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  • Beneficial roles of honey polyphenols against some human degenerative diseases.
    PMID:  Pharmacol Rep. 2017 Dec ;69(6):1194-1205. Epub 2017 Jul 4. PMID: 29128800 Abstract Title:  Beneficial roles of honey polyphenols against some human degenerative diseases: A review. Abstract:  Honey contains many active constituents and antioxidants such as polyphenols. Polyphenols are phytochemicals, a generic term for the several thousand plant-based molecules with antioxidant properties. Many in vitro studies in human cell cultures as well as many animal studies confirm the protective effect of polyphenols on a number… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Rosmarinic acid is effective in reducing blood pressure.
    PMID:  Phytomedicine. 2018 Jan 1 ;38:158-165. Epub 2017 Feb 24. PMID: 29425648 Abstract Title:  Effect of rosmarinic acid on the arterial blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive rats: Role of ACE. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: In recent years, it has been demonstrated the inhibitory effect of some plant species on the angiotensin-converting enzyme and rosmarinic acid is a prominent constituent of these species.HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: This study was carried out to verify the effect of rosmarinic acid on blood… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Perilla frutescens and its active compound rosmarinic acid have beneficial effects on cognitive improvement and may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
    PMID:  Nutr Res Pract. 2016 Jun ;10(3):274-81. Epub 2016 Apr 1. PMID: 27247723 Abstract Title:  Perilla frutescens var. japonica and rosmarinic acid improve amyloid-β25-35 induced impairment of cognition and memory function. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and plays a key role in cognitive dysfunction. Perilla frutescens var. japonica extract (PFE) and its major compound, rosmarinic acid (RA), have shown antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Alpha-linolenic acid might be a potential candidate for prevention or treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
    PMID:  J Agric Food Chem. 2017 Dec 13 ;65(49):10719-10729. Epub 2017 Nov 28. PMID: 29092397 Abstract Title:  Alpha-Linolenic Acid from Perilla frutescens var. japonica Oil Protects Aβ-Induced Cognitive Impairment through Regulation of APP Processing and Aβ Degradation. Abstract:  Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by progressive cognitive and memory impairment. The major pathological hallmark of AD is the accumulation of amyloid beta (Aβ), which is produced from the amyloid precursor protein (APP) through cleavage of β-… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Perilla frutescens sprout displays beneficial effects in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
    PMID:  Nutr Res Pract. 2018 Feb ;12(1):20-28. Epub 2018 Jan 12. PMID: 29399293 Abstract Title:  Anti-hyperglycemic effects and signaling mechanism ofsprout extract. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: (L.) Britton. (PF) sprout is a plant of the labiate family. We have previously reported the protective effects of PF sprout extract on cytokine-inducedβ-cell damage. However, the mechanism of action of the PF sprout extract in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) has not been investigated. The present study was designed to study… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Momordica charantia administration improves insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    PMID:  J Med Food. 2018 Feb 12. Epub 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29431598 Abstract Title:  Momordica charantia Administration Improves Insulin Secretion in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Abstract:  An improvement in parameters of glycemic control has been observed with Momordica charantia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). It is unknown whether this improvement is through a modification of insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity, or both. We hypothesized that M. charantia administration can improve insulin secretion… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Olive phenolic compounds attenuate deltamethrin-induced liver and kidney toxicity.
    PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Aug ;106(Pt A):455-465. Epub 2017 Jun 20. PMID: 28595958 Abstract Title:  Olive phenolic compounds attenuate deltamethrin-induced liver and kidney toxicity through regulating oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis. Abstract:  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of ethanolic olive fruit extract (OFE) and its phenolic compound, oleuropein (OLE), against hepato-renal toxicity induced by deltamethrin (DEM), a synthetic pyrethroid, in Wistar rats. The kidney and liver tissues were… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Kidney disease linked with lower IQ in children
    A review of published studies shows children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual function compared with children in the general population. When compared to children with mild to moderate stage kidney disease and with those who have a kidney transplant, children with end-stage renal disease on dialysis had the lowest IQ scores for testing in academic skills related to mathematics, reading and spelling. “In translating our findings to clinical practice, this research provides… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Early Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis Bad for Your Heart
    One thing that's clear is that type 2 diabetes is on the rise, especially among younger people across the developed world. ... read more
    Source: WebMDPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Some evidence has shown that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of gestational diabetes.
