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Nephrology HCV Eradication May Reduce Diabetes Risk in HIV Patients

HCV Eradication May Reduce Diabetes Risk in HIV Patients

SVR was found to be associated with a significant decrease in the hazard of diabetes mellitus and decline in the hazard of chronic renal failure.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Plasma TMAO May Help Predict Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

Plasma TMAO May Help Predict Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

Plasma TMAO levels among patients predict both near- and long-term risks of incident cardiovascular events.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Chronic Kidney Disease More Likely in PPI Users

Chronic Kidney Disease More Likely in PPI Users

Proton pump inhibitors need not first cause acute kidney injury for CKD risk to be elevated.

Nephrology Novel Microfluidic Device Models Human Kidney

Novel Microfluidic Device Models Human Kidney

The model kidney incorporates a porous growth substrate, physiological fluid flow, and the passive filtration of the glomerulus.

Diabetes BP Boost May Limit Use of Glucagon Receptor Antagonist in T2DM

BP Boost May Limit Use of Glucagon Receptor Antagonist in T2DM

Statistically significant increases in BP, MAP, and serum lipid levels were observed with LY2409021 treatment at a dose that lowered HbA1c and glucose levels.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) High Triglycerides, Low HDL-C Increase CHD, Stroke Risks

High Triglycerides, Low HDL-C Increase CHD, Stroke Risks

Participants with high TG and low HDL levels had a 1.32-fold greater HR for CHD than those with normal TG and normal HDL levels.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Low Salt Diet Improves Blood Pressure in CKD

Low Salt Diet Improves Blood Pressure in CKD

With dietitian counseling, limiting sodium to 2000 mg per daily is feasible for chronic kidney disease patients.

Contrast Nephropathy Furosemide With Matched Hydration Prevents Contrast Nephropathy

Furosemide With Matched Hydration Prevents Contrast Nephropathy

Compared with control treatment, RenalGuard therapy correlated with significantly reduced CI-AKI, as well as a reduced need for renal replacement therapy.

Nephrology Albuminuria Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Albuminuria Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

The researchers found that albuminuria correlated with cognitive impairment, dementia, clinical Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Vitamin D Status Linked to Body Fat in Older Women

Vitamin D Status Linked to Body Fat in Older Women

Adipose tissue may be more important than vitamin D intake, new study suggests.

Diabetes Smokeless Tobacco May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Smokeless Tobacco May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Swedish smokeless tobacco (snus) increases insulin resistance and the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Any Coronary Artery Calcium in 30s and 40s Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Any Coronary Artery Calcium in 30s and 40s Ups Cardiovascular Risks

The presence of CAC among individuals aged between 32 and 46 years was associated with increased risk of fatal and nonfatal CHD during 12.5 years of follow-up.

End-Stage Renal Disease Elemental Calcium Intake High With Calcium-Based Binder Use

Elemental Calcium Intake High With Calcium-Based Binder Use

In a study, 25.8% and 37.8% of calcium acetate and calcium carbonate users, respectively, exceeded the maximum recommended daily intake.

Hypertension More Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation

More Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation

Adjusted rates of hospitalization for AF increased by almost 1% per year between 1999 and 2013.

Transplantation High-Volume Hospitals Recover More Transplantable Organs Per Donor

High-Volume Hospitals Recover More Transplantable Organs Per Donor

Hospitals that managed the most deceased donors were 1.5 times more likely to recover 4 or more transplantable organs than those that managed the least.

Transplantation Kidney Transplant Recipients Often Hospitalized With Acute MI

Kidney Transplant Recipients Often Hospitalized With Acute MI

Acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) accounted for 29.3% of RTR admissions.

Diabetic Nephropathy Valsartan Reduces Microalbuminuria in IGT Patients

Valsartan Reduces Microalbuminuria in IGT Patients

Valsartan reduced the incidence of microalbuminuria in IGT without increasing the incidence of hyperkalemia or renal dysfunction compared with placebo.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism A Case of SHPT Affecting the Skeleton

A Case of SHPT Affecting the Skeleton

Clinicians should be aware of these uncommon radiograph findings.

Diabetes Novel Oral GLDs Beat Insulin in Reducing T2DM Risks

Novel Oral GLDs Beat Insulin in Reducing T2DM Risks

Dapagliflozin was associated with lower risk of both all-cause mortality and CVD, whereas DPP-4i was only associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Patients Satisfied With Nurse-Led Care

CKD Patients Satisfied With Nurse-Led Care

In an era of person-centered care, it is important to measure patient satisfaction using appropriate and standardized questionnaires.

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