Nephrology News Archive

Hypertension Hypertension in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life

Hypertension in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life

Two studies show increased risk for cardiovascular disease in association with hypertension.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturnal Polyuria Patients Produce More Urine Early On

Nocturnal Polyuria Patients Produce More Urine Early On

For men with nocturnal polyuria, the rate of urine production dropped off as the night progressed.

Hypogonadism Study: TRT May Improve Mobility, But Not Fall Risk

Study: TRT May Improve Mobility, But Not Fall Risk

In a study, older men with difficulty walking or climbing stairs reported better physical function after testosterone therapy.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI

Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI

Poor clinical outcomes linked to extended spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Kidney Cancer Front-Line Combo Found Superior for Advanced RCC

Front-Line Combo Found Superior for Advanced RCC

Avelumab plus axitinib is associated with longer progression-free survival compared with sunitinib as first-line therapy in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

End-Stage Renal Disease Medicaid Expansion Tied to Better Kidney Disease Survival

Medicaid Expansion Tied to Better Kidney Disease Survival

Findings among patients with end-stage renal disease initiating dialysis.

Hyperuricemia Gout Increases Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Gout Increases Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

In an observational UK study, chronic kidney disease stage 3 or higher was 78% more likely to develop in patients with vs without gout during a median follow-up of 6 years.

Diabetic Nephropathy Bardoxolone Methyl Leads to Weight Loss in T2D With Concurrent Chronic Kidney Disease

Bardoxolone Methyl Leads to Weight Loss in T2D With Concurrent Chronic Kidney Disease

Treatment with bardoxolone methyl resulted in significant weight loss and showed no evidence of muscle wasting in patients with type 2 diabetes and stage IV chronic kidney disease.

Reproductive Medicine Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Higher risk for premature birth, low birth weight, low Apgar score seen with older paternal age.

Hypertension Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control

Intervention plus motivational interviewing better than health education alone for black adults.

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting Study: Microarray CCP Scores Not a Substitute for qRT-PCR

Study: Microarray CCP Scores Not a Substitute for qRT-PCR

Investigators conclude that microarray-generated cell cycle progression score should not be assumed to be a valid surrogate for qRT-PCR-generated scores.

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Quick Take: Intravenous Iron in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis

Patients undergoing hemodialysis typically receive intravenous iron, despite a lack of established clinical efficacy. In this randomized controlled trial, investigators randomized 2141 patients undergoing hemodialysis to either high-dose iron sucrose, administrated proactively, or low-dose iron-sucrose, administered reactively to compare the safety and efficacy of these regimens in patients undergoing hemodialysis. The primary outcome examined was []

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting Auto-Injected Testosterone May Address Some TRT Shortcomings

Auto-Injected Testosterone May Address Some TRT Shortcomings

Single-dose disposable auto injector approved for once-weekly subcutaneous administration of testosterone may cut down on potential problems associated with other options.

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy May Change Urologic Practice

Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy May Change Urologic Practice

Promising results from clinical trials could encourage urologists to offer immunotherapy to their bladder cancer patients.

Acute Kidney Injury RAS Inhibitor Therapy May Prolong Survival After Acute Kidney Injury

RAS Inhibitor Therapy May Prolong Survival After Acute Kidney Injury

In a Canadian study of patients who experienced AKI during hospitalization, treatment with an ACEI or ARB within 6 months of discharge was associated with a 15% lower risk for death after 2 years.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Linked to Greater Fat, Fatty Acid Intake

Prostate Cancer Linked to Greater Fat, Fatty Acid Intake

As stearic acid and total fatty acid intake increased from one quintile to the next, prostate risk increased by 23% and 21%, respectively.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy Not Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risks

Testosterone Therapy Not Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risks

In a recent meta-analysis, testosterone therapy was not associated with major or minor adverse cardiovascular events.

Hemodialysis Earlier Vascular Access Seen in Insured Dialysis Patients

Earlier Vascular Access Seen in Insured Dialysis Patients

Patients with Medicare, Medicaid more likely to use arteriovenous fistula, graft by fourth dialysis month.

Diabetic Nephropathy Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

Strict BP control, fenofibrate use may increase long-term risk for adverse kidney events in T2DM patients

Hypertension Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN

Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN

Two US cohorts support use of home BP threshold of 130/80 mm Hg for black, white, Hispanic adults

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting Telehealth Can Improve Patient Care, Help Practices Grow

Telehealth Can Improve Patient Care, Help Practices Grow

Delivering care at a distance may enable practices to expand their current geographic boundaries and enhance patient satisfaction.

