New insights into the link between sunlight exposure and kidney damage — ScienceDaily

A new collaborative study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Washington (UW) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Lupus, an […]

Stopping RAS inhibitors tied to worse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

IMAGE: Principal investigator Juan Jesus Carrero, professor at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. view more  Credit: Ulf Sirborn. Small studies have suggested that a group of medications called RAS inhibitors may be harmful in persons with advanced chronic kidney disease, and physicians therefore often stop the treatment in such […]

Large US study confirms COVID-19 complications: lung, kidney and cardiovascular issues

A large study of patients in the United States who contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirms many complications of the disease, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Understanding the full range of associated conditions can aid in prognosis, guide treatment decisions and better inform patients as to their actual risks for […]

Study forecasts advantages and disadvantages for Black patients of removing race from kidney function calculators — ScienceDaily

Race is not biology. As a social construct, race is an unreliable predictor of physiologic variation and a notoriously unreliable marker for biologic differences across populations. To reflect this growing realization, hospital systems and professional medical organizations have started reconsidering the use of race in clinical calculators that estimate how well a person’s kidneys work. […]

The effects of social determinants of health on kidney transplant candidates

Highlights Social determinants of health are associated with patient-reported outcomes in adults who are eligible to undergo kidney transplantation evaluations. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 25, 2020) — Certain social determinants of health predict patient-reported outcomes in potential […]

‘Patient activation’ may improve quality of life in individuals with kidney disease

Highlights In individuals with chronic kidney disease who received online peer mentoring, improved patient activation correlated with improvements in various aspects of quality of life. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 23, 2020) — Researchers previously demonstrated that online […]

New model predicts which patients with kidney disease may develop heartbeat irregularities

Highlights * A new model that incorporates a type of artificial intelligence can accurately predict which individuals with chronic kidney disease face a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation. * Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 24, 2020) — A new […]

Model predicts acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in patients with COVID-19

Highlights In a recent study, a new algorithm achieved good performance for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 24, 2020) — A new artificial intelligence-based algorithm may help clinicians predict […]