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Anxiety Is an Underrecognized Yet Serious Clinical Problem for Dialysis Patients

• A new review examines how anxiety may affect the health and care of patients with kidney failure who are undergoing hemodialysis.
16-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals More Liberal Use of Dialysis in the US Compared with Other Developed Nations

• In a study of VA patients with kidney failure, the overwhelming majority (85.5%) of patients had either received, or were preparing to receive, renal replacement therapy. • Even among members of the oldest age group (≥85 years) with the...
16-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2016: Reinventing Nephrology: From Molecule to Man

The world’s largest gathering of kidney health professionals will join forces in Chicago from November 15–20, 2016, to discuss research discoveries and how to move them from bench to bedside during the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney...
14-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Strategy May Help Prevent Kidney Failure in Patients with Diabetes

• A newly developed compound inhibits the deleterious effects of high blood sugar on kidney cells and slows the progression of kidney disease in diabetic mice. • The compound protects the kidneys in both early and advanced phases of diabetes,...
2-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Promises Made to Living Donors Being Upheld?

• Most prior living kidney donors in the United States who later need a transplant receive one quickly, but some are not readily given the priority they were promised when they donated.
26-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Oral Diabetes Drugs May Also Protect Patients’ Kidney Health

• In a clinical trial of patients with type 2 diabetes, canagliflozin (a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor) slowed kidney function decline to a greater extent than glimepiride (a sulfonylurea), while having similar blood sugar–lowering...
12-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Intermediate HDL Cholesterol Levels May Be Best for Longevity

• In a large study of male veterans, both low and high HDL cholesterol levels were associated with higher risks of dying compared with intermediate levels, forming a U-shaped curve. • The beneficial properties of HDL cholesterol were...
5-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Strict Blood Pressure Control May Provide Long-Term Benefits for Patients with Kidney Disease

• In long-term analyses of 2 clinical trials that included patients with chronic kidney disease, a lower blood pressure target than the currently guideline-recommended goal of 140/90 mm Hg was safe and associated with protection against premature...
5-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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