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May 17, 2022

Poisoned at Work: A Detective Story for Nephrologists Poisoned at Work: A Detective Story for Nephrologists

A young man with a mysterious case of kidney disease of unknown origin had physicians from Bielefeld, Germany, scratching their heads for months. Only when the […]
May 17, 2022

Black Veterans Report Stress When Receiving Kidney Care Black Veterans Report Stress When Receiving Kidney Care

Racism in the medical setting caused emotional and physical stress for Black veterans with chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as a high sense of distrust […]
May 6, 2022

Potential Risk From Fresenius Dialysis Units, FDA Warns Potential Risk From Fresenius Dialysis Units, FDA Warns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned clinicians of a potential risk for patient exposure to toxic compounds associated with the use of certain […]
April 25, 2022

Potassium Abnormalities Boost Hospital Visits for Kidney Disease Potassium Abnormalities Boost Hospital Visits for Kidney Disease

Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at higher risk of hospitalization or requiring an emergency room (ER) visit in the short-term if they have […]
March 31, 2022

FDA Turns Down Vadadustat for CKD Anemia FDA Turns Down Vadadustat for CKD Anemia

The hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor (HIF-PHI) class of agents for treating anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) struck out with the US Food […]
March 25, 2022

End-Stage Kidney Disease Doubles: Treat Patients Earlier to Prevent It End-Stage Kidney Disease Doubles: Treat Patients Earlier to Prevent It

Over the past 20 years, the number of existing patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) approximately doubled, and the number of new patients with ESKD increased by […]
March 18, 2022

PrEP Kidney Function Monitoring to Be Fine-Tuned PrEP Kidney Function Monitoring to Be Fine-Tuned

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The risk of kidney-related adverse events among patients receiving tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-based oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is small, a […]
March 15, 2022

Opting Out of Dialysis Not Instant Death Sentence for Kidney Disease Opting Out of Dialysis Not Instant Death Sentence for Kidney Disease

Many older patients with advanced kidney disease who decide to forgo dialysis still survive for several years after making their decision and have a good quality […]
March 14, 2022

Kidney Policy Increases Patient Referrals, Evaluations Kidney Policy Increases Patient Referrals, Evaluations

Following implementation of the kidney allocation system (KAS) in 2014, dialysis facilities referred more new dialysis patients and transplant centers evaluated more new patients even though […]
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