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Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

World Kidney Day 2017 promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that makes preventive behaviors an affordable option.

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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism High-Volume Surgeons Improve Parathyroidectomy Outcomes

High-Volume Surgeons Improve Parathyroidectomy Outcomes

The researchers found that patients of high-volume surgeons had a lower rate of vocal cord paralysis compared to patients of low-volume surgeons.

Anemia Ferric Citrate Modestly Improves Anemia, Study Confirms

Ferric Citrate Modestly Improves Anemia, Study Confirms

Significantly more patients treated with ferric citrate increased their hemoglobin levels by 1 g/dL or more over 8 weeks.

Anemia Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

Anemia Burden in Chronic Kidney Disease Described

The prevalence of low hemoglobin levels increases with declining renal function.

Anemia Triferic Pharmacokinetics Characterized

Triferic Pharmacokinetics Characterized

Ferric pyrophosphate citrate delivered via dialysate or intravenously rapidly donates iron to transferrin and is rapidly cleared from the circulation.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Reduced Kidney Function a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

Reduced Kidney Function a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

Reduced glomerular filtration rate ranked similarly to high total cholesterol as a risk factor for disability-adjusted life years.

Diabetes Brief, Intensive Lifestyle and Drug Treatment Improves Type 2 Diabetes

Brief, Intensive Lifestyle and Drug Treatment Improves Type 2 Diabetes

A short course of intensive lifestyle and drug therapy achieves on-treatment normoglycemia and promotes sustained weight loss.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Cinacalcet Appears to Ease Hyperparathyroidism in Transplant Patients

Cinacalcet Appears to Ease Hyperparathyroidism in Transplant Patients

Cinacalcet treatment may serve as a bridge to parathyroidectomy or as an alternative, researchers say.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Long-term Multivitamin Use Does Not Reduce CVD Risk in Men

Long-term Multivitamin Use Does Not Reduce CVD Risk in Men

Baseline nutritional status does not influence the effect of randomized long-term multivitamin use on major CVD events.

Hyperphosphatemia Eliminating Phosphorus Food Additives Does Not Compromise Nutrition

Eliminating Phosphorus Food Additives Does Not Compromise Nutrition

Replacing foods containing phosphorus-based additives with similar foods not containing these additives can control hyperphospatemia without interfering with nutritional status.

Diabetes Poor Diet Blamed for Nearly 1 in 2 Heart Disease, Stroke, T2DM Deaths

Poor Diet Blamed for Nearly 1 in 2 Heart Disease, Stroke, T2DM Deaths

The largest numbers of diet-related cardiometabolic deaths were related to high sodium, low nuts/seeds, high processed meats, low seafood omega-3 fats, low vegetables, low fruits, and high SSBs.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Tolvaptan Offers Sustained Slowing of Renal Function Decline in ADPKD

Tolvaptan Offers Sustained Slowing of Renal Function Decline in ADPKD

Open-label extension study confirms disease-modifying effect on eGFR, but not total kidney volume growth.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) High-Dose Vitamin D Monthly Does Not Prevent CVD

High-Dose Vitamin D Monthly Does Not Prevent CVD

The primary outcome of CVD occurred in 303 participants (11.8%) in the vitamin D group and 293 participants (11.5%) in the placebo group.

Diabetes Unique Urine Metabolite Profile ID'd for Obese Teens With T2DM

Unique Urine Metabolite Profile ID'd for Obese Teens With T2DM

Among 187 metabolites identified in urine metabolic profiles, 3 metabolites were significantly higher in obese youth with T2D than in non-diabetic obese youth.

Diabetes Continuous Insulin Better Than Injections in Type 2 Diabetes

Continuous Insulin Better Than Injections in Type 2 Diabetes

CSII produced a significantly greater reduction in HbA1c than multiple daily injections, and the treatment difference increased with baseline HbA1c .

Hypertension Stem Cell-Sheet Transplantation Possible for Heart Failure

Stem Cell-Sheet Transplantation Possible for Heart Failure

The majority of the ischemic cardiomyopathy patients showed improvement in pulmonary artery pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, pulmonary vein resistance, and left ventricular wall stress.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Genetic Hyperglycemia Ups CAD Risk, Apart From T2DM

Genetic Hyperglycemia Ups CAD Risk, Apart From T2DM

Hyperglycemia from genetics increases the risk of coronary artery disease separately from type 2 diabetes and other CAD risk factors.

Transplantation Higher Cancer Risk for Pediatric Kidney Recipients

Higher Cancer Risk for Pediatric Kidney Recipients

Among 1734 childhood recipients, 289 developed cancer over a median follow-up of 13.4 years.

Hypertension MRI Findings Prognostic for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

MRI Findings Prognostic for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

MRI measurements reflecting RV structure and stiffness of the proximal pulmonary vasculature are independent predictors of outcome in PAH.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statin Intolerance May Up Risks for Recurrent AMI, CHD

Statin Intolerance May Up Risks for Recurrent AMI, CHD

Statin intolerance was associated with a 36% higher rate of recurrent MI, a 43% higher rate of CHD events, and a 15% lower rate of all-cause mortality.

Acute Kidney Injury AKI Predictors in PE Patients Identified

AKI Predictors in PE Patients Identified

Chronic kidney disease and anemia are associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients with pulmonary embolism.

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