Surgery

Tailored education system to benefit kidney transplant patients

Patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease have to go to a dialysis center for hours at a time, several times a week for the rest of their lives. Patients on dialysis have strict dietary restrictions, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AKI common in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and is associated with increased in-hospital mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 3 in the Journal of the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of kidney disease

Active lifestyle choices such as eating vegetables, exercising and quitting smoking can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease, a new study from Australian and Swedish researchers has found.

Medications

ADA updates guideline for pharmacotherapy of T2DM

(HealthDay)—In a 2020 American Diabetes Association clinical guideline, published online Sept. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations are presented for the pharmacologic treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.

Medications

SGLT2 inhibitors can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

Worldwide, 850 million people are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD)—a worrying figure, and one that continues to rise. Treatment options for patients with CKD are multiple and often determined by the etiology of ...

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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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