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July 21, 2021

Building a Better Predictive Model for Progression to Kidney Failure Building a Better Predictive Model for Progression to Kidney Failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new risk equation can accurately estimate the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progressing to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), the […]
July 19, 2021

Nephrologist’s Appeal to End 3-Year Suspension Is Denied Nephrologist’s Appeal to End 3-Year Suspension Is Denied

Nephrologist Albert Kadri, MD, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has lost his appeal to have his 2018 suspension from Windsor Regional Hospital lifted, according to a decision […]
July 16, 2021

FDA Panel Rejects Roxadustat for Anemia in Kidney Disease FDA Panel Rejects Roxadustat for Anemia in Kidney Disease

An advisory committee to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has overwhelmingly rejected the approval application for roxadustat, a novel, oral agent for the treatment […]
July 15, 2021

Hospital: Patient Gets Kidney Meant for Someone Else Hospital: Patient Gets Kidney Meant for Someone Else

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio hospital has acknowledged that a patient received a new kidney meant for someone else. Officials at University Hospitals in Cleveland on […]
July 12, 2021

Iron Therapy May Help More Patients With Kidney Disease Iron Therapy May Help More Patients With Kidney Disease

People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are not dependent on dialysis and have iron deficiency show significant increases in the risk of major adverse cardiovascular […]
July 2, 2021

Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies

Barbara T. Murphy, MD, renowned nephrologist and professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, has died, Mount Sinai leadership announced […]
June 29, 2021

EU Green Light for Roxadustat in Anemia of Kidney Disease EU Green Light for Roxadustat in Anemia of Kidney Disease

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion regarding the use of roxadustat (Evrenzo, […]
June 14, 2021

IL-6 Levels Tied to Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease IL-6 Levels Tied to Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Higher levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) are associated with faster progression of proteinuric diabetic kidney disease, new research shows. In addition, higher IL-6 levels are not affected […]
June 9, 2021

Complement Inhibitor Shows Early Promise in IgA Nephropathy Complement Inhibitor Shows Early Promise in IgA Nephropathy

A first-in-class oral inhibitor of the alternative complement pathway that drives the pathogenesis of primary glomerulonephritis, iptacopan (LNP023, Novartis), is showing early promise as the first […]
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