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Hyperphosphatemia Serum Phosphorus Levels Not Affected by Race, Income

Serum Phosphorus Levels Not Affected by Race, Income

African-American patients, however, had significantly higher intact parathyroid hormone levels, possibly due to lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.

Diabetes Antibiotic Use Tied to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Antibiotic Use Tied to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Researchers don't know if the drugs signal developing disease, or contribute to it.

Nephrology Fatigue, Ascites Up Hyponatremia Risk in Hospitalized CHF Patients

Fatigue, Ascites Up Hyponatremia Risk in Hospitalized CHF Patients

Development of hyponatremia during hospitalization was associated with a significantly higher in-hospital mortality rate.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Quitting Smoking Improves Angina, Mental Health After Heart Attack

Quitting Smoking Improves Angina, Mental Health After Heart Attack

Patients who stopped smoking also reported less angina.

Nephrology Ureteric Injury Risk With Hysterectomy Increased

Ureteric Injury Risk With Hysterectomy Increased

Risk varies by type of hysterectomy for benign and malignant conditions; lower for benign conditions.

Hypertension Spouses of Stroke Patients Have Lower Quality of Life

Spouses of Stroke Patients Have Lower Quality of Life

Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, researchers find.

Hyperuricemia High Uric Acid Levels Tied to Early Death in Seniors

High Uric Acid Levels Tied to Early Death in Seniors

Association strongest with cardiovascular mortality in the elderly.

Hypertension No Cognitive Benefits for Seniors Who Halt Hypertension Medication

No Cognitive Benefits for Seniors Who Halt Hypertension Medication

Prior research suggests lower blood pressure increases risk for cognitive decline in elderly.

Diabetes Metformin May Lower Glucose via the Intestine

Metformin May Lower Glucose via the Intestine

Dissociation of glycemic effect from plasma exposure with gut-restricted metformin.

Hyperphosphatemia High Phosphorus Levels Predict CKD Progression, Early Death

High Phosphorus Levels Predict CKD Progression, Early Death

Every 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus level was linked with 36% greater odds of kidney failure among non-dialysis CKD patients.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statins Increasingly Prescribed for Primary Prevention in Elderly

Statins Increasingly Prescribed for Primary Prevention in Elderly

But researchers note little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so.

Hyperphosphatemia Hyperphosphatemia Increases Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

Hyperphosphatemia Increases Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

High phosphate levels are associated with 3.3-fold increased odds of 28-day in-hospital mortality.

Diabetes Bulimic Patients at Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Bulimic Patients at Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Increased risk in patients versus controls; higher lifetime prevalence for patients, especially males.

Diabetes Using Lipid Guidelines in Diabetes Care

Using Lipid Guidelines in Diabetes Care

Speakers address the different guidelines for management of dyslipidemia and discuss how best to incorporate them into clinical practice.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Lipophilic Statins Better for Heart Failure

Lipophilic Statins Better for Heart Failure

Meta-analysis shows superior treatment effects on inflammation, cardiac function.

Diabetes Long-Acting Analog Insulin Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in T2DM

Long-Acting Analog Insulin Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in T2DM

No significant difference in risk for long-acting analog, other basal insulin therapies.

Hyperphosphatemia Phosphate Binder Adherence Challenging for Dialysis Patients

Phosphate Binder Adherence Challenging for Dialysis Patients

In a study, 45% of hemodialysis patients internationally reported skipping phosphate binder pills at least once in the prior month.

Diabetes Acetaminophen Boosts CGM Glucose Readings

Acetaminophen Boosts CGM Glucose Readings

CGM glucose values increased versus blood glucose meter values in acetaminophen challenge.

Nephrology Most Pediatric Pyeloplasty Patients Have Imaging Within a Year

Most Pediatric Pyeloplasty Patients Have Imaging Within a Year

Within first 12 months, 91% undergo at least 1 imaging study, most often ultrasound.

Hypertension Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Researchers find transport time to specialized center sometimes longer than 2 hours.