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Risk of CKD

Premature Birth Linked To Increased Risk Of Chronic Kidney Disease

Preterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD); from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study from Sweden published. Given the high levels of preterm birth (currently 10% in the US and 5-8% in Europe), and better survival into adulthood, these findings have important public health implications, say…

Polycystic kidney disease

The Most Prestigious Prize For Research In Polycystic Kidney Disease

The Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize is the most prestigious prize in the polycystic kidney disease field; it recognizes individuals whose scientific work results in tangible achievement toward improving the knowledge and treatment of the disease. York Pei, M.D. Both also honorary lecturers this month at the World Congress of Nephrology in Melbourne, Australia. Andy…

Taller children

Taller Children Have High Risk Of Developing Renal Cell Carcinoma

A study of more than 300,000 individuals in Denmark, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow; Scotland (28 April-1 May), reveals that heavier and taller children are at greater risk than their average-sized peers of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as adults. RCC is the most common form of kidney cancer in…

Plant-based diets

Healthy Plant-Based Diet May Lower Kidney Disease Risk

Plant-based diets consist of predominantly plant foods and a low intake of animal foods. Research has shown that plant-based diets are with a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Emerging evidence suggests that the risk of chronic conditions varies by types of plant-based diets. But in a study of nurses…

Thyroid Dysfunction

Chronic Kidney Disease And Thyroid Dysfunction In Non-Dialysis Patients

The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in China was 10.8%. Clinically, disorders of the thyroid gland such as hypothyroidism and euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS) often occur in CKD patients; especially in CKD stage 5. Patients with hypothyroidism can have clinically important reductions in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR); which can attenuate by using thyroid…

CKD development

Developing Chronic Kidney Disease In England

The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford investigated whether there was an association between socioeconomic deprivation; (measured using the English Index of Multiple Deprivation combining income, employment, health and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment, into a single score by geographical area); onset…

Diabetic kidney disease

Proteins Associated With Progression Of Diabetic Kidney Disease

In a breakthrough study published today in Nature Medicine; researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a group of 17 circulating inflammatory proteins that are consistent with the development and progression of diabetic kidney disease. So these 17 proteins, called the Kidney Risk Inflammatory Signature (KRIS); could allow doctors to determine the risk of progression to…

Innovation For Dialysis

Modifications To Medicare Tules Support Care Innovation For Dialysis

In late 2017, the 7 administrative contractors that Medicare currently uses to administer Parts A and B; benefits and pay these claims proposed new payment policies concerning hemodialysis (HD) treatments; for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These contractors represent all geographical jurisdictions in the United States and 100% of dialysis patients nationally. Their proposals,…

Global diabetes

Lower Risk For Kidney Events In T2DM With CKD

The worldwide prevalence of chronic kidney disease is one in seven to one in ten adults This pandemic is closely  to a global diabetes emergency.  In 2017, 425 million adults had diabetes; with a projection for a 48% increase to 629 million by 2045. About half of those with diabetes develop chronic kidney disease. Progressive…

Kidney Transplantations

More Care Is Needed For Patients After Kidney Transplantations

Patients with chronic kidney disease, and dialysis patients especially; have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients have significantly better long-term survival and quality of life. Although their cardiovascular risk decreases, cardiovascular complications are still the main…

Renal fibrosis

New Approach To Treat Renal Fibrosis

Tubulointerstitial renal fibrosis characterized as a progressive detrimental connective tissue deposition on the kidney parenchyma; appears to be a harmful process leading inevitably to renal function deterioration, independently of the primary renal disease which causes the original kidney injury. Renal fibrosis, the abnormal accumulation of fibrotic material within the kidney, hinders kidney function and may…

Type 2 diabetes

Drug Lowers Kidney Failure Risk In Diabetic Patients

A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug lowers the risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes;  kidney disease. “For the first time in 18 years, we have a therapy for patients with Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease that decreases kidney failure. “Now, patients with diabetes…