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Study Compares Strategies to Eliminate Race-Based Adjustments in Estimates of Kidney Function

• Removal of race adjustments to equations that estimate kidney function would increase the number of people categorized as having chronic kidney disease. • There are several modifications for removing race that vary in their expected impact on...
22-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Missing Self” Contributes to Organ Rejection after Transplantation

• After kidney transplantation, natural killer cells of the recipient become active because they miss “self” proteins on donor cells. • These cells contribute to organ rejection, in addition to traditional modes of rejection involving T...
16-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Score Measures Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Kidney Failure

Highlights • The results of a new study support the validity of a score that considers various patient-reported outcome measures and preferences for assessing health-related quality of life in individuals with kidney failure. • The score is...
13-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dapagliflozin Found Effective and Safe in Adults with Advanced Kidney Disease

• The sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor dapagliflozin reduced kidney, cardiovascular, and mortality risks in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, similar to benefits seen in individuals with normal or moderately impaired kidney...
13-Jul-2021 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For People with Kidney Disease, There Is No Safe Amount of Lead in Drinking Water

• In this analysis of U.S. adults with advanced kidney disease, even low levels of lead in community drinking water had a negative effect on health. • Higher lead levels were found in the drinking water of predominantly Black communities...
9-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Changing Demographics of Physician-Scientists Doing Kidney Research in the United States

• The physician-scientist workforce doing kidney research in the United States is increasingly made up of women and international medical graduates. • However, this workforce is older, declining in relative number, and is less overwhelmingly...
12-Jul-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Individuals Undergoing Dialysis, More Frequent Visits with Kidney Specialists Does Not Improve Patient-Reported Experiences

• Patients with kidney failure did not report better experience with care from more frequent face-to-face visits with kidney specialists at dialysis facilities. • In fact, more frequent visits were linked with slightly lower patient-reported...
12-Jul-2021 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients with Kidney Disease—Even without Anemia—May Benefit From Iron Treatment

• Among individuals with chronic kidney disease, iron deficiency was linked with higher risks of death and cardiovascular events, in patients with and without anemia. • Clinical trials are needed to test the effects of iron treatment, even in...
2-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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