Direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) slows the decline in kidney function for patients with comorbid chronic kidney disease (CKD), reports a study in Kidney International.

Hispanic Americans have the highest racial/ethnic prevalence of diabetes, while diabetes prevalence is similar in Asian and black Americans, according to a nationally representative study in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Patients with moderate to severe kidney disease have a higher risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) with an increased risk of lower-limb complications and other adverse outcomes, reports a study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Among patients with even minimal perfusion defects on quantitative single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), the impact on risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) is significantly higher in those with diabetes, reports a study in Diabetes Care.

Women who take antibiotics for two months or longer are at increased risk of developing incident kidney stones later in life, suggests a study in American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors lower the risk of dialysis and other clinically important kidney outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, concludes a systematic review and meta-analysis in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Compared to white Americans, racial/ethnic minority groups have a higher prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes at a lower body mass index (BMI), reports a study in Diabetes Care.


A new integrative box risk prediction (iBox) score performs well in predicting long-term kidney allograft failure across countries and clinical settings, reports a study in the British Medical Journal.


Wall boxes were found to be the source of contamination for an outbreak of gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSIs) at three dialysis facilities, according to a report in American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Extreme heat events (EHE) are associated with increases in hospital admission and death for patients with kidney failure, reports a study in JAMA Network Open.