Chronic Kidney Disease

The AJMC® Chronic Kidney Disease compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on the condition and treatment of loss of kidney function.

Contributor: Physician-Health Plan Collaboration is Key to Early Identification of Chronic Kidney Disease

May 17th 2022, 6:48pm


By predicting which individuals are most likely to require therapies for chronic kidney disease within the next year, health plans can better organize resource allocation to smooth or delay the transition for the patient, according to Rehan Waheed, MD of Quest Diagnostics.

Protein Biomarkers May Indicate Early Kidney Impairment, Study Finds

May 17th 2022, 4:29pm


A cross-sectional analysis found that protein biomarkers were associated with estimated glomerular filtration rate, which may capture early kidney impairment.

Mortality Rate for MI, PE, Stroke Decreased in Patients on Dialysis

May 12th 2022, 3:04pm


A cohort study found that patients receiving dialysis had decreased mortality rates over time from myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and pulmonary embolism (PE) compared with the general population.

Study Finds Particulate Matter Exposure Associated With Incident CKD

May 12th 2022, 10:59am


A study conducted in China found that long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter increased the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Higher Mortality Risk Linked to ESRD Requiring LVAD Implantation in New Study

May 8th 2022, 1:09pm


A study found that patients with end stage renal/kidney disease (ESRD) who undergo left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation had higher 1-year mortality compared with patients with chronic kidney disease.

Dapagliflozin Meets Primary End Point in Phase 3 Trial, Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Death and Worsening Heart Failure

May 5th 2022, 2:28pm


A phase 3 trial for dapagliflozin finds that the SGLT2 inhibitor is effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular death and worsening heart failure in patients with preserved ejection fraction.

Provider Awareness, Systematic Referral Processes May Help Peer Support Uptake in CKD

May 2nd 2022, 2:31pm


Peer support can be a helpful facet of chronic kidney disease (CKD) self-management, but inconsistent provider awareness and referral practices are barriers to uptake at Canadian clinics.

Patients With CKD Have Higher Risk of HFrEF After PCI

April 29th 2022, 6:01pm


A recent study found chronic kidney disease (CKD) to be an independent risk factor for incident heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Advocating for All Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

April 26th 2022, 9:00pm


Chronic kidney disease is the fastest-growing noncontagious disease in the United States. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Mike Spigler, vice president of patient support and education for the American Kidney Fund, who is spearheading the Unknown Causes of Kidney Disease Project, which aims to help underserved patients get to the root cause of their kidney disease, while also helping to solve this mystery for a broader patient population.

Novel Internet-Based Hospital-to-Home Model for Nutritional Nursing Effective in Patients With CKD

April 23rd 2022, 5:21pm


Continual nutrition modification is crucial in patients with moderate to advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), and more interactive at-home solutions hold potential to improve nutritional nursing models after hospital discharge.