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World Kidney Day 2018 Focuses on Women and Kidney Diseases

World Kidney Day 2018 Focuses on Women and Kidney Diseases

Women face unique challenges to their kidney health, including during pregnancy, according to a new report.

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Anemia Anemia Severity Linked to LVH Risk in Pediatric Dialysis

Anemia Severity Linked to LVH Risk in Pediatric Dialysis

Time-averaged hemoglobin levels, not hemoglobin cycling, is associated with an increased risk of left ventricular hypertrophy in pediatric dialysis patients, a study found.

Anemia Study: Long-Term Darbepoetin Use Safe, Effective in Non-Dialysis CKD

Study: Long-Term Darbepoetin Use Safe, Effective in Non-Dialysis CKD

Japanese post-marketing study identified no new safety concerns among patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease treated with darbepoetin alfa and followed up for 3 years.

Anemia Gastrointestinal Lesions Common in Patients With CKD Anemia

Gastrointestinal Lesions Common in Patients With CKD Anemia

In a Spanish study, endoscopic evaluation of patients with CKD and anemia revealed that 68.2% of patients had at least 1 gastrointestinal lesion.

Hyperuricemia Gout Patients Have Lower Prevalence of Colorectal Cancer

Gout Patients Have Lower Prevalence of Colorectal Cancer

The 10-year prevalence of colonoscopy-documented colorectal cancer was 0.8% among gout patients vs 3.7% among osteoarthritis patients.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Men who received androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer were 54% more likely to be diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than those who did not, a study found.

Nephrology Urea Appears Safe, Effective for Inpatient Hyponatremia

Urea Appears Safe, Effective for Inpatient Hyponatremia

A novel oral formulation of urea increased plasma sodium levels significantly and was well tolerated, according to investigators.

Kidney Cancer Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Kidney, Bladder Cancer

Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Kidney, Bladder Cancer

Finnish study of individuals with type 2 diabetes reveals a 42% and 17% higher incidence of kidney and bladder cancer, respectively, compared with the general population.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Diabetes Develops At a Higher Rate in the CKD Population

Diabetes Develops At a Higher Rate in the CKD Population

New study reveals a type 2 diabetes incidence rate of 17.81 cases per 1000 person-years, a rate much higher than in the general population.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Febuxostat May Preserve Renal Function in Some CKD Subgroups

Febuxostat May Preserve Renal Function in Some CKD Subgroups

Study of patients with CKD stage 3 and asymptomatic hyperuricemia showed that febuoxostat ameliorated the annual decline in eGFR vs placebo in those without proteinuria.

Hemodialysis Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk Increased With Low Salt Intake

Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk Increased With Low Salt Intake

Salt intake below 6 g/day is associated with increased odds of all-cause and cardiovascular in patients on hemodialysis, Japanese study shows.

Hyperuricemia Urate Levels Predict Long-Term Gout Risk

Urate Levels Predict Long-Term Gout Risk

In a large Swedish study of middle-aged individuals, increments in baseline serum urate levels were associated with progressively increased risks of gout over a mean 28 years of follow-up.

Bladder Cancer Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC May Improve Post-Cystectomy Outcomes

Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC May Improve Post-Cystectomy Outcomes

Higher rates of complete response observed in MIBC patients who received a dose-dense combination of methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin rather than the standard gemcitabine plus cisplatin or carboplatin.

Kidney Cancer High BMI at Start of Advanced RCC Systemic Therapy Ups Survival Odds

High BMI at Start of Advanced RCC Systemic Therapy Ups Survival Odds

In a German study of patients starting first-line systemic therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma, patients with a low BMI were twice as likely to die as those with a high BMI.

Kidney Stones ESRD Risk Higher In Recurrent Stone Formers

ESRD Risk Higher In Recurrent Stone Formers

Recurrent kidney stone formers are at higher risk of end-stage renal disease than patients who form incident symptomatic stones, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

The risk being lost to follow-up while on active surveillance for prostate cancer is higher among blacks than whites, according to a study.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Progression Linked to Sodium Chloride Level

CKD Progression Linked to Sodium Chloride Level

Low serum sodium chloride concentrations are associated with an increased risk of renal function decline events, especially among patients with CKD stage G4 and anemic patients.

ICS 2018 Coverage Desmopressin ODT Has Similar Efficacy in Nocturia Patients With OAB

Desmopressin ODT Has Similar Efficacy in Nocturia Patients With OAB

Desmopressin orally disintegrating tablets resulted in declines in nocturnal voids in men and women with nocturnal polyuria and mild daytime voiding dysfunction.

Hyperuricemia Gout Associated With Increased Hearing Loss Risk in the Elderly

Gout Associated With Increased Hearing Loss Risk in the Elderly

Hearing impairment is 44% more likely to develop in Medicare patients with vs without gout, a study of Medicare claims data shows.

ICS 2018 Coverage In-Hospital Falls Often Linked to Nocturnal Toileting

In-Hospital Falls Often Linked to Nocturnal Toileting

In a study, 28% of all incident in-hospital falls were associated with nighttime visits to the toilet.

Hyperuricemia Gout Risk Possibly Linked to Iron Intake

Gout Risk Possibly Linked to Iron Intake

Elevated levels of serum ferritin, which stores excess iron, are positively associated with gout risk, investigators concluded.

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