This cohort study investigates the association between urinary sodium excretion and heart failure, myocardial infarction, and stroke in patients with chronic kidney disease.
This meta-analysis involving 721 357 patients across 31 cohorts and 30 countries evaluated the accuracy of kidney failure risk equations to predict the 2-year and 5-year probability of kidney failure in patients with chronic kidney disease.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American College of Physicians’ 2013 clinical practice guideline for screening, monitoring, and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease.
This Viewpoint asserts that current guidelines should not be changed to require age calibration for diagnosis and classification of chronic kidney disease.
This population epidemiology study uses United States Renal Data System data to characterize dialysis facility–level referral for kidney transplant evaluation in Georgia, the US state with the lowest transplantation rates, and patient and facility factors associated with referral and waitlisting.
This open-label randomized trial characterizes reductions in serum potassium levels and adverse events among patients with hyperkalemia and diabetes treated with patiromer, an oral potassium binder.
This systematic review summarizes evidence supporting the use of laboratory tests for glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria to detect and stage kidney disease in adults.
This systematic review reports that available evidence supports cautious expansion of metformin use in patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease.
Coresh and coauthors report the results from a meta-analysis on the decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate and subsequent risk of end-stage renal disease and mortality.
Garg and coauthors report on a kidney function substudy of patients who participated in the Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery Off- or On-pump Revascularisation Study (CORONARY) to assess kidney function after off-pump or on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Carrero and coauthors study outcomes associated with warfarin treatment in relation to kidney function among 24 317 patients after myocardial infarction (MI) in Sweden from 2003 to 2010. In an Editorial, Winkelmayer discusses whether these findings should change clinical practice in caring for patients with atrial fibrillation worldwide.
In the report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8), the guideline authors provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of hypertension including specific goals by age, race, and comorbidities.