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October 1, 2021

Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease Hit Hard by COVID-19 Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease Hit Hard by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Deaths among those waiting for, or receiving, a kidney transplant rose dramatically […]
September 23, 2021

US Nephrology Task Force Drops Race From Kidney Calculation US Nephrology Task Force Drops Race From Kidney Calculation

Starting immediately, the race coefficient should be thrown out of the equation for calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), a measure of kidney function, for US […]
September 14, 2021

‘We Have to Do Better for People With Kidney Disease,’ Say Experts ‘We Have to Do Better for People With Kidney Disease,’ Say Experts

The care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) must be overhauled, say experts as they outline a list of key priorities designed to improve kidney […]
September 7, 2021

Chronic Kidney Disease Definition Likely Inflates Disease Burden Chronic Kidney Disease Definition Likely Inflates Disease Burden

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The current guideline-defined chronic kidney disease (CKD) definition, which does not consider age-related eGFR decline, likely results in overdiagnosis among adults […]
September 2, 2021

When Should Patients With Kidney Disease Get Nephrology Referral? When Should Patients With Kidney Disease Get Nephrology Referral?

Basing referral of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to nephrologists on 2-year kidney failure risk exceeding 1% would catch those at higher risk without increasing […]
August 31, 2021

Kidney Patients Get Palliative Care, Dialysis ‘Til the End Kidney Patients Get Palliative Care, Dialysis ‘Til the End

Vonita McGee undergoes dialysis three times a week at the Northwest Kidney Centers-Burien Campus in Washington. She is part of a novel program that provides specialized […]
August 24, 2021

US Kidney Transplants Grow in Number and Success US Kidney Transplants Grow in Number and Success

Kidney transplantation has recently been happening at a record pace and with unprecedented success despite patients having more risk factors than ever before. During 2016-2019, US […]
August 5, 2021

FDA Rejects Tenapanor for Control of Phosphorus in Kidney Disease FDA Rejects Tenapanor for Control of Phosphorus in Kidney Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for an additional clinical trial to demonstrate greater benefits of tenapanor before it can decide on approval […]
July 30, 2021

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease who underwent kidney transplantation had outcomes that were as good as, if not better than, those in the general population […]
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