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Wide Variation Seen in Screening Practices forType 2 Diabetes

Mar 18, 2020

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes screening practices vary widely and are only partially explained by patient, provider, and clinic factors, according to a study published online ...

Atypical features and de novo heterozygous mutations in two siblings with Cockayne syndrome.

Mar 12, 2020

Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder which displays multiorgan dysfunction, especially within the nervous system including psychomotor retardation, cerebral atrophy, microceph...

Excess Mortality Observed for Older Adults With BP Below 130/80 mm Hg

Mar 10, 2020

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults, blood pressure (BP) <130/80 mm Hg is associated with excess mortality, according to a study published online March 5 in Age and Ageing...

Guidelines Detail Management of Liver Failure in ICU Patients

Mar 09, 2020

MONDAY, March 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In an executive summary of a new guideline from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, published in the March issue of Critical Care Medicine, a set of eviden...

Mechanisms of Co, Ni, and Mn toxicity: From exposure and homeostasis to their interactions with and impact on lipids and biomembranes.

Mar 04, 2020

Anthropogenic activity has increased human exposure to metals and resulted in metal induced toxicity. Essential trace elements like cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), and manganese (Mn) are best known for thei...

Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs

Mar 04, 2020

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2007 to 2018, there were substantial increases in list and net prices of branded drugs in the United States, according to a study published in the Mar...

Puerarin-loaded ultrasound microbubble contrast agent used as sonodynamic therapy for diabetic cardiomyopathy rats.

Mar 02, 2020

In this study, a puerarin-loaded ultrasound sulfur hexafluoride microbubble contrast agent as a sonodynamic therapy (SDT) was developed to improve targeted drug delivery and pharmacodynamic effects in...

CKD Poses Major Global Health Burden

Feb 20, 2020

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a major effect on global health, both as a direct cause of morbidity and mortality and as a risk factor for cardiovascular ...

Less Than Half of Kidney Disease Quality Metrics Rated Highly Valid

Feb 13, 2020

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of the existing 60 kidney disease quality metrics are rated with high validity, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal ...

Virtual Cross-Matching May Speed Kidney Transplant Process

Feb 11, 2020

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual cross-matching may reduce cold ischemia time (CIT) for donor organs in kidney transplants, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journa...

Evaluation of Hypertension, Proteinuria, and Abnormalities of Body Weight in Italian Adolescents Participating in the World Kidney Days.

Feb 10, 2020

World Kidney Day (WKD) was promoted by the Italian Kidney Foundation and the Italian Society of Nephrology for raising awareness, detection, prevention, and treatment of kidney diseases. The Italian W...

Association between anemia and renal prognosis in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: a retrospective study.

Feb 10, 2020

Though anemia is a sign of poor renal prognosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemoglobin (Hb) levels are typically higher in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) than in other kidne...

Burden and challenges of heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease. A call to action.

Feb 10, 2020

Patients with the dual burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and chronic congestive heart failure (HF) experience unacceptably high rates of symptom load, hospitalization, and mortality. Currently, c...

End-Stage Kidney Disease Is Overlooked as a Proximate Cause of Death at Autopsy.

Feb 10, 2020

To determine how often end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is implicated as a cause of death (COD) at autopsy.We searched our autopsy database (2007-2017) using queries "end-stage renal disease," "end-sta...

Economic Burden of Kidney Transplant Graft Failure Quantified

Feb 05, 2020

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney transplant graft failure is associated with additional medical costs of $78,079 for the average patient and a loss of 1.66 quality-adjusted life ...

A brief review on the rising incidence of chronic kidney diseases and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Jan 30, 2020

Chronic kidney diseases (CKDs) are the most common forms of kidney disease all around the world. The incidence of CKD is rising, which is mainly driven by population aging as well as by a global rise ...

Adipose tissue collection from a living kidney donor; an experimental model for the research of atherosclerosis.

Jan 23, 2020

Thanks to an increased number of living-donor kidney transplants the IKEM transplant program offers the possibility of obtaining adipose tissue for scientific purposes from patients with varying degre...