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Untreated Anemia Increases Morbidity

CHICAGO—Diabetics with CKD whose anemia is untreated have twice the overall risk of CVD-related hospitalizations, according to data reported at the 67th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

Stones, Heart Disease Linked

Stones, Heart Disease Linked

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Nephrolithiasis may be associated with a modest but significantly elevated risk of heart disease, according to a new study presented here at American Urological Association annual meeting.

Angioplasty Shown to Preserve Limbs

SEATTLE—Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) safely treats infragenicular arterial disease and helps to preserve limbs, according to a study presented here at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting.

How to Optimize Aldosterone Blockade

The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is a well-known regulator of BP, and angiotensin II (AII) plays the primary role in constricting the postglomerular arterioles. This increases both the glomerular hydraulic pressure and the ultrafiltration of plasma proteinseffects that may con- tribute to chronic renal damage. AII may stimulate renal cell growth, inflammation, and fibrosis.

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