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting Social Media, Digital Marketing Key to Building Medical Practices

Social Media, Digital Marketing Key to Building Medical Practices

Active involvement in the digital ecosphere is vital to patient engagement.

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting PCR Test Bests Urine Cultures for UTI Pathogen Detection

PCR Test Bests Urine Cultures for UTI Pathogen Detection

A multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay detected bacteria species missed by traditional urine culture as well as more fastidious bacteria.

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting Shaping Federal Policy a Key Goal of LUGPA's President-Elect

Shaping Federal Policy a Key Goal of LUGPA's President-Elect

Chicago urologist Richard Harris, MD, says one of the biggest challenges facing independent urology practices is the constantly changing Medicare rules and regulations.

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting Prostate Cancer Focal Ablation Can Be a Reasonable Option

Prostate Cancer Focal Ablation Can Be a Reasonable Option

Patient selection and physician-patient commitment to careful follow-up surveillance are key.

Hypogonadism TRT May Reduce Mortality Without Improving CV Health in Diabetes

TRT May Reduce Mortality Without Improving CV Health in Diabetes

In a study, reduced mortality was found among TRT users with type 2 diabetes after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors.

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker use linked with decreased mortality after inpatient acute kidney injury.

1. In this retrospective cohort study looking at patients admitted to hospital with acute kidney injury, use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker within six months was associated with decreased mortality. 2. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker use was also associated with increased risk of hospitalization for a renal cause (hyperkalemia, []

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting 'Real-World' Study Characterizes PCa Active Surveillance

'Real-World' Study Characterizes PCa Active Surveillance

Findings from a large contemporary cohort of men on active surveillance for prostate cancer shows that disease characteristics, not socioeconomic factors, are driving prostate cancer management.

Prostate Cancer Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Mistrust, lack of knowledge, unfavorable attitudes are barriers to genomic testing, study participation

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure

Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure

Whites with heart failure more likely to be hospitalized for higher-clinical-acuity visits.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Fluoroquinolones Tied to Increased Risk for Arrhythmia, CV Mortality

Fluoroquinolones Tied to Increased Risk for Arrhythmia, CV Mortality

To investigate the risk of cardiovascular adverse effects associated with this antibiotic class, researchers conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and network meta-analysis using studies identified through a search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Each one-standard deviation increase in air temperature tied to 2.8% reduction in MI risk

Bladder Cancer Mitomycin Gel Granted Breakthrough Status for Urothelial Cancer

Mitomycin Gel Granted Breakthrough Status for Urothelial Cancer

UGN-1 is an investigational formulation of mitomycin, delivered to patients using standard intravesical catheters.

Diabetes Canagliflozin Approved to Reduce Risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Canagliflozin Approved to Reduce Risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

The effect of Invokana on CV risk was evaluated in the CANVAS (CANagliflozin cardioVascular Assessment Study) Program in >10,000 adults with T2D who had established CV disease or were at risk for CV disease with ≥2 risk factors.

Kidney Cancer ASTRO: Stereotactic Ablative RT OK for RCC in Solitary Kidneys

ASTRO: Stereotactic Ablative RT OK for RCC in Solitary Kidneys

Local control, cancer-specific survival at 2 years similar for patients with solitary, bilateral kidneys

Prostate Cancer Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate Cancer

Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate Cancer

New multidisciplinary guideline for early-stage prostate cancer developed by 3 professional societies.

Hypertension Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung Cancer Risk

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung Cancer Risk

Higher risk seen with ACEIs vs angiotensin receptor blockers; risk linked to duration of use

Practice Management Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

HHS study shows Medicare pays 80% more than other countries for certain prescription drugs.

Transplantation Procurement Biopsy of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced

Procurement Biopsy of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced

Also do not correlate well with reperfusion biopsies, not linked to transplant outcomes

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin

In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin

Results from phase 2 study in patients with multidrug-resistant Gram-negative uropathogens.

Kidney Cancer Later-Stage RCC at Diagnosis Less Likely in Blacks

Later-Stage RCC at Diagnosis Less Likely in Blacks

At the time of diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma, blacks had 33% lower odds of regional disease compared with whites, a new study found.

Prostate Cancer Radiation Ups Survival When PCa Metastatic Burden Is Low

Radiation Ups Survival When PCa Metastatic Burden Is Low

The 3-year survival rate was 81% for patients who underwent EBRT plus standard care vs 73% for those who had standard care alone.

