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STUDY EXAMINES VOLUME OVERLOAD IN PATIENTS INITIATING PERITONEAL DIALYSIS

Volume overload, or too much fluid in the body, is a frequent problem in patients with kidney failure initiating peritoneal dialysis. Volume overload tends to improve over time after starting peritoneal dialysis, but is consistently higher in males vs. females and in patients with diabetes vs. those without. Volume overload is associated with a higher risk of premature death.

Insulin under the influence of light

By understanding how the brain links the effects of insulin to light, researchers are deciphering how insulin sensitivity fluctuates according to circadian cycles. At the heart of their discovery are neurons of the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus, a part of the brain that masters this balance. These results should also encourage diabetic patients to consider the best time to take insulin to properly control its effect and limit the risk of hypoglycemia.

Boise Kidney News

2016
6/29/16
Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute Announced as Founding Member of New, Innovative National Program That Accelerates Clinical Trial Startup
2/10/16
Arnold Silva, MD, PhD Named Research Investigator of the Year
2015
Boise Kidney Welcomes Dr. Amanda Hall
2014
Dr. Aaron Fearday Joins Boise Kidney Team
2011
Boise Kidney Welcomes Dr. Jerry Meng
Dr. Robert Davidson Becomes Boise Kidney Partner
4/28/11
A New Boise Kidney Study Shows Positive Effects of a Novel Multivitamin Antioxidant Nutraceutical on CKD
3/18/11
Dr. Chris Keller’s Presentation to the RPA’s 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
(1.4MB PowerPoint)
2010
7/9/10
Dr. Sharma’s Interview with Renal Business Today Offers Valuable Insight
5/4/10
Listen to Dr. Sharma’s KidneyTalk Show Interview on the Renal Support Network (RSN) Website
4/1/10
Boise Kidney Named Exemplary Practice by the Renal Physicians Association
3/17/10
Dr. Chris Keller to Speak at the RPA’s 2010 Annual Meeting
2009
12/7/09
New Research Unveiled for Treating Anemia More Efficiently in Hospitals
9/17/09
Dr. Amit Sharma to Serve on National Kidney Care Expert Panel
9/16/09
New Website Promotes CKD Awareness Among U.S. Healthcare Professionals
6/8/09
Improving Response to ESA Therapy in Hemodialysis Patients
3/2/09
BKHI Research Department and a Team of Experts Publish New Study Results
2008
12/15/08
Dr. Amit Sharma to Serve on NKF Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee
12/11/08
Dr. Mary Dittrich Presents Successful Research Findings at the ASN Annual Meeting
7/30/08
Dr. Keller Brings Kidney Care to Caldwell
7/25/08
Boise Kidney Welcomes New Nephrologist, Dr. Chris Keller
5/28/08
Duke Center of Public Health Selects Boise Kidney for a New Chronic Kidney Disease Pilot