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After adjustment for age, gender, albumin levels, atrial fibrillation, and renal transplantation, LV GLS ≤10.6% was significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Researchers used pulse wave analysis to measure subendocardial viability ratio, a measure of myocardial perfusion, and its association with hemoglobin.
The team found that elevated levels of the suPAR protein triggered the start and progression of chronic kidney disease in those with 2 copies of APOL1 gene variants.
CKD patients treated to a target systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg were 28% less likely to die early.
Anemic patients were 41% and 80% more likely to have coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease than non-anemic patients.
Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is 23% more likely to develop in individuals in the highest versus lowest quintile of consumption of red and processed meat.
The researchers said rising rates of diabetes and hypertension may help explain the increase in kidney disease, along with several other factors.
Most elderly CKD patients ultimately will not require or desire renal replacement therapy.
Study findings suggest that the medication may offer renal protection.
In a study of CKD patients, intact PTH levels remained stable those receiving cholecalciferol 8000 IU daily but increased in placebo recipients.
Gd-IgA1 level may represent a useful biomarker for risk stratification.
The incorrect dose was associated with a higher risk of major bleeding but no significant difference in stroke prevention, the researchers said.
GI bleeding was predicted by absence of PPI therapy, CKD, COPD, history of peptic ulcer disease, and liver cirrhosis.
Overall, patients receiving TRF-budesonide saw a 24.4% reduction in their average urine protein creatinine ratio over 9 months.
Coffee drinkers did not have a statistically significant difference in kidney size or estimated glomerular filtration rate compared with those who did not drink coffee.
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