Tag: kidneys

Innovative Kidney Donor ‘Voucher’ System Is Saving Lives

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In the world of chronic kidney disease, the dilemma is not uncommon: A...

New Test Could Help Primary Care Docs Chart Kidney Disease

A novel test that estimates the risk of a patient with type 2 diabetes developing end-stage kidney disease significantly outperformed more conventional risk-prediction methods in...

Difelikefalin Safe, Effective for Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus

Difelikefalin, an investigational intravenous (IV) drug for treating itch (pruritus) in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, was safe and effective in two parallel...

Disturbances in Kidney Function Persist After AKI in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) while hospitalized with COVID-19...

‘Major Update’ of BP Guidance for Kidney Disease

The new 2021 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline for blood pressure management for adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are...

Infections — Especially Urinary and Kidney — Are Higher in MS

Each year, roughly 1 in 60 adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) aged 65 years and under is hospitalized with urinary or kidney infections, a...

Blood Test Predicts Organ Rejection Risk After Kidney Transplant

A functional immunologic assay that could easily be incorporated into routine laboratory work can predict which patients are at high risk for rejection of their...

FDA Expands Sacubitril/Valsartan Indication to Embrace Some HFpEF

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a groundbreaking expanded indication for sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), making it the first drug in the United States...

Springboard Needed to Boost Access to Living Donor Kidney Transplants

A new study indicates numerous ways in which transplant teams can try to reduce disparities that currently mean that Black patients are far less likely...

Which Patients With Kidney Cancer Are Likely to Respond to ICI?

Several factors associated with a diminished response to immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) drugs among patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) have been...

Orthodox Jewish Docs Wrestle With COVID-19, Bad Press

For Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City and surrounding areas, the pandemic experience started with Purim. The holiday is usually joyous, commemorating the salvation...

Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants

New evidence further confirms that use of the race coefficient when calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in Black patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...

AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

Medicare Coverage of Kidney Transplant Drugs Is Extended

A newly passed US law ensures, starting in 2023, that for Medicare patients who receive a kidney transplant, insurance coverage of immunosuppressant drugs that prevent...

Acute Kidney Injury With COVID-19 Seems to Be Declining in US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among US veterans hospitalized with COVID-19, about one third experienced acute...

Renal Function Decline With TKI Use in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Renal function declines over time with tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), although it is unclear if the relationship is causal,...

New eGFR Equation ‘Less Biased’ by Age, Kidney Function; Some Disagree

A new equation for estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), a measure of kidney function, shows improved accuracy and precision compared with commonly used equations. The...

New Guidelines Address Diabetes Management in Kidney Disease

A new guideline from the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) group addressing issues around diabetes management in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has...

‘Kidney’ vs ‘Renal’: Experts Say Words Matter

The KDIGO consensus report for nomenclature for kidney function and disease recommends largely replacing the word “renal” with “kidney” instead, but there has been pushback,...

FDA Issues New NSAIDs Warning for Second Half of Pregnancy

The US Food and Drug Administration released new warnings today that most nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) carry an elevated risk for kidney complications in an...

Researchers Propose Efficiency Metrics for Living Kidney Donor Evaluations

(Reuters Health) – Certain process and outcome indicators can help measure how efficiently transplant centers evaluate living kidney donors, according to a report in the...

PRAC Starts Safety Review of Remdesivir

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Reports of acute kidney injury in some patients with COVID-19 receiving...

Promising Drugs Line Up for Lupus Treatment

Systemic lupus erythematosus remains a treatment challenge, but a variety of drugs in the pipeline are set to target type I interferons, cytokines, and B...

COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Kidneys

By Robert Preidt               HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 can damage the kidneys and...

Inflammation, Thrombosis Biomarkers Tied to COVID-19 Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Biomarkers for inflammation and thrombosis may predict deaths from COVID-19 among...