Kidney Week 2019

Converting PCR to ACR to Develop CKD Risk Equations

CKD Education Improves eGFR Slopes

For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), multidisciplinary education can play a role in prevention of disease progression and...
Gluten intolerance

Gluten-Free-Diet in Children with Nephrotic Syndrome

In children with celiac disease, the protein zonulin increased gut permeability after exposure to gliadin. In children with nephrotic...
Voclosporin Add-on May Benefit Lupus Nephritis Patients

T-Regulatory Cells and B-Regulatory Cells in Lupus Nephritis

Previous studies in patients with lupus nephritis have shown impairment in both the number and function of T-regulatory cells....

Kidney Transplantation Outcomes in Patients with ADPKD

For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the optimal choice for renal replacement therapy is renal transplant. A common...
HCV Status and Kidney Transplantation Outcomes

Decline in eGFR in CKD Patients versus At-risk Patients

There are few data available on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
Hemodialysis and Depression

Nutritional Predictors of All-Cause Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Patients with end-stage renal disease require close monitoring of nutrition. However, in patients on hemodialysis, obtaining adequate nutritional status...
Medicare Analysis: No Link Between Postdischarge Mortality and HRRP Announcement

Hyperkalemia Excursions and Risk of Mortality: Analysis of DOPPS Results

There is an association between hyperkalemia and adverse clinical events in patients on hemodialysis identified by a single potassium...
Single-Patient Hospital Rooms Are Associated with a Decrease in Infections

Prognostic Value of Various Body Composition Values in Hospitalized Dialysis Patients

Despite the importance of body composition in the prognosis of dialysis patients, there are few data available on comparisons...
HIMALAYAS Study: Roxadustat versus Epoetin Alfa

Patients with AKI Receiving CRRT at Risk of New-onset Atrial Fibrillation

UP to 44% of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) experience atrial fibrillation...
Ticagrelor Reduces Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Clinical Variables and Timing of RRT Initiation for AKI Patients

There is no clear consensus on the optimal timing of initiation of dialysis in critically ill patients with acute...

SZC Improves Potassium Balance in Hyperkalemic Dialysis Patients

Despite hemodialysis, patients with end-stage renal disease frequently experience predialysis hyperkalemia. The DIALIZE trial (NCT03303521), a phase 3b, randomized,...
gene therapy

Patient Reactions to Genetic Testing for ADTKD

Reactions to a diagnosis of autosomal dominant tubule-interstitial kidney disease (ADTKD) due to UMOD and MUC1 mutations in asymptomatic...
Sex Differences in CKD Progression

Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy Initiation in the ICU

Increased morbidity and mortality are both associated with acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. The optimal timing of...
Donor Kidney Acceptance Practices and Wait-listed Patients

Fluid Overload and Mortality in Patients with Influenza and AKI

The impact of influenza virus, particularly A(H1N1) is associated with high risk of mortality in patients who develop acute...
blood

Novel CRRT Protocol to Prevent Electrolyte Disturbance

Standard treatment for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) is continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). During CRRT,...
Kidneys

Living Donor Kidney Volume Predictive of Graft Function

Washington, DC—The treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease is kidney transplantation, and living donor kidney transplantation...
Study Examines Prevalence of Arrhythmias in Patients on Maintenance Dialysis

Defibrillator Use in Dialysis Patients: National Cardiovascular Data Registry Report

Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate trends and the use and in-hospital outcomes of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators...
CKD complications

Creatinine-Cystatin C Ratio as Marker for Mortality Prediction in AKI

Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) are at increased risk of mortality....
Electrocardiogram: No Diagnostic Yield from Genetic Screening for Young Athletes with T-Wave Inversion

Changes in ECG in Acute versus Chronic Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia resulting from kidney failure is associated with life-threatening arrhythmias. Researchers conducted a study to test the hypothesis that...

Curated Journal Abstracts

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