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Dialysis Patients May Have Faulty “Good” Cholesterol

• In kidney disease patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, enzyme activities involved in HDL metabolism and HDL maturation were significantly altered. • The normal function of HDL was also compromised in patients on hemodialysis or...
27-Feb-2015 9:05 AM EST

Study Reveals How Dietary Phosphate Can Increase Heart Disease Risk

• High phosphate levels cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood clots.
27-Feb-2015 9:05 AM EST

Urine Test Predicts Heart Failure Patients’ Risk of Kidney Injury

• Urinary angiotensinogen levels at the time of hospital admission predicted acute decompensated heart failure patients’ risk of developing acute kidney injury with considerable accuracy. • Patients’ urinary angiotensinogen level at the...
20-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Why Are Kidney Patients Starting Dialysis Sooner?

• In VA medical centers, patients started dialysis progressively earlier in the course of their kidney disease in more recent years. • There were no measurable differences in how sick patients were at the time of initiation or in the reasons...
13-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Most Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease May Experience Long-Term Pain

• In a study of patients with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease, most patients reported chronic pain. • More severe pain was linked with both proper and improper use of pain medications.
13-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

A High Acid Diet May Have Negative Effects on Kidney Health

• Among patients with chronic kidney disease, patients who consumed high acid diets were 3-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid diets. • Low acid load diets are rich in fruits and vegetables, while...
6-Feb-2015 7:00 AM EST

Study Provides Insights on Enzyme That Helps Direct the Immune Response to Kidney Injury

• An enzyme called heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) affects immune cells as they travel through the body in response to kidney injury. • In mice, the absence of HO-1 leads to poor recovery after acute kidney injury.
6-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

ASN Partners with Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program to Create ASN-AMFDP Award

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is partnering with the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create the ASN-AMFDP Award and improve diversity in kidney health. The ASN-AMFDP Award...
9-Feb-2015 4:35 PM EST

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