National University of Singapore finds red meat 'increases chronic kidney disease risk'
People consuming the highest amounts - the top quarter - of red meat had a 40 per cent increased risk of developing kidney failure compared with people consuming the lowest amounts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Gift certificate’ enables kidney donation when convenient and transplant when needed
Gift certificate, layaway plan or voucher. Call it what you want, but an innovative organ donation program initiated at UCLA has started to spread to other transplant programs across the United States. The program allows for living donors to donate a kidney in advance of when a friend or family member might require a kidney transplant. “Sometimes, patients may be heading toward transplantation in the next few years, but it would be more convenient for a friend or family member to donate a kidney now,” said Dr. Jeffrey Veale, a transplant surgeon who helped initiate the program at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

TMAO: What We We Eat And What's Eating Us
Is it time to add dietary fish to the list of potential causes of coronary heart and kidney disease based on new research findings (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27377678)? Tri-methyl amine oxide or TMAO is a newly described compound that our bodies produce and that has created a whole new field of understanding the diet-heart and the diet-kidney hypothesis. TMAO is produced by intestinal bacteria as a result of our dietary choices and the composition of our gut bacteria or microbiome. Work at the Cleveland Clinic has shown that TMAO increased the accumulation of cholesterol in the wall of arteries to begin plaque bui...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preconceptions predict coping, health outcomes
A study into chronic kidney disease is currently underway. The work shows that people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) form pre-conceived beliefs about their illness which can impact their health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

First-Line ART Regimen and Risk for Chronic Kidney DiseaseFirst-Line ART Regimen and Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease
Do specific first-line ART regimens enhance the risk for chronic kidney disease? AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Dialysis At Sea Opens Travel Doors To Kidney Patients
People in kidney failure sometimes feel as if their lives are literally tethered to a kidney dialysis machine -- because, they are. A typical dialysis treatment program requires that they have their blood laundered of impurities three times a week for about four hours each session. While many have lived with this dialysis regimen for years -- and have seemingly come to peace with their new normal -- there is one area that has remained elusive: Travel. In order to travel, patients must arrange to get dialysis wherever in the world they are. It's not a simple feat, and as a result, many with kidney failure who...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Rayaldee (calcifediol) to Treat Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 21, 2016 -- OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rayaldee (calcifediol) extended release capsules for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 21, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kids With Chronic Kidney Disease Often Vitamin D Deficient
(MedPage Today) -- Deficiency associated with a number of disease-related factors (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Alternative Treatments For Kidney Problems
There’s something you should know about chronic kidney disease. Most doctors will tell you there is no alternative treatments for kidney problems besides costly dialysis or a transplant to deal with impaired renal function. What Is Kidney Failure? Kidney dialysis is a treatment that uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes, salt and excess from your blood. But there is another option. It’s called stem cell biotherapy, and it offers new hope to those with this life-threatening disease. You may think your kidneys are just fine and you have nothing to worry about. But consider this… What Causes Kidn...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

RAS Inhibitors and Kidney, CV Outcomes in Patients With CKDRAS Inhibitors and Kidney, CV Outcomes in Patients With CKD
How is the risk for renal failure and cardiovascular events impacted in patients with chronic kidney disease treated with RAS inhibitors? American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers discover new therapeutic approach for cardiorenal syndrome type 2
A study suggests a new therapeutic approach to treat the development of chronic kidney disease secondary to chronic heart failure, known as cardiorenal syndrome type 2. Researchers suggest inhibiting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) could prevent renal damage in cardiorenal syndrome type 2 (CRS2), and could also prevent acute kidney injury (AKI). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease Progression on Tenofovir RegimensChronic Kidney Disease Progression on Tenofovir Regimens
Read why there is a critical need for screening and monitoring of kidney dysfunction in HIV disease management. AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim and Harvard scientists establish a research alliance
Boehringer Ingelheim today announced it has established a research collaboration with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute's - Harvard Fibrosis Network to discover new ways of treating fibrotic diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Boehringer Ingelheim Business and Industry Source Type: news

RTP company to work with Johns Hopkins and Tufts on diagnostic of 'silent killer'
Research Triangle Park metabolomics developer Metabolon has reached a deal with two health care titans to develop a new tool to help in diagnosing chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease can be caused by diabetes, a growing epidemic worldwide, and a diagnostic test to better identify early stages of kidney disease – when it is still treatable – could serve a valuable role. Metabolon reached the deal with Johns Hopkins University and Tufts Medical Center to develop a test that will require just… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