Hyperuricemia Allopurinol Linked to Reduced Risk for CKD Stage 3 in Gout

Allopurinol Linked to Reduced Risk for CKD Stage ≥3 in Gout

Allopurinol use is not associated with renal function decline among those with newly diagnosed gout.

Prostate Cancer Long-Term Benefit for Stereotactic Radiation in Prostate Cancer

Long-Term Benefit for Stereotactic Radiation in Prostate Cancer

Trials show high survival rates, freedom from recurrence for low-, intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

Hemodialysis High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients

Significant reduction seen in hospitalization with receipt of high-dose versus standard-dose vaccine.

Transplantation Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in US

Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in US

Donor profile index of transplanted kidneys has risen modestly in US, with greater increase in France.

Ethical Issues in Medicine Should doctors answer calls for help in public places?

Should doctors answer calls for help in public places?

The professional obligation to promote the health and wellbeing of the members of society is central to the legitimacy and integrity of the profession.

LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting 2018 LUGPA Annual Meeting: What to Expect

2018 LUGPA Annual Meeting: What to Expect

The LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting will take place from November 1-3, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

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Intensive blood pressure lowering favored to not induce kidney disease, contrary to prior research

1. Patients managed with intensive blood pressure reduction were found to have significantly greater decreases in kidney damage biomarkers compared to standard blood pressure management. 2. Higher levels of kidney damage biomarkers at baseline were associated with greater odds of developing chronic kidney disease. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Systolic blood pressure (SBP) []

Practice Management Annual Self Audits Can Improve Compliance and Enhance Revenue

Annual Self Audits Can Improve Compliance and Enhance Revenue

Regardless of the type of audit a practice is performing, the starting point for most of them is internal.

Kidney Week 2018 Etelcalcetide Found to Increase Bone Mineral Density in SHPT

Etelcalcetide Found to Increase Bone Mineral Density in SHPT

Markers of bone resorption decreased in hemodialysis patients with 6 months of etelcalcetide treatment.

Kidney Week 2018 Ankle-Brachial Index Predicts Vascular Calcification in SHPT

Ankle-Brachial Index Predicts Vascular Calcification in SHPT

Analyses demonstrated that an ABI of 1.79 correlated with radiographic evidence of calcified vessels.

Kidney Week 2018 Epoetin Dose Linked With CVD, Mortality in Hemodialysis

Epoetin Dose Linked With CVD, Mortality in Hemodialysis

Epoetin dose is significantly associated with cardiovascular disease whether patients had lower or higher hemoglobin levels, study finds.

Kidney Week 2018 IV Iron Therapy in CKD Increases Infection Risk

IV Iron Therapy in CKD Increases Infection Risk

In a study, IV iron was associated with twice the risk for infections in CKD.

Kidney Week 2018 Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for SHPT

Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for SHPT

In a study, patients receiving cinacalcet under supervision 3 times per week after dialysis rather than after daily self-administration showed improvement in their parathyroid hormone levels.

Kidney Week 2018 Etelcalcetide Beneficial in Severe SHPT Uncontrolled With Cinacalcet

Etelcalcetide Beneficial in Severe SHPT Uncontrolled With Cinacalcet

In a study, patients with uncontrolled SHPT were switched from oral cinacalcet to intravenous etelcalcetide.

Kidney Week 2018 Predictors of SHPT Progression in CKD Identified

Predictors of SHPT Progression in CKD Identified

Loss of renal function may not be the sole factor in SHPT development, according to new study findings.

Kidney Week 2018 Home Hemodialysis May Offer Better Survival

Home Hemodialysis May Offer Better Survival

A study of new dialysis patients showed that home hemodialysis was associated with a 23% decreased risk of death at 1 year compared with in-center hemodialysis.

Kidney Week 2018 Novel Acid-Binding Drug Effective for Metabolic Acidosis in CKD

Novel Acid-Binding Drug Effective for Metabolic Acidosis in CKD

A polymer that binds to hydrochloric acid in the GI tract and does not enter the systemic circulation significantly improved serum bicarbonate levels compared with placebo.

Kidney Week 2018 Kidney Failure in the Elderly Linked to Low Serum Uromodulin

Kidney Failure in the Elderly Linked to Low Serum Uromodulin

In a study of 933 individuals with a mean age of 78 years, higher serum uromodulin was associated with a lower risk of end-stage renal disease.

Kidney Week 2018 Acute Kidney Injury Increases Dementia Risk

Acute Kidney Injury Increases Dementia Risk

In a propensity score-matched analysis, AKI was associated with a 3.4-fold greater risk of dementia.