    PMID:  Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 ;9:7. Epub 2018 Feb 1. PMID: 29449829 Abstract Title:  Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency on Incidence Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Abstract:  Introduction: Proper nutrition is important for overall health, and it reduces healthcare costs associated with malnutrition. Many studies have investigated vitamin D deficiency and its role in gestational diabetes and controversial data have reported. A comprehensive consideration of articles in this field provides… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Fish oil and Nigella sative volatile oil emulsion had promising hepato-regenerative and reno-protective abilities.
    PMID:  J Oleo Sci. 2018 Feb 19. Epub 2018 Feb 19. PMID: 29459508 Abstract Title:  Hepatic Regeneration and Reno-Protection by Fish oil, Nigella sativa Oil and Combined Fish Oil/Nigella sativa Volatiles in CClTreated Rats. Abstract:  The aim of the present research was to investigate the effect of fish oil, crude Nigella sative oil and combined fish oil/Nigella sative volatile oil as hepato-regenerative and renal protective supplements. The oils were administered as emulsions to rat model… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Extracts from guava fruit protect renal tubular endothelial cells against acetaminophen‑induced cytotoxicity.
    PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2018 Jan 31. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29393462 Abstract Title:  Extracts from guava fruit protect renal tubular endothelial cells against acetaminophen‑induced cytotoxicity. Abstract:  Acetaminophen (APAP) is an analgesic and antipyretic agent primarily used in the clinical setting. However, high doses of APAP can cause oxidative stress. Guavas have been reported to provide anti‑inflammatory, anti‑microbial, anti‑oxidative and anti‑diarrheal functions. In addition, guavas have been reported to prevent renal damage due to… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Long-term high intake of fluoride can cause skeletal fluorosis in patients with diabetes insipidus.
    PMID:  Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2017 Jul 25 ;30(7):651-655. PMID: 29424157 Abstract Title:  [Clinical observation of 5 cases of diabetes insipidus complicated with skeletal fluorosis]. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of diabetes insipidus complicated with skeletal fluorosis and the surgical treatment of spinal canal stenosis caused by skeletal fluorosis.METHODS: From January 2000 to November 2011, 5 patients with diabetes insipidus complicated with skeletal fluorosis were treated with drug and cervical or thoracic posterior decompression including… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Monosodium glutamate impairs the contraction of uterine visceral smooth muscle.
    PMID:  Reprod Biol. 2018 Feb 2. Epub 2018 Feb 2. PMID: 29402603 Abstract Title:  Monosodium glutamate impairs the contraction of uterine visceral smooth muscle ex vivo of rat through augmentation of acetylcholine and nitric oxide signaling pathways. Abstract:  The aim of the study was to examine the toxic effects of Monosodium glutamate (MSG), an extensively used food additive, on the contraction of uterine visceral smooth muscle (UVSM) in rat and to elucidate the probable neurocrine… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Monosodium glutamate-induced obesity changed the expression and activity of glutathione S-transferases in mouse heart and kidney.
    PMID:  Pharmazie. 2017 May 1 ;72(5):257-259. PMID: 29441869 Abstract Title:  Monosodium glutamate-induced obesity changed the expression and activity of glutathione S-transferases in mouse heart and kidney. Abstract:  Obesity may affect activity and/or expression of enzymes participating in xenobiotics' detoxification and antioxidant defense. This study sought to investigate the activities and expression of cardiac and renal glutathione S-transferase (GST) isoforms in order to reveal possible differences between obese and control mice. For this purpose, mice with… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Panax notoginseng saponins mitigate cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity.
    PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 Nov 28 ;8(61):102989-103003. Epub 2017 Aug 3. PMID: 29262539 Abstract Title:  mitigate cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity by inducing mitophagy via HIF-1α. Abstract:  We investigated the role of HIF-1α in the mitigation of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity by(PNS) in a rat model. Serum creatinine (Scr), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and urinary N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) levels were all elevated in cisplatin treated rats. PNS reduced Scr, BUN and NAG levels in the presence or absence of the HIF-1α… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Union launches ballot campaign on dialysis profits in Ohio
    The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West, which has advocated for a ballot question in the California November elections regarding how much profit dialysis providers should earn, now advocates for the same issue in Ohio. The Ohioans for Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection, backed by the SEIU-UHW, launched a signature gathering event on February 21 in Columbus to advocate for a legislative amendment limiting dialysis corporations’ revenues to 15% above the amount they spend on… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Copeptin Predicts Kidney Diseases
    Elevated plasma levels of copeptin, a measure of vasopressin, are associated with an increased risk for chronic kidney disease and other kidney diseases. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Curcuminoids plus piperine modulate adipokines in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    PMID:  Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2018 Jan 3. Epub 2018 Jan 3. PMID: 29299989 Abstract Title:  Curcuminoids plus piperine modulate adipokines in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: Curcumin is a naturally occurring polyphenol derived from tumeric that has been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties with effects on adipokine and ghrelin levels. Adiponectin, leptin and ghrelin modulate energy homeostasis but each have modulatory effects on inflammatory cytokines and the immune system. Therefore this analysis was performed… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Piperine has protective effects on lead acetate induced-nephrotoxicity in rats.
