The European Kidney Function Consortium cystatin C equation, which does not include race- or sex-specific factors, was more accurate than other common equations for predicting glomerular filtration rate (GFR), an international study found.
31 Jan 2023
ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Feb 2023
Authors from the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Work Group provided a synopsis of key recommendations on comprehensive care, glycemic monitoring and targets, lifestyle interventions, antihyperglycemic therapies, and educational and integrated care approaches.
10 Jan 2023
A 74-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for hypertension and slowly progressive chronic kidney disease. She reports that she feels well and has no symptoms. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
13 Dec 2022
While more than half of eligible patients with cirrhosis and concurrent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation did not receive anticoagulation between 2012 and 2019, use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) increased substantially during that time, a recent study found.
17 Jan 2023
A 57-year-old man is evaluated during follow-up for stable chronic kidney disease diagnosed 1 year ago. He also has type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and peripheral artery disease. On physical examination, blood pressure is 128/74 mm Hg, pulse rate is 65/min, and respiration rate is 18/min. Bilateral carotid and lower abdominal quadrant bruits are heard. Peripheral extremity pulses are diminished. The remainder of the examination is normal. After laboratory studies, what is the appropriate management?
9 Nov 2021
A randomized open-label trial in the United Kingdom found that withdrawal of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) did not affect estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).
8 Nov 2022
A randomized controlled trial found that a web-based decision aid tailored to older adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) improved decision quality and clarified treatment preferences.
20 Dec 2022
A 68-year-old man is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and aortofemoral bypass surgery 2 years ago. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
15 Nov 2022
A post hoc analysis of an industry-funded trial found that dapagliflozin reduced overall risk of hospitalization as well as risk of hospitalization ending in death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
6 Dec 2022