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HDCN News Archive -- Chronic Kidney Disease
Jul09 Predicing serum K from the EKG trace measured by an Apple watch.
Feb28 Ringer's lactate causes less kidney injury than saline.
Apr18 High salt diet makes subjects drink less and eat more !?
Jul12 Dr. Fred Coe videos on urine calcium supersaturation in stone disease.
May29 Smoking increases risk of CKD progression in African Americans
May24 CRIC study shows a high urinary sodium excretion in CKD linked to higher CV risk.
Mar17 Updated CKD booklet for professionals released
Dec14 Even more news on the new HDCN Facebook page!
Jul31 Paid kidney donation and the Iranian model in the New York Times
May12 Controversy over ACP guidelines for kidney stone management
May08 Putting the brakes on bacterial resistance to antibiotics with targeted antibiotic scheduling.
Nov17 JAMA: New hyperkalemia sorbent effective in reducing hyperkalemia
Jul23 University of Chicago's Dr. Fred Coe's kidney stone website and blog.
Jul14 Bacteria found in healthy bladders differ from those in women with incontinence.
Jul14 Phase 1 trial launched of antibiotic that targets C. difficile.
Jul14 Transmission of hepatitis C from blood of patients who were successfully treated.
May18 Difficult-to-detect bacteria in urine associated with overactive bladder symptoms.
May18 T cells targeting CS1 kill myeloma cells in animals.
Nov19 New study of spironolactone in heart failure fails to show improvement in many hard outcomes.
Oct27 New K-absorbing compound prevents hyperkalemia with spironolactone.
Oct20 Vitamin D therapy may not contribute to kidney stones.
May14 Institute of Medicine questions 1.5 g/day sodium limitation recommendations.
Apr05 Overweight in teenagers linked to later onset CKD.
Mar20 High potency statins increase risk of acute kidney injury (slightly).
Mar17 Trio of biomarkers may help identify early stage kidney cancer.
Feb16 Synthetic marijuana linked to acute interstitial nephritis.
Jan10 High urinary bisphenol A levels in children associated with higher urinary alb/creat levels.
Jan10 Hematuria risk index helps discriminate which patients need a workup for cancer.
Jan10 Data mining approach shows that a diuretic + ACEI or ARB + NSAID is bad for the kidney
Dec13 Endothelin antagonist sitaxentan good for CKD with heart disease.
Dec07 Kidney Care Partners initiative (PEAK) cuts initial dialysis patient mortality by 12%.
Dec06 NKF-FDA workshop reviews endpoints for studies of chronic kidney disease.
Nov05 Tolvaptan for polycystic kidney disease trial published in NEJM.
Nov05 Tolvaptan study shows promising results in polycystic kidney disease.
Nov01 PKD foundation accepting nominations for LJ Kaplan prize until Dec 1.
Oct19 Bardoxolone study terminated by safety monitoring committee.
Oct17 Lower chloride use in intravenous fluids may reduce risk of acute kidney injury.
Oct17 Cranberry juice unlikely to help in cystitis.
Oct09 Kidney disease alters gut bacteria composition.
Oct04 National Kidney Foundation launches free magazine for CKD patients.
Aug16 Obatoclax and flavopiridol for multiple myeloma.
Aug16 Toxoplasma gondi infection linked to suicide attempts; T. gondi risk higher in dialysis patients
Jun20 Anti-adhesion molecule therapy for urinary tract infection.
Jun20 Higher urinary sodium output in the PREVEND trial linked to higher BP, uric acid, and albuminuria.
Jun07 Abiraterone shows good results in advanced prostate cancer.
Jun01 Study vindicates Atkins type diet in terms of kidney function.
May29 Prevalence of kidney stones doubles with obesity epidemic.
May10 LARIAT to tie off left atrial appendage for atrial fibrillation treatment vs. warfarin.
May10 JAMA paper shows CKD-EPI equation better than MDRD for estimating CKD mortality risk.
May01 FDA approves everolimus for treatment of kidney angiomyolipomas associated with tuberous sclerosis.
May01 Renal denervation devicemakers in the news: Covidien and Maya medical.
May01 Diabetes per se may not be a risk factor for contrast nephropathy.