    PMID:  Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2017 Nov ;20(11):1227-1231. PMID: 29299200 Abstract Title:  Protective effects of piperine on lead acetate induced-nephrotoxicity in rats. Abstract:  Objectives: In this study, we investigated the protective effects of piperine on lead acetate-induced renal damage in rat kidney tissue.Materials and Methods: Forty male rats were divided into 5 groups: negative control (rats were given aquadest daily), positive control (rats were given lead acetate 30 mg/kg BW orally once a day… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-22
  • The renoprotective effect exerted by Salvianolic acid B can be attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
    PMID:  Braz J Med Biol Res. 2017 May 15 ;50(6):e5954. Epub 2017 May 15. PMID: 28513773 Abstract Title:  Attenuation of renal ischemic reperfusion injury by salvianolic acid B via suppressing oxidative stress and inflammation through PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Abstract:  Salvianolic acid B (SAB) is one the major phytocomponents of Radix Salvia miltiorrhiza and exhibit numerous health promoting properties. The objective of the current study was to examine whether SAB exerts a renoprotective effect by attenuating… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Salvianolic acid B improves airway hyperresponsiveness.
    PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2018 Jan 31 ;824:30-39. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29382534 Abstract Title:  Salvianolic acid B improves airway hyperresponsiveness by inhibiting MUC5AC overproduction associated with Erk1/2/P38 signaling. Abstract:  Salvianolic acid B (SalB) is one of the main water-soluble composites from Chinese medicine Dansen (Radix miltiorrhiza). It is used for clinical treatment of various diseases including cardiovascular, lung, Liver, renal and cancers. However, the effects of SalB to allergy induced airway mucin hypersecretion,… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-21
  • NKF collaborates with laboratories, societies to standardize testing for CKD
    The National Kidney Foundation and the American Society for Clinical Pathology have teamed up with laboratories and clinical laboratory societies to develop a standardized test to detect early signs of chronic kidney disease. “One in three American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease, and screening within the primary care setting is crucial in identifying patients with early-stage renal disease,” James Weisberger, MD, executive vice president, chief medical officer and laboratory director at BioReference… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Salvianolic acid A might be a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy.
    PMID:  Cell Physiol Biochem. 2017 ;44(6):2378-2394. Epub 2017 Dec 18. PMID: 29262395 Abstract Title:  Salvianolic Acid A Protects Against Diabetic Nephropathy through Ameliorating Glomerular Endothelial Dysfunction via Inhibiting AGE-RAGE Signaling. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glomerular endothelium dysfunction leads to the progression of renal architectonic and functional abnormalities in early-stage diabetic nephropathy (DN). Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and receptor for AGEs (RAGE) are proved to play important roles in diabetic nephropathy. This study investigated the role of… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-21
  • What Tassin can teach us
    The quality of dialysis care in the United State is judged, in part, by a collection of quality measures imposed and updated yearly by CMS. Guy Laurent, MD, creator of the kidney clinic Tassin-la-Demi-Lune in France in 1969, who recently died at 83 years old, would have laughed at the idea of government-regulated dialysis care because dialysis at his clinic was like no other. Along with Bernard Charra, MD, they offered patients an overnight dialysis… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • On the new HHS chief, Affordable Care Act and Medicaid work rules
    While commercial health care insurance companies try to figure out what to do with the new Amazon/Berkshire-Hathaway/JP Morgan partnership aimed at building a new employee health plan, we saw some national health care issues unfold toward the end of 2017 and the first month of the new year. Alex Azar, a former Eli Lily executive, was confirmed as the new HHS Secretary. It is the second stint for Azar in the White House, having served… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Medicaid patients sue in Kentucky over new work initiative
    Kentucky legislators were excited about being the first to launch the new Medicaid waiver for work requirements, but some state residents on the health care plan had a different view. Fifteen Kentuckians enrolled in Medicaid filed a class action lawsuit on Jan. 24 against the Trump administration challenging its approval of changes to Medicaid law that will “endanger the health care of tens of thousands of low-income individuals and families in the state.” The residents… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Opportunities for reimbursement and how to integrate behavioral health into your nephrology practice
    As many nephrologists and dialysis providers are aware, the ability to secure access to behavioral health services for their patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease is often difficult. Behavioral health providers in the community often have long waiting lists, and patients living with kidney disease do not want to go to yet another specialist. As a result, nephrologists and dialysis providers have become the providers of care for those who have mild… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Expanding the benefits of telehealth to the clinic
