Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past couple weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your nephrologist peers, we invite you to please share news links in the comments.
A collaboration between Roche and IBM has led to the development of a new algorithm that uses real-world data (RWD) to predict the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with diabetes.
More than half of adults admitted to an ICU end up sharing the same potentially life-threatening condition: kidney damage known as acute kidney injury. The Veterans Administration thinks artificial intelligence could reduce the toll.
Patients with ESKD want to exercise to improve their quality of life but report barriers — like weakness and fatigue — when trying to incorporate it into their daily routines, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
The burden of kidney disease varies substantially across the world, as does its detection and treatment. In many settings, rates of kidney disease and the provision of its care are defined by socio-economic, cultural and political factors leading to significant disparities.
A new study found that influenza-like illnesses likely contribute to more than 1,000 deaths among kidney failure patients in the United States each year. These illnesses include potentially serious respiratory tract infections caused by flu and other viruses.
New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease.
Compared with patients on maintenance dialysis, men with prostate cancer and women with breast cancer have better unadjusted 5-year survival probabilities.
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