Tag: nephropathy

Dapagliflozin Safe, Protective in Advanced Kidney Disease

Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were in the DAPA-CKD trial had cardiorenal benefits from dapagliflozin that were similar to those of...

Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD

Treating intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) with intensive blood-pressure control is potentially deadly in patients with impaired kidney function, new research shows. A post-hoc analysis from the...

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...

Task Force Reviewing Race Modifier in eGFR Issues Interim Report

The race coefficient now used in calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in US patients who self-identify as Black will soon change, says a task...

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...

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,...

Success of AV Fistulas for Dialysis Varies Between Countries

The successful creation and use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for vascular access for dialysis patients varies considerably between countries, despite national guidelines that uniformly recommend...

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...

Safe to Delay Dialysis in Critically Ill With Acute Kidney Injury

With the exception of urgent indications — and with close patient monitoring — delaying renal replacement therapy (RRT), such as hemodialysis, in critically ill patients...

Nephrologists on Lessons Learned With Kidney Disease in COVID-19

As rates of new cases of COVID-19 show some encouraging signs of slowing in the hardest-hit countries of Spain and Italy, nephrologists in those and...

Metformin May Be of Benefit, Even in Advancing Kidney Disease

The use of metformin among people with type 2 diabetes who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a reduced risk of death and...