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Nephrology

Research & Development Investments Do Not Explain Drug Price Variation

Oct 05, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For a sample of 60 drugs, research and development investments do not explain the variation in list prices, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in J...

Medicare Eligibility Linked to Improvements in Health Care Access

Oct 05, 2022

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare eligibility and enrollment at age 65 years is associated with improvements in some measures of health care access and affordability, according to a s...

Many Kidney Transplant Recipients Back to Work

Sep 30, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Employed kidney transplant recipients report that they function very well at work, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in the Clinical Journal o...

Kidney Disease: What’s Race Got to Do With It?

Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Dlott shares lessons 1 year after the National Kidney Foundation removed race from the kidney function equation. Since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, gaps in care across the Uni...

Medicare Monthly Premiums to Drop for Seniors

Sep 29, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of seniors who had to pay high increases in Medicare premiums this year will get a break in 2023 when they see a rare drop in monthly premiums fo...

Arterial Stiffness Tied to Kidney Disease in Children

Sep 29, 2022

WDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pulse wave velocity is increased in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Clinical Journal of th...

Empagliflozin use associated with decreased rate of macroalbuminuria

Sep 28, 2022

1. In this post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial, empagliflozin use in patients with heart failure (HF) was associated with decreased rate of new onset macroalbuminuria and increased rate...

Triplet Therapy Ups Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Kidney Cancer

Sep 28, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Triplet therapy of cabozantinib + nivolumab + ipilimumab significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo + nivolumab + ipilimuma...

Race-Free Creatinine Equation May Cut Disparity in Kidney Wait Time

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Use of the creatinine race-free 2021 Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation to determine eligibility for the kidney transplant...

CKD Risk Up for Metabolically Healthy Overweight, Obese People

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Metabolically healthy overweight and obese individuals may have an increased risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Sep...

Decrease Noted in Peritoneal Dialysis-Linked Peritonitis Rates

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis rates have decreased over time, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in the American Journal of Kid...

Physician Burnout Significantly Increased During 2020 to 2021

Sep 24, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A dramatic increase in burnout occurred in U.S. physicians between 2020 and 2021, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Mayo Clinical Proceedings...

Medical Debt Tied to Worsening of Food, Housing Insecurity

Sep 22, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medical debt is common and is a risk factor for worsening of food and housing insecurity, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Network O...

inDEPTH: HIV & Prostate Cancer Prevention

Sep 19, 2022

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For RCC, No Survival Benefit With Adjuvant Nivolumab & Ipilimumab

Sep 19, 2022

Results from the phase 3 Checkmate 914 trial demonstrate that adjuvant treatment with nivolumab/ipilimumab does not improve survival in patients with stage II-III localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) ...

Physician Burnout May Raise Risk for Patient Safety Events

Sep 17, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout in physicians is associated with a decrease in job satisfaction and with increased patient safety events and patient dissatisfaction, according to a ...

An Ultrasound-guided Renal Biopsy Simulation Using Boiled Eggs

Sep 15, 2022

Multiple kidney disorders are often diagnosed with real-time ultrasound-guided renal biopsy. However, since it is an invasive technique with higher chances of consequences like bleeding, a useful simu...

Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome Characterized by Frequent Relapses and Steroid Dependence

Sep 15, 2022

Corticosteroid side effects are typically seen in children with frequently relapsing (FR) or steroid-dependent (SD) nephrotic syndrome (NS). There are many steroid-sparing medications in use, but only...

Primary Aldosteronism Is Associated with Suppression of Potassium Chloride Cotransporters by Acute Potassium Chloride Supplementation

Sep 15, 2022

Elevated levels of the sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) and phosphorylated NCC (pNCC) are possible indicators of primary aldosteronism (PA), however, these effects might also be caused by hypokalem...

Adjuvant Nivolumab + Ipilimumab Lacks Efficacy for Localized RCC

Sep 15, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Disease-free survival (DFS) does not differ with adjuvant nivolumab plus ipilimumab (NIVO+IPI) compared with placebo in patients with localized renal cell...