CHICAGO—N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may be superior to ascorbic acid in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with renal insufficiency, Korean researchers reported here at the American Heart Association annual scientific sessions.
Like hypertension and diabetes, dyslipidemias, obesity, and current smoking are among the independent risk factors for CKD, according to Japanese investigators.
CHICAGO—Elevated troponin levels are associated with renal insufficiency in patients with heart failure, a new study found.
As with adults, proteinuria reflects CKD severity in children, according to researchers. Their study of 213 children with mild to moderate CKD revealed that proteinuria correlates with glomerular filtration rate (GFR), regardless of CKD cause or other factors.