Apr17 DaVita updated CKD patient education website
Apr17 Survival better after partial vs. radical nephrectomy in kidney cancer.
Apr10 Percutaneous needling of urinary bladder detects presence of novel bacteria.
Mar20 Antiplatelet therapy in CKD patients with heart disease called into question.
Mar02 FDA: Statins and protease inhibitors taken together can increase risk of muscle injury.
Mar02 Inhibiting Forkhead boxO (FoxO) proteins preserves muscle mass in diseased mice.
Feb14 Fresenius and Aetna launch CKD management program
Feb14 Recurrent dehydration may the cause of mystery Central American kidney disease.
Feb14 Paricalcitol fails to improve LVH in CKD patients in randomized PRIMO trial.
Dec22 Universal flu vaccine using matrix protein 2 shows promising results in mice.
Dec13 Sugarcane nephropathy afflicts many, but cause remains a mystery.
Dec13 CKD may cause breakdown of tight junctions between intestinal epithelial cells.
Nov16 ASN; PRIMO study shows no benefits of paricalcitol on LVH in patients.
Nov16 Higher dose statins reduce coronary artery plaque.
Oct31 Extracorporeal shock wave therapy gives encouraging results in male impotence.
Oct28 Sulodexide fails to show benefit in diabetic kidney disease in large trial.
Oct26 Visual MD video series explaining CKD (patient education tool)
Oct19 Report links kidney stones to gallstones.
Oct14 Activating fetal hemoglobin production in mice reverses sickle cell disease.
Oct11 Chronic dialysis being initiated about 5 months earlier today vs. 10 years ago.
Oct04 AAKP educational videos for patients now available.
Sep28 Prestart nutrition care associated with better survival during 1st year of dialysis therapy.
Sep28 New cystatin C eGFR equations available based on a new standardized cystatin C assay.
Sep15 ADVANCE trial results suggest that intensive glucose control slows progression to ESRD in diabetic patients.
Sep13 Stored blood samples from CKD homocysteine study show that FGF-23 is risk factor for ESRD, death
Aug30 Will the chocolate-eating craze impact oxalate load in patients with CKD?
Aug19 RenalGuard system (IV fluid infusion rate tied to Foley catheter urine output) shows benefits in preventing contrast nephropathy.
Aug19 High serum phosphorus may accelerate CKD progression, block effects of ramipril.
Aug02 JASN: Dipstick proteinuria a good test to predict rapid GFR decline.
Jul28 Gout prevalence swells over the last 2 decades and now stands at 4%.
Jul07 Pelvic floor exercises not helpful in preventing incontinence in men after prostatectomy or TUR
Jun13 Aurora A kinase may contribute to polycystic kidney disease.
Jun09 SHARP trial (simvastatin plus ezetimibe in CKD) results published in the Lancet.
Jun09 FDA: Myopathy risk of high-dose (80 mg) simvastatin close to 50%; limitations to use recommended.
May31 Swedish gene analysis shows that venous thromboembolism has a hereditary component.
May12 Glucosuric drugs may help resolve persistent urinary E. Coli infection
May03 Link to EPOGH study in JAMA on urinary sodium and CV death risk.
Apr29 Ramipril efficacy in slowing CKD progression enhanced in obese subjects.
Apr28 Leprosy in the United States via transmission from armadillos.
Apr27 Life Options releases CKD patient education toolkit.
Apr26 STAT3 activation linked to cyst growth in adult polycystic disease.
Apr08 Renalguard peri-operative fluid replacement system reduces incidence of contrast nephropathy
Mar24 NEJM: Pioglitazone lowers (by 72%) the risk of progression of impaired glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes
Mar21 Canadian observational data suggests that dual ACEI/ARB treatment is risky in the elderly.
Mar15 FDA approves Gadavist (gadobutrol), a macrocyclic gadolinium contrast agent for CNS imaging.
Mar12 Endothelin-A antagonist atrasentan reduces UACR in diabetics in small phase 2 study.
Feb28 Abnormal cubilin gene linked to albuminuria
Feb24 FDA approves saxagliptin (Onglyza) labeling to include patients with CKD
Feb18 Where the sodium comes from: sauces, bacon, bread, milk, and cheese
Feb16 Metformin for CKD? A contrarian point of view.
