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Hemodialysis No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots

No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots

Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

Major perioperative complications and death are more likely in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5.

News Counterfeit Medical Devices on the Rise

Counterfeit Medical Devices on the Rise

Counterfeit devices are prevalent and their use is associated with serious consequences.

Hypertension Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure

Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure

Effect appears to be greater when baseline blood pressure is elevated.

Hypertension New Program Helps ID Undiagnosed Hypertension

New Program Helps ID Undiagnosed Hypertension

Technology-based program may improve quality of care in the primary care setting.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Alcohol May Protect Kidney Function in Men

Alcohol May Protect Kidney Function in Men

Heavy and binge drinking found to significantly decrease the likelihood of renal dysfunction.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) 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.

Diabetes Two-Year Weight Loss Reduces Diabetes Risk

Two-Year Weight Loss Reduces Diabetes Risk

Weight cycling linked to increased diabetes risk, even after adjustment for baseline weight.

Acute Kidney Injury Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.

Hyperphosphatemia Novel Binder Lowers Phosphate with Fewer Pills

Novel Binder Lowers Phosphate with Fewer Pills

In a study, PA21 was as efficacious as sevelamer carbonate, but patients taking PA21 had a lower pill burden and better adherence.

News Nurses Improve Care for Chronically Ill Patients

Nurses Improve Care for Chronically Ill Patients

Outcomes positive for nurse-managed protocols in patients with chronic conditions.

Hyperuricemia Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Likelihood of a recurrent gout attack is greater under conditions of high temperature and/or low relative humidity.

News Minimally-Invasive Surgery Use Varies in U.S.

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Use Varies in U.S.

Variation seen with hospital type, size, location, and geographical region.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

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

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Low hemoglobin levels increase the risk of death, sepsis, and cerebrovascular accidents following cardiac surgery.

Diabetes Whey Protein Lowers Glucose in Diabetics

Whey Protein Lowers Glucose in Diabetics

Whey pre-load linked to reduction in glucose levels, improved early insulin response, GLP-1 levels.

Acute Kidney Injury Statins May Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced AKI

Statins May Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced AKI

Meta-analysis reveals a 46% decreased risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary catheterization.

Acute Kidney Injury Where AKI Develops Affects Death Risk

Where AKI Develops Affects Death Risk

Patients are more likely to die if their acute kidney injury was acquired in the hospital rather than in the community.

Transplantation 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.

Transplantation Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

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