Kidney Week

Healio brings you the highlights from Kidney Week. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from Kidney Week, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Kidney stones linked to gestational complications

December 6, 2017
Gestational dysglycemia and hypertension occurred more often in women with a history of nephrolithiasis in study results presented at the American…
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Chronic insomnia linked to kidney dysfunction

December 5, 2017
Patients with chronic insomnia had a higher incidence of progressive loss of kidney function, incident chronic kidney disease and all-cause mortality…
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Tolvaptan slows kidney function decline

November 9, 2017
In patients with later-stage autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, tolvaptan reduced the estimated glomerular filtration rate by 35% compared…

Several risk factors may lead to faster renal failure in patients with diabetes

November 30, 2016
Renal failure could occur earlier in patients with diabetes, proteinuria and acute kidney injury than in those who do not have those risk factors…
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Saliva test may aid in kidney disease diagnosis

November 29, 2016
A salivary urea nitrogen dipstick test accurately diagnosed renal disease and predicted risk of all-cause mortality in under-resourced areas…
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Telemedicine technologies offer vital kidney care to rural areas

November 25, 2016
Barriers to delivering essential kidney care to remote areas in the United States can be overcome by implementing a telemedicine program in rural…
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Lack of sleep may increase progression of kidney disease

November 25, 2016
The longer a patient with chronic kidney disease slept, the lower that patient’s risk for end stage renal disease, according to findings…
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Smoking may limit benefits of some kidney disease medications

November 22, 2016
Patients with chronic kidney disease who continue smoking may not experience the usual lowering of protein excretion with angiotensin converting…