mdlinx mdlinx

Nephrology News Articles

The latest Nephrology news and medical articles published daily that focus on topics such as: kidney function, renal transplant and therapy, chronic kidney disease and much more. Articles are thoroughly classified and expertly summarized by our team of medical editors, and then ranked to provide you optimal value for your time and keep you up-to-date on the latest Nephrology news.

As a bonus you can check out our “must read” articles highlighted by our physician editor, D. Scott Cunningham, MD, PhD, along with clinical pearls from The Smartest Nephrologist daily quiz competition and review.

Become a member and get exclusive access to Nephrology career opportunities, e-newsletters that keep you updated with the latest medical literature, Category 1 & 2 CME credit opportunities as well as the ability to earn honoraria by participating in Market Research studies.

Your Unread Messages in Nephrology

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx


Latest (31) Full Text Articles (989) Focus on Cystic Kidney Disease
Ranked, sorted, and summarized by MDLinx editors from the latest literature

1 Increasing use of vitamin D supplementation in the chronic renal insufficiency cohort study Journal of Renal Nutrition, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Hemodialysis patient outcomes: Provider characteristics American Journal of Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Association between the hemodialysis eating index and risk factors of cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients Journal of Renal Nutrition, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Regression of cardiac growth in kidney transplant recipients using anti-m-TOR drugs plus RAS blockers: A controlled longitudinal study Full Text BMC Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Growth in children with chronic kidney disease: 13 years follow up study Full Text Journal of Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Increased urine semaphorin-3A is associated with renal damage in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease: A nested case-control study Full Text Journal of Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Primary care physicians familiarity, beliefs, and perceived barriers to practice guidelines in non-diabetic CKD: A survey study Full Text BMC Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using transvenous intravascular US catheter guidance in patients with chronic renal failure Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Obesity and renal disease: Not all fat is created equal and not all obesity is harmful to the kidneys Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Review Article

10 Risk of acute kidney injury after percutaneous coronary interventions using radial versus femoral vascular access Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

11 The cost effectiveness of contemporary home haemodialysis modalities compared to facility haemodialysis: A systematic review of full economic evaluations Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The importance of klotho in phosphate metabolism and kidney disease Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Review Article

13 An ignored cause of inflammation in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: Periodontal problems International Urology and Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

14 High rates of non-adherence to antihypertensive treatment revealed by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HP LC-MS/MS) urine analysis Heart, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Hypertonicity compromises renal mineralocorticoid receptor signaling through Tis11b-mediated post-transcriptional control Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis: Towards improving evidence, practices, and outcomes American Journal of Kidney Diseases, April 23, 2014    Review Article

17 Aldosterone regulates micrornas in the cortical collecting duct to alter sodium transport Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Is retrograde intrarenal surgery a viable treatment option for renal stones in patients with solitary kidney? World Journal of Urology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy with N-acetylcysteine or sodium bicarbonate in patients with ST-segment–myocardial infarction Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Incomplete reversibility of estimated glomerular filtration rate decline following tenofovir disoproxil fumarate exposure The Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

50 available pages FirstPrevious 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Last

Clinical Pearls in Nephrology

Highlights in Nephrology

Risk factors for acute cardiac events in patients with community-acquired pneumonia

As published in the Journal of Infection, patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and acute cardiac events (ACEs) have a higher fatality rate (19.4%) than patients with CAP but without ACEs (6.4%). Of 3291 patients with CAP over a 15-year period, 315 had ACEs (8%; arrhythmias, n=199; congestive heart failure, n=118; myocardial infarction, n=30). Based on multivariate analysis, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, tachycardia, septic shock, multilobar pneumonia, hypoalbuminemia, and pneumococcal pneumonia were associated with ACEs in patients with CAP.

Read the article summary

Serum amyloid A is a sensitive biomarker for advanced renal cancer

Researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) have reported that serum amyloid A (SAA) has greater sensitivity in detecting advanced renal tumors than CRP or IL-6 levels. Specifically, the sensitivities and specificities of SAA, CRP, and IL-6 for advanced renal tumors were 78%, 69%, and 44%, and 82%, 82%, and 94%, respectively. Furthermore, the SAA levels were higher in patients with advanced renal tumors than patients with localized renal tumors.