Feb02 Western style diet associated with more rapid decline in kidney function.
Jan31 New USDA sodium guidelines recommend sodium intake < 1.5 g/day for individuals with CKD, HTN, or DMj
Jan15 National Library of Medicine's Daily Med website for quick access to drug package inserts.
Dec16 CKD progressors identified via creatinine or cystatin have different outcomes.
Dec09 RCT casts doubt on utility of cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection.
Dec07 In Canada, earlier start of dialysis therapy associated with increased mortality risk.
Dec03 New Abbott drug atrasentan reduces proteinuria in diabetic kidney disease.
Nov21 E. Coli water contamination linked to later vascular injury.
Nov21 Bardoxolone INCREASES GFR by a substantial amount in type 2 diabetic CKD patients
Nov14 Paricalcitol addition to RAAS inhibitors lowers proteinuria in albuminuric type 2 diabetics
Nov11 Brass, even in modern plumbing fixtures, continues to cause lead-contamination of drinking water.
Nov11 Pioglitazone slows down cyst growth in a rat model of PKD.
Nov08 .pdf file of Archives paper on higher mortality risk with early start (observational data)
Nov08 Solar-powered BP device could be valuable in underdeveloped countries.
Nov08 Archives paper warns of risks of initiating dialysis at a high level of renal function.
Nov02 Lead burden varies dramatically among urban neighborhoods.
Oct28 MMWR: Diabetes rates up, but incidence of ESRD due to diabetes is down.
Oct07 Secondary analysis of osteoporosis trial suggests that raloxifene slows progression of CKD.
Sep23 Abbott Labs buys international rights to CKD prevention drug bardoxolone
Sep22 NIH-NIDDK workshop (Oct 18-19) on translating CKD research into improved clinical outcomes .
Sep09 FDA issues new safety alert re gadolinium-containing contrast agents and NSF.
Sep08 RPA vascular access initiative launched.
Sep03 Cranberry juics blocks ability of Staph aureus bacteria to form biofilm in the urinary bladder.
Aug26 Genetic variants in protein kinase C affect CKD progression in type 2 diabetics of Chinese descent.
Aug13 Rate of kidney stones in U.S. children seems to have increased markedly.
Aug13 New serum tests for ovarian cancer with 100% accuracy!
Jul28 Biotrends data suggests that use of ESAs for stage 4 CKD is falling.
Jul16 APOL1 gene increases risk of kidney disease in African Americans.
Jun29 KDOQI CKD guideline of BP < 130/80 is being questioned.
Jun28 NEJM paper for everolimus use in PKD (full text)
Jun28 NEJM paper for sirolimus use in PKD randomized trial (full text).
Jun28 NEJM link to early vs. late start paper (full text).
Jun28 EDTA late-breaking clinical trial results: Early vs. late start makes no difference; Rosuvastatin no good, but atorvastatin good, in treating CKD proteinuria.
Jun22 NKDEP provides training materials regarding nutrition in nondialysis CKD patients.
Jun17 Once-weekly exenatide controls weight and HbA1c in DURATION-4 study.
Jun17 FDA increasing it's interest in mercury exposure via dental amalgam.
Jun10 Allopurinol markedly slows progression of CKD in small randomized trial.
May21 Mercury found in skin-lightening creams
May18 Sirolimus helpful in treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in pilot study.
May04 Mayo clinic biopsy study of healthy kidneys donated for transplant commony show nephrosclerosis
Apr30 Octreotide given to patients with liver cysts and ADPKD slows progression of both liver and kidney cysts
Apr28 Lead poisoning risk in wild-shot game birds due to small, undetected lead shot fragments.
Apr28 RCT shows that high-dose B vitamins associated with increased risk of progression and CV events in diabetics.
Apr15 Screening kids for CKD using urine dipstick for protein costs 3000 dollars per detected case.
Mar28 Toronto conference on Nephroprevention to be held October 1-2, 2010.
Mar24 Estimated GFR reporting by laboratories increases nephrology referral; effect on outcomes not yet clear.
