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Expert Q&A Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

Commentary Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

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Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.

Home Hemodialysis Has Benefits, Disadvantages

Home Hemodialysis Has Benefits, Disadvantages

The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.

Sodium Intake, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Diabetes

Sodium Intake, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Diabetes

Evidence of synergistic effect between hemoglobin A1c values and sodium intake.

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.

Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Associations for favorable food stores, physical activity resources with ideal CV health.

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

No differences found in mortality, CVD between donors, nondonors older than 55.

Testosterone Supplements Not Linked to Heart Attacks

Testosterone Supplements Not Linked to Heart Attacks

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say.

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Among patients with hypertension, elevated systolic blood pressure is associated with the highest risk for CV.

Elevated Phosphorus May Increase Death Risk

Elevated Phosphorus May Increase Death Risk

Researchers observed the association among individuals with serum phosphorus levels measured after fasting for 12 or more hours.

Red Meat Increases Heart Failure Risk in Men

Red Meat Increases Heart Failure Risk in Men

No increased risk found for consumption of unprocessed red meat.

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.

Cardiovascular Endpoints Vary Based on High BP

Cardiovascular Endpoints Vary Based on High BP

Impact varies with CV end point; different effects for elevated systolic/diastolic BP.