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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Obese Young Adults at Risk and Unaware of CKD

Obese Young Adults at Risk and Unaware of CKD

Not enough physicians warning patients of their risk for chronic kidney disease.

Diabetes Kidney Function Decline Tied to CV Events in Diabetics

Kidney Function Decline Tied to CV Events in Diabetics

Renal function decline is independent factor for cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Smoking May Increase CKD Risk in African Americans

Smoking May Increase CKD Risk in African Americans

New findings show that current smokers had an 83% higher incidence of rapid renal function decline compared with never smokers.

Hypertension Heart Failure Risk Increases With First Heart Attack

Heart Failure Risk Increases With First Heart Attack

One in 4 MI survivors develop heart failure within 4 years.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) HDL-C Prediction of CVD Is Affected by TG, LDL-C

HDL-C Prediction of CVD Is Affected by TG, LDL-C

Cardiovascular disease risk is elevated when low HDL-C was accompanied by LDL-C and triglycerides.

Diabetes Guidelines Recommend Weight-loss Surgery to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Guidelines Recommend Weight-loss Surgery to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood glucose control and should be considered.

Hypertension Two Drug Types Added to Heart Failure Guidelines

Two Drug Types Added to Heart Failure Guidelines

Heart groups issue updated guideline for the treatment of heart failure.

Diabetes Wine May Reduce Diabetes Risk More Than Other Alcoholic Drinks

Wine May Reduce Diabetes Risk More Than Other Alcoholic Drinks

Consumption of wine is associated with a high decrease in risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to beer and spirits.

Hypertension Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

The findings warrant reconsideration of blood pressure targets for many patients older than 75, according to an editorial.

Hypertension Ambulatory BP Monitoring Can Help ID Masked Hypertension

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Can Help ID Masked Hypertension

African Americans with masked hypertension had 2 times the risk of developing clinic hypertension.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Half of Myocardial Infarctions Are Silent

Half of Myocardial Infarctions Are Silent

45% of all myocardial infarctions studied were silent MIs.

Acute Kidney Injury In-Hospital Mortality From Dialysis-Requiring AKI Declining

In-Hospital Mortality From Dialysis-Requiring AKI Declining

Patients were 40% less likely to die in 2011 compared with 2001, study finds.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Taking Aspirin After TIA Prevents Stroke, Study Confirms

Taking Aspirin After TIA Prevents Stroke, Study Confirms

Researchers find risk is reduced by as much as 80%.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Smartphone App May Prove Useful for CKD Self-Care

Smartphone App May Prove Useful for CKD Self-Care

More than 80% of participants adhered to use of the app.

Hemodialysis Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger.

Hypertension Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Seniors, SPRINT Shows

Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Seniors, SPRINT Shows

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults.

Hypertension Blood Pressure Trends Help Predict Stroke

Blood Pressure Trends Help Predict Stroke

Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age.

Transplantation Weekend Effect Observed for Donor Kidney Discard

Weekend Effect Observed for Donor Kidney Discard

Deceased donor kidneys obtained on Friday or Saturday were 1.2 times more likely to be discarded than transplanted, compared with organs gathered other days of the week.

Acute Kidney Injury No Survival Advantage With Early Renal-Replacement Therapy in AKI

No Survival Advantage With Early Renal-Replacement Therapy in AKI

Mortality no different for early versus delayed strategy for patients with severe acute kidney injury.

Hypertension Increased Fall Risk Found With Antihypertensive Meds

Increased Fall Risk Found With Antihypertensive Meds

A patient's short-term fall risk increases in the 15 days after initiation or intensification of antihypertensive medication.