The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys
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.
Does Stage 3 CKD Matter?
Source: Does stage-3 chronic kidney disease matter?: A systematic literature review
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.
Kidney Failure Risk Equations Validated Worldwide | Medpage Today
Equations more accurate than CKD stage alone, researchers said
Source: Kidney Failure Risk Equations Validated Worldwide | Medpage Today
Calculator can be found at:
PPIs Tied to Increased Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease | Medpage Today
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).
Source: PPIs Tied to Increased Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease | Medpage Today
I got heartburn reading this article.
Association of Race/Ethnicity, Inflammation, and Albuminuria in Patients With Diabetes and Early Chronic Kidney Disease
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.
via Association of Race/Ethnicity, Inflammation, and Albuminuria in Patients With Diabetes and Early Chronic Kidney Disease.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetic Nephropathy
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.
Mediterranean Diet May Protect Kidneys
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.
Cardiovascular Risk Factors in CKD Associate with Both ESRD and Mortality
Cardiovascular Risk Factors in CKD Associate with Both ESRD and Mortality.
Link above is to the JASN abstract. Link below is the AHA Life’s Simple 7 initiative.
Slow Pace Linked to Early Death in Renal Patients
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.
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