RTP company to work with Johns Hopkins and Tufts on diagnostic of 'silent killer'
Research Triangle Park metabolomics developer Metabolon has reached a deal with two health care titans to develop a new tool to help in diagnosing chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease can be caused by diabetes, a growing epidemic worldwide, and a diagnostic test to better identify early stages of kidney disease – when it is still treatable – could serve a valuable role. Metabolon reached the deal with Johns Hopkins University and Tufts Medical Center to develop a test that will require just… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 2, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

SCOPE of Kidney Disease Assessed in Europe's ElderlySCOPE of Kidney Disease Assessed in Europe's Elderly
Nephrologists and geriatricians are joining forces to identify and characterize the full impact of chronic kidney disease on patients older than 75, researchers report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Gut bacteria may contribute to poor health in patients with kidney disease
In patients with chronic kidney disease, the accumulation of a gut bacterial metabolite that's normally excreted in urine may contribute to serious health problems. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

CKD status does not affect health status outcomes after AMI
Chronic kidney disease does not accentuate the decline in health status often experienced by patients after acute myocardial infarction, US study data show. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acute coronary syndromes Source Type: news

Sodium excretion linked to CVD risk in chronic kidney disease
High levels of sodium excretion are associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), US study findings indicate. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

The well-trained MA: One practice’s winning strategy
Well-trained medical assistants (MA) can hold fast the front line of patient care, freeing up physicians from some of their routine administrative and clinical tasks. MAs can play an integral role in achieving practice goals, but sometimes inconsistencies in training and expectations can slow down the progression toward physician-led team-based care. Find out how one practice implemented a professional training program to ensure all of their MAs were able to provide high-quality care support. Giving the MAs in your practice consistent and accurate professional development tools can help increase their knowledge and abili...
Source: AMA Wire - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

The well-trained MA: One practice ’s winning strategy
Well-trained medical assistants (MA) can hold fast the front line of patient care, freeing up physicians from some of their routine administrative and clinical tasks. MAs can play an integral role in achieving practice goals, but sometimes inconsistencies in training and expectations can slow down the progression toward physician-led team-based care. Find out how one practice implemented a professional training program to ensure all of their MAs were able to provide high-quality care support. Giving the MAs in your practice consistent and accurate professional development tools can help increase their knowledge and abi...
Source: AMA Wire - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Obese Young Adults Unaware of Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds
May 25, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Many young adults with abdominal obesity exhibit a readily detectable risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet the vast majority don’t know they’re at risk, according to a study of nationwide health data led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers that was published online today in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - May 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report. "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start much... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

High Sodium Intake Tied to Increased CV Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM High sodium intake in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events, a JAMA study suggests.Nearly … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 24, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Salt intake linked to CVD risk in kidney patients
Advise people with chronic kidney disease to cut salt intake to reduce cardiovascular riskRelated items from OnMedicaSugar could have greater role in high blood pressure than saltNever too old to benefit from CVD prevention‘Mediterranean’ diet reduces risks for heart patientsHigh-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risksSalt consumption falls 11% over past decade (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 24, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High-salt diets may raise heart risks for kidney patients
HealthDay News People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests. "Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Big data, better care for chronic kidney disease patients
A team of physicians and computer scientists is using merged electronic health records to improve care and clinical outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease, which affects some 26 million American adults. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

