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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

Blood Pressure Targets for Individuals with Kidney Disease Should Consider Patients’ Age

• Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the magnitude of these associations diminished with...
15-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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