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Commentary Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

A Turkish study found that 55% of male coronary artery disease patients had some degree of erectile dysfunction.

BMI and Waist Circumference Not in Sync

BMI and Waist Circumference Not in Sync

Waist circumference is linked to visceral adiposity, liver fat, and adverse cardiometabolic risk profile within each BMI category.

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Long-term treatment also found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

CDC: Statin Use Continues to Rise

CDC: Statin Use Continues to Rise

Statin prescriptions in the U.S. continue to rise, according to a December 2014 CDC report.

CHD Risk Greater in Women with Kidney Stones

CHD Risk Greater in Women with Kidney Stones

Study finds no significantly elevated risk of coronary heart disease among men with a history of kidney stones.

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Levels below 10 g/dL found to increase risk of a composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, cerebrovascular events, and myocardial infarction.

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association's 2015 standards include new recommendations for statin treatment based on individual risk profile.

Ambulatory BP Monitors for Hypertension Diagnosis

Ambulatory BP Monitors for Hypertension Diagnosis

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring does a better job of predicting future events

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors

No improvements were seen in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure on the low glycemic index diets.

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.

Hypoglycemia Increases CV Events in Insulin Patients

Hypoglycemia Increases CV Events in Insulin Patients

Hypoglycemia increased the risk of cardiovascular events and mortality for insulin-treated patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.

Doctors Not Providing Sexual Counseling for Heart Patients

Doctors Not Providing Sexual Counseling for Heart Patients

Only one out of five heart attack patients gets advice from their doctor about sexual activity, and what information they do get often is misguided.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Linked to Early Vascular Disease

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Linked to Early Vascular Disease

Men with asymptomatic vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) compared to those who don't.

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) does not increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.