Print Issue: March 01, 2009

ED Common in Diabetic Men

Nearly 25% of type 2 diabetic men in the Action for Health in Diabetes study reported having complete erectile dysfunction (ED), according to an article in The Journal of Sexual Medicine (2009; published online ahead of print).

Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, FASN

Obesity in CKD: Is It Friend or Foe?

In a seemingly paradoxical manner, observational studies examining outcomes in patients suffering from CKD have found significantly altered risk-factor patterns such that conventional mortality risk factors have been associated with better survival; this phenomenon was termed “reverse epidemiology” or “risk factor paradox.”

Microalbuminuria Increases CAC Risk

NEW ORLEANS—Microalbuminuria increases both the odds of developing coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients without symptoms of coronary heart disease and the likelihood of CAC progression, Andrew P. DeFilippis, MD, MSc, reported here at the 2008 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.

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