Nephrology

Reports of high-impact nephrology studies by medical professionals

No benefit of sodium bicarbonate or acetylcysteine for prevention of complications after angiography: The...

1. Amongst patients undergoing angiography, neither sodium bicarbonate nor acetylcysteine were effective in preventing a composite outcome of death, need for dialysis, or persistent...

ICD placement in CKD patients increases hospitalizations without survival benefit

1. Adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure with reduced LVEF who received implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) did not differ from matched...

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria may be more sensitive than quick sequential organ failure...

1. For predicting short-term mortality in patients with suspected infection, quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) had moderate specificity and poor sensitivity. 2. The systemic...

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

1. Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage...

Shorter overall survival among patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance

1. Patients diagnosed with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and followed for multiple decades showed shorter overall survival rates compared to matched controls. 2....

Blood pressure control best achieved with a multilevel, multicomponent approach

1. Team-based, multilevel implementation strategies were the most effective at reducing systolic blood pressure (BP). 2. Team-based care with medication titration by non-physicians, health coaching,...

Autologous stem-cell transplantation improves survival in scleroderma patients: The SCOT trial

1. Scleroderma patients treated with myeloablative autologous stem-cell transplantation experienced significantly higher rates of disease-free survival at 52 months post-treatment compared to those treated...

Regional variation in CT imaging is associated with nephrectomy risk

1. Regional variation in cumulative risk of an individual having a chest or abdominal CT in the United States was positively correlated with the...

Outcomes after left ventricular assist device implantation significantly worse for those with end-stage renal...

1. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have significantly worse survival outcomes following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation compared to recipients without ESRD. 2....

Kidney failure risk equation (KFRE) discriminates risk in children with chronic kidney disease

1. The kidney failure risk equation (KFRE), currently used in adults to estimate risk for progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) based on demographic...
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