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For patients receiving hemodialysis

SONG-HD Fatigue Reliable, Valid Scale for Fatigue in Hemodialysis

SONG HD Fatigue measure was internally consistent and stable over a one-week period
Renal impairment in patients admitted to intensive care with COVID-19 is common and is associated with high mortality

Kidney Disease, Injury Linked to Higher Mortality With COVID-19

Mortality increased with increasing severity of kidney injury in those admitted to ICU for COVID-19
About one in three African American patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) would be reclassified to a more severe CKD stage if the race classifier were removed from the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation

Removing Race Classifier Would Impact Care in Blacks With CKD

About one in three patients would be reclassified to more severe chronic kidney disease stage
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring labeling changes to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that warn of the risks of taking these drugs at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to NSAIDs Warning of Risks in Pregnancy

Labeling must indicate risks to unborn baby with NSAID use at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later
Patients with large polycystic kidneys can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their kidney transplant surgery

Removal Plus Transplant Surgery Feasible in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Simultaneous bilateral laparoscopic nephrectomy can be done at the time of living donor kidney transplant
By treating or preventing infection

Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir Aid HCV D&#43/R− Kidney Transplants

Two studies demonstrate safe transplant of kidneys from deceased donors with HCV infection
Among children who are hospitalized

Hospital Outcomes Worse for Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

Length of stay, costs, mortality risk greater than for children hospitalized with other chronic illnesses

September 2020 Briefing – Nephrology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nephrology for September 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
Acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is associated with a significantly higher risk for in-hospital death

Acute Kidney Injury Ups Risk for Death in COVID-19 Patients

Findings based on large study of hospitalized patients in New York City early in the pandemic
Acute kidney injury occurs in 7 percent of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and is associated with increased in-hospital mortality

AKI Occurs in 7 Percent of Those Hospitalized With COVID-19

Acute kidney injury linked to in-hospital mortality, even after adjustment for confounding variables