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A drug used to treat osteoporosis accumulates excessively in the bones of rats with chronic kidney disease, (CKD), according to a study presented at Kidney Week.

Elevated nighttime blood pressure may be a warning sign that a child with kidney disease is at risk of faster progression, according to an abstract presented at Kidney Week.

Using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increases the risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) or kidney failure by 33%, according to a meta analysis presented at Kidney Week.

By adolescence, individuals who were born prematurely and low birth weight are already showing signs of kidney impairment, according to an abstract presented at Kidney Week.

High dietary phosphate levels are known to be harmful for patients with advanced kidney disease. Now an abstract presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 suggests that high phosphate diets also may have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular health of healthy people.

Starting dialysis with a fistula has been shown to improve patient outcomes, but the challenge of getting a surgically created fistula in time to start dialysis is often hard to overcome. But trial results presented at Kidney Week suggest a minimally invasive technique for creating a fistula may one day allow interventional nephrologists to quickly and safely create fistulas.

Eating a lower acid diet—typically lots of fruits and vegetables—may help boost exercise capacity, particularly for older patients, according to an abstract presented at Kidney Week.

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