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Transplantation PPIs, Low Magnesium Linked in Renal Transplant Patients

PPIs, Low Magnesium Linked in Renal Transplant Patients

Study of renal transplant patients also shows that proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased arterial stiffness.

Transplantation Diabetic Donor Kidneys Associated with Worse Outcomes

Diabetic Donor Kidneys Associated with Worse Outcomes

Recipients of diabetic donor kidneys—especially diabetic recipients—are at increased risk of graft loss and death.

Transplantation Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Recipients of AKI kidneys have patient and graft survival rates similar to those of recipients of non-AKI kidneys.

Transplantation Weight Loss May Lower the Risk of Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Weight Loss May Lower the Risk of Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Kidney recipients who lost the most weight prior to transplantation had a 25% decreased risk versus those with the most weight gain.

Hemodialysis Ethnic Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Initiation

Ethnic Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Initiation

Lower odds of initiating hemodialysis with artervenous fistula for black and Hispanic versus white patients.

Transplantation Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients Fare Better with Younger Donors

Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients Fare Better with Younger Donors

Recipients aged 65 years and older who receive kidneys from donors in the same age group have a higher risk of death and delayed graft function.

Transplantation Old Age Need Not Rule Out Renal Transplants

Old Age Need Not Rule Out Renal Transplants

New findings show that even patients in their 80s can benefit.

Transplantation BMI Mismatch Increases Risk of Kidney Allograft Loss

BMI Mismatch Increases Risk of Kidney Allograft Loss

Each 1 kg/m2 increment in BMI difference between recipients and deceased donors is associated with a 6% increased risk of graft loss.

Men's Health Update Prostate Cancer: The Price of Fitness?

Prostate Cancer: The Price of Fitness?

Although physical fitness is widely known to prevent cardiovascular disease, its impact on prostate cancer is less clear.

Men's Health Update Researchers Take Another Look at Average Penis Size

Researchers Take Another Look at Average Penis Size

A new report combines data from 20 studies to provide definitive information.

Men's Health Update No Permanent Genitourinary Injuries from Bicycle Riding

No Permanent Genitourinary Injuries from Bicycle Riding

Bicycles were not designed with male genitalia in mind, and they account for more than 4,000 genitourinary injuries each year.

Hyperphosphatemia Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

Phosphate Binders Cut Mortality, Up ESRD Risk

These findings underscore the need to better understand whether earlier phosphorus management influences morbidity and mortality in advanced CKD, according to researchers.

Hemodialysis Low Physical Function Not Tied to Muscle Mass

Low Physical Function Not Tied to Muscle Mass

Patients on maintenance hemodialysis have worse physical function than other elderly patients, study says.

Diabetes Mortality After CABG Higher in Diabetics

Mortality After CABG Higher in Diabetics

CABG patients with type 1 diabetes had twice the mortality risk, while type 2 patients had a smaller but significant increased risk.

Diabetes Many Diabetes Patients Feel Pill Burden

Many Diabetes Patients Feel Pill Burden

Type 2 diabetes and its associated comorbidities often require polypharmacotherapy, which may result in poor adherence to treatment.