Nephrology

Reports of high-impact nephrology studies by medical professionals

Incorporating pharmacists into kidney care model may reduce inappropriate prescription rates

1. Ninety percent of older adults with advanced chronic kidney disease were found to have inappropriate prescriptions (i.e. medications contraindicated for elderly or for...

Use of drug-coated balloons for treatment of stenotic lesions in arteriovenous fistulas

1. Drug-coated balloon angioplasty was superior to standard angioplasty for stenotic lesion treatment in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas. 2. Drug-coated balloon angioplasty was shown to be...

One‐Year Mortality After Intensification of Outpatient Diuretic Therapy

1. Patients with heart failure may experience a nearly two-fold increase in mortality risk during the next year after an outpatient intensification of diuretic...

Brain Natriuretic Peptide for predicting prognoses in patients with worsening renal function and acute...

1. The reduction in Brain Natriuretic Peptide, in conjunction with worsening renal failure, can predict prognosis of patients with acute heart failure Evidence Rating: 2...

Kidney function in type 1 diabetes does not benefit from allopurinol therapy

1. Serum urate reduction with allopurinol was not shown to clinically benefit kidney function among patients with type 1 diabetes and early-to-moderate diabetic kidney...

Proton pump inhibitor use associated with increased mortality risk in kidney transplant patients

1. PPI use may be associated with an increased mortality risk in patients who have received kidney transplants. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)...

Allopurinol does not slow eGFR decline for chronic kidney disease

1. Urate reduction with allopurinol did not slow the decline of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) compared to the placebo treatment in patients with...

Bariatric surgery and long-term survival in patients with obesity and end-stage kidney disease

1. Bariatric surgery for patients with obesity and end-stage kidney disease was associated with lower all-cause mortality at 5 years. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Obesity...

Gastric bypass surgery more effective than medical therapy alone for achieving microalbuminuria remission in...

1. Patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric (RYGB) surgery had higher rates of microalbuminuria remission when compared to those who received only medical treatment at...

Long-term use of rituximab associated with lower rates of AAV relapse

1. In this randomized controlled trial involving patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis in complete remission, administration of rituximab for an additional 18 months...
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