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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Study reveals a 35% increase in all-cause mortality risk compared with non-use.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

Treatment with this compound resulted in higher circulating levels of 25(OH)D compared with ergocalciferol in Hispanic CKD patients.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) New Dyslipidemia Guidelines Eliminate Treatment Targets

New Dyslipidemia Guidelines Eliminate Treatment Targets

Key features include elimination of treatment targets, additional testing only when rationale clear

Diabetes Islet Transplantation Safe and Restores Glycemic Control

Islet Transplantation Safe and Restores Glycemic Control

Islet transplantation restores good and lasting glycemic control, prevents severe hypoglycemia

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Routine Noninvasive Testing for CAD Minimally Beneficial

Routine Noninvasive Testing for CAD Minimally Beneficial

Low yield among patients presenting with acute chest pain and low clinical risk

Diabetes Subclinical Hypothyroidism Ups Diabetes Risk Only in Statin Users

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Ups Diabetes Risk Only in Statin Users

No increased diabetes risk for patients with hypothyroidism treated with thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

Hypertension More than 1 in 10 Lupus Patients Have Pulmonary Hypertension

More than 1 in 10 Lupus Patients Have Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients have few cardiopulmonary symptoms; serum uric acid can predict presence of pumonary hypertension.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Hold Smartphones Away from Cardiac Devices

Hold Smartphones Away from Cardiac Devices

Risk is low; however, heart patients are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets.

Hyperphosphatemia Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.

Hemodialysis Epoetin, Darbepoetin Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

Epoetin, Darbepoetin Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

Hemodialysis patients treated with either agent have comparable risks of overall and cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

After standard lipid treatments, CKD patients still have up to a 70% residual risk of cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes Longer Sleep Duration Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Longer Sleep Duration Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Correlation partially attenuated after adjustment for body mass index and change in weight.

Hypertension Blood Pressure and Other Meds Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Blood Pressure and Other Meds Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Mechanisms include diuresis and electrolyte imbalance, sedation and cognitive impairment.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

In a study, renal survival increased by 8.2% with each 10 nmol/L increment in baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Patients with Surgical Complications Do Better at Same Hospital

Patients with Surgical Complications Do Better at Same Hospital

Surgical patients who suffer complications after hospital discharge are more likely to die if they're readmitted to a different hospital than where they had their original operation.

Diabetes Diabetes Patients Have Higher Mortality from Infections

Diabetes Patients Have Higher Mortality from Infections

Risk up for various infections; increased risk seems greater for type 1 than type 2 diabetes.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Poor Sleep Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke in Men

Poor Sleep Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke in Men

Men who slept badly were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack and up to four times as likely to have a stroke.

Hyperphosphatemia Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

A study found that 78% of popular drinks, from flavored waters to lemonades to iced teas, contain far more phosphorus than listed in nutritional databases.

Diabetes Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients Have Low Serum Vitamin D3

Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients Have Low Serum Vitamin D3

Serum 25(OH)D3 linked to glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, -cell function.

Diabetes Time-Updated Hemoglobin A1c Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Time-Updated Hemoglobin A1c Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Stronger correlation for MI risk with updated latest and updated mean versus baseline HbA1c.