Nephrology

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Finerenone may lower risk of chronic kidney disease progression and cardiovascular events

1. Finerenone treatment lowered the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and advanced CKD. 2. Treatment with...

Overall seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies relatively low in the USA adult and dialysis populations

1. The standardized seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the US population was estimated to be 9.3% with significant regional variation. 2. Higher rates of...

Non-calcium-based phosphate binders not found to affect arterial stiffness or aortic calcification

1. Non-calcium-based phosphate binders did not affect arterial stiffness or aortic calcification compared to placebo in moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Abnormal...

Risk of overcorrection in rapid intermittent bolus vs slow continuous infusion therapies for symptomatic...

1. There is no difference in overcorrection rate when using slow continuous infusion or rapid intermittent bolus administration of hypertonic saline to correct hyponatremia. 2....

Incidence, risk factors, and in-hospital mortality of post-operative AKI following aortic dissection repair

The Incidence, Risk Factors and In-Hospital Mortality of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients After Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: A Single-Center Retrospective...

Early surgical intervention for symptomatic renal and ureteral stones is associated with reduced narcotic...

1. Among those presenting with symptomatic nephrolithiasis, patients electing for trial of passage with medical expulsion therapy were more likely to receive a prescription...

Early changes in albuminuria with Canagliflozin predicts kidney and cardiovascular outcomes

1. Among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease being treated with canagliflozin, earlier reductions in albuminuria were associated with a...

Incorporating pharmacists into kidney care model may reduce inappropriate prescription rates

1. Ninety percent of older adults with advanced chronic kidney disease were found to have inappropriate prescriptions (i.e. medications contraindicated for elderly or for...

Use of drug-coated balloons for treatment of stenotic lesions in arteriovenous fistulas

1. Drug-coated balloon angioplasty was superior to standard angioplasty for stenotic lesion treatment in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas. 2. Drug-coated balloon angioplasty was shown to be...

One‐Year Mortality After Intensification of Outpatient Diuretic Therapy

1. Patients with heart failure may experience a nearly two-fold increase in mortality risk during the next year after an outpatient intensification of diuretic...
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