Findings

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, treatment with biologic agents is associated with a lower risk of declining renal function and chronic kidney disease (CKD), reports a study in Kidney International.

In older adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), new anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with increased risks of ischemic stroke and hemorrhage, reports a study in the British Medical Journal.

In both critically ill and non-critically ill adults, balanced crystalloids are associated with a lower risk of adverse renal events compared to saline, according to a pair of trials in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Urinary albumin excretion is independently associated with a range of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, reports a study in JAMA Cardiology.

In diabetic patients on hemodialysis, glycated albumin (GA) might provide a valuable alternative for predicting mortality, according to a study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

One-third of living-donor kidney transplant recipients are started on dialysis before transplantation—even while their donor’s evaluation is proceeding, reports a study in Transplantation.

At mid- to long-term follow-up, living kidney donors are at significantly increased risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) and preeclampsia, concludes a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

A systematic review identified 52 observational studies comparing a broad range of health outcomes in living kidney donors, with follow-up of 1 to 24 years. Meta-analysis included 118,426 living kidney donors and 117,656 controls.

Overtreatment of type 2 diabetes is common and potentially harmful in older adults, according to a primary care study in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

Any history of childhood kidney disease is associated with a substantially increased risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in adulthood, reports a study from Israel in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels are associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, according to a study in Kidney International.

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