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Quick Albuminuria Reduction Key Factor in Finerenone's Efficacy

β€” 4-month UACR reduction mediated 84% of kidney treatment effect

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Serial Amnioinfusions Helped Neonates Survive Without Kidneys

While trial proves "survival can be better than zero," long-term management remains a concern

Dec 05, 2023
Pharmacists Can Spur Switch to Recommended Drugs for Diabetes Patients With CVD

Intervention persuaded VA physicians to adjust care, helped lower HbA1c

Dec 04, 2023
High Blood Pressure in Babies Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis

Is BP screening starting before age 3 years warranted?

Dec 04, 2023
'Watch and Wait' With Small Renal Masses: When and How Should Docs Intervene?

Phillip Pierorazio, MD, outlines how to be a good steward of active surveillance

Dec 04, 2023
High Blood Pressure in Babies Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis

Is BP screening starting before age 3 years warranted?

'Watch and Wait' With Small Renal Masses: When and How Should Docs Intervene?

Phillip Pierorazio, MD, outlines how to be a good steward of active surveillance

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Persistent Shoulder Pain in a Dialysis Patient?

Consider metastatic or ectopic calcification in diagnosing unexplained symptoms in ESRD patients

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What Caused This Man's Weakness and Hematuria?

Lab tests, physical exam not helpful -- but history-taking offers a clue

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Orphan Drug Costs; Digital Devices for Diabetes

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Dec 02, 2023
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'Alexa, Titrate My Insulin': AI App Boosts Glycemic Control in Randomized Trial

Voice-based app helped users to titrate basal insulin at home

Dec 01, 2023
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Two-Week Prophylaxis May Prevent Hep C After Kidney Transplant

Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis worked in all 10 cases in pilot trial

Dec 01, 2023
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Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Nov 29, 2023
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Methotrexate Tied to Greater Risks for Older Patients With CKD

FDA should consider warning labels based on study results, researchers argue

Nov 28, 2023
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Live Shingles Vaccine and Waning Immunity; Semaglutide and CV Events

Also in TTHealthWatch: sodium and blood pressure; aspirin and LVADs

Nov 18, 2023
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Brolucizumab Noninferior to Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Edema

At a non-approved dose, the anti-VEGF drug had similar outcomes as rival

Nov 17, 2023
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Novel Gout Drug Aces Mid-Stage Tests

Mechanism different from currently available therapies

Nov 16, 2023
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Even Small Diabetes Distress Changes Clinically Important

Researchers calculated cutoffs for significant DDS-17 scale changes

Nov 15, 2023
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One Copeptin Test More Accurate as Diagnostic for AVP Deficiency

However, this test was more complicated, with more side effects, researchers note

Nov 15, 2023
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FDA OKs Product to Thwart Bloodstream Infections During Dialysis

Taurolidine-heparin solution reduced infections by 71% versus heparin alone

Nov 15, 2023
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Diabetes Linked to Higher Colorectal Cancer Risk

Associated risks highest in those with recent diagnoses

Nov 14, 2023
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Lowering the Target for Blood Pressure Is Best, Study Affirms

Huge trial from China reinforces the message from SPRINT for higher-risk hypertensive patients

Nov 13, 2023
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AKI Response Tied to Improved Survival for Patients Waiting on Liver Transplant

Results highlight the importance of prompt recognition and treatment of acute kidney injury

Nov 13, 2023
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