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Hemodialysis Intradialytic Protein Consumption May Benefit Hemodialysis Patients

Intradialytic Protein Consumption May Benefit Hemodialysis Patients

Researchers observed significant improvements in inflammation and physical function.

Diabetes High-dose Insulin May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

High-dose Insulin May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

Daily capsules trigger protective immune response in high-risk children.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statins Cost-Effective for CVD Prevention in Seniors

Statins Cost-Effective for CVD Prevention in Seniors

Statins would prevent heart attacks and coronary heart disease, while being cost-effective, if there are no increases in geriatric-specific adverse effects.

Acute Kidney Injury Acute Kidney Injury Linked to PPIs

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to PPIs

Older users of proton pump inhibitors had a 2-fold increased risk of AKI compared with non-users.

Hemodialysis Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.

Contrast Nephropathy Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy is significantly associated with mortality and need for dialysis; hydration is also a predictor of CIN.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

Corlanor works by decreasing heart rate; it's the first approved product in this drug class.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Researchers compared 3 screening approaches for their ability to detect chronic kidney disease cases, and identify patients with higher rates of cardiovascular events and kidney decline.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) LDL-C Variability Predicts Cardiovascular Events

LDL-C Variability Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Variability predicts increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease, independent of LDL-C levels.

Acute Kidney Injury ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

Investigators propose a protocol for when patients should be referred to nephrologists.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Divorce a Significant Heart Attack Risk Factor

Divorce a Significant Heart Attack Risk Factor

But remarriage, at least for women, does not appear to lower risk of heart attack, research shows.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Gratitude Journal May Reduce Heart Risks

Gratitude Journal May Reduce Heart Risks

Keeping a gratitude journal seemed to reduce cardiac risk factors.

Diabetes Gestational Diabetes May Up Autism Risk

Gestational Diabetes May Up Autism Risk

High blood glucose might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says.

Diabetes No Mortality Benefit Seen with Diabetes Screening

No Mortality Benefit Seen with Diabetes Screening

Treatment of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance can delay progression to diabetes.

Diabetes Watch Less Television, Dodge Diabetes?

Watch Less Television, Dodge Diabetes?

For every hour spent watching TV, the risk of diabetes increased 3.4%.

Acute Kidney Injury Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Recent meta-analysis compared continuous renal replacement therapy and extended daily dialysis.

Diabetes Exercise Cuts Diabetic Neuropathy Pain Perception

Exercise Cuts Diabetic Neuropathy Pain Perception

Aerobic exercise intervention doesn't appear to change pain severity measures

Diabetes Third-Line Therapy Choices for Type 2 Diabetes

Third-Line Therapy Choices for Type 2 Diabetes

TZD effective post metformin and exenatide; exenatide effective post metformin and glimepiride.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Shorter Men Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Shorter Men Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Increased risk possibly linked to the genetics that also determine height.