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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Study: Sleep Apnea May Be a CKD Risk Factor

Study: Sleep Apnea May Be a CKD Risk Factor

Chronic kidney disease found to be 58% more likely to develop in individuals with than without the sleep disorder.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Carbamazepine Hinders Warfarin Anticoagulation

Carbamazepine Hinders Warfarin Anticoagulation

Carbamazepine co-treatment linked to subtherapeutic anticoagulative effect of warfarin.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Many Doctors Tend to Undertreat With Statins

Many Doctors Tend to Undertreat With Statins

Target levels more likely to be achieved in departments that prescribe more statins.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Tolvaptan Lowers ADPKD Albuminuria

Tolvaptan Lowers ADPKD Albuminuria

New findings suggest the medication induces beneficial renal structural changes.

Anemia ESRD Anemia Responds to Investigational Oral Drug

ESRD Anemia Responds to Investigational Oral Drug

In a phase 2 trial, roxadustat maintained hemoglobin levels over 19 weeks as well as epoetin alfa.

Diabetes Intensive Glycemic Control Has Neutral Effect on Death, CV Events

Intensive Glycemic Control Has Neutral Effect on Death, CV Events

Follow-up of patients from ACCORD trial shows neutral effect on primary composite outcome.

Hypertension JNC8 Hypertension Treatment Threshold Too High for Seniors

JNC8 Hypertension Treatment Threshold Too High for Seniors

Team says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age.

Contrast Nephropathy Reduced Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy With Iodixanol

Reduced Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy With Iodixanol

Greatest reduction for N-acetylcysteine in patients receiving low-osmolar contrast media.

Hemodialysis Infection Control Lapses in Dialysis Can Lead to HCV

Infection Control Lapses in Dialysis Can Lead to HCV

Dialysis providers and facilities should assess and improve infection control practices.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Obese, Overweight Patients at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Obese, Overweight Patients at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Increased risk of SCD with electrocardiogram abnormalities, even in normal-weight individuals.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Statins Reduce Proteinuria, Mortality in CKD Patients

Statins Reduce Proteinuria, Mortality in CKD Patients

The drugs do not appear to prevent progression to ESRD, new meta-analysis finds.

Diabetes Aliskiren's Effects on Albuminuria May Be Too Small

Aliskiren's Effects on Albuminuria May Be Too Small

Overall albuminuria drop may be too small for cardiovascular, renal risk protection.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Very Low-Protein Diet With Ketoanalogue May Slow CKD Progression

Very Low-Protein Diet With Ketoanalogue May Slow CKD Progression

Four patients would need to adhere to diet to avoid primary end point in per-protocol analysis.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Atrial Fibrillation a Greater Risk for Women

Atrial Fibrillation a Greater Risk for Women

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, cardiac events, death in women.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Ezetimibe Plus Simvastatin Improves Clinical Outcomes

Ezetimibe Plus Simvastatin Improves Clinical Outcomes

Reduction in total primary end point events, driven by reductions in myocardial infarction, stroke.

Anemia IV Iron Safe for Treating Anemia in Acute Kidney Injury Patients

IV Iron Safe for Treating Anemia in Acute Kidney Injury Patients

In a case-control study, the treatment did not adversely affect mortality or recovery from AKI.

Hypertension Pulse Pressure Linked to Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes

Pulse Pressure Linked to Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes

After adjustment for multiple variables, PP linked to all outcomes except stroke, cardiovascular death.

Transplantation Belatacept Improves Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Belatacept Improves Kidney Transplant Outcomes

At 7 years after kidney transplantation, belatacept recipients had lower risks of death and graft loss than those treated with cyclosporine.

Nephrology Hyperkalemia Linked to Aldosterone Antagonist Use

Hyperkalemia Linked to Aldosterone Antagonist Use

Researchers identified the association in a cohort of older patients with reduced ejection fraction after acute myocardial infarction.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Cardiovascular Mortality After Parathyroidectomy Linked to PTH Levels

Cardiovascular Mortality After Parathyroidectomy Linked to PTH Levels

Postoperative parathyroid hormone levels of 16.6 pg/mL or higher are associated with a 3-fold increased risk of cardiovascular death.