Nephrology

Reports of high-impact nephrology studies by medical professionals

ACEi and ARB use not associated with increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalization or mortality

1. There is no association between ACE inhibitor or ARB use compared with other antihypertensives for risk of COVID-19 hospitalization for outpatients. 2. There...

Acute Kidney Injury in patients with Severe COVID-19 in Mexico

1. Acute kidney injury (AKI) was common among individuals in Mexico with COVID-19 pneumonia. 2. Risk factors for developing AKI were older age, obesity, and...

Lower dose of ketorolac found to be non-inferior for pain management of renal colic

1. Both 10 and 20 mgs of IV ketorolac were found to be non-inferior to 30 mg IV for the emergency pain management of...

Outcomes associated with discontinuation of RASi in patients with chronic kidney disease

1. Stopping renin-angiotensin system inhibition in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease was associated with higher risk of mortality, major cardiovascular events, and lower risk...

Abnormal preoperative digital brachial index is associated with lower two-year arteriovenous fistula access patency

1. Among patients with severe chronic kidney disease requiring an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis, abnormal digital-brachial index was found to be predictive of fistula...

Fixed low dose of erythropoeitin associated with similar efficacy outcomes as as titration-based dosing

1. In patients with CKD, fixed low dose of erythropoietin provides similar efficacy outcomes, such as percentage of patients requiring transfusions, as titration-based dosing...

Oxygenated hypothermic perfusion reduces post-kidney transplant complications

1. Oxygenated hypothermic machine perfusion (HMPO2) of kidneys donated after circulatory death was associated with fewer severe complications and lower rates of graft failure...

Finerenone may lower risk of chronic kidney disease progression and cardiovascular events

1. Finerenone treatment lowered the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and advanced CKD. 2. Treatment with...

Overall seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies relatively low in the USA adult and dialysis populations

1. The standardized seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the US population was estimated to be 9.3% with significant regional variation. 2. Higher rates of...

Non-calcium-based phosphate binders not found to affect arterial stiffness or aortic calcification

1. Non-calcium-based phosphate binders did not affect arterial stiffness or aortic calcification compared to placebo in moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Abnormal...

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