Study finds link between pregnancy-related diabetes and increased risk for CKD

May 23, 2018
Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study by researchers at…
In the Journals

Study links frequency of laboratory testing with mortality, hospitalization in patients with ESRD

May 23, 2018
According to a study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, patients with chronic kidney disease who underwent more frequent laboratory…
Feature

How one court case in the opioid crisis could impact millions of patients

May 23, 2018
A lawsuit against certain opioid manufacturers and drug distributors could dramatically shake up the health care, pharmaceutical and legal systems…
In the Journals

340B hospitals provide more low-profit services

May 23, 2018
Hospitals that participate in the 340B program offer more low-profit service lines than nonparticipants, according to research published in JAMA
In the Journals

Patients spend more time in early stages of CKD than in later stages

May 22, 2018
According to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, patients with chronic kidney disease spend a longer…
In the Journals

Physicians report distress, burnout about providing emergency-only dialysis to undocumented immigrants

May 21, 2018
Hospital policies that prevent physicians from providing hemodialysis to undocumented immigrants with end-stage kidney disease except in emergency…
In the Journals

Survey of nephrology training program indicates most graduates no longer perform kidney biopsies

May 21, 2018
Most graduates from a single military training program who responded to an online survey no longer perform kidney biopsies, according to a study…
Meeting News

RA not a risk factor for CV mortality in ESRD

May 21, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Rheumatoid arthritis is not an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality in end stage renal disease, according to…
In the Journals Plus

Egg diet restrictions may be unnecessary for adults with type 2 diabetes

May 21, 2018
Adults with type 2 diabetes who consumed a diet high in eggs did not experience adverse effects on cardiometabolic risks factors when compared with…

FDA approves Lokelma for treatment of adults with hyperkalemia

May 21, 2018
The FDA recently announced approval of Lokelma, formerly ZS-9, for the treatment of hyperkalemia in adults. “We are pleased by today’s…

Top studies on AKI

May 18, 2018
Among the top stories related to acute kidney injury is a finding that acute kidney injury is independently associated with an increased risk of…
In the Journals

Study links poor functional status with 1-year mortality in elderly patients with ESRD

May 18, 2018
Poor functional kidney status among elderly patients with end-stage renal disease was associated with higher odds of central venous catheter use and…
In the Journals

Study finds AKI independently associated with increased risk of CV events

May 17, 2018
According to a study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, acute kidney injury in hospitalized adults was independently…
In the Journals

Findings link early postoperative acetaminophen exposure with lower AKI rate in pediatric patients

May 17, 2018
Among pediatric patients who undergo cardiac surgery, early postoperative acetaminophen exposure may be associated with a lower rate of acute kidney…
In the Journals

Findings link AKI with greater rehospitalization rates among children

May 16, 2018
According to a study published in the Clinical Journals of the American Society of Nephrology, acute kidney injury was associated with greater rates…

Northwest Kidney Centers presents educator with distinguished service award

May 16, 2018
Mary Lewis, the leader of Northwest Kidney Centers’ clinical education for staff members, has been awarded the Clyde Shields Distinguished…
Pharmacology Consult

Preventing meningococcal disease in patients receiving Soliris

Infectious Disease News, May 2018
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Soliris is a humanized monoclonal antibody that has emerged as a life-saving therapy for certain rare diseases but carries with it the risk for…

Dialysis profits bill goes before California Senate hearing

May 15, 2018
A ballot initiative that would limit the profits of dialysis providers in California goes before a joint hearing of two state Senate Committees…
FDA News

FDA approves Retacrit, an Epogen/Procrit biosimilar, for treatment of anemia

May 15, 2018
The FDA today approved epoetin alfa-epbx, the first epoetin alfa biosimilar, for the treatment of anemia caused by chemotherapy, chronic kidney…

ACP: Trump’s rescission package would harm public health

May 15, 2018
The American College of Physicians recently sent a letter to Congress indicating that slashing expenditures would impair access to health coverage…