Chronic Kidney Disease

Higher Degree of Frailty From DKD May Be Linked to Delirium, Cognitive Impairment

April 15th 2021, 6:39pm


Study results indicate a possible relationship between diabetic kidney disease (DKD) and frailty and risk of subsequent delirium and cognitive impairment.

Patients With ESKD Suffered Severe, Disparate Mortality in Early Phase of Pandemic

April 10th 2021, 3:30pm


The findings illustrate the importance of prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations for patients on dialysis.

New Advances May Ease Path to Managing Anemia in Kidney Disease at Home, Report Says

April 2nd 2021, 9:33pm


Anemia, which occurs in over 50% of patients with end-stage kidney disease, should not be considered an obstacle to home dialysis, according to a new report.

Dialysis Centers Included in Plan to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

March 25th 2021, 9:39pm


The announcement allowing the administration of COVID-19 vaccines in dialysis centers is part of a larger $10 billion investment, largely funded by the American Rescue Plan, to expand access.

Study Illustrates Characteristics of Patients With ESRD Using Emergency Departments

March 22nd 2021, 10:00pm


Patient data about emergency department use by this population is limited, the authors said.

Review Highlights Therapeutic Efforts to Delay CKD Progression

March 20th 2021, 2:30pm


Improved understanding of the early mechanisms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be the next step in efforts to delay or reverse disease progression.

Shifting Dialysis Away From Employer-Based Coverage Cost Medicare $3 Billion, Study Finds

March 18th 2021, 3:00pm


The study examined the cost to Medicare when patients with end-stage renal disease switched from their employer-based health insurance to Medicare between 2007 and 2017 before the end of the 30-month coordination period.

Study Recommends Rate of Physical Activity for Patients With CKD

March 12th 2021, 12:00am


The study, published on World Kidney Day, is the first to report the optimal amount of activity in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to the authors.

Study Illustrates Kidney Impact After COVID-19 Resolves

March 10th 2021, 4:00pm


More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study suggests that individuals recovering from acute kidney injury stemming from COVID-19 will require kidney monitoring after they leave the hospital.

Study Describes AKI Incidence in Children With COVID-19, MIS-C

March 6th 2021, 4:45pm


A retrospective study looking at pediatric patients hospitalized in 4 New York hospitals in 2020 with COVID-19 or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) found that acute kidney injury (AKI) occurred in 11.8% of patients.