About one in eight of us now has chronic kidney disease—and most don’t even know it: About three-quarters of the millions of people affected are unaware that their kidneys are starting to fail. This is “particularly worrisome given that early identification provides an opportunity to slow the progression and alter the course of disease.”
Read Dr. Michael Greger’s entire article here. You’ll find plenty of links to other educational articles on this topic.
For patients with stage-3 CKD, risk of mortality was higher than for those without CKD, but the risk of progression was low. CKD registers provide an opportunity for GPs to assess the risk of patients developing CVD.
Equations more accurate than CKD stage alone, researchers said
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In a prospective, community-based study involving more than 10,000 adults followed for a median of 14 years, baseline use of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) was independently associated with a 20% to 50% higher risk for incident chronic kidney disease (CKD).
I got heartburn reading this article.
CONCLUSIONS: AAs and Hispanics with diabetes have a higher prevalence of early CKD compared with whites, which is significantly associated with UAE and/or CRP.
OSA is independently associated with DN in type 2 diabetes. eGFR declined faster in patients with OSA. Nitrosative stress may provide a pathogenetic link between OSA and DN. Interventional studies assessing the impact of OSA treatment on DN are needed.
In a prospective cohort study, patients whose eating habits were closer to the tenets of a Mediterranean diet had about a 50% reduced odds of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) over 7 years compared with those whose diets didn\’t resemble the fruit-and-vegetable-rich, low-saturated-fat diet, according to Minesh Khatri, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues.
Link above is to the JASN abstract. Link below is the AHA Life’s Simple 7 initiative.
Clinical assessment of gait speed and ‘timed up and go’ performance — the time it takes to stand from a seated position, walk around a cone placed 4 meters away, and return — were more strongly predictive of 3-year mortality than kidney function or standard blood testing in the study, published this week in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.