Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Research

Lupus nephritis drug completes successful clinical trials

Author: AKF staff  |  Posted:

An experimental drug used to treat patients with lupus nephritis has successfully completed clinical trials and its maker will seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020. If approved, it would be the first drug approved to specifically treat lupus nephritis. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Research

FDA issues first approval for a diabetes medicine that slows progression of CKD

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

For individuals living with diabetes—the leading cause of kidney failure—the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (brand name INVOKANA®) to treat diabetic kidney disease and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease is cause for optimism. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: News, Research, Kidney disease prevention

A caution about self-medication for kidney patients

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

While seeking out information is an important part of being empowered to fight kidney disease, the internet is full of doubtful claims and outright false information. Separating fact from fiction—and understanding that supplements and alternative drugs can interact with prescribed drugs or cause harm in other ways—is especially important for kidney patients. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Education, News, Research, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living

Kidney disease and African-Americans

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

Kidney disease and kidney failure affect African-Americans more than any other race or ethnicity. Nearly 1 in 3 of Americans with kidney failure is African-American. Learn more about this silent killer from our infographic. The good news: most cases of kidney disease could be prevented by controlling diabetes and high blood pressure, the two leading causes of kidney disease. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Infographics, Research, Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
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