    Editor’s note: CMS is developing new regulations that will give nephrologists and other physicians more flexibility in using telehealth to communicate with patients. NN&I talked with Chicago nephrologist David McFadden, MD, about his telehealth clinical trial and what he hopes to accomplish. NN&I: What first got you interested in telehealth? David McFadden, MD: I attended a telehealth conference 2 years ago conducted by myowndoctor.com. After the conference, I realized that virtual visits could be integrated… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Pain and its impact on the lives of patients on dialysis
    As part of a renewed focus on the individual in the delivery of medical care, there is an increased interest in including patient-reported outcomes and symptoms as a routine component of the management of patients with chronic conditions. It is well-known that chronic pain is commonly experienced by patients with end-stage renal disease who receive dialysis.1 There are likely many factors that contribute to pain in this patient population, including the high prevalence of comorbid… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Exploring the new nurse manager paradigm and clinically driven revenue cycle management
    Billing and financial functions are becoming more of a clinical, rather than a billing, responsibility. These functions include obvious tasks, such as documenting proper medical justifications for billing purposes. They also include the not-so-obvious task of managing the costs of providing that care. Today, clinics are financially at risk not only for the medical care they provide but also are increasingly at risk for therapeutic outcomes, the cost of care and the integration of complex… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • NKF Spring Clinicals offer educational opportunities for all disciplines
    Editor’s Note: The articles in this section offer readers a variety of highlights on programming for the upcoming National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinicals meeting. Modality options: Should nephrologists promote peritoneal dialysis as a bridge to and from transplantation? Despite having comparable medical outcomes as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis is underutilized in the United States as a modality of renal replacement therapy compared to other developed countries.1 One of the multiple factors leading to this underutilization of… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • CNSW Program 2018: Screening for substance use disorders in dialysis and kidney transplant populations
    Substance use disorders are a public health issue that significantly impact individuals across the lifespan in the United States. Much attention has been given to substance use disorders recently, as the opioid crisis continues to grow. Several national programs and many state efforts are directed at reducing substance use disorders. Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a significant psychosocial barrier to chronic kidney disease outcomes.1 SUDs can directly and indirectly cause acute and chronic kidney disease.2-4… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Doctor, doctor give me this news: Primary care and CKD
    Everyone’s mind jumps right to end-stage renal disease and dialysis when kidney disease is mentioned, even among clinicians. By the time a patient needs dialysis, pathology has been smoldering, sometimes for prolonged periods of time. Nephrology gracefully manages later-stage kidney disease, but it seems the incipient cases remain in the shadows. In general practice, kidneys are often ignored. What I want to know is this: How can we effectively forge a path between nephrology and… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Salvianolic acid A could be a candidate compound for the prevention of ischemic tissue damage.
    PMID:  Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Jan 31. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29384417 Abstract Title:  Salvianolic acid A ameliorates renal ischemia/reperfusion injury by activating Akt/mTOR/4EBP1 signaling pathway. Abstract:  Salvianolic acid A (Sal A) has been shown to prevent and treat ischemic cardiovascular as well as cerebral vascular diseases. However, little is known about Sal A in renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, a renal I/R injury model in rats and a hypoxia/reoxygenation… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-21
  • A compound extracted from the fruit of M. alba was highly effective in preventing type 1 diabetes mellitus and may be a novel treatment option.
    PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2018 Feb 8. Epub 2018 Feb 8. PMID: 29436651 Abstract Title:  Identification of bioactive heterocyclic compounds from mulberry and their protective effect against streptozotocin-induced apoptosis in INS-1 cells. Abstract:  A phytochemical investigation of the MeOH extracts from mulberries (the fruit of Morus alba L.) led to the identification of six heterocyclic compounds (1‑6). These compounds were screened to detect whether they protected pancreatic INS‑1 cells from streptozotocin (STZ)‑induced cytotoxicity. Compound 3 was the… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Patients using naproxen or ibuprofen experienced significantly higher risk of major toxicity than those using celecoxib.
