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World Kidney Day 2018 Focuses on Women and Kidney Diseases

World Kidney Day 2018 Focuses on Women and Kidney Diseases

Women face unique challenges to their kidney health, including during pregnancy, according to a new report.

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Acute Kidney Injury AKI Risk High in Cancer Patients Receiving Systemic Therapy

AKI Risk High in Cancer Patients Receiving Systemic Therapy

In a study, nearly 1 in 10 cancer patients on systemic therapy experienced an episode of acute kidney injury.

Acute Kidney Injury Gadolinium-Based Contrast May Up Acute Kidney Injury Risk in CKD

Gadolinium-Based Contrast May Up Acute Kidney Injury Risk in CKD

The risk of post-contrast acute kidney injury increased with decreasing renal function.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Up in Blacks vs Whites

Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Up in Blacks vs Whites

Risk still up after adjustment for sociodemographics, comorbidity, behavioral measures of health

Diabetes Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk

Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk

For patients with prediabetes, changes in risk indicators during intervention tied to T2DM, CVD risk

Prostate Cancer Surgery, Radiation Regimens for High-Grade PCa Offer Similar Outcomes

Surgery, Radiation Regimens for High-Grade PCa Offer Similar Outcomes

Study compared radical prostatectomy plus adjuvant EBRT or ADT, or both, with a triple combination of EBRT, brachytherapy, and ADT for Gleason score 9-10 prostate cancer.

Acute Kidney Injury Molecular Subtypes Linked to Outcomes in Acute Kidney Injury

Molecular Subtypes Linked to Outcomes in Acute Kidney Injury

Two molecular sub-phenotypes perform differently in response to vasopressin therapy.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) AHA: Icosapent Ethyl Cuts CV Risk From Elevated Triglycerides

AHA: Icosapent Ethyl Cuts CV Risk From Elevated Triglycerides

Ischemic events reduced among patients with elevated triglycerides despite taking statins

Diabetes AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM

AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM

Treatment resulted in lower HF hospitalization rate in patients with, without atherosclerosis.

HIPAA Compliance Health Information Breach Brings Record Settlement

Health Information Breach Brings Record Settlement

Company fined $16 million in a case involving hackers who stole electronic health information from nearly 79 million people.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy May Ease Depressive Symptoms

Testosterone Therapy May Ease Depressive Symptoms

Meta-analysis suggests that testosterone treatment enhances mood in hypogonadal and eugonadal men.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) New Cholesterol Guidelines Consider CKD 'Risk-Enhancing'

New Cholesterol Guidelines Consider CKD 'Risk-Enhancing'

In their 2018 cholesterol guidelines, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend individualized risk and treatment options.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

Second study shows no significant results for vitamin D supplementation vs placebo.

Prostate Cancer Salvage Prostatectomy May Benefit Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Salvage Prostatectomy May Benefit Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study of men who underwent salvage radical prostatectomy for radiorecurrent prostate cancer found a 10-year rate of biochemical progression-free survival of 33%.

Prostate Cancer Extraprostatic Extension Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Extraprostatic Extension Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Many patients with extraprostatic extension on biopsy experience biochemical recurrence after surgery and require early multi-modal therapy.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia, Daytime Urinary Frequency Linked With Mortality

Nocturia, Daytime Urinary Frequency Linked With Mortality

Men with nocturia have a 1.4-fold greater risk of death than men without nocturia, after adjustment for age and major comorbidities.

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Insulins

Insulin products chart with pharmacokinetic properties.

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Hypertension Treatments: Diuretics

Hypertension dosing regiment chart for loop, potassium-sparing, and thiazide-like diuretics.

Medical Charts

Overactive Bladder & Urinary Incontinence Treatments

Overactive bladder and urinary incontinence dosing regimen chart for anticholinergics, antispasmodic/anticholinergics, muscarinic antagonists, and synthetic vasopressin.

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Oral Urinary Tract Infection Treatments

Oral antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs) treatment chart including dosing and duration.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocdurna Now Available for Nocturia Due to Nocturnal Polyuria

Nocdurna Now Available for Nocturia Due to Nocturnal Polyuria

The antidiuretic effects of desmopressin are mediated by stimulation of vasopressin 2 (V2) receptors, thereby increasing water reabsorption in the kidneys, and reducing urine production.

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