In a diverse urban population, low dietary quality is associated with an increased risk of declining kidney function among adults with hypertension, reports a study in the Journal of Renal Nutrition.

The study included data on 1534 participants in the “Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span” (HANDLS) study: African Americans and whites, aged 30 to 64 years, with a baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 or higher. Mean age was 48 years; 59% of participants were African American.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is strongly associated with an increased risk of unplanned hospital readmissions—especially for acute pulmonary edema, according to a study in BMC Nephrology.

The researchers analyzed Scottish population-based data on 16,453 patients who were hospitalized and survived to discharge in 2003. Of these, 2623 patients had AKI, based on KDIGO criteria. AKI and other candidate predictors were analyzed as risk factors for unplanned readmission or death within 90 days.

Screening for elevated albuminuria and hypertension may identify a group of patients at increased risk of faster decline in kidney function, reports a study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.


Acute kidney injury (AKI), often severe, develops in more than one-fourth of children admitted to pediatric intensive care units, reports a study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The quality of primary care management of diabetes is lower for physicians with higher-volume practices, but higher for those with greater diabetes-specific volume, reports a study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) shows more than twofold variation across different racial/ethnic groups, according to a paper in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Patterns of end stage renal disease (ESRD) among live kidney donors may differ for those with ESRD developing earlier versus later in the postdonation period, suggests a study in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Data on kidney function and microalbuminuria are associated with the risk of congestive heart failure in an African American population, reports a study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.


Among patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease, several measures of metabolic health are better in those with higher physical activity, reports a study in BMC Nephrology.

Patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) seen in the emergency department are at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and death within 5 years, reports a study in Kidney International.