Kidney Week 2018 High Gout Burden Found Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

High Gout Burden Found Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Study reveals an 11% prevalence of active gout among solid organ transplant recipients overall and a 13% prevalence among kidney transplant recipients.

Kidney Week 2018 High FGF23 Increases Fall Risk in CKD

High FGF23 Increases Fall Risk in CKD

Highest vs lowest quartile of intact fibroblast growth factor 23 is associated with a 2-fold greater risk of a first fall in older patients.

Kidney Week 2018 High-Dose IV Iron Anemia Therapy Safe in Hemodialysis

High-Dose IV Iron Anemia Therapy Safe in Hemodialysis

Randomized controlled trial finds no significant difference between high- and low-dose intravenous iron with respect to mortality, non-fatal cardiovascular outcomes, and infection.

Kidney Week 2018 Nephrotic Syndrome Found to Raise Ischemic Stroke Risk

Nephrotic Syndrome Found to Raise Ischemic Stroke Risk

Taiwan study reveals a 38% increased risk of ischemic stroke among patients with nephrotic syndrome.

Kidney Week 2018 High Uric Acid Raises Death Risk in CKD

High Uric Acid Raises Death Risk in CKD

Patients with chronic kidney disease who have hyperuricemia have a 3-fold higher risk of all-cause mortality.

Kidney Week 2018 Statins Reduce Mortality Risk in Dialysis-Requiring AKI

Statins Reduce Mortality Risk in Dialysis-Requiring AKI

Statin use vs non-use among patients hospitalized with dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury is associated with decreased risks of 1-year and in-hospital all-cause mortality, a study found.

Kidney Week 2018 Hemodialysis Patient Muscle Relaxant Use Tied to Falls, Fracture

Hemodialysis Patient Muscle Relaxant Use Tied to Falls, Fracture

Use of muscle relaxants was associated with a 68%, 29%, and 30% increased risk of altered mental status, falls, and fractures, respectively.

Kidney Week 2018 Marijuana Use by CKD Patients May Hasten Renal Function Decline

Marijuana Use by CKD Patients May Hasten Renal Function Decline

Marijuana users with chronic kidney disease experienced a significantly greater annual decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate than non-users, study finds.

Kidney Week 2018 Hyperkalemia Drug May Act as Phosphate Binder

Hyperkalemia Drug May Act as Phosphate Binder

In a study, patiromer lowered serum phosphate in patients with hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia.

Kidney Week 2018 Comorbidity Burden in Hemodialysis Population Greater in Women

Comorbidity Burden in Hemodialysis Population Greater in Women

Higher percentages of women than men on hemodialysis have anemia, infections, hypertension, and diabetes, study finds.

Kidney Week 2018 Obesity Should Not Rule Out Kidney Transplantation

Obesity Should Not Rule Out Kidney Transplantation

In a study, kidney transplant recipients with a BMI (in kg/m2) higher than 35 have graft and patient outcomes similar to those with a BMI of 30 to 35.

Kidney Week 2018 Study: Switching to Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Can Lower Phosphate in HD

Study: Switching to Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Can Lower Phosphate in HD

In a study, 42.4% of patients with serum phosphorus of 5.6 to 7 mg/dL lowered their levels to less than 5.5 mg/dL over 2 years.

Kidney Week 2018 Lower IV Iron Dosing Regimen in Hemodialysis May Be Feasible

Lower IV Iron Dosing Regimen in Hemodialysis May Be Feasible

In a study, patients received half the amount of iron during the reduced dosing period: 126.6 vs 51.2 mg/month.

Urinary Incontinence Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence

3 percent of midurethral mesh slings for stress urinary incontinence removed by 9 years

Kidney Week 2018 Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Lower Bicarbonate Levels

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Lower Bicarbonate Levels

Individuals with a serum bicarbonate level below 24 mEq/L have a 2-fold increased risk of AKI compared with those with a level of 25-28 mEq/L.

Kidney Week 2018 Canagliflozin Ups Survival in Type 2 Diabetes With Macroalbuminuria

Canagliflozin Ups Survival in Type 2 Diabetes With Macroalbuminuria

Canagliflozin vs placebo is associated with increased survival and renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and macroalbuminuria.

Kidney Week 2018 Pre-Transplant Weight Loss Predicts Higher Post-Transplant Death Risk

Pre-Transplant Weight Loss Predicts Higher Post-Transplant Death Risk

Patients who lose 10% or more of their body weight from the time of their listing on a transplant waiting list are at higher risk of death following deceased-donor kidney transplantation.

