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MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.

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Hyperphosphatemia Hyperphosphatemia May Predict Diastolic Dysfunction in CKD

Hyperphosphatemia May Predict Diastolic Dysfunction in CKD

CKD patients with and without diastolic dysfunction had average serum phosphate levels of 7.3 and 5.5 mg/dL, respectively.

Acute Kidney Injury Mortality Up for ER Patients Discharged With AKI

Mortality Up for ER Patients Discharged With AKI

Higher mortality was seen in association with an emergency department discharge with acute kidney injury vs no acute kidney injury.

Hyperphosphatemia Iron-based Binder Improves Phosphorus Levels in Dialysis Patients

Iron-based Binder Improves Phosphorus Levels in Dialysis Patients

The proportion of patients with serum phosphorus levels within target range rose from 22% to 65% within 6 months of starting ferric citrate treatment.

Hypertension Long Working Hours Tied to Greater Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Long Working Hours Tied to Greater Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

For every 1000 people in the study, an extra 5.2 cases of atrial fibrillation occurred among those working long hours during the 10 years of follow-up.

Diabetes CDC: More Than 100 Million US Adults Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

CDC: More Than 100 Million US Adults Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

Diabetes was seventh leading cause of death in 2015 in United States, according to report.

Hyperphosphatemia Add-on Sevelamer Therapy May Improve Hemodialysis Patient Survival

Add-on Sevelamer Therapy May Improve Hemodialysis Patient Survival

Use of sevelamer was associated with a 14% decreased risk of death compared with non-use.

Diabetes Coronary CT Helps Predict CV Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Coronary CT Helps Predict CV Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Addition of CCTA-detected obstructive coronary artery disease to risk factors ups prediction of MACE.

Hemodialysis Hypothyroidism Tied to Worse Quality of Life for HD Patients

Hypothyroidism Tied to Worse Quality of Life for HD Patients

High thyrotropin levels were associated with worse measures of energy/fatigue and physical functioning.

Hypertension Sudden Death Rates Falling Among Heart Failure Patients

Sudden Death Rates Falling Among Heart Failure Patients

The combined data from the clinical trials showed that sudden death rates have fallen by 44% in heart failure patients.

Transplantation Worse Outcomes for HIV Kidney Recipients on Protease Inhibitor ART

Worse Outcomes for HIV Kidney Recipients on Protease Inhibitor ART

Increased risk of allograft loss, death for HIV-positive patients receiving protease inhibitor ART.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Meds Plus Risk Factors Tied to Greater QTc Interval Lengthening

Meds Plus Risk Factors Tied to Greater QTc Interval Lengthening

Combined with risk factors, QT prolonging meds tied to greater QTc lengthening than QTPM alone.

Anemia Ferritin Spike Soon After Hemodialysis Initiation Ups Mortality Risk

Ferritin Spike Soon After Hemodialysis Initiation Ups Mortality Risk

Up to a 49% higher risk of death observed in patients who had a 400 ng/mL increase in serum ferritin from baseline values compared with patients who had relatively stable ferritin levels.

Diabetes Insulin Degludec Tied With Fewer Hypoglycemic Episodes

Insulin Degludec Tied With Fewer Hypoglycemic Episodes

The rates of overall symptomatic hypoglycemia for insulin degludec vs insulin glargine were 185.6 vs 265.4 episodes per 100 PYEs.

Hypertension Rivaroxaban Safe for Stroke Prevention in Cancer Patients With AFib

Rivaroxaban Safe for Stroke Prevention in Cancer Patients With AFib

The researchers found that the estimated one-year cumulative incidence of ischemic stroke was 1.4% and major bleeding was 1.2%.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism High Post-op iPTH Linked With Increased Mortality in SHPT

High Post-op iPTH Linked With Increased Mortality in SHPT

The risk of death more than tripled with iPTH levels above 600 pg/mL at 1 week after surgery.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Increased Mortality in CKD Pts With Impaired LV Global Longitudinal Strain

Increased Mortality in CKD Pts With Impaired LV Global Longitudinal Strain

After adjustment for age, gender, albumin levels, atrial fibrillation, and renal transplantation, LV GLS ≤10.6% was significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Hypertension ICD Use Cuts Sudden Death, Mortality in Cardiomyopathy

ICD Use Cuts Sudden Death, Mortality in Cardiomyopathy

The researchers observed an overall reduction in all-cause mortality, from 28.26% with conventional care to 21.37% with ICD therapy.

Diabetes Glycemic Control Improves With Hepatitis C Treatment

Glycemic Control Improves With Hepatitis C Treatment

Patients who achieved SVR had a greater drop in HbA1c associated with antiviral treatment than those who sustained treatment failure.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Total PTx Without Autotransplantation May Improve Outcomes

Total PTx Without Autotransplantation May Improve Outcomes

Meta-analysis reveals a lower risk of recurrence and persistence of SHPT when total parathyoidectomy is performed without transplanting parathyroid tissue.

Nephrology Case: Nephrotic Syndrome Induced With Everolimus, Voriconazole

Case: Nephrotic Syndrome Induced With Everolimus, Voriconazole

The patient's nephrotic syndrome rapidly improved with discontinuation of everolimus and voriconazole.

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