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Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more likely to develop in female diabetics than male diabetics, according to a recent study. Researchers found that female gender was associated with a 35% increased risk of incident CKD compared with males in adjusted analyses that took into account death as a competing risk, demographics, duration of diabetes, baseline estimated glomerular […]

Get the Facts on Kidney Disease

March is National Kidney Month! In honor of National Kidney Month, as well as World Kidney Day on March 12, Tarrant Nephrology offers the following infographic to promote awareness of kidney disease. Share this information with your family, friends and social networks. You can also download a PDF version: Get the Facts on Kidney Disease

Keep Your Heart Healthy on Dialysis

  Heart disease is common in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is the leading cause of death for all people with CKD. The increased risk is related to kidney disease and other health problems, like diabetes and high blood pressure. It is very important for dialysis patients to follow steps to help prevent heart […]

Dialysis Patients Living Longer

Fewer new cases of end-stage renal disease are being reported in the United States and mortality rates are declining, indicating that patients on dialysis or with a kidney transplant are living longer. The trends were revealed by the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) coordinating center, based at the University of Michigan in partnership with […]

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Outcomes

A recent study suggests that healthy lifestyle behaviors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients is linked to better outcomes and decreased risk of death. Researchers evaluated adherence to 4 healthy lifestyle factors—regular physical activity, body mass index (BMI), smoking abstinence and a healthy diet—using baseline data for 3,006 adults with mild to moderate CKD. The investigators compared these lifestyle factors to outcomes 4 […]

Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease

A new study shows that kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea. “This study shows that a high-risk score for obstructive sleep apnea is common in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with diabetic nephropathy and is associated with more rapid loss of renal function,” the investigators […]

Diabetes and Kidney Disease

What does diabetes do to the kidneys? Diabetes is a disease in which your body does not make enough insulin or cannot use normal amounts of insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in your blood. A high blood sugar level can cause problems in many parts of your body. The most […]

Chronic Kidney Disease May Evolve Within Decades

A recent study suggests that risk factors for chronic kidney disease may be present and identifiable even about 30 years before it is diagnosed. The study, published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggests avenues for future research to determine whether certain early interventions can prevent future kidney disease. The […]

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk

                  Being hospitalized for heart failure increases kidney disease patients’ risks of developing kidney failure or dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).  Researchers compared patients with no heart failure hospitalizations to those who […]

Southern-Style Diet Linked to Higher Death Rates

  Eating a “Southern-style diet” results in higher death rates in those with kidney disease, according to research published in the August issue of the National Kidney Foundation’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Analyzing the diet habits of the study participants, the researchers found that those who regularly consumed foods familiar to Southern diets had a […]