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.

Milken Institute's Sarah Wells Kocsis Outlines How to Improve Earlier Detection of CKD

August 30th 2022, 6:47pm

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Sarah Wells Kocsis, MBA, is co-author of the Milken Institute report, “Chronic Kidney Disease: Finding a Path to Prevention, Earlier Detection, and Management.” She spoke to The American Journal of Managed Care® about the findings of the report and how they can be incorporated into care for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Milken Institute's Sarah Wells Kocsis on How Climate Change, Aging Impact CKD Care

August 24th 2022, 7:30pm

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Sarah Wells Kocsis, MBA, is co-author of the Milken Institute report, “Chronic Kidney Disease: Finding a Path to Prevention, Earlier Detection, and Management.” She spoke to The American Journal of Managed Care® about the findings of the report and how they can be incorporated into care for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

SGLT2 Inhibitors, Combination Therapy Needed to Stem the Tide of CKD in Diabetes

August 20th 2022, 8:02pm

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Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP, FNKF, a nephrologist from the University of Washington and Providence Health Care, discussed new consensus guidelines that call for the early use of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and finerenone in the care of patients with both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes.

Milken Institute's Sarah Wells Kocsis Highlights Key Findings of Her Research on CKD

August 14th 2022, 12:20pm

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Sarah Wells Kocsis, MBA, is co-author of the Milken Institute report, “Chronic Kidney Disease: Finding a Path to Prevention, Earlier Detection, and Management.” She spoke to The American Journal of Managed Care® about the findings of the report and how they can be incorporated into care for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Largest Medicare Advantage Plans Pay Large Markups for Dialysis, Could Increase Out-of-Pocket Spending

August 11th 2022, 12:43pm

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A recent study found that the largest Medicare Advantage plans pay large markups to large dialysis organizations, and these inflated payments could increase out-of-pocket expenses for patients.

As Health Disparities “Weave Their Way Through Hypertension,” New Agents Are on the Way

August 8th 2022, 12:13pm

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Coverage from the 2022 Congress of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring 3 experts on aspects of hypertension treatment: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, of Tulane University School of Medicine; Kim Allan Williams, MD, of the University of Louisville; and George C. Bakris, MD, of the University of Chicago Medicine.

Remote Management of Renal Function May Reduce Mortality, HF Hospitalizations

August 4th 2022, 7:22pm

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A new trial has found that patient management through remote means could reduce all-cause mortality and hospitalizations for heart failure (HF) in patients with renal impairment.

Model Suggests Giving Kidneys to Patients on Dialysis a Better Use of Resources

August 1st 2022, 6:20pm

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A recent modeling study found that allocating kidneys to patients receiving dialysis was a better use of the organs from a societal perspective compared with giving kidneys to those on a preemptive waiting list.

Frailty Associated With Risk of ESKD, Mortality in Patients With CKD

July 30th 2022, 12:35pm

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A retrospective cohort study found that frailty was prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and that the adverse effects could include end stage kidney disease (ESKD) and mortality.

Lipid Dysregulation Predictive of CKD Risk, Onset

July 27th 2022, 1:22pm

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A recent study found that lipid dysregulation was predictive of the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and occurred years before the onset of CKD.