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Diabetes remission lowers risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease

Written by | 1 Feb 2024

Subjects from a weight loss trial who achieved any remission from Type 2 diabetes also achieved a 40% lower rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a 33% lower… read more.

Jardiance approved in the EU for the treatment of adults with chronic kidney disease – Boehringer + Eli Lilly

Written by | 5 Aug 2023

The European Commission (EC) approved Jardiance (empagliflozin) for the treatment of adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company have announced. The approval… read more.

CHMP positive for Mircera to treat paediatric patients with anaemia associated with CKD – Roche

Written by | 2 Jul 2023

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending a change to the terms of the marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Mircera… read more.

Difelikefalin shows efficacy in notalgia paresthetica

Written by | 18 Feb 2023

Difelikefalin, a drug used to treat itching associated with chronic kidney disease in adults undergoing hemodialysis, shows efficacy for treating notalgia paresthetica, a nerve disorder causing persistent itch… read more.

SGLT2 treatment improves outcomes in patients without diabetes

Written by | 13 Dec 2022

Researchers from a new meta-analysis of data report that, in addition to its known benefits, sodium glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT2) treatment reduces the risk of adverse kidney and… read more.

Early diagnosis tool for childhood kidney disease

Written by | 13 Nov 2022

Early diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is key to managing progression of the disease. A new technique analyzing urine extracellular vesicles (uEVs) — cell-derived nanoscale spherical structures… read more.

Exercise training program improves cardiorespiratory fitness in adults with chronic kidney disease

Written by | 10 Aug 2022

This randomized trial recently published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) found that a 12- month program of in-center aerobic and resistance exercise program improved physical functioning among… read more.

Research in human kidney organoids reveals target to prevent irreversible kidney damage

Written by | 13 Apr 2022

To a certain extent, kidneys have the capacity to repair themselves after being injured, but a switch can occur from such intrinsic repair to incomplete repair that leads… read more.

Kerendia approved in EU for adult patients with chronic kidney disease associated with type 2 diabetes – Bayer HealthCare

Written by | 25 Mar 2022

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for finerenone under the brand name Kerendia from Bayer HealthCare. Kerendia (10 mg or 20 mg),… read more.

Pesticide linked to chronic kidney disease

Written by | 28 Nov 2021

A commonly available pesticide has been associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a University of Queensland study. Researchers analysed links between pesticide exposure… read more.

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