Kidney Disease

Aha: Sotagliflozin Beneficial For T2dm With Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Sotagliflozin is beneficial for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in patients with recent worsening heart failure as well as in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to two studies published online Nov. 16 in...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Chronic Kidney Disease Affects 1 Out Of 10 Salvadorans, Including Children

Children with chronic kidney disease suffer more adversities during pandemicParents of kids with CKD receiving vitamines and supplies. Photo by Iris Violeta Foundation. According to a 2019 peer-reviewed study in MEDICC, “chronic kidney disease...
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Contraceptive Use Low Among Women With Kidney Disease

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Contraceptive use is low among women of reproductive age undergoing dialysis for end-stage kidney disease, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in Kidney Medicine. Silvi Shah, M.D., from the University of...
Related topics: Dialysis, Medical Research

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Nuances Of Testing For And Treating Cad In Ckd Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Questions remain about what to do when coronary artery disease is found in candidates for kidney transplant and other people with chronic kidney disease. When would coronary angiography and revascularization make sense? In this...

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Guidelines Developed For Diabetes Management In Ckd

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- In a synopsis of the 2020 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline, published online Nov. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations and practice points are presented for...
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Sotagliflozin Prevents Heart Events In Acute Hf, Chronic Kidney Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Novel SGLT1 and SGLT2 inhibitor sotagliflozin reduced cardiovascular events in particularly high-risk type 2 diabetes patients with worsening heart failure or chronic kidney disease, two trials showed. Among the SOLOIST-WHF...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiology, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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An Epidemic Outbreak Of Mesoamerican Nephropathy In Nicaragua Linked To Nickel Toxicity

For over 20 years, researchers have tried to solve the medical mystery behind Mesoamerican Nephropathy, a form of chronic kidney disease that has caused more than 50,000 deaths in coastal South America. Now, researchers present the strongest...
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'kidney' Vs 'renal': Experts Say Words Matter

A consensus report from KDIGO recommends using 'kidney' instead of 'renal' when referring to most kidney disease and function, but there has been pushback. Medscape Medical News

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Experts Lead Call To Action For Doctors To Heed Guidelines On Diabetes Care

GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors reduce high blood sugar and adverse events related to heart and kidney disease, but cardiologists rarely prescribe these drugs. A leading group of diabetes doctors and cardiologists are trying to change...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose), Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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More Top Research From Kidney Week 2020

(MedPage Today) -- The American Society of Nephrology's virtual Kidney Week featured a slew of research advancements and options for the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some of the new findings presented included the investigational...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Most Ckd Etiologies See Benefit With Dapagliflozin

(MedPage Today) -- Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) was renoprotective and cardioprotective in patients with most causes of kidney disease with or without type 2 diabetes, a secondary analysis of the DAPA-CKD trial found. In another look at the over 4...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Op-ed: Kidney Disease Patients Need Covid-19 Protection Now

(MedPage Today) -- While there is much that is still unknown about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, one reality that has become explicitly clear over the past 4 months is the pandemic's disproportionate effect on minority...

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Kidney Trouble Greatly Raises Odds For Fatal Covid-19

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- COVID-19 patients who have kidney disease or whose kidneys are damaged by the virus have a much higher risk of dying from the illness, a new study suggests. Researchers who studied 372 patients admitted to four intensive...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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New Graphene-based Antibody Test Developed For Detecting Kidney Disease

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from The University of Manchester have developed a new graphene-based testing system for disease-related antibodies, initially targeting a kidney disease called Membranous Nephropathy.
Related topics: Graphene, Medical Research

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Glomerular Diseases Linked To Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Conditions

* Adults with glomerular diseases have a 2.5-times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than individuals in the general population. * Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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New Model Predicts Which Patients With Kidney Disease May Develop Heartbeat Irregularities

* A new model that incorporates a type of artificial intelligence can accurately predict which individuals with chronic kidney disease face a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation. * Results from the study will be presented online during ASN...
Related topics: Medical Research

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"patient Activation" May Improve Quality Of Life In Individuals With Kidney Disease

* In individuals with chronic kidney disease who received online peer mentoring, improved patient activation correlated with improvements in various aspects of quality of life. * Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Acute Kidney Injury Among African Americans With Sickle Cell Trait And Disease

* New research examines the risk of acute kidney injury in people with sickle cell trait or disease, as well as the effect of acute kidney injury on kidney function decline in these individuals. * Results from the study will be presented online...
Related topics: African-American, Medical Research

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Clinical Trial Shows Experimental Drug Safely Slows Progression Of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Patients with diabetic kidney disease can potentially be treated with a new investigational medication that may slow the progress of their illness without harmful side effects to their hearts, according to the results of a global clinical trial...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Diabetes

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Finerenone Cuts Kidney, Heart Risks In Ckd And T2d

(MedPage Today) -- An investigational anti-mineralocorticoid agent slowed chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression in people with type 2 diabetes, the phase III FIDELIO-DKD trial showed. In the trial, 17.8% of the 2,833 patients on finerenone...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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