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Acute Kidney Injury Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

In a study, 86% of patients who survived experienced renal recovery within 1 year.

Diabetes Diabetic Ketoacidosis Uncommon With Canagliflozin

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Uncommon With Canagliflozin

Canagliflozin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes have low incidence of serious adverse DKA events.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Antibiotic May Interact with Warfarin

Antibiotic May Interact with Warfarin

Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, researcher says.

Transplantation Kidney Transplant Outcomes Better If Donors Are Kept in Hypothermia

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Better If Donors Are Kept in Hypothermia

Risk of delayed graft function is reduced when donors are maintained at a temperature of 93.2° to 95° F prior to kidney harvesting after death.

Hypertension Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death

Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death.

Diabetes Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetes Linked with Greater Death Risk

Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetes Linked with Greater Death Risk

Some, but not all, of the increased risk attributed to diabetes-related complications.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) FDA Approves Praluent for Certain Cases of High Cholesterol

FDA Approves Praluent for Certain Cases of High Cholesterol

First in a new class of injectable cholesterol-lowering medications.

Hypertension Delivery of Life-saving Stroke Treatment Needs Improvement

Delivery of Life-saving Stroke Treatment Needs Improvement

Study shows delivery of tissue plasminogen activator is often later than staff believes.

Hemodialysis VA System ESRD Patients Start Dialysis Later

VA System ESRD Patients Start Dialysis Later

New findings may support the notion that provider-level financial incentives influence decisions to start dialysis at higher levels of kidney function.

Diabetes Heart Attack Risk Similar for Metformin With Insulin or Sulfonylureas

Heart Attack Risk Similar for Metformin With Insulin or Sulfonylureas

Similar risk of heart attack and stroke for second-line therapies for type 2 diabetes in combination with metformin.

Diabetes Cannabis Relieves Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Cannabis Relieves Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Dose-dependent reduction in pain with inhaled cannabis in trial of 16 patients.

Diabetes Glitazone Linked to Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease

Glitazone Linked to Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease

Lower risk of Parkinson's seen only with current use of glitazone.

Hemodialysis Low Magnesium Linked to Worse Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Low Magnesium Linked to Worse Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Two studies confirm the association, but it remains unclear whether correcting hypomagnesemia will lessen the likelihood of adverse outcomes.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Many Americans with Heart Disease Taking Aspirin

Many Americans with Heart Disease Taking Aspirin

Clinical and community-based approaches should be used to increase aspirin use among low-use groups.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Radiation from CT Scans Damages Cells

Radiation from CT Scans Damages Cells

But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear.

Diabetes Metoclopramide Reduces Gastroparesis Symptoms in Diabetic Women

Metoclopramide Reduces Gastroparesis Symptoms in Diabetic Women

Nasal spray at 10-mg or 14-mg reduces symptoms for women, but not men, with diabetes.

Hypertension 6-Minute Walk Stress Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-Minute Walk Stress Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-minute walk stress echocardiography noninvasively predicts pulmonary hypertension development in connective tissue disease.

Diabetes Blood Glucose Meter Readings Questionable at Lower Range

Blood Glucose Meter Readings Questionable at Lower Range

The study findings raise questions regarding the safety and accuracy of blood glucose meters for measuring blood glucose at home and in trials.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Hyperphosphatemia Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.