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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.

Departments Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

Geriatric patients with CKD are at high risk for morbidity and mortality from the potential side effects of treatments.

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Insomnia Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Insomnia Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Elevated stroke risk for individuals with insomnia; highest for those aged 18 to 34 years.

Lifestyle Intervention Beneficial for Impaired Glucose

Lifestyle Intervention Beneficial for Impaired Glucose

Drop in cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, diabetes incidence in impaired glucose tolerance.

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.

'White Coat Effect' Higher for Doctors than Nurses

'White Coat Effect' Higher for Doctors than Nurses

Mean blood pressures lower for nurses compared to readings made by doctors at same visit.

Better Outcomes in Consistent BP After Stroke

Better Outcomes in Consistent BP After Stroke

Only 30 percent of participants had blood pressure controlled.

MI-Acquired Anemia Rates Vary by Hospital

MI-Acquired Anemia Rates Vary by Hospital

Considerable variation in incidence of HAA across hospitals; teaching status and region linked to risk.

Sex Differences Apparent in Heart Rate Response to Exercise

Sex Differences Apparent in Heart Rate Response to Exercise

Slope and intercept of regression lines significantly different for men versus women.

Nitroglycerin Shortage Cause for Concern Among Doctors

Nitroglycerin Shortage Cause for Concern Among Doctors

Baxter and the FDA taking action to ease the shortage.

Hemoglobin Value Not Predictive of CVD Risk

Hemoglobin Value Not Predictive of CVD Risk

For individuals without known cardiovascular disease or diabetes, HbA1c provides little benefit.

Mexican-Americans Face Higher Risk of Stroke

Mexican-Americans Face Higher Risk of Stroke

Findings based on neurological, functional, and cognitive outcomes 90 days after ischemic stroke.

Nighttime Respiratory Rate Predicts Post-MI Mortality

Nighttime Respiratory Rate Predicts Post-MI Mortality

Among survivors of acute myocardial infarction, respiratory rate predicts non-sudden cardiac death.

Elevated CVD Risk After Angry Outbursts

Elevated CVD Risk After Angry Outbursts

Findings show that the two hours after an outburst have heightened risk.

Wine May Reduce CVD Risk in Diabetics

Wine May Reduce CVD Risk in Diabetics

Benefits observed for moderate consumption, but risk is increased for heavy consumption.

Warfarin in CKD Linked to Lower CVD Risk

Warfarin in CKD Linked to Lower CVD Risk

Lower risk with no increase in bleeding regardless of CKD severity.

Modest Interarm BP Difference Could Signal Increased Risk

Modest Interarm BP Difference Could Signal Increased Risk

Findings support expanded clinical use of this simple measurement.