A new analysis indicates that radiocontrast, which is commonly used during imaging tests, may be less hazardous to the kidneys than previously thought.
Among nearly 6 million hospitalized patients, those who received radiocontrast did not develop acute kidney injury at a clinically significant higher rate than other patients.
Acute kidney injury is the most common in-hospital diagnosis seen by US nephrologists. Patients with AKI are often critically ill, but survivors of in-hospital AKI are often not seen by kidney specialists after being discharged.
Patients who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had an increased risk of kidney function decline, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure. The longer patients took the drugs, the greater their risk...
A new urine test can distinguish among different causes of kidney dysfunction in kidney transplant recipients. If validated in larger multicenter study, the test may allow patients to avoid invasive kidney biopsies.
A comparison of two different cholesterol management guidelines indicates that the vast majority of patients with chronic kidney disease are recommended to receive statins. 50% of people with chronic kidney disease who are recommen...