Chronic Kidney Disease

DAPA-CKD Trial Findings Could Transform CKD Therapy
November 12, 2020

AHA: DAPD-CKD investigator Prof John McMurray talks to Patient Care about the “revolutionary” findings he will highlight at the AHA sessions on opening day.

George Bakris, MD, Lauds FIDELIO-CKD Findings, Discusses Finerenone
November 12, 2020

Finerenone, a non-steroidal, selective MRA, has distinct advantages over current treatments for diabetic kidney disease. Dr Bakris details these and the FIDELIO results.

4 Questions for PCPs on Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Diseases
October 28, 2020

Waist circumference measures, complementary antihypertensives, appropriate exercise levels for T2D patients--test what you know about cardiometabolic risk and management.

Kidney Week: Dapagliflozin Renoprotective, Cardioprotective in CKD Patients
October 26, 2020

Dapagliflozin is renoprotective and cardioprotective in chronic kidney disease patients, suggests a secondary analysis of the DAPA-CKD trial presented at Kidney Week 2020.

Finerenone Slows Renal Decline, Improves CV Outcomes in FIDELIO-DKD
October 23, 2020

The investigational mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist slowed progression to renal failure by 18% and reduced the composite cardiovascular outcome by 14%, authors report.

Empagliflozin Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for Treatment of Kidney Disease
March 12, 2020

FDA Fast Track designation is to investigate whether the diabetes medication can also reduce kidney disease progression.

Heart Failure, Other CVD Increase Risk for ESRD
January 10, 2020

Cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart failure, were found significantly and independently associated with end-stage renal disease in a new analysis.

Hypertension in Dialysis Patients: Primary Care Primer
December 16, 2019

When CKD 4-5 progresses to ESRD, how should hypertension management be changed? Or, should it?

Risk-Based Kidney Care May Be On the Way
December 11, 2019

New risk prediction models may help identify patients with and without diabetes at elevated risk for chronic kidney disease, say authors of a recent study.

Does Early Transition to Home Dialysis Increase Mortality Risk?
December 11, 2019

Transitioning from urgent, unplanned inpatient dialysis to home hemodialysis was linked to higher risk of mortality in a new registry analysis.