Study Shows Treatment may be Effective for Chronic Kidney Disease but Increase Risk of Hyperkalemia

A recent study, called TOPCAT, evaluated the effects of spironolactone as a treatment for individuals living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) who are also diagnosed with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction,…

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Computer Simulation Shows Surgery is Overprescribed for Kidney Cancer Patients
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Computer Simulation Shows Surgery is Overprescribed for Kidney Cancer Patients

The most common treatment for someone who is discovered to have early stage kidney cancer is surgery. The patient's tumors and a part of their kidneys are removed through a…

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Dosing Begins in Phase 3 IgA Nephropathy Clinical Trial

According to a story from BioSpace, the biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, Inc., recently announced that the first patient has been treated in the company's Phase 3 clinical trial testing sparsentan as…

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Drug for Treating Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Gets Expanded Indication

According to a story from businesswire.com, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd recently announced that its product JINARC, also known as tolvaptan, now has an expanded therapeutic indication after a recent approval…

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Results From Studies of an Experimental Drug for Chronic Kidney Disease Have Been Announced

Results from two studies looking at the effects of an experimental drug (bardoxolone) on kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been released. One of the studies…

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Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Baking Soda Could Help Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Kidney Disease
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Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Baking Soda Could Help Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Kidney Disease

According to a story from Healthline, a daily regimen of baking soda consumption could help reduce the severity of inflammation in certain diseases, such as chronic kidney disease and rheumatoid…

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Study Suggests That Kidney Disease Researchers Aren’t Considering Patient-Focused Outcomes
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Study Suggests That Kidney Disease Researchers Aren’t Considering Patient-Focused Outcomes

According to a story from PR Newswire, a recent study indicated that researchers that were focused on kidney illnesses such as chronic kidney disease, congenital nephrotic syndrome, and glomerulonephritis have not been…

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