CKD Tied to Increased Risk for Hospital-Acquired ComplicationsCKD Tied to Increased Risk for Hospital-Acquired Complications
Hospitalized patients with chronic kidney disease were 19% more likely than those with normal kidney function to experience complications in a review of outcomes from a population-based cohort. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Save Okpokwu From Chronic Kidney Disease
[Guardian] Like every other young married lady, Mrs. Jacinta Okpokwu had her own plans about the future, but terminal sickness is at the verge of changing it. The 28-year-old lady, who hails from Aku in Igbo-Etiti Local Council of Enugu State, is battling to stay alive because of acute chronic kidney disease and Systemic Lupus Erythermatosus (SLE) attack. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Billionaire's company inks $282 million deal with Swiss firm
Opko Health signed a $282 million deal with Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (VFMCRP) to commercialize its Rayaldee drug candidate in certain international markets. The Miami-based biotech and pharmaceutical company (NYSE: OPK) led by billionaire Chairman and CEO Dr. Phillip Frost is developing Rayaldee to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease and vitamin D insufficiency. Opko granted Switzerland-based VFMCRP the rights to develop and commercialize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease
Rising temperatures, less rain seen boosting rates of disease in rural areas with hot climes Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Climate Change (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young women at greater risk for adverse outcomes following PCI
Women younger than 55 years of age who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome are more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events due to risk factors such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease, yet they are less likely to receive potent antiplatelet therapy than men. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Leadership Report Saved 14-Yr-Old Faith From Kidney Failure
[Leadership] Knights of St. Mulumba Sacred Heart Parish, Gwagwalada, have expressed appreciation to LEADERSHIP Friday on its humane publication on the 8th and 15th of April, which attracted immediate aid to 14-year-old Faith Andrew who suffered from a chronic kidney disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate change may contribute to rising rates of chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease that is not associated with traditional risk factors appears to be increasing in rural hot communities as worldwide temperature progressively rises. The condition has likely increased due to global warming and an increase in extreme heat waves, and it is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations, say investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New research links climate change to kidney disease
HealthDay News Climate change may boost rates of chronic kidney disease worldwide as rising temperatures and heat stress harm kidneys, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 -- Climate change may boost rates of chronic kidney disease worldwide as rising temperatures and heat stress harm kidneys, researchers report. They analyzed global data and found that heat stress-related chronic kidney disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Team-Based Chronic Kidney Disease Quality Improvement Project (John Malaty MD)
Team-based quality improvement project for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) at the University of Florida Family Medicine residency program (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - May 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Blood pressure targets for individuals with kidney disease should consider patients' age
Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the magnitude of these associations diminished with more advanced age, report researchers at the end of their study on the topic. Diastolic blood pressure levels below 70 mmHg were associated with a higher risk of death, but otherwise they showed no association with cardiovascular outcomes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage
New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Commonly used reflux, ulcer medication may cause serious kidney damage
Patients who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had an increased risk of kidney function decline, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure. The longer patients took the drugs, the greater their risk, a new study shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

PPIs and Kidney Injury: Longer Use Tied to Higher RiskPPIs and Kidney Injury: Longer Use Tied to Higher Risk
Proton pump inhibitors have been linked again to chronic kidney disease; the longer they are used, the greater the risk for adverse renal outcomes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury in California's agricultural workers - Moyce S, Joseph J, Tancredi D, Mitchell D, Schenker M.
OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease in Central America suggests that agricultural work is potentially harmful to the kidneys. We investigated the cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) over one work shift among agricultural workers in California. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Dietary Phosphate and Risk of ESRD and Mortality in CKDDietary Phosphate and Risk of ESRD and Mortality in CKD
How closely linked are phosphate levels and the risk of end-stage renal disease, cardiovascular events, and mortality in chronic kidney disease? Kidney International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

HPV vaccine may be effective in adolescents with kidney disease, but less so in those with a kidney transplant
Following vaccination against human papillomavirus, girls and young women with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis had antibody levels above the threshold that indicates protection from infection. A significant proportion of patients with kidney transplants showed evidence of an inadequate antibody response to the vaccine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

NIH awards $1.7 million to UTA professor to fight chronic kidney disease
(University of Texas at Arlington) University of Texas at Arlington kinesiology professor Paul Fadel has received a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to find a solution for thwarting cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[Feature] Occupational hazard
Farm workers in southern India are dying from chronic kidney disease, and no one knows what is causing it. But a rash of similar outbreaks in other countries, including Central America, Sri Lanka, and Egypt, has underscored that it is a global problem. Public health experts and researchers are alarmed and baffled. In Central America, which has been hit the hardest, the leading hypothesis is that this is an occupational disease, caused by chronic exposure to heat and dehydration in the cane fields. But in India, as in Sri Lanka and Central America, researchers are pursuing a wide range of ideas, including contaminants in dr...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Opko Health stock falls 10% after drug approval faces delay
Opko Health’s stock closed down 10.6 percent on Wednesday after the company disclosed that the FDA wasn’t ready to approve one of its drug candidates as it had hoped. The Miami-based company (NYSE: OPK), headed by billionaire CEO Dr. Phillip Frost, wanted the FDA to approve its application for Rayaldee to treat vitamin D deficiency in patients with Stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease. However, the FDA told Opko that a field inspection of its third-party contract manufacturers between March… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news