Chronic Kidney Disease

Positive Results Announced for First-in-Class Metabolic Acidosis Treatment

By June 05, 2018

After 12 weeks, 59.2% of patients treated with the study drug saw an increased blood bicarbonate of ≥4mEq/L or achieved a level in the normal range (22 to 29mEq/L) vs 22.5% of patients in the placebo group (primary endpoint; P <.0001).

Treating HCV Infection May Prevent Development of Chronic Kidney Disease

By September 18, 2017

Using several databases, the researchers examined the association of HCV infection with the incidence of CKD.

Smoking May Negate Renal Protective Effects of ACE Inhibitors

By November 18, 2016

Cigarette smoking may blunt the renal protective effects of drugs taken by patients with early chronic kidney disease.

Small Decreases in Kidney Function Associated With CVD Risk

January 12, 2016

Even a slight decline in kidney function can potentially lead to heart damage, according to research published online in Hypertension.