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Acute Kidney Injury Acute Renal Dysfunction Linked to Sugarcane Harvesting

Acute Renal Dysfunction Linked to Sugarcane Harvesting

The association stems from performing prolonged, physically overwhelming work in an unhealthy environment.

Hyperuricemia Gout Risk Linked to Body Mass Index

Gout Risk Linked to Body Mass Index

Each 5-unit increment in BMI is associated with a 55% increased relative risk of hyperuricemia.

News New iPhone 6 May Not Fit in Docs' White Coat Pockets

New iPhone 6 May Not Fit in Docs' White Coat Pockets

The latest model is longer than the previous version, such that it "awkwardly juts out" when stored in the breast pocket.

Diabetes Dulaglutide Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Dulaglutide Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Once-weekly subcutaneous injection of Trulicity (dulaglutide), a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

Tenofovir drug can lead to moderate kidney damage in some patients.

Diabetes High-Fat Dairy Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk

High-Fat Dairy Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk

High meat intake, regardless of fat content, is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Hypertension Blood Pressure Stays Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Blood Pressure Stays Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Research suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible.

Transplantation Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

In adjusted analyses, female transplant recipients had a significantly increased risk of urologic cancer and men did not.

Diabetes Statins Provide Microvascular Benefit for Diabetics

Statins Provide Microvascular Benefit for Diabetics

Statin users with diabetes at lower risk of neuropathy, retinopathy, gangrene.

Hypertension Emergency Department Visits for Hypertension On the Rise

Emergency Department Visits for Hypertension On the Rise

But admission rates and in-hospital mortality for hypertension have decreased.

Hypertension Renal Denervation Doesn't Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)

Renal Denervation Doesn't Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)

Second study shows denervation procedures may miss targets, may not meet threshold for effect.

Acute Kidney Injury Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.

Hypertension Abdominal Fat Strongly Tied to Hypertension

Abdominal Fat Strongly Tied to Hypertension

Visceral fat is even more important than overall adiposity in determining risk.

Acute Kidney Injury FDA Clears Lab Test for Predicting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

FDA Clears Lab Test for Predicting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

NephroCheck detects substances in the urine that are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI).

Hyperphosphatemia Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

In addition to reducing serum phosphorus levels to within the recommended range, ferric citrate increases iron stores.

End-Stage Renal Disease Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

One hospitalization for associated with a 4.9-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Acute Kidney Injury Causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) Differ in the Elderly

Causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) Differ in the Elderly

Individuals aged 65 and older are more likely than younger people to develop AIN as a result of medication use.

News 7 Common Physician Social Media Mistakes

7 Common Physician Social Media Mistakes

Author writes that doctors can and should take advantage of social media marketing opportunities.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

The association between serum bicarbonate levels and bone mineral density was stronger in women, especially those who were postmenopausal.

Hemodialysis Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.