    PMID:  Am J Med. 2017 Dec ;130(12):1415-1422.e4. Epub 2017 Jul 26. PMID: 28756267 Abstract Title:  The Risk of Major NSAID Toxicity with Celecoxib, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen: A Secondary Analysis of the PRECISION Trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The relative safety of long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is unclear. Patients and providers are interested in an integrated view of risk . We examined the risk of major nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug toxicity in the PRECISION trial.METHODS: We conducted… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-21
  • First-line Pazopanib May Improve Outcomes in Advanced RCC
    Treatment-naïve patients with advanced clear-cell renal cell carcinoma had significantly longer progression-free survival when treated with pazopanib instead of temsirolimus. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Comment on Kidney Diet Tip: Choosing the best milk substitute by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    Sometimes knowing we can’t have something is torture. It may be possible to do a trade-off and have a serving of the food you really enjoy occasionally. Potatoes can be double-boiled to reduce potassium by about half. A thin slice of tomato on a sandwich or a few grape or cherry tomatoes on a salad are acceptable. There’s a Red Pepper Tomato Sauce recipe on DaVita.com that you may like as a replacement for tomato… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Comment on Kidney Diet Tip: Choosing the best milk substitute by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    I’ve read the post and Q&A twice and cannot find the error. Thanks for pointing it out–will look at some of the other milk related posts. I hear the next milk substitute coming out is peanut milk. ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Comment on Kidney Diet Tip: Choosing the best milk substitute by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    You really need to meet with a dietitian who is knowledgeable about the kidney diet. Ask the doctor for a referral. Try the online meal planner, DaVita Diet Helper from the DaVita.com website. There is no charge and it comes with preplanned meal plans as well as over 1,000 recipes for the kidney diet. ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Comment on Kidney Diet Tip: Choosing the best milk substitute by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    As suggested, stick to coconut milk products that tell how much potassium to be safe if you are on a low potassium diet. ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Comment on Kidney Diet Tip: Choosing the best milk substitute by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    Your recipe sounds wonderful. One word of caution–coconut milk usually from the can has over 450 mg potassium. Coconut water is also very high in potassium. The coconut milk in the carton similar to almond milk is much lower in potassium–around 50 to 100 mg/cup. Always check the label and if in doubt you may want to avoid it if potassium is an issue. Fortunately manufacturer will be required to add potassium to the labels… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Comment on Kale, a healthy choice for the kidney diet by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    It’s best to ask your kidney doctor about your diet prescription and ask for a referral to a dietitian who specializes in working with the kidney and diabetes diet. Your doctor may prescribe a lower protein intake but you must be monitored as any changes can impact your blood glucose control. ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Comment on Kale, a healthy choice for the kidney diet by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    Go to http://www.DaVita.com/Diet-Helper to sign up for free and use Diet helper for meal planning. ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Comment on Kale, a healthy choice for the kidney diet by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    It should not be an issue if you have not problems with oxalate stones and you are eating a reasonable 1/2 cup portion. ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Comment on Lettuce Help You Toss a Kidney-Friendly Salad by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    Do you know how much protein? It’s best to work with a dietitian who can set up a meal plan and tell you how much protein and the best sources for you. Check out the Eat Smart program on DaVita.com to find services from a dietitian for people with CKD not on dialysis. ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Comment on Herbs and Your Kidneys—Beyond Seasoning Your Food by Sara Colman, RD, CDE
    I think we are being more cautious than negative. When the kidneys are not working we are very cautious about adding herbal products that have not been studied and proven as safe for kidney patients. ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • HTR2C genetic variants may be involved in the susceptibility to metabolic syndrome in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics.
    PMID:  J Pharm Pharmacol. 2018 Feb 13. Epub 2018 Feb 13. PMID: 29441581 Abstract Title:  Genetic polymorphisms of HTR2C, LEP and LEPR on metabolic syndromes in patients treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: Single nucleotide polymorphisms in serotonin 2C receptor (HTR2C), leptin (LEP), and leptin receptor (LEPR) genes are reportedly associated with the presence of metabolic syndrome (MS). We investigated whether HTR2C:rs518147 (-697G/C), rs12836771 (A/G), LEP: rs7799039 (-2548G/A) and LEPR:rs1137101 (668A/G) are related to… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2018-02-20
  • AKF partners with Health Quality Institute on diabetes education
    The American Kidney Fund is partnering with TMF Health Quality Institute in a new initiative to educate people with diabetes and prediabetes about their risks for kidney disease. The 2-year partnership will incorporate chronic kidney disease education into TMF’s diabetes education curriculum. According to a press release from the AKF, 400 TMF diabetes health educators in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Puerto Rico will be trained on chronic kidney disease (CKD) screening and treatment using… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2018-02-20