Mar19 JACC paper: Rosuvastatin in CKD subgroup of the JUPITER trial
Mar19 High-dose rosuvastatin reduces mortality in CKD patients by 44%.
Mar15 Slightly elevated lead levels found in some spices to Indian food.
Feb24 US NKF makes availabe CKD patient education program on modality choice
Feb12 NKDEP offers a suggested approach to drug dosing in CKD
Feb12 Mercury, arsenic and lead commonly found in herbal medicines.
Feb09 Even mild hypokalemia in heart failure patients with early-stage CKD associated with increased mortality.
Jan26 AJKD: Comments on AURORA study results on use of statins in CKD patients.
Jan16 National CKD surveillance system is in the works
Jan14 Slightly elevated blood lead levels in adolescents associated with reduced cystatin GFR.
Jan11 CV and kidney progression risk tied to proteinuria may be affected by race.
Dec12 Star fruit intoxication in patients with moderate CKD not yet on dialysis
Dec08 West Nile virus infection may persist in the kidneys for years after infection.
Nov29 eGFR calculator creatinine entry problem for values between 1.00 and 1.10 corrected
Nov25 High salt intake linked to risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Nov18 NEJM: IV iron improves functional capacity and QOL in heart failure patients with iron deficiency
Nov17 JASN: FSGS after anabolic steroid abuse.
Nov14 ASTRAL study published in NEJM: No benefit of revascularization in renovascular hypertension.
Nov06 CJASN: Higher phosphorus levels in preESRD patients linked with coronary artery calcification.
Nov03 FDA warns about adverse renal effects of Byetta (exenatide)
Oct29 Anabolic steroid use in body builders leads to FSGS.
Oct28 50K or ergocalciferol every 2 weeks as maintentance treatment for vitamin D deficiency.
Oct28 Shire's Fosrenol approved in Europe for preESRD patients
Oct28 eGFR calculator using CKD-EPI equation link on HDCN now fixed
Oct22 NEJM: Strict BP control lowers progression rate in kids with CKD
Oct15 The gadolinium NSF story from the product liability perspective, focus on G.E.
Sep24 USRDS Annual Report now available for download.
Sep24 AJKD issues containing KDOQI guidelines now freely available as .pdf files
Sep23 University of Michigan gets 10 million dollar grant to study nephrotic syndrome.
Sep17 CJASN: Losing weight may preserve kidney function in obese patients with CKD
Sep01 Addition of valsartan lowers CV mortality in Japanese patients in the Kyoto heart study.
Sep01 CO linked to increased CV risk; might this explain the higher CKD risk as well in urban areas?
Aug26 TREAT RCT study results show targeting Hb of 13 in CKD patients using Aranesp of no benefit.
Aug24 FDA announces ongoing monitoring of liver injury associated with Orlistat.
Aug21 Oxidative stress in CKD patients linked to malfunctioning mitochondria.
Aug19 Vitamin D regulation of immune function via cathelicidin conserved in all primates.
Aug19 Heart failure risk with rosiglitazone double that with pioglitazone.
Jul31 FDA warns of colchicine side effects when co-prescribed with clarithromycin and other drugs.
Jul28 Follow-up of DCCT trial shows 50% lower complications in tight glucose control group.
Jul16 Direct link to JASN article (prepress) describing slowing of progression rate with bicarb.
Jul16 JASN paper in the news: Bicarbonate supplements slow progression of CKD
Jun19 ABCG2 gene in the kidney found to affect urate transport and may be linked to gout.
May25 Search all abstracts from the World Congress of Nephrology 2009
May11 UMOD gene, associated with Tamm-Horsfall protein production, linked to kidney disease.
May07 Calcimimetics inhibits late-stage cyst growth in an animal model of ADPKD.
May05 New CKD-EPI equation published in the Annals; more accurate than MDRD
May04 8th Annual Prevention in Renal Disease Conference, September 25-26, 2009 in Toronto.
Apr26 Statins may reduce prostate inflammation and reduce risk of prostate cancer
Apr11 One thousand 2007-2009 audiofiles and slide/audio talks added to HDCN's 20 topic-related channels.
M30 Lipoic acid supplements markedly lower triglycerides in an animal model.
