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Marijuana, Kidney Function

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What’s the Best Strategy to Increase Living Kidney Donation?

• There are very few high quality studies on strategies to increase living kidney donation. • From the limited data available, educational interventions directed at potential recipients and their social networks are the most promising.

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kidney function decline, community-aquired infections

Reduced Kidney Function Linked to an Increased Risk of Community-Acquired Infections

• In a new study, individuals with poor kidney function had an increased risk of developing community-acquired infections. • The relative proportion of lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and sepsis became increasingly higher as kidney function decreased.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Kidney Function

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Rises with Decreasing Kidney Function

• Investigators observed a step-wise increase in the risk of atrial fibrillation with decreasing kidney function. Compared with patients without kidney disease, those with severe kidney disease had a two-fold higher risk for developing atrial fibrillation. • This link held even after accounting for a range of possible contributors, including measures of cardiovascular health, and it was consistent across subgroups of participants.

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Smell Loss, Chronic Kidney Disease, Malnutrition

Smell Loss May Contribute to Malnutrition in Individuals with Kidney Disease

• Deficits in the ability to smell are common among individuals with chronic kidney disease, and the severity of these deficits increases with the severity of their disease. • Reductions in several markers of nutrition correlated with patients’ impaired sense of smell. • Treatment with intranasal theophylline, an asthma drug, led to improvements in the ability to smell in 5 of 7 patients with kidney failure.

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US Transplant Centers Frequently Refuse Deceased Donor Kidneys

• From 2007-2012, deceased donor kidneys in the United States were offered a median of 7 times before finally being accepted for transplantation. • Such refusals may have contributed to racial and ethnic disparities that exist in access to transplantation in the United States.

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Patients May Be at Risk After Discharge From the Emergency Department with Acute Kidney Injury

n a new study, patients discharged home from the emergency department with acute kidney injury remained at increased risk of poor 30-day outcomes.

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Detailed Analysis of Donor-Recipient Tissue Mismatch May Help Personalize Treatment After Transplantation

• A molecular analysis of the mismatch between the tissues of donors and recipients helped predict which recipients required high doses of immune modulating drugs and which needed only low doses.

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Study Provides Insights on Preeclampsia

• A new test may help to rapidly diagnose preeclampsia in pregnant women. Elevated levels of fetal hemoglobin in the blood may play a role in the development of kidney damage associated with preeclampsia.







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