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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Smartphone ECG App Identifies Atrial Fibrillation

Smartphone ECG App Identifies Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening.

Diabetes Early Insulin Improves HbA1C in Diabetic Seniors

Early Insulin Improves HbA1C in Diabetic Seniors

Benefits for early insulin initiation without increasing risk of hypoglycemia, health care costs.

Transplantation Slow Adoption of HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Slow Adoption of HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none have taken place, researchers say.

Transplantation Transplant-Related Costs Incurred by Living Kidney Donors

Transplant-Related Costs Incurred by Living Kidney Donors

The researchers found that 96% of donors reported one or more direct costs, totaling $101,484 (mean $523).

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Obese Patients on Warfarin at Double Risk of Major Bleeds

Obese Patients on Warfarin at Double Risk of Major Bleeds

Obese patients had an 84% higher risk of a major bleeding event, compared to those of normal weight.

Nephrology Managing Pain in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Managing Pain in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Review examines etiology of disease and suggests stepwise approach for pain management.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Baby Boomers Living Longer But with Health Problems

Baby Boomers Living Longer But with Health Problems

But nearly half take a prescription cardiovascular drug, almost a fifth have diabetes.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Fewer Americans Have High Triglyceride Levels

Fewer Americans Have High Triglyceride Levels

The numbers are encouraging, but many people are still at risk.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Full Rx Coverage Ups Survival, Cuts Costs After Heart Attack

Full Rx Coverage Ups Survival, Cuts Costs After Heart Attack

Full prescription coverage associated with greater quality-adjusted survival, less resource use per patient.

Lupus Nephritis Proteinuria Levels Predict Long-Term Renal Outcomes in Lupus Nephritis

Proteinuria Levels Predict Long-Term Renal Outcomes in Lupus Nephritis

Urinary red blood cells undermine a composite prediction of renal outcome.

Diabetes Skip One Sugary Drink Daily, Lower Diabetes Risk

Skip One Sugary Drink Daily, Lower Diabetes Risk

Drinking water, unsweetened tea or coffee instead lowered risk by 25%.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statin Initiation Should be Guided by Age, Sex

Statin Initiation Should be Guided by Age, Sex

Sensitivity and specificity of statin recommendations can be improved with use of specific CVD risk thresholds.

Hemodialysis Ethnic Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Initiation

Ethnic Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Initiation

Lower odds of initiating hemodialysis with artervenous fistula for black and Hispanic versus white patients.

Transplantation Old Age Need Not Rule Out Renal Transplants

Old Age Need Not Rule Out Renal Transplants

New findings show that even patients in their 80s can benefit.

Transplantation BMI Mismatch Increases Risk of Kidney Allograft Loss

BMI Mismatch Increases Risk of Kidney Allograft Loss

Each 1 kg/m2 increment in BMI difference between recipients and deceased donors is associated with a 6% increased risk of graft loss.

Hyperphosphatemia Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.

Hemodialysis Low Physical Function Not Tied to Muscle Mass

Low Physical Function Not Tied to Muscle Mass

Patients on maintenance hemodialysis have worse physical function than other elderly patients, study says.

Diabetes Mortality After CABG Higher in Diabetics

Mortality After CABG Higher in Diabetics

CABG patients with type 1 diabetes had twice the mortality risk, while type 2 patients had a smaller but significant increased risk.

Diabetes Many Diabetes Patients Feel Pill Burden

Many Diabetes Patients Feel Pill Burden

Type 2 diabetes and its associated comorbidities often require polypharmacotherapy, which may result in poor adherence to treatment.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances.