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July 2020 Briefing – Nephrology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nephrology for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
Many outpatient kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19 have symptomatic resolution without requiring hospitalization

COVID-19 Explored in Kidney Recipients, Hemodialysis Patients

Many kidney recipients with COVID-19 do not need to be hospitalized; deaths up for those on hemodialysis
Kidney failure resulting from acute kidney injury leads to a higher risk of death in the first six months compared to kidney failure from diabetes or other causes

Mortality Higher From AKI Versus Kidney Failure From Other Causes

However, recovery is common within 12 months of injury
The obscurity and imprecision of terms related to chronic kidney disease can be distressing for patients

Some Kidney Disease-Related Terms Cause Patient Distress

Some language used to describe kidney health may distress patients and impair decision making

June 2020 Briefing – Nephrology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nephrology for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
Allopurinol does not affect estimated glomerular filtration rate in patients with chronic kidney disease and does not result in a clinically meaningful benefit in kidney outcomes from serum urate reduction among patients with type 1 diabetes and early-to-moderate diabetic kidney disease

Allopurinol Does Not Affect eGFR in Chronic Kidney Disease

And, serum urate lowering with allopurinol did not affect GFR in T1DM and diabetic kidney disease
The occurrence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis appears to be rare after exposure to newer gadolinium-based contrast agents

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Rare With Newer GBCA Exposure

Data scant on exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents for those with acute kidney injury, risk for CKD
Patients who report choosing dialysis to please doctors or family members more often report decisional regret

Decision Regret Increased for Those Who Choose Dialysis to Please Others

Dialysis decision regret less likely for those who discuss prognosis with doctors, complete living will
Patients admitted to a New York City hospital with COVID-19 faced major morbidity and mortality

Acute Kidney Injury Common in COVID-19 Patients at NYC Hospital

Of patients admitted to ICU, 78.0 percent developed acute kidney injury, 35.2 percent needed dialysis

May 2020 Briefing – Nephrology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nephrology for May 2020. This roundup includes the latest...