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New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

To avoid CKD, the guidelines now provide detailed review of the risk/benefit profile comparing partial to radical nephrectomy.

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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Expert Panel: Calcifediol Possibly a Better Option for SHPT

Expert Panel: Calcifediol Possibly a Better Option for SHPT

Calcifediol is possibly more effective at alleviating 25(OH)D deficiency and reducing parathyroid hormone compared with other nutritional vitamin D therapies.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Air Pollution May Lead to CKD, ESRD

Air Pollution May Lead to CKD, ESRD

Study finds link between particulate matter and renal function.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statin Use Tied With Lower Death Risk in Elderly Men

Statin Use Tied With Lower Death Risk in Elderly Men

The researchers found that over the study period statin use was associated with an 18% lower risk of all-cause mortality and non-significantly lower risk of CVD events and stroke.

Hyperphosphatemia Distinct Phosphate Targets Feasible, Pilot Study Shows

Distinct Phosphate Targets Feasible, Pilot Study Shows

A randomized controlled pilot study demonstrated the feasibility and safety of performing a large clinical trial that is powered to establish whether phosphate lowering reduces fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events.

Hemodialysis Opioid Overprescribing, Overdosing Common in Dialysis

Opioid Overprescribing, Overdosing Common in Dialysis

High-risk dialysis population also subject to the risks of long-term opioid use.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statin, ACEI/ARB Nonadherence Dangerous After Heart Attack

Statin, ACEI/ARB Nonadherence Dangerous After Heart Attack

Adherence to beta-blockers may not be as beneficial to patients after myocardial infarction.

Hemodialysis Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients Underestimated, Undertreated

Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients Underestimated, Undertreated

Among hemodialysis patients always or nearly always bothered by itchy skin, 17% did not report their symptoms to a health care provider and 18% used no treatment for the condition.

Diabetes Many Medicare Recipients Overtreated for Diabetes

Many Medicare Recipients Overtreated for Diabetes

Study of Medicare patients shows overtreatment for diabetes is rarely deintensified.

Anemia Long-Acting ESAs Can Save Time, Costs

Long-Acting ESAs Can Save Time, Costs

Findings based upon time costs of preparation and administration per patient.

Anemia Daily Vitamin D Does Not Improve or Prevent Anemia

Daily Vitamin D Does Not Improve or Prevent Anemia

In a randomized study of patients with heart failure, including some with concurrent chronic kidney disease, patients who received vitamin D supplements or placebo had similar changes in hemoglobin levels over 36 months.

Diabetes Anagliptin Improves LDL Partly Via ApoB-100 Suppression

Anagliptin Improves LDL Partly Via ApoB-100 Suppression

The results demonstrated a tendency for a decrease in LDL-C level at 24 weeks in the ANA group, and improvement was mediated through the suppression of apoB-100 synthesis.

Anemia Anemia Common After Bariatric Surgery

Anemia Common After Bariatric Surgery

Anemia much more common among patients who did not have close follow-up with weight-loss surgeon

Hyperphosphatemia High Phosphorus Ups Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure, Death

High Phosphorus Ups Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure, Death

Each 1-mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus among kidney transplant recipients is associated with 36% and 21% increased risk in graft failure and death, respectively.

Diabetes Exenatide Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Exenatide Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Administration of exenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes at a wide range of cardiovascular risk appeared not to cause an increase in their overall cardiovascular risk.

Hyperphosphatemia Sevelamer Carbonate Improves Pediatric Hyperphosphatemia

Sevelamer Carbonate Improves Pediatric Hyperphosphatemia

Phase 2 randomized placebo-controlled trial demonstrated the safety and efficacy of sevelamer in lowering serum phosphorus levels in children and adolescents.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Sleep Duration, Quality Associated With CKD Progression

Sleep Duration, Quality Associated With CKD Progression

Short and poor quality sleep are unrecognized risk factors for CKD progression.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Total Parathyroidectomy Procedures Similarly Efficacious

Total Parathyroidectomy Procedures Similarly Efficacious

Surgical complications and symptom improvement, for example, did not differ significantly between total parathyroidectomy with and without autotransplantation.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Low Vitamin D, High PTH Up Mortality Risk in Early CKD

Low Vitamin D, High PTH Up Mortality Risk in Early CKD

The risk for premature death increased by 62% and 42% for stage 3 CKD patients with vitamin D deficiency and elevated parathyroid hormone levels, respectively.

Hypertension Lower SBP Goal for Blacks May Prevent Cognitive Decline

Lower SBP Goal for Blacks May Prevent Cognitive Decline

The researchers found that scores on the cognitive tests were linked with the patient's systolic blood pressure.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Tinnitus Risk

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Tinnitus Risk

Tinnitus is 3-fold more likely to develop in patients with versus without chronic kidney disease, new study shows.

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