M29 Link to slide/audio and audio symposia on HDCN
F20 Avosentan cuts urinary albumin excretion in diabetics.
F11 Very high doses of candesartan effective in further reducing proteinuria.
F11 Healthies with high urinary protein have elevated risk of developing CKD
J21 JASN Early Release: Schwartz improves the Schwartz equation to estimate GFR, using both creatinine and cystatin.
J01 FDA and manufacturer warn or increased mortality risk in elderly patients with CKD treated with tinzaparin
D18 JASN early: First morning urine better than spot urine to detect microalbuminuria
D13 Should nephrologists give beta-blockers to their patients with CKD?
D13 Another FDA link regarding oral bowel preps.
D13 FDA alert regarding phosphate-containing oral bowel preps and new black box warning.
D04 NEJM study shows that irbesartan of no benefit to patients with diastolic heart failure.
N26 Vitamin K deficiency linked to insulin resistance in older men
N21 Do your CKD patients still smoke? Who is still smoking in the US by state.
N19 New GFR estimating equation first presented at Renal Week in the news.
N18 NY Times article highlights growing burden of CKD.
N17 Canadians issue new guidelines for CKD management
N07 MDRD equation to estimate GFR is out, new CKD-EPI equation is in and is more accurate.
O27 Costs of treating diabetes has nearly doubled in past 7 years.
O27 Pentoxifylline lowers proteinuria alone or in addition to an ACE inhibitor.
O17 EPA toughens standard on lead emissions by 90%.
O08 USRDS Annual Data report breaks out a separate section dealing with earlier stage CKD.
O06 One-dollar-a-month polypill containing ASA, thiazide, ACEI, and statin to undergo clinical testing.
S25 Tea found to contain relatively high fluoride levels (fluoride of potential concern in CKD patients)
S18 JASN paper in press identifies uric acid as a risk factor for CKD.
A21 NKF launches education toolkit targeting treatment of patients with HIV and CKD.
A19 Low-level arsenic exposure linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk.
A19 Chronic lead poisoning from contaminated urban soils.
A18 Anti-fibrosis drug developed by Australian scientists may help slow progression of CKD
A15 Lancet: ONTARGET study shows mixed results for combined ARB/ACEI therapy; greater reduction of proteinuria but a higher renal event rate.
A14 Monosodium glutamate use associated with weight gain.
A13 NKF-FDA workshop: Proteinuria as a Surrogate Outcome in CKD: Link to presentations.
A08 LabCorp via Litholink and the NKF launch an educational and information technology support program for early CKD detection.
A01 Consensus statement suggests that HbA1c is the best test to detect early diabetes.
J23 NEJM: Genetic mutation associated with most patients who develop myopathy on high-dose statins.
J17 Radiocontrast nephropathy studies may overestimate risk of AKI, since creatinine often increases in controls patients, also.
J14 CKD screening shows that a high percentage of Australia's indigenous population has kidney disease.
J03 Secondary analysis of CHOIR data suggests that high EPO doses, rather than high Hb per se, associated with mortality.
J19 Is fluoride in drinking water safe for patients with CKD?
J10 Large Australian RCT specifically shows that lowering HbA1C in diabetics to a 6.5% target protects the kidney.
J05 NEJM: Aliskiren plus losartan lowers proteinuria in diabetics.
M12 Should the NKF KDOQI staging system for CKD be modified?
M07 JASN: Calcitriol associated with a lower mortality in pre-ESRD patients.
M05 ASN Renal Week abstract archives 2003-2006 now available on-line in .pdf format.
A09 NEJM: ACEI = ARB, and ACEI + ARB no better than either ACEI or ARB, in high risk patients with diabetes or vascular disease.
M20 JASN Express: Remission clinic targetting proteinuria with multidrug therapy markedly slows rate of CKD progression.
M06 7th Annual Prevention in Renal Disease Conference, Toronto, Sept. 19-20, 2008.
M01 Screening test for CKD (SCORED) developed by Cornell and UNC Chapel Hill outperforms NKF KEEP approach.
F26 Diazyme introduces new assay for cystatin C.
