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Study: Screen ED Sufferers for Cardiovascular Disease

It is cost-effective, potentially saving $21.3 billion over 20 years by preventing 1.1 million cardiovascular events, researchers say.

Hyperphosphatemia Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

The findings generally support KDOQI guidelines for dialysis patients, which recommend maintaining serum phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL.

Hemodialysis Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

Levels of at least 550 but less than 650 pg/mL are associated with a 26% increased mortality risk vs. levels below 400 pg/mL.

Hemodialysis Survival Up Among Dialysis patients

Survival Up Among Dialysis patients

Better treatments, tighter management of kidney disease may explain promising trend.

Hemodialysis Dialysis During Pregnancy Fairly Common

Dialysis During Pregnancy Fairly Common

Survey of nephrologists shows kidney failure becoming more common for expectant moms.

Nutrition 25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.

Hemodialysis Low Magnesium Raises Hemodialysis Patients' Death Risk

Low Magnesium Raises Hemodialysis Patients' Death Risk

The increased risk is especially pronounced among patients with low serum albumin.

Nephrology Hyponatremia Lengthens Cancer Patient Hospital Stay

Hyponatremia Lengthens Cancer Patient Hospital Stay

Among patients whose hospital stay was 1-5 days, none had hyponatremia at admission versus 81.6% and 53.8% of those who had a hospital stay of 6-15 days and longer than 15 days, respectively.

Bladder Cancer Bladder Cancer-Obesity Link Confirmed

Bladder Cancer-Obesity Link Confirmed

For every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI, the risk of bladder cancer rose 4.2%.

Diabetes Antibiotics Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

Antibiotics Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

Data on 1 million people suggest a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes.

Hypertension Spike in Hypertension-Related Deaths, Says CDC

Spike in Hypertension-Related Deaths, Says CDC

Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

Nephrology Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Hypo- and hyperkalemia found to increase death risk by 26% and 22%, respectively.

Acute Kidney Injury Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Exercise Linked to Better Sexual Function for Men

Exercise Linked to Better Sexual Function for Men

Men who get the most physical activity report more erections and orgasms.