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FDA approval of on-body sensor may benefit patients with ESKD on home dialysis

January 29, 2020
BioIntelliSense has received FDA approval to market BioSticker, an on-body sensor that allows for continuous monitoring of vital signs of patients in…
In the Journals

National paired kidney exchange program confers positive outcomes

January 28, 2020
According to a study, transplant recipients who received kidneys from a national paired kidney exchange program experienced similar post-transplant…
In the Journals

Proteinuria may help predict loss of kidney function after AKI

January 28, 2020
Monitoring proteinuria levels after hospitalization for acute kidney injury may be helpful in predicting subsequent risk for kidney disease…

AKF summit seeks to improve diagnosis of underlying causes of kidney diseases

January 27, 2020
The American Kidney Fund recently announced it will convene a summit of scientists, patients, and academic and industry researchers in spring 2020 to…
In the Journals

Biomarker may predict CKD progression in children

January 27, 2020
Higher levels of a circulating biomarker were associated with shorter time to kidney replacement therapy and lowering of eGFR in pediatric patients…
In the Journals

Higher protein intake linked to more rapid kidney function decline after myocardial infarction

January 24, 2020
A study of 2,248 patients, most of whom had normal kidney function at baseline, found patients who had higher protein intakes experienced a more…
In the Journals

Structural features of living donor kidneys may predict graft failure in recipients

January 24, 2020
Subclinical structural features of donated kidneys — identified through biopsy — appeared to contribute to graft failure in the…
Feature

Trump’s claim to have ‘saved’ preexisting conditions clashes with record

January 24, 2020
Earlier this month, health care policy suddenly managed to steal some headlines away from impeachment and the ongoing horserace of the 2020…
In the Journals

Initial biopsy of deceased donor kidneys not reliable for predicting post-transplant outcomes

January 23, 2020
Initial biopsies of deceased donor kidneys, also known as procurement biopsies, often provided information that was neither reproducible nor…
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Study identifies risk factors for restless legs syndrome, effects on patients on hemodialysis

January 23, 2020
Researchers have identified several risk factors for restless legs syndrome in patients on hemodialysis, a condition found to be highly prevalent in…
Guest Editorial

Refresh your practice

January 23, 2020
In this guest editorial, Wayne B. Jonas, MD, the executive director of Samueli
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Measurement of renal function reserve may be useful in kidney donor selection

January 22, 2020
Renal function reserve was more significantly reduced in kidney donors with certain characteristics, making it a potentially useful tool for…
In the Journals

Peripheral artery disease more common in patients with late-stage CKD

January 22, 2020
Peripheral artery disease is more common in patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease and may lead to adverse events, according to results of a…
In the Journals

Catheter ablation with renal denervation may eliminate AF at 12 months

January 21, 2020
Renal denervation with catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and hypertension significantly increased the likelihood of…
In the Journals

Article identifies solutions to increase PD use in the United States

January 21, 2020
In an editorial, researchers proposed potential solutions to increase peritoneal dialysis use in the United States that focused on…
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Prediabetes increases risk for proteinuria progression, CV events

January 21, 2020
A large cohort of adults with chronic kidney disease, those with prediabetes were more likely to develop proteinuria or experience a cardiovascular…

Organ donation rate, transplants set new record

January 21, 2020
According to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing, nearly 11,900 people who died in 2019 donated one or more organs, making it the ninth…
In the Journals

Constipation may lead to uremic toxins in patients with CKD

January 20, 2020
Constipation was associated with the production of the uremic toxin p-cresylsulfate — but not indoxyl sulfate — in patients with chronic…
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Oral anticoagulants may be harmful in patients with AF on dialysis

January 20, 2020
Among patients with atrial fibrillation on long-term dialysis, oral anticoagulants were not associated with decreased risk for thromboembolism and…
In the Journals

Patient support tool may improve treatment decisions for those with CKD, hepatitis C

January 20, 2020
For patients with both chronic kidney disease and the hepatitis C virus, an education and support tool increased knowledge of the conditions, thereby…