Severe secondary hyperkalemia and arrhythmia from drug interactions between calcium-channel blocker and voriconazole: a case presentation.

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Patients with kidney disease may have concurrent hypertension and infection. Dihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers (CCB) are the most popular class of antihypertensive drugs used in clinical settings and can be metabolized […]

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End-stage kidney disease and rationing of kidney replacement therapy in the free state province, South Africa: a retrospective study.

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End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and the required kidney replacement therapy (KRT) are significant public health challenges for low-and-middle-income countries. The South African government adopted a KRT rationing policy to balance […]

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Postoperative acute kidney injury in adult non-cardiac surgery: joint consensus report of the Acute Disease Quality Initiative and PeriOperative Quality Initiative.

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Postoperative acute kidney injury (PO-AKI) is a common complication of major surgery that is strongly associated with short-term surgical complications and long-term adverse outcomes, including increased risk of chronic kidney […]

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Lipoproteins and fatty acids in chronic kidney disease: molecular and metabolic alterations.

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) induces modifications in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and homeostasis. These modifications can promote, modulate and/or accelerate CKD and secondary cardiovascular disease (CVD). Lipid and lipoprotein abnormalities […]

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New Devices and Technologies for Hemodialysis Vascular Access: A Review.

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In the United States, hemodialysis remains the most common treatment modality for kidney failure, chosen by almost 90% of incident patients. A functioning vascular access is key to providing adequate […]

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Association between baseline LDL-C and prognosis among patients with coronary artery disease and advanced kidney disease.

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Lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is significantly associated with improved prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, LDL-C reduction does not decrease all-cause mortality among CAD patients when […]

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Iohexol plasma clearance for measuring glomerular filtration rate: effect of different ways to calculate the area under the curve.

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Measuring glomerular filtration rate (GFR) using iohexol plasma clearance has been proposed as the preferred way for GFR determination. The extended multiple-sample protocol is based on fitting the full concentration-time […]

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Kidney transplant in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in the anti-C5 era: single-center experience with tailored Eculizumab.

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Patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) have long been considered ineligible for kidney transplantation (KTx) in several centers due to the high risk of disease recurrence, graft loss and […]

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A nonrandomised pilot study to examine the feasibility and acceptability of reflexology in patients undergoing hospital-based haemodialysis (solitude study).

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Patients with end-stage kidney disease, receiving haemodialysis can experience complications-hypotension, headache, muscle cramp, chest pain, nausea and vomiting. Patients who experience all or some of these symptoms will often report […]

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Dialyzer Performance During Hemodialysis Without Systemic Anticoagulation Using a Heparin-Grafted Dialyzer Combined With a Citrate-Enriched Dialysate: Results of the Randomized Crossover Noninferiority EVOCIT Study.

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The EVOCIT study was designed to evaluate dialyzer performance during hemodialysis with and without systemic anticoagulation.Randomized, crossover, non-inferiority trial. Noninferiority was defined as a difference of ≤10% for the primary […]

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Elimination of Hepatitis C Virus in a Dialysis Population: A Collaborative Care Model in Taiwan.

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Hemodialysis facilities are high-risk environments for hepatitis C virus (HCV). Eliminating HCV from all dialysis facilities in a community may be achieved more effectively under a collaborative care model.Quality improvement […]

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Effect of omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on cardio-metabolic and oxidative stress parameters in patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) have been suggested as a beneficial supplement in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, but the results of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are controversial. We conducted a […]

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Pharmacist-Led Mobile Health Intervention and Transplant Medication Safety: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

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Medication safety events are predominant contributors to suboptimal graft outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. The goal of this study was to examine the efficacy of improving medication safety through a […]

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