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New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

To avoid CKD, the guidelines now provide detailed review of the risk/benefit profile comparing partial to radical nephrectomy.

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Diabetes Early Menopause Might Up Type 2 Diabetes

Early Menopause Might Up Type 2 Diabetes

The researchers found that women who experienced premature menopause were 3.7 times more likely to develop diabetes.

Hypertension Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Preeclampsia Risk

Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Preeclampsia Risk

Women at high risk for preeclampsia who took 150 mg of aspirin daily during pregnancy had 62% lower odds of developing the condition.

Hemodialysis Fewer Patients Require Dialysis After TAVI

Fewer Patients Require Dialysis After TAVI

From 2007/2008 to 2013/2014, the proportion of patients newly needing dialysis after TAVI decreased from 6.1% to 2.3%.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Light to Moderate Alcohol Use May Reduce CVD Deaths

Light to Moderate Alcohol Use May Reduce CVD Deaths

Those who were light or moderate alcohol consumers, compared with lifestyle abstainers, had a reduced risk of all-cause mortality and CVD mortality.

Transplantation Kidneys From Octogenarian Donors Show Similar Survival

Kidneys From Octogenarian Donors Show Similar Survival

Biopsy-guided allocation of kidneys from octogenarian donors permits further expansion of the donor-organ pool.

Hypertension Marijuana Users More Likely to Die From Hypertension

Marijuana Users More Likely to Die From Hypertension

The researchers found higher estimated cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use than cigarette smoking.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) CPAP Does Not Harm Renal Function in OSA, CVD Patients

CPAP Does Not Harm Renal Function in OSA, CVD Patients

The researchers found that after a median period of 4.4 years, the median change in estimated glomerular filtration rate did not differ significantly between the CPAP and usual-care groups.

Nephrology New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

To avoid CKD, the guidelines now provide detailed review of the risk/benefit profile comparing partial to radical nephrectomy.

Diabetes Canagliflozin Delays Rise in Cardiovascular Biomarkers in Type 2 Diabetes

Canagliflozin Delays Rise in Cardiovascular Biomarkers in Type 2 Diabetes

The cardiac biomarker data provide support for the beneficial cardiovascular effect of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors in T2DM.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Glomerular Disease Differs Globally

Glomerular Disease Differs Globally

International survey finds geographic variation in the subtype frequencies in biopsied patients.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Decreasing Kidney Function Increases Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Decreasing Kidney Function Increases Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Atrial fibrillation risk increases as estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases and albuminuria increases, according to a new meta-analysis.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) High Sodium Intake Associated With Adverse Cardiac Strain

High Sodium Intake Associated With Adverse Cardiac Strain

The researchers found that estimated sodium intake greater than 3.7 g per day correlated with larger left atrial and left ventricular dimensions.

Transplantation Allograft Quality Not the Sole Reason for Turning Down Kidney

Allograft Quality Not the Sole Reason for Turning Down Kidney

There was a correlation for later acceptance in the match-run with delayed graft function, but not with all-cause graft failure.

Diabetes Intensive Weight Loss in Diabetes Pts May Increase Frailty Fracture

Intensive Weight Loss in Diabetes Pts May Increase Frailty Fracture

Diabetes patients pursuing lifestyle interventions had a significantly increased risk of frailty fracture compared to diabetes support and education intervention patients.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Olfactory Deficits, Malnutrition Markers Linked in CKD, ESRD Patients

Olfactory Deficits, Malnutrition Markers Linked in CKD, ESRD Patients

Pilot study suggests intranasal theophylline may be worth further investigation as a treatment.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Depression Following CAD Diagnosis Increases Mortality

Depression Following CAD Diagnosis Increases Mortality

During a mean follow-up of 9.7 years, 40% of patients died; 50% among those with depression vs 38% among those without depression.

Hypertension Discontinuing Statin Therapy After Stroke Ups Risk of Recurrence

Discontinuing Statin Therapy After Stroke Ups Risk of Recurrence

Discontinuation of statin therapy between 3 and 6 months after an index ischemic stroke was associated with a higher risk of recurrent stroke within one year after statin discontinuation.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Most Patients Prefer Medication to Surgery for SHPT

Most Patients Prefer Medication to Surgery for SHPT

New survey shows that out-of-pocket costs are a major concern.

Transplantation IgG-Degrading Enzyme Desensitizes, Permits HLA-Incompatible Transplant

IgG-Degrading Enzyme Desensitizes, Permits HLA-Incompatible Transplant

IdeS reduced or eliminated donor-specific antibodies and permitted HLA-incompatible transplantation.

Hemodialysis For Treating Uremic Pruritus, Evidence is Strongest for Gabapentin

For Treating Uremic Pruritus, Evidence is Strongest for Gabapentin

Except for gabapentin, evidence for 38 other treatments is weak and limited by small studies with a high risk of bias, new review finds.

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