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Hypertension Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

The 2014 recommendations also could prevent an estimated 56,000 cardiovascular events annually and save costs.

Hyperphosphatemia Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

Investigators found that dialysis patients with serum calcium levels of 10.2 mg/dL or greater had increased risks of premature death.

Hyperphosphatemia Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Higher magnesium levels in hemodialysis patients with high phosphorus levels were associated with decreased cardiovascular mortality.

Hemodialysis Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Boiling in water and stewing in an oil-water mixture were found to reduce phosphorus levels significantly in various foods.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Kidney Disease Linked to Worse Pregnancy, Fetal Outcomes

Kidney Disease Linked to Worse Pregnancy, Fetal Outcomes

Study reveals increased risk of preterm delivery and delivery of low-birth-weight infants.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) BMI and Waist Circumference Not in Sync

BMI and Waist Circumference Not in Sync

Waist circumference is linked to visceral adiposity, liver fat, and adverse cardiometabolic risk profile within each BMI category.

Acute Kidney Injury FDA Approves Phoxillum Renal Replacement Solution

FDA Approves Phoxillum Renal Replacement Solution

Hemodialysis More Provider Visits Do Not Improve Dialysis Vascular Access Outcomes

More Provider Visits Do Not Improve Dialysis Vascular Access Outcomes

The frequency of visits to physicians and advanced practitioners by hemodialysis patients had no significant effect on their graft or arteriovenous fistula survival.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Long-term treatment also found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Diabetes Despite Rise in Obesity, Diabetes Incidence Steady

Despite Rise in Obesity, Diabetes Incidence Steady

Risk of new-onset diabetes higher in the 1990s and 2000s than in the 1970s.

Diabetes Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Diabetes Patients

Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Diabetes Patients

Increased risk for diabetes patients with obesity duration of four years or longer

Diabetes Diabetes Overtreatment in Seniors May Pose Harm

Diabetes Overtreatment in Seniors May Pose Harm

About 55% of older patients who achieved HbA1C levels of less than 7% were treated with insulin or sulfonylureas, medications that may cause hypoglycemia.

Diabetes PTSD Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Onset

PTSD Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Onset

Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection between PTSD and type 2 diabetes seen in women.

Diabetes Bariatric Surgery May Prolong Survival in Severely Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery May Prolong Survival in Severely Obese Patients

The results apply to older men and women, even with other health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension.

Diabetes Sulfonylurea Increases Testosterone in Diabetic Men

Sulfonylurea Increases Testosterone in Diabetic Men

Researchers observed increases in total testosterone levels, testosterone secretion index values in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Volume Overload in Anemic CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Volume Overload in Anemic CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Study reveals elevated risks of cardiovascular and renal events

Diabetes Metformin Underused in Diabetes Due to Kidney Concerns

Metformin Underused in Diabetes Due to Kidney Concerns

The contraindication to metformin use in patients with renal insufficiency may be impeding care to thousands of diabetes patients in the U.S.

Hypertension BP Therapy Cuts Stroke, Mortality Risk in Grade 1 Hypertension

BP Therapy Cuts Stroke, Mortality Risk in Grade 1 Hypertension

Treatment reduces blood pressure; decreases likelihood of stroke, cardiovascular, total deaths