In a nationwide study, one fifth of surgeons had high AVG use rates, exceeding the guidelines threshold of 34%.
In Michigan, approximately 1 in 4 hospitalized patients with a PICC placement had CKD stage 3b or higher, contrary to guidelines.
In a study of veterans taking proton pump inhibitors, 4 and 15 extra deaths per 1000 patients occurred due to CKD and CVD, respectively.
The KALM-1 trial was a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled 12-week study with a 52-week open label extension phase that evaluated the safety and efficacy of Korsuva injection in 350 hemodialysis patients
If approved, canagliflozin would be the first drug in almost 20 years indicated to treat CKD in patients with type 2 diabetes when added to current standard of care, according to the drug’s maker.
High platelet counts and anemia are among the risk factors for arteriovenous fistula dysfunction in patients on hemodialysis.
Mean time to species identification 3.61 to 7.70 hours, depending on number of samples tested
Strongest correlation seen at ages 0 to 9 years; risk still increased at 10 to 19, 20 to 43 years
Rivaroxaban plus aspirin vs aspirin alone decreases the risk of major cardiovascular outcomes with no excess risk of bleeding in patients with vascular disease and moderate renal impairment.
Slower eGFR decline seen in association with greater adherence to overall and healthy plant-based diets