F21 Study suggests that Medicare part D patients use more cardioprotective drugs after MI and live longer.
F13 University of Groningen study (PREVEND) emphasizes utility of treating hypertension in proteinuric patients.
J24 Researchers cast doubt on UK's universal screening program for CKD.
J18 Canadian study suggests drinking 4 liters of water per day can cause proteinuria; reversible when water ingestion reduced.
O12 FDA advisory meeting next Tuesday to study use of phosphate binders in pre-ESRD - Genzyme, Shire, Fresenius will all be present.
S12 JAMA paper shows no benefit of lowering homocysteine in CKD
J16 Kibow to test probiotic in stage III and IV CKD
M02 Editorial review of Brunori et al paper: (Late start dialysis in the elderly)
M02 Early start? How about very late start in patients over 70 with very low protein diet?
M03 MMWR reports on NHANES survey and CKD; prevalence appears to be increasing.
F08 Rate of CKD due to type 2 diabetes soaring in Canada.
F01 Biotrends report of Dec 2006 survey on use of ESAs and phosphate binders.
D02 India's Society of Nephrology prepares first report on CKD in India - socioeconomic problems highlighted.
N26 HDCN: Search index updated for audiofiles, slide/audio talks, articles, and abstracts
N16 Reanalysis of TNT study presented at AHA: Suggests high-dose atorvastatin lowers stroke, CV risk in CKD patients.
N14 National Kidney Foundation launches new phase of KEEP - to help patients in early stages of CKD.
O18 NABI announces positive results from PhosLo in stage 4 CKD
O18 Cockcroft Gault equation (modified) better than MDRD for adjusting vancomycin dose in the elderly.
S18 Low blood levels previously thought to be safe linked to risk of CV death
S11 NKDEP program to standardize serum creatinine measurements
S11 NKDEP GFR estimation summary
A25 NKDEP launches creatinine standardization program
J31 Primary care doctors failing to diagnose and refer chronic kidney disease
J16 CARI (Australasian) Clinical Practice Guidelines published (53 free full text review papers!)
J08 Is the Mayo Clinic GFR estimating equation better than MDRD for predicting CV risk?
M26 Art Buchwald is still alive - a testimony to conservative management
M12 JASN paper: Obesity triples risk of CKD (pdf)
M13 High-dose atorvastatin (Lipitor) improves kidney function in CKD patients in large clinical trial.
F26 New Zealand kidney foundation launches a campaign for people to drink water vs. soft drinks.
F06 Survey of UK dialysis units focuses on late referral, AV fistula use, MRSA.
J02 UCSF study in Annals suggests that obesity increases risk of kidney failure.
D15 Bifidobacterium infantis now available for IBS: Does it benefit ESRD pts?
D15 Both BNP and NT-proBNP useful to deteck CHF in persons with CKD.
D05 Sally Burrows-Hudson, RN to head up business development for CORA.
N16 Pioglitazone reduces heart attack rate in type 2 diabetics by 28%.
N13 ASN: Sulodexide phase 2 trial shows good results in diabetic nephropathy.
N05 MMWR: Progression in diabetics stabilizing or slowing in recent years.
N02 JASN: USRDS predicts 713,000 prevalent ESRD patients by 2015.
O31 Dialysis patients often have family members who are also on dialysis.
O27 Roche suspends Tamiflu shipments to the U.S.
O27 JASN Express: Pravastatin lowers CV death risk in diabetics with CKD.
O26 ASN Renal Week 2005 abstracts now available on-line.
O12 JAMA: ESRD incidence, prognosis improving in diabetics.
O11 USRDS: US rates of kidney failure stabilize, ending a 20-year climb!
O09 JASN: Glycosylated Hb in non-diabetic CKD pts. increases mortality risk.
S09 Spironolactone added to ACEI/ARB gives added renoprotection in diabetics.
A16 Analgesic drug use linked to high blood pressure in women.
A03 JASN articles focuses on poor medical care received by CKD patients.
J28 JASN: ADMA strongly predictive of CKD progression
J23 UK CKD guidelines
J22 CDC reports less lead, cotinine in U.S. population; cadmium still of concern.
J08 Illinois Public Health directed by governor to establish CKD detection program.
