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.

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.

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.

via Mediterranean Diet May Protect Kidneys.

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.

via Slow Pace Linked to Early Death in Renal Patients.

Change in Kidney Markers Not Just Function of Age

In a large cohort study, relative mortality risk for reduced eGFR was higher in every age category, but fell with increasing age (P<0.05), with similar albeit less evident findings for increased albuminuria, Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, of the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium Data Coordinating Center in Baltimore, and colleagues reported online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Overall, Coresh and colleagues found that death and ESRD risks were higher at lower eGFR and higher albuminuria in every age category.

via Change in Kidney Markers Not Just Function of Age.