NN&I Study on diabetes screening

DIABETES Study finds diabetes screening guidelines miss more than half of high-risk patients NN&I STAFF — JULY 14, 2016 A new study from Northwestern Medicine found that the 2015 diabetes screening guidelines from the United States Preventive Service Task Force missed 55% of high-risk individuals with prediabetes or diabetes. The guidelines recommend patients be screened […]

Nephrology News & Issues NKF’s Stakeholders Conference

CLINICAL National Kidney Foundation stakeholders’ conference will give patients a voice in setting research priorities NN&I STAFF — JULY 13, 2016 The National Kidney Foundation will hold a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Stakeholders’ Conference in conjunction with the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings in Orlando in April, 2017. The conference will bring together 100 […]

Nephrology News & Issues New Initiative Aims to Help CKD

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY New initiative aims to help kidney disease patients keep their jobs NN&I STAFF — JULY 15, 2016 iStockPhoto EyeOfPaul A new research and policy collaboration, called the KidneyWorks Initiative, aims to help Americans with chronic kidney disease who are not on dialysis maintain their jobs and slow their disease. The American Association of […]

Renal & Urology News Restricting Fat May Cut CKD Risk

Jody A. Charnow, Editor Jody A. Charnow, Editor July 19, 2016 Restricting Fat May Cut Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Study implicates higher consumption of advanced glycation end products through dietary fat. Study implicates higher consumption of advanced glycation end products through dietary fat. Higher consumption of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) through dietary fat is […]

Renal & Urology News Low-Dose Niacin Helps Phosphorus Levels

Natasha Persaud, Digital Content Editor July 18, 2016 Low-Dose Niacin Helps Lower Phosphorus Levels Researchers evaluated the efficacy of 100 mg/day of niacin in hemodialysis patients. Low-dose niacin may reduce phosphorus levels in hemodialysis (HD) patients, a new study finds. Narges-Sadat Zahed, MD, and colleagues at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, […]

Renal & Urology News Many Older Adults With CKD Functionally Impaired

Many Older Adults With CKD Functionally Impaired July 18, 2016 Nearly 28% of study participants demonstrated difficulty with 1 or more activities of daily living, a history of falls, and cognitive impairment. HealthDay News — Older adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a considerable burden of functional impairment, according to research published online in […]