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Kidney Disease

Thyroid status affects death risk in veterans with CKD

Patients with nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) have a disproportionately higher prevalence of hypothyroidism compared with their non-CKD counterparts.

Kidney Disease

Telenephrology Brings Better Care to VA CKD Patients in Remote Areas

For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), living more than 30 miles from their nephrologist is associated with many unfavorable outcomes.

Kidney Disease

VA Study Shows Kidney Disease Ups Diabetes Risk

LOUIS—For years, research has shown that patients with diabetes have an increased risk of kidney disease. But what about the reverse? A new study published in the journal Kidney International provides evidence that kidney dysfunction... View Article

Kidney Disease

Little Warning of CKD Progression in Veterans Using Proton Pump Inhibitors

While renal symptoms are a known side effect of proton pump inhibitors, the assumption always has been that the drugs could be discontinued before any lasting damage was done.

Kidney Disease

Intensive Monitoring Needed for Veterans with AF and CKD

A retrospective cohort study recently evaluated warfarin prescription, quality of international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring and of INR control in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) at the VA

Kidney Disease

Predialysis Nephrology Care Advantages Older Veterans

Predialysis nephrology care is associated with lower mortality and rates of hospitalization following chronic dialysis initiation.

Kidney Disease

Numerous Factors Affect Dialysis Initiation at VA

When is the optimal time to initiate maintenance dialysis in individual patients?

Kidney Disease

AKI Linked to Mortality in Combat Injured

While acute kidney injury (AKI) has been associated with mortality after traumatic injury, little data exists on military servicemembers with combat injuries.

Kidney Disease

VA’s CKD Patients Lack Knowledge About Their Condition

CHICAGO — Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients at the VA have insufficient knowledge about their condition, which is associated with poorer health outcomes, according to a recent study.The report, published in the Clinical Kidney Journal,... View Article

           

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