Search Tag: chronic kidney disease

ICU Management

AKI: long-term impact on mortality and renal function

2019 30 Jan

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is defined as an abrupt loss in renal function and may be caused by a wide variety of clinical conditions. AKI is a frequent complication of hospitalisation and is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and mortality. Based on more recent studies, AKI is also... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Nitric oxide decreases renal failure after cardiac surgery

2018 20 Nov

Results of a phase IIb prospective randomised controlled trial Prevention of Renal Failure by Nitric Oxide in Prolonged Cardiopulmonary Bypass showed that nitric oxide (NO) administered during surgery and for 24 hours afterwards was safe, and postoperatively reduced the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), transition to stage 3 chronic kidney... Read more

Executive Health Management

Better Kidney Disease Management with Remote Consultation

2015 09 Nov

Use of telemedicine has proved to be effective in managing patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a new study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 in San Diego, California. Telenephrology (web-based consultation) is essentially equal to conventional in-person care for managing the disease, and may even be superior for visit compliance, researchers... Read more

Cardiology Management

ECG Screening Predicts Kidney Disease Patients’ Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

2015 13 Jul

According to the findings of a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), several common measures obtained from electrocardiograms (ECGs) may help clinicians determine a kidney disease patient’s risk of dying from heart disease. The findings may play an important role in preserving heart health of kidney patients. ... Read more

IT Management

EHR: Ways to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions

2015 28 Jun

Limitations in the design and use of electronic health records for both clinicians and patients have prevented optimum use of EHR systems to improve chronic disease care and research. Now experts have identified strategies for using EHRs to improve care for patients with chronic kidney disease. The guidance, published in the Clinical Journal of the... Read more

Cardiology Management

First ESC Recommendations for Arrhythmias and Chronic Kidney Disease

2015 25 Jun

The first ESC recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace. 
The paper was produced by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and is endorsed by the Heart Rhythm... Read more

Cardiology Management

Hormone and Bone Tests Indicative of Dialysis Patients' Heart Health

2015 05 Apr

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology , bone loss may be a sign of poor heart health in patients on dialysis. Therefore, monitoring bone loss in such patients may provide an early alert to physicians regarding cardiovascular problems. Patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis often have... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Once-Daily Injection Approved for Type 2 Diabetes and Moderate CKD

2015 24 Jan

A once-daily injection has been approved in the UK for adults with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment. Approximately one million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes and around 40 percent of them are affected by moderate chronic kidney disease. Renal impairment is one of the most common long-term complications associated with... Read more

ICU Management

New Therapeutic Strategy for CKD

2014 08 Dec

A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found an aspect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) development that points to a promising new therapeutic strategy. The findings have been published online in advance of the print edition of Nature Medicine . “We found that a defect in energy production... Read more

ICU Management

CKD Research Could Benefit From Changes To Progression Measurements

2014 08 Jun

Clinical trials of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are slowed by current standards for estimating the disease’s progression to its end stages. Large sample sizes and long follow-up periods are required, making CKD one of the more difficult prominent public health problems to study in clinical trials. A new report suggests that changes to the way disease... Read more