parsabiv ™ (Etelcalcetide) New Drug Application (NDA) Submitted To The U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter for the New Drug Application (NDA) for Parsabiv™ (etelcalcetide) for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis. Amgen is reviewing the Complete Response Letter, and we anticipate a post-action meeting with the FDA later this year to discuss the Complete Response. The Complete Response Letter does not impact our regulatory submissions in other regions. ...
Source: Amgen News Release - August 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Modest Doses of Folic Acid Slow CKD Progression Modest Doses of Folic Acid Slow CKD Progression
Effect was seen in patients with chronic kidney disease living in areas without folic acid fortification.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Life expectancy in some CKD patients could be improved with nephron-sparing treatment
A nephron-sparing treatment selection for small renal masses based on the nephrometry score may improve life expectancy in patients with mild or moderate chronic kidney disease, a study suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease may cause diabetes
Scientists have discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes, concludes a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: Give a kidney, get a kidney
UCLA Jeffrey Veale Dr. Jeffrey Veale is an assistant professor of urology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a transplant surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Veale is also director of the UCLA Kidney Transplantation Exchange Program. This op-ed was published in the Wall Street Journal. The numbers are staggering. Because of a lack of donor kidneys, an average of 13 people die every day while waiting for a transplant. There are more than 100,000 names on the kidney waiting list in the U.S. and another 30 million people with chronic kidney disease who are at risk of joining them. More than 85 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The effect of hemodialysis on balance measurements and risk of fall - Erken E, Ozelsancak R, Sahin S, Y ılmaz EE, Torun D, Leblebici B, Kuyucu YE, Sezer S.
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have increased risk of falls and fall-related complications. Other than aging and factors related to chronic kidney disease, treatment of hemodialysis may also contribute to this increased risk. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Strict blood pressure control may provide long-term benefits for kidney disease patients
In long-term analyses of two clinical trials that included patients with chronic kidney disease, a lower blood pressure target than the currently guideline-recommended goal of 140/90 mm Hg was safe and associated with protection against premature death. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How a new transitions model helped one patient
After discharge it has often been up to the patient to adhere to medication regimens and alert their physician to any complications or confusion, but patients don ’t always have the tools or circumstances to make this an easy task. Learn how a new transitions model helped one patient take charge of his health and better understand and adhere to his care plan. TheSafeMed model was developed at the University of Tennessee in partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis. It was designed with the strengths of primary care in mind and relies on a collaborative team effort from physicians, pharmacists, nurs...
Source: AMA Wire - August 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Health and Nutrition Literacy and Adherence to Treatment in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension, North Carolina, 2015
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - August 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers tie mass kidney failures in Sri Lanka to harmful agrochemicals
(NaturalNews) Hundreds of thousands of people living in Sri Lanka are suffering from chronic kidney disease, a painful and debilitating condition that causes the organs to stop functioning over time. The illness is primarily concentrated in the country's rice basket, affecting up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: Olive Oil for Your Health
Olive oil: What are the health benefits? HPV vaccine: Who needs it, how it works Video: How CPAP controls sleep apnea Depression in women: Understanding the gender gap Chronic kidney disease: An overview (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 2, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: Salt linked to heart disease among CKD patients
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Salt linked to heart disease among CKD patients. The transcript is also available. Adults who have chronic kidney disease - and eat a diet high in salt - comparatively increase their odds of a heart attack or stroke, finds a pioneering study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery of biomarkers for the prognosis of chronic kidney disease
Currently, there is no effective method to predict the prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Researchers have now found that measuring D-amino acids, which present only trace in human, provides prognostic information of CKD. The present discovery would facilitate CKD treatment and thus improve the prognosis of CKD, and may also lead to the further discovery of novel therapy. The potential application is not limited to kidney diseases: the disease context ranges to life style-related diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension, as well as lethal diseases including cardiovascular diseases, say the inves...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim initiates clinical evaluation of novel compound for chronic kidney disease
(Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - July 25, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

New treatment for cats with chronic kidney disease: Boehringer Ingelheim launches Semintra < sup > ® < /sup >
New treatment for cats with chronic kidney disease: Boehringer Ingelheim launches Semintra ® (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - July 25, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Donate a Kidney Now; Get a Voucher for One Later
Howard Broadman, a lawyer and retired judge from California, knows his grandson, Quinn, will probably one day require a kidney transplant. By the time Quinn needs his help, however, Broadman said he may be dead or too old to donate a healthy organ. "I approached UCLA and asked, 'Why don't I give a kidney to someone who needs it now, then get a voucher for my grandson to use when he needs a transplant in the future?' And that's just what we did," Broadman said in a statement. How the program works Broadman worked with Dr. Jeffrey Veale, a transplant surgeon who helped initiate the program at the Ronald Reagan ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney toxins and kidney injury biomarker detected in children
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Sciences at Harvard Medical School have assessed environmental exposure to multiple toxins in children living in a region of Mexico with a high incidence of chronic kidney disease, especially among young adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Too Much Red Meat Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
Substituting poultry for pork in Chinese diet seemed to reduce risk Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dietary Proteins, Kidney Failure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news