Investigators studied the correlation between aspirin use and the outcomes of patients with acute kidney injury and sepsis.
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Patients on hemodialysis treated with ESAs who have higher hemoglobin variability are at higher risk for all-cause mortality and particularly infectious events.
Research documents both direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on kidney health.
Differences between the dialysis and nondialysis population were most pronounced during the first Omicron wave, investigators reported.
Study findings support vaginal estrogen as prophylactic therapy for women with recurrent urinary tract infection.
Serum creatinine-based eGFR used alone overestimates kidney function and can lead to inaccurate dosing of medications in patients with cancer.
Investigators report findings from a study involving 63,216 patients on hemodialysis from 23 countries.
The findings highlight the value of routine medication assessment.
The increasing number of indications for second-generation antiandrogens may result in a large group of men at risk for toxic effects, according to investigators.
The risks for sudden cardiac death from certain QT-prolonging antibiotics increase with steeper serum to dialysate potassium gradients.
Study findings support AUA guidelines to consider antibiotic prophylaxis at the time of catheter removal.
Kidney function remained stable throughout the 25 week treatment period.
The optimal duration of antibiotic prophylaxis is still unknown.
Results are from a meta-analysis of 33 trials involving 35,939 patients with overactive bladder.
Sparsentan is a dual endothelin and angiotensin receptor antagonist.
Findings are based on a study including more than 72,000 patients on hemodialysis from 25 countries.
Bloodstream infections overall in the dialysis population have decreased since 2014, according to a CDC report.
Patients with advanced CKD have not been well-represented in trials evaluating intensive blood pressure control.
Reducing tumor necrosis factor alpha production using infliximab induction did not improve clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients.
Povidone-iodine cleansing plus formalin disinfection of the needle is a “simple, low-cost, and effective” nonantibiotic strategy to decrease infectious complications following transrectal ultrasound prostate biopsy, according to investigators.
The update reflects advances in hepatitis C management, such as antiviral therapy, increased use of hepatitis C kidney grafts, and treatment of glomerular diseases associated with the virus.
Both corticosteroids and nonsteroid immunosuppressive medications were associated with an increased infection risk, investigators found.
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network requires documentation of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) testing status for each potential donor.
Vaccination decreased the risk for COVID-related hospitalization and death, according to a retrospective study.
Finerenone, a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, may exert anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects, according to investigators.
Early administration of sotrovimab may achieve more rapid decline in viral load, according to investigators.
Data are from the first randomized clinical trial evaluating whether prophylactic antibiotics are needed for transperineal prostate biopsy.
Understanding immune signatures of kidney transplant recipients during and after COVID-19 infection may provide insight into management.
The monoclonal antibody combination retained a neutralizing activity against the Omicron variants BA.1, and BA.2 in kidney transplant recipients.