Chronic kidney disease

Common Name(s)

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), otherwise known as chronic renal failure, occurs when the kidneys become damaged and lose the ability to properly filter out waste from the blood stream. Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis, and polycystic kidney disease have all been linked to the development of CKD.

Symptoms of CKD may include fatigue, poor appetite, anemia (low blood count), nausea, swollen feet, irritated skin, increased need to urinate, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, trouble concentrating, and weakening bones. Early stages often do not show symptoms; therefore, regular checkups are critical for elderly and high risk individuals. A diagnosis can be determined through a blood test, urine test, imaging test, or the removal of sample tissue (biopsy).

While CKD can develop in anyone of any age, adults 65 years or older, and those who are African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and American Indian are most at risk. Other risk factors include smoking, obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, and having a family history of kidney failure.

There are five stages of CKD, each stage representing a gradual loss of function. End stage kidney failure, the fifth stage, is irreversible and fatal, so prevention and immediate intervention is critical. Depending on the cause, CKD can be treated if the source of the complication can be fixed. If this is not the case, treatment options focus on lessening the symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease. If the condition progresses to the point where the kidneys cannot function on their own, treatments may resort to artificial filtering (dialysis) or a kidney transplant. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with CKD, talk with your doctor about treatment options. Support groups are also good sources of support and information.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Chronic kidney disease" for support, advocacy or research.

Alport Syndrome Foundation

Our MISSION is to educate and support patients and their families that have been affected by this genetic kidney disease with the goal of funding research to find more effective treatment protocols and a cure for Alport Syndrome.

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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American Association of Kidney Patients

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy and fostering patient communities.

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Bardet Biedl Syndrome Family Association

Our Mission: Improve the lives of families affected by BBS through information, support and by advancing research and therapy Our Vision: Effective support, therapy, and treatment for all people affected by Bardet Biedl Syndrome

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2013

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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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The Cain Foundation for Branchio-oto-renal Syndrome (BOR)

The CAIN FOUNDATION, a voluntary based Charity. Our mission is to represent the interests of many people affected by Branchio-oto-renal Syndrome and to improve their quality of life by providing support and information related to this Syndrome. We seek to educate both Medical Practitioners and the public by promoting Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) Syndrome awareness. Vision to Educate. Mission to Care.

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Chronic kidney disease" for support, advocacy or research.

Alport Syndrome Foundation

Our MISSION is to educate and support patients and their families that have been affected by this genetic kidney disease with the goal of funding research to find more effective treatment protocols and a cure for Alport Syndrome.

http://www.alportsyndrome.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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American Association of Kidney Patients

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy and fostering patient communities.

http://www.aakp.org

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Bardet Biedl Syndrome Family Association

Our Mission: Improve the lives of families affected by BBS through information, support and by advancing research and therapy Our Vision: Effective support, therapy, and treatment for all people affected by Bardet Biedl Syndrome

http://www.bardetbiedl.org/

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2013

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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

http://www.kidney.org

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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The Cain Foundation for Branchio-oto-renal Syndrome (BOR)

The CAIN FOUNDATION, a voluntary based Charity. Our mission is to represent the interests of many people affected by Branchio-oto-renal Syndrome and to improve their quality of life by providing support and information related to this Syndrome. We seek to educate both Medical Practitioners and the public by promoting Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) Syndrome awareness. Vision to Educate. Mission to Care.

http://www.thecainfoundation.com

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Chronic kidney disease" returned 3564 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease.
 

Author(s): Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Denis Fouque

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 02;378(6):584-585.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ozone therapy induced sinus arrest in a hypertensive patient with chronic kidney disease: A case report.
 

Author(s): Wen-Juan Tang, Long Jiang, Ying Wang, Ze-Min Kuang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9265.

 

Ozone autohemotherapy as an alternative treatment method has been applied to the treatment of several diseases. Here, we report a patient used ozone autohemotherapy to treat her hypertension and diabetes. Nevertheless, the patient occurred sudden dizziness and black haze due to hyperkalemia.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Risk factors for heart valve calcification in chronic kidney disease.
 

Author(s): Shu Rong, Xin Qiu, Xiucai Jin, Minghua Shang, Yixin Huang, Zhihuan Tang, Weijie Yuan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(5):e9804.

 

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a common cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Aortic and mitral valve calcification (AVC and MVC, respectively) are critical indicators of CVD and all-cause mortality in CKD patients.We conducted a single center retrospective ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Chronic kidney disease" returned 853 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of calcium channel blockers comparing to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers in patients with hypertension and chronic kidney disease stage 3 to 5 and dialysis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yen-Chung Lin, Jheng-Wei Lin, Mai-Szu Wu, Kuan-Chou Chen, Chiung-Chi Peng, Yi-No Kang

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Calcium channel blocker (CCB) or two renin angiotensin aldosterone system blockades (RAAS), angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), are major potent and prevalently used as initial antihypertensive agents for mild to moderate hypertension, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Impact of surgical parathyroidectomy on chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) - A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Mugurel Apetrii, David Goldsmith, Ionut Nistor, Dimitrie Siriopol, Luminita Voroneanu, Dragos Scripcariu, Marc Vervloet, Adrian Covic

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For more than 6 decades, many patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) have undergone surgical parathyroidectomy (sPTX) for severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) mainly based historical clinical practice patterns, but not on evidence of outcome.We aimed in this meta-analysis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Identification of Biomarkers for Tubular Injury and Interstitial Fibrosis in Chronic Kidney Disease].
 

Author(s): Shunsaku Nakagawa

Journal: Yakugaku Zasshi. 2017 ;137(11):1355-1360.

 

 In chronic kidney disease (CKD), progressive nephron loss causes tubulointerstitial fibrosis and progressive tubular injury. Recent identification of the major cell populations of myofibroblast precursors in the kidney has enabled us to dissect the fibrogenic process after tubular ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clearance of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Last Updated: 17 May 2017

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Inspiratory Muscle Training in Chronic Kidney Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2017

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Cardiovascular Comorbidity in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2017

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