J08 Ruboxistaurin lowers proteinuria in diabetic GN by 24%.
J07 Nephroprevention Conference 2005 to be held in Toronto, Sept. 23-24.
J28 Benign prostatic hypertrophy associated with increased CKD risk in Mayo study.
J23 Vitamin D deficiency in CKD - why should we care?
J17 High levels of ADMA associated with renal disease progression in CKD.
J16 Lead exposure from using indoor firing ranges by shooting teams.
J16 APOE allele may slightly increase risk of CKD.
J13 Incidence of diabetes in U.S. ESRD patients falls by 30%
M18 NEJM: Cystatin levels predict mortality better than Scr in the elderly..
M09 Moderate alcohol consumption helps maintain GFR over time.
M03 Consumer Reports website suggest Best Buys for ACE inhibitors.
M03 Schelling paper that is the basis for the dipstick protein-SC calculator
M03 Schelling-Case Western dipstick proteinuria/specific gravity calculator.
A27 Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee top 3 states in terms of CKD risk.
A08 New kidney protein 'renalase' - regulates heart contraction and blood pressure
M29 New protein identified (KCP) that protects kidneys against injury/progression.
J15 AAKP educational conference series for patients with CKD
D28 NIH, JDRF, CDC announce new genetic data bank for diabetic kidney disease.
N26 Epidemiologic study links high water intake to proteinuria.
O26 website now up for international kidney disease guidelines
O14 U.S. NKF announces availability of nephrologist toolkit for CKD
O07 MMWR; United States CKD prevalence rates double from 1990-2001.
S24 Even mild kidney disease raises risk of heart disease and death
S15 Concern over children's exposure to lead in the U.K.
J29 Smoking increases CKD risk by 50%
J26 Long-term acetaminophen use may harm kidneys
J15 New NIH initiative aims to reduce kidney failure in African Americans
M01 Taiwan tops the world in percentage of dialysis patients
J23 Prevention in Renal Disease: 3rd Annual Conference in Toronto, Oct 1-2, 2004
D14 New Medicare law gives boost to disease management programs
N20 NKF screens 10,000th patient in Washington DC area for CKD
N17 Kidney failure linked to patients with severe gout and uromodulin gene defect
N15 ASN: Heavy use of aspirin or acetaminophen associated with ESRD
N14 Baxter announces launch of CKD research program
S09 Smoking reduces monamine oxidase levels in the kidney and other organs
J17 NKF CKD guideline summary published in Annals
J27 Bone morphogenic protein (BMP-7) slows scarring, progression in mouse CKD
J12 NIH Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study begins to enroll patients
M29 Athlete sues university, doctors, for failing to predict kidney failure
M23 Gene that helps kidneys eliminate protein linked to progression
A25 Mechanism of adverse effect of a high-protein diet on the kidney proposed
F11 UK dialysis resources being strained by increased patient load
J26 Gates foundation offers 200 M for research in global health
J25 Anemia in CHF: True anemia or hemodilution?
J12 HDCN: CKD channel talk links updated
O15 HDCN: CKD - primary care providers vs. nephrologists (audiofiles)
S29 Estimation of CrCl in patients with unstable renal function without urine
S25 Try our upgraded MDRD GFR calculator - See how BUN / Albumin affect the GFR
S03 View ASN-produced video on CKD (for general public)
J04 JASN paper emphasizes risk of ESRD in African Americans
A30 Mercury exposure in dentists linked to memory, kidney problems
A19 CKD guidelines in full posted at
A02 CMS targeting pre-diabetes screening
M28 New NIH-ADA guidelines urge testing of all over 45 for pre-diabetes
M21 K-DOQI guidelines for CKD in full text on AJKD website
F27 Smoking speeds kidney decline in diabetics
F15 JCAHO launches Disease-Specific Certification, starts with diabetes, CHF, asthma
F11 Executive summary of CKD KDOQI guidelines now available (.pdf)
F05 NKF releases K-DOQI guidelines for CKD
J24 NIH CRIC prospective observational study of CKD begins operations
D19 Aspirin and acetaminophen linked to renal insufficiency
O27 K/DOQI expands to form a CV disease workgroup