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Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular risk: epidemiology, mechanisms, and prevention
Since the first description of the association between chronic kidney disease and heart disease, many epidemiological studies have confirmed and extended this finding. As chronic kidney diseaseExpand
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Effect of frequent nocturnal hemodialysis vs conventional hemodialysis on left ventricular mass and quality of life: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Morbidity and mortality rates in hemodialysis patients remain excessive. Alterations in the delivery of dialysis may lead to improved patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE To compare the effects ofExpand
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Motivational interviewing to improve weight loss in overweight and/or obese patients: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials
Motivational interviewing, a directive, patient‐centred counselling approach focused on exploring and resolving ambivalence, has emerged as an effective therapeutic approach within the addictionsExpand
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The NLRP3 inflammasome promotes renal inflammation and contributes to CKD.
Inflammation significantly contributes to the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Inflammasome-dependent cytokines, such as IL-1β and IL-18, play a role in CKD, but their regulation duringExpand
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Guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease
New guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease have been developed by the Canadian Society of Nephrology (Appendix 1 contains the full-text guidelines; available atExpand
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Early recognition and prevention of chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease is a common disorder and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Early diagnosis on the basis of presence of proteinuria or reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate couldExpand
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Adapting the Charlson Comorbidity Index for use in patients with ESRD.
BACKGROUND Accurate prediction of survival for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and multiple comorbid conditions is difficult. In nondialysis patients, the Charlson Comorbidity Index hasExpand
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Associations between hemodialysis access type and clinical outcomes: a systematic review.
Clinical practice guidelines recommend an arteriovenous fistula as the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis, but quantitative associations between vascular access type and various clinicalExpand
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Comparison of risk prediction using the CKD-EPI equation and the MDRD study equation for estimated glomerular filtration rate.
CONTEXT The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation more accurately estimates glomerular filtration rate (GFR) than the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) StudyExpand
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