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Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Kidney Health

• Every one-point increase in a Mediterranean diet score was associated with a 17% decreased likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease. • Dietary patterns that closely resembled the Mediterranean diet were linked with a 50% reduced risk...
24-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Removal of Heart Medications by Dialysis May Increase Kidney Failure Patients’ Risk of Dying Prematurely

• Among kidney failure patients on dialysis, beta blockers that are easily removed from the circulation through dialysis were linked with a higher risk of premature death than beta blockers that are not easily removed through dialysis.
24-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Many Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Inaccurate

Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in up to 15% of patients.
21-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

People Who Develop Kidney Stones May Face Increased Bone Fracture Risk

• People who developed kidney or urinary tract stones were more likely to later experience bone fractures. • The median time between diagnosis and bone fracture was 10 years
17-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Binge Drinking in Young Men Linked with Increased Risk of Hypertension

Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.
14-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Blood Test Helps Predict Relapse in Patients with Autoimmune Disease Affecting the Kidneys

• Among patients with an autoimmune disease called ANCA-associated vasculitis, autoantibody increases were linked with an 11-fold increased risk of relapse in patients whose kidneys were affected. • Among patients without kidney involvement,...
10-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Recent Kidney Policy Changes Have Not Created Racial Disparities in Care

• After the implementation of a new payment system for kidney failure care and changes to dosing guidelines for anemia drugs, there were no meaningful differences by race regarding changes in management practices or laboratory measures among...
3-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Exercise Linked with Improved Physical and Mental Health Among Dialysis Patients

• Among dialysis patients, aerobic activity was linked positively with health-related quality of life and inversely with depressive symptoms and premature death. • In general, patients had higher aerobic activity levels if they were treated in...
26-Sep-2014 9:25 AM EDT

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