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Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Poor Health in Patients with Kidney Disease

• In patients with chronic kidney disease, those with more advanced disease had higher blood levels of the bacterial metabolite phenylacetylglutamine. • Patients with high phenylacetylglutamine had an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular...
20-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Public Health Intervention May Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

• Kidney function remained unchanged among hypertensive adults in communities assigned to a public health intervention for general practitioners and community health workers, whereas kidney function significantly declined among those who received...
13-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Screening Strategy Identifies Adults at Risk for Developing Kidney Disease

• In the See Kidney Disease (SeeKD) Targeted Screening program undertaken by the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 89% of patients who were screened reported at least 1 risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), and of those, 19% had unrecognized...
13-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Smartphone-Based System May Improve Health of Patients with Chronic Diseases

• A smartphone-based system helped patients with chronic kidney disease monitor their blood pressure, symptoms, and medications. • The system also alerted patients’ physicians about medication errors and other potential harms.
6-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Disease May Increase Hospitalized Patients’ Risk of Complications

• In a study of hospitalized patients, those with chronic kidney disease were 19% more likely to experience hospital acquired complications than patients with normal kidney function. • There was a graded relation between the risk of...
6-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Change May Contribute to Rising Rates of Chronic Kidney Disease

• Chronic kidney disease that is not associated with traditional risk factors appears to be increasing in rural hot communities as worldwide temperature progressively rises. • The condition has likely increased due to global warming and an...
29-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Female Hormones May Make Women Less Susceptible to Kidney Failure Than Men

• Researchers detected transient increases in enzymes indicative of kidney health that correlated with specific phases of the female reproductive hormone cycle. • The findings indicate that nonreproductive organs may undergo periodical...
22-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Names Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN as CJASN’s Next Editor-in-Chief

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has named Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN, as Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), effective January 1, 2017. He will serve a six-year term.
28-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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