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Nephrology

Patient Preferences for Choices in Kidney Transplant Examined

Aug 22, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Patients are willing to receive a worse-quality kidney sooner in order to avoid additional waiting time for transplant, according to a study published onlin...

inDEPTH: Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine

Aug 22, 2022

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Real-World Data Links Rosuvastatin to Adverse Effects on Kidneys

Aug 19, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Rosuvastatin is associated with increased risks for hematuria, proteinuria, and kidney failure with replacement therapy (KFRT) compared with atorvastatin us...

Impact of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy on Kidney Function Examined

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) is associated with increased serum creatinine in transgender men, but not in transgender women, according to a syst...

Comorbidities Up Among Patients With ESRD, Concomitant Psoriasis

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), those with concomitant psoriasis are younger and more often have cancer, diabetes mellitus, and coronar...

Examining the Mental Health Needs of Adults With Self-Reported CKD

Aug 18, 2022

Data indicate that patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and comorbid mental illnesses have higher risks of death and hospitalization and a more rapid progression toward kidney failure than those...

Removal of asymptomatic kidney stones reduces risk of relapse

Aug 18, 2022

1. In a group of patients undergoing endoscopic removal of symptomatic kidney stones, concurrent removal of asymptomatic stones significantly reduced the incidence of relapse. 2. Concurrent removal of...

Kidney Transplant Biopsy Histological Diagnosis: Graft Survival Prediction

Aug 17, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to determine whether the histological features in a transplanted kidney biopsy can predict the graft's and patient's prognosis. The other goal was to learn more about t...

Gout More Prevalent Among Black Versus White U.S. Adults

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Gout is more prevalent in adults self-reporting Black versus White race, but these differences are attenuated after full adjustment for all risk factors, acc...

Low Dietary Calcium, Potassium Intake Tied to Kidney Stone Recurrence

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Lower dietary calcium and potassium intake are risk factors for symptomatic kidney stone recurrence, according to a study published in the August issue of t...

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to bring out-of-pocket drug costs down for many U.S. seniors, but most of its benefits are not immediate. Under th...

Kynurenines in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Aug 12, 2022

Kidney cyst development is a common inherited illness known as autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Interstitial inflammation development is a key pathogenic aspect of ADPKD. The meta...

#VisualAbstract: Dapagliflozin Associated With Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular and Kidney Outcomes Irrespective of Background Use of Cardiovascular Medications

Aug 11, 2022

1. In this secondary analysis of the DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial, among 17,160 patients, dapagliflozin consistently reduced the risk of cardiovascular death, hospitalization for heart failure and the ki...

Removing Small, Asymptomatic Kidney Stones Beneficial

Aug 11, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Removing small, asymptomatic stones during endoscopic removal of ureteral or contralateral kidney stones is beneficial, according to a study published in ...

Women Face Lower Odds of Diagnosis, Appropriate Management of CKD

Aug 10, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There are sex-related differences in the detection, recognition, monitoring, referrals, and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study...

Adjunctive Acupuncture May Speed Relief From Pain of Renal Colic

Aug 10, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For acute renal colic, acupuncture as an adjunct to intramuscular injection of diclofenac sodium may accelerate pain relief, according to a study published...

Methamphetamine use associated with cardiovascular disease in hospitalized patients

Aug 10, 2022

1. Among hospitalized patients, methamphetamine use was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. 2. Among individuals using methamphetamines, those with chronic kidney disease, hyp...

Germline Mutations in CIDEB Confer Protection from Liver Disease

Aug 10, 2022

1. Rare mutations in CIDEB are associated with a decreased risk of developing liver cirrhosis. 2. Further, rare mutations in CIDEB are associated with a decreased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver dis...

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

Aug 09, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflation is putting Americans' health at risk, with nearly two in five struggling to pay for the care they need, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll....

Serum Aldosterone Concentration Linked to CKD Progression

Aug 09, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), higher serum aldosterone concentrations are associated with an increased risk for disease progression, rega...