Read the article summary

NSAID-associated AKI more severe in young children

As published in the Journal of Pediatrics, NSAID-associated acute tubular necrosis and acute interstitial nephritis occurred in 21 and 6 of 1015 children with acute kidney injuries, respectively. Correct dosing of NSAIDs was confirmed in 75% of the children. Children < 5 years of age had more severe disease, more often requiring dialysis (100% vs. 0) and ICU admission (75% vs. 9%), and increased length of stay (10 d vs. 7 d).

Read the article summary

Get reports via email to claim your reading activity at MDLinx as Category 2 CME (It takes less than a minute)

Most Popular Nephrology Articles

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

1 The effect of continuous versus intermittent renal replacement therapy on the outcome of critically ill patients with acute renal failure (CONVINT): A prospective randomized controlled trial Critical Care, January 13, 2014

2 Extra-renal manifestations of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD): Considerations for routine screening and management Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, February 6, 2014    Review Article

3 Effects of turmeric on uremic pruritus in end stage renal disease patients: A double-blind randomized clinical trial Journal of Nephrology, March 21, 2014    Free full text

4 The changing epidemiology of HIV-related chronic kidney disease in the era of antiretroviral therapy Kidney International, March 3, 2014    Review Article

5 Prednisone in lupus nephritis: How much is enough? Autoimmunity Reviews, November 15, 2013
Exclusive Author Commentary

6 Chlorthalidone for poorly controlled hypertension in chronic kidney disease: An interventional pilot study American Journal of Nephrology, February 12, 2014

7 Effect of cinacalcet treatment on vascular arterial stiffness among peritoneal dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism Nephrology, March 4, 2014
Exclusive Author Commentary

8 Effects of music on complications during hemodialysis for chronic renal failure patients Hemodialysis International, March 27, 2014

9 Effects of sodium restriction and hydrochlorothiazide on RAAS blockade efficacy in diabetic nephropathy: a randomised clinical trial The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, March 10, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Effectiveness and safety of antiplatelet in stroke patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis International Journal of Stroke, March 7, 2014

11 Evaluating the contribution of the cause of kidney disease to prognosis in CKD: Results from the study of heart and renal protection (SHARP) American Journal of Kidney Diseases, March 10, 2014

12 Allopurinol reduces cardiovascular risks and improves renal function in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients with hyperuricemia Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, March 17, 2014    Free full text

13 MR imaging in the characterization of small renal masses Abdominal Imaging , March 14, 2014

14 Improved survival and renal prognosis of patients with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy with improved control of risk factors Diabetes Care, March 14, 2014
Exclusive Author Commentary

15 Dovitinib versus sorafenib for third-line targeted treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: an open-label, randomised phase 3 trial The Lancet Oncology, March 6, 2014

16 Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality and adverse vascular access outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease Journal of Vascular Surgery, March 13, 2014

17 Effects of phosphorus-restricted diet and phosphate-binding therapy on outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease Journal of Nephrology, March 6, 2014    Free full text
Exclusive Author Commentary

18 Genetic testing for nephrotic syndrome and FSGS in the era of next-generation sequencing Kidney International, March 6, 2014

19 Pregnancy outcome of five patients with renal amyloidosis regarding familial Mediterranean fever Renal Failure, March 6, 2014

20 A longitudinal assessment of the natural rate of decline in renal function with age Journal of Nephrology, March 21, 2014    Free full text

Indexed Journals in Nephrology: Kidney International, Hemodialysis International, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantationmore

Other Topics in Nephrology

Register now to view all the MDLinx contents (FREE)!

  • Stay current on the latest literature, research and clinical news
  • Get special communications and offers from MDLinx and our sponsors
  • Receive invitations to paid market research
View Samples and Register

Stay current - Media Tool


Receive the latest mecial news
updates for free via email

Sign up!

Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest news in your specialty automatically added to your newsreader or your personal My Yahoo!, Google, My MSN or My AOL page. Learn More