Kidney Week 2018 Kidney Failure Risk Linked to Oxalate Excretion

Kidney Failure Risk Linked to Oxalate Excretion

Higher levels of urinary oxalate excretion in patients with chronic kidney disease are associated with an increased risk of end-stage renal disease and chronic kidney disease progression.

Kidney Week 2018 Advanced CKD May Be a Risk Factor for Medial Arterial Calcification

Advanced CKD May Be a Risk Factor for Medial Arterial Calcification

In a study, progression of calcification did not increase until eGFR falls below 40 mL/min/1.73 m2.

Kidney Week 2018 High Mean Corpuscular Volume Ups Death Risk in PD Patients

High Mean Corpuscular Volume Ups Death Risk in PD Patients

Peritoneal dialysis patients with MCV of 96 fl or more had a 29% greater risk for early death compared with a reference group.

Kidney Week 2018 Higher Magnesium in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Better Survival

Higher Magnesium in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Better Survival

Serum magnesium levels of 2.6 mg/dL or higher at 1 year predict a 52% decreased risk of death from any cause.

Kidney Week 2018 Frequent Hemodialysis Improves Serum Phosphate, Left Ventricular Mass

Frequent Hemodialysis Improves Serum Phosphate, Left Ventricular Mass

Patients who received hemodialysis 6 times per week instead of 3 showed improvements in biomarkers of mineral metabolism and left ventricular remodeling.

Kidney Week 2018 Magnesium Levels May Predict Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

Magnesium Levels May Predict Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

Higher magnesium levels are associated with a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, but only among individuals without impaired renal function.

Kidney Week 2018 Religiosity Linked to Lower Kidney Failure Risk Among Blacks

Religiosity Linked to Lower Kidney Failure Risk Among Blacks

Study finds that black adults in the Southeastern United States who report higher religiosity are at lower risk of end-stage kidney disease.

Kidney Week 2018 Cardiovascular Event Risk in Dialysis Patients Higher Among Women

Cardiovascular Event Risk in Dialysis Patients Higher Among Women

In the first year after starting dialysis, women have 16% increased odds of major adverse cardiovascular events compared with men.

Kidney Week 2018 ASN Announces Release of 'Roadmap' to Improve RRT

ASN Announces Release of 'Roadmap' to Improve RRT

The objective is to stimulate innovation by industry, academic institutions, and other organizations.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD

Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD

Incident CKD accompanied by decreases in kidney damage biomarkers in setting of intensive treatment.

Hyperuricemia Febuxostat Increases CV Event Risk Only in Established CV Disease

Febuxostat Increases CV Event Risk Only in Established CV Disease

Spanish study found no significant difference between febuxostat and allopurinol with respect to risk of new cardiovascular events among gout patients without prior cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) CT Abdominal Aortic Calcification Score Predicts CV Event Risk

CT Abdominal Aortic Calcification Score Predicts CV Event Risk

In asymptomatic patients, AUC was higher for AAC than for Framingham Risk Score at all time points.

Diabetes Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis

Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis

Fasting plasma glucose, BMI elevated 10 years before diagnosis of prediabetes, diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD

Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD

Risk of hospitalization up for Hispanic patients with lower scores on Ambulatory Care Experiences Survey

Urology Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Radiation dose not impacted with light or moderate use of skin treatments, regardless of beam energy, incidence

Hyperuricemia Gout Outcomes Better With Nurse-Led Care

Gout Outcomes Better With Nurse-Led Care

In a British study, nurse-led care emphasizing patient education and engagement significantly improved the proportion of gout sufferers who achieved target serum urate levels.

Prostate Cancer LDR Brachytherapy for PCa Yields Excellent Outcomes

LDR Brachytherapy for PCa Yields Excellent Outcomes

Long-term data show a local disease recurrence rate of 2.1% at 10 years.

Kidney Cancer Robotic Tumor Enucleation Appears Safe for Sporadic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Robotic Tumor Enucleation Appears Safe for Sporadic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Long-term oncologic outcomes of patients with sporadic RCC who underwent robotic tumor enucleation suggest the procedure is safe.

Hemodialysis Ultrasound Predicts Successful AVF Maturation in HD

Ultrasound Predicts Successful AVF Maturation in HD

In a study, arteriovenous fistula blood flow, diameter, and depth were the most informative parameters.

Transplantation High-Dose Influenza Vaccination May Benefit Transplant Recipients

High-Dose Influenza Vaccination May Benefit Transplant Recipients

Double-dose influenza vaccine is safe and may increase antibody response in solid-organ transplant recipients

Men's Health Update Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Canada is first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use

Transplantation Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied

Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied

Well-being and medication adherence negatively linked to psychological morbidity, dialysis.

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