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Lupus Nephritis

Precision Medicine for Lupus

Precision Medicine for Lupus

Ongoing studies are now looking at pharmacogenetics when comparing mycophenolate mofitil and cyclophosphamide for treating lupus nephritis.

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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Cancer Survivors With STEMI at Increased Risk for Noncardiac Death

Cancer Survivors With STEMI at Increased Risk for Noncardiac Death

Cancer survivors did not have a higher risk of STEMI-related mortality; however, they were more than 3 times more likely to die of non-heart-related causes.

Diabetes Novel Biomarker Can Predict Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Novel Biomarker Can Predict Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Urine haptoglobin, is a novel biomarker and complement to urine albumin for predicting kidney damage in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Hyperuricemia DASH Diet Lowers Uric Acid in Pre-, Early Hypertension

DASH Diet Lowers Uric Acid in Pre-, Early Hypertension

The DASH diet lowered serum uric acid, and this effect was greater among participants with hyperuricemia.

Hemodialysis Daily Walking Improves Physical, Mental Wellbeing of Dialysis Patients

Daily Walking Improves Physical, Mental Wellbeing of Dialysis Patients

The study shows that simple, home-based exercise programs hold potential for improving physical functioning in dialysis patients.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Using a Multidisciplinary Team Cost-Effective in CKD

Using a Multidisciplinary Team Cost-Effective in CKD

Multidisciplinary care program alleviates the much larger cost of dialysis.

Diabetes Lower Blood Pressure May Protect Against Renal Events in T1DM

Lower Blood Pressure May Protect Against Renal Events in T1DM

A lower BP was associated with a substantially lower risk of adverse renal outcomes, regardless of the prior assigned glycemic control strategy.

Acute Kidney Injury AKI Is a Risk Factor for Delirium, Coma in Critically Ill

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Delirium, Coma in Critically Ill

The researchers found that stage 2 acute kidney injury was associated with increased risk of delirium and coma as was stage 3 acute kidney injury.

Diabetes Blood Glucose Level at Discharge Can Predict HbA1c

Blood Glucose Level at Discharge Can Predict HbA1c

Blood glucose profile at discharge using CGM seems useful to predict HbA1c level after discharge in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Sodium Reduction May Improve Albuminuria in Nondiabetic CKD

Sodium Reduction May Improve Albuminuria in Nondiabetic CKD

Reducing sodium consumption to about 2,500 mg daily was associated with albuminuria improvement.

Nephrology FDA Approves Removal of Boxed Warning for Hyperkalemia Drug

FDA Approves Removal of Boxed Warning for Hyperkalemia Drug

Updated label for patiromer now recommends the drug be taken at least 3 hours before or after other oral medications.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) PPIs Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

PPIs Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

PPIs were associated with an increased overall stroke risk of 21%.

Acute Kidney Injury Severe AKI in Young ICU Patients Predicts Higher Mortality

Severe AKI in Young ICU Patients Predicts Higher Mortality

The condition also is associated with greater use of renal-replacement therapy and mechanical ventilation.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statins Recommended for Adults With No Cardiovascular Disease

Statins Recommended for Adults With No Cardiovascular Disease

People with no signs, symptoms, or history of cardiovascular disease can still be at risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Smoking Decreases Effectiveness of CKD Medications

Smoking Decreases Effectiveness of CKD Medications

The researchers found that kidney function worsened faster in smokers compared to nonsmokers and those who quit.

Transplantation Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir OK for Transplant Recipients With Hepatitis C

Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir OK for Transplant Recipients With Hepatitis C

The researchers found that all patients treated for 12 and 24 weeks achieved sustained virologic response at 12 weeks after therapy ended.

Kidney Week 2016 Urea May Offer Cheaper Option for Long-Term SIADH Treatment

Urea May Offer Cheaper Option for Long-Term SIADH Treatment

Researchers present results from the first long-term study of Urea USP in the United States.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Rehospitalization After Heart Attack Linked to Worse Health

Rehospitalization After Heart Attack Linked to Worse Health

Among patients rehospitalized for UA or unplanned revascularization, worse one-year angina and quality-of-life outcomes were seen.

Hypertension One-Third of Hypertension Patients Fail to Comply With Meds

One-Third of Hypertension Patients Fail to Comply With Meds

Nearly a third of hypertensive participants were not adherent to antihypertensive drug therapy.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

Since constipation is common, the study findings may be important for public health.

Hyperuricemia Uric Acid-Lowering Benefit of Lesinurad Confirmed

Uric Acid-Lowering Benefit of Lesinurad Confirmed

Benefit of adding the uricosuric drug to a xanthine oxidase inhibitor persists for up to 2 years, extension study shows.

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