Kidney Disease

Study Examines Covid-19 Among Patients Receiving Home Dialysis

* Patients with kidney failure who are undergoing dialysis--whether at dialysis clinics or at home--face a higher risk of developing COVID-19 and a higher risk of dying from the disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Dialysis

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Novartis (nvs) Posts Positive Data On Kidney Disease Candidate

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Related topics: Novartis, Medical Research

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'potential' New Standard In High-risk Kidney Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Single-agent immune checkpoint inhibition after surgery reduced the risk of disease recurrence or death in patients with high-risk clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC), findings from a phase III study showed. The KEYNOTE-564...
Related topics: Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Cdc Analysis: First Months Of Pandemic Saw Thousands Of Excess Us Kidney Failure Deaths

A government analysis published Tuesday estimates that the U.S. saw thousands of excess deaths among kidney failure patients during the first seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Will U.s. Health Care Match Native Americans’ Treatment Of Chronic Kidney Disease?

For years, hypertension has dominated the health care field, afflicting 45 percent of all adult Americans. Another disease that has gained renown in the world of health care is diabetes, afflicting 10.5 percent of the U.S. population. Health care...
Related topics: Hypertension, Diabetes

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Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wake Forest School Of Medicine And Renalytix Partner To...

Renalytix AI plc, Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine announced a partnership to implement an advanced clinical care model designed to improve kidney health and reduce kidney disease progression and kidney...

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Finerenone May Delay Afib Onset In Patients With Ckd And Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes were about 30% less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (Afib) with finerenone treatment versus placebo, a researcher reported. In a prespecified exploratory...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Placebo, Medical Research

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Lipid Droplets Help Protect Kidney Cells From Damage

Researchers have found out how microscopic structures called lipid droplets may help to prevent a high-fat diet causing kidney damage. The work in fruit flies opens up a new research avenue for developing better treatments for chronic kidney disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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New Aha Statement On Aortic Stenosis In Chronic Kidney Disease

Patients with chronic kidney disease and aortic stenosis have distinctive epidemiological and pathophysiological characteristics, presenting diagnostic and management challenges, a new statement says. Medscape Medical News

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Large Study Links Dementia To Poor Kidney Function

Older people with kidney disease have a higher risk of dementia, and the risk increases with the rate and stage of kidney function decline. That is according to a large observational study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, published in the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Dementia

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Fda Approves Dapagliflozin (farxiga) For Chronic Kidney Disease

Based on results of the DAPA-CKD trial, the FDA has granted approval for the diabetes drug in patients with CKD at risk for disease progression. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Diabetes

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Bernie Madoff Died Of Hypertension, Kidney Disease, Death Certificate Shows

Bernie Madoff died of plaque build-up in his arteries and terminal kidney failure ... according to his death certificate. According to the doc, obtained by TMZ, Bernie's immediate cause of death is listed as hypertension, atherosclerotic…
Related topics: Hypertension

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Safety, Efficacy Of Vadadustat Explored For Ckd

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- Vadadustat met the noninferiority criteria for cardiovascular safety versus darbepoetin alfa among patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD-CKD), but not those with non-DD-CKD (NDD-CKD), according to...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Dialysis

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New Benefits From Anti-diabetic Drug Metformin

Researchers have found that the anti-diabetic drug metformin significantly prolongs the survival of mice in a model that simulates the pathology of non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) by ameliorating pathological conditions like reduced...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Innovative Technique Developed To Destroy Cancerous Kidney Cells

An innovative new technique that encourages cancer cells in the kidneys to self-destruct could revolutionize the treatment of the disease.
Related topics: Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Oncology

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Diabetic Kidney Disease Risk Stratifier Helpful Tool For Pcps

(MedPage Today) -- Artificial intelligence was predictive of care strategies for patients with diabetic kidney disease, a new study found. Test results from the KidneyIntelX diagnostic tool were significantly tied to how a primary care physician...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Difelikefalin Safe, Effective For Kidney Disease-associated Pruritus

Combined data from two difelikefalin pivotal trials and from open-label extended treatment show a favorable profile for an agent now under FDA review. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Metformin Well Tolerated In Polycystic Kidney Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Metformin was both safe and well tolerated in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the phase II TAME PKD trial found. The parallel-group, randomized trial of 97 participants found no significant...

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Race Coefficient Alters Kidney Disease Stage In Many Black Patients

Yet another database documents that applying the race coefficient when calculating eGFR in Black adults reclassifies many into a less severe stage of chronic kidney disease. But does this impact outcomes? Medscape Medical News

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Gum Disease Linked To High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which the pressure of blood against artery walls is too high. High blood pressure can lead to blood vessel damage, which in turn can cause heart disease, kidney disease and stroke.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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