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Not All Nephrologists Measure Kidney Size in 'Adult' Polycystic Kidney Disease

— Of those who do, 88% reported using the gold-standard imaging biomarker in determining prognosis

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ShortCut Leaflet Splitter for TAVR Helps Keep Coronaries Unblocked

Pivotal study supports safety, effectiveness of TAVR adjunct device against coronary obstruction

May 17, 2024
Sparsentan Bests Irbesartan for Rare, Progressive Kidney Disease

However, the FDA remains unconvinced that results support a new indication for the drug

May 17, 2024
Yet Another Benefit for Metformin?

Study suggests a surprising effect in rheumatologic disease risk

May 17, 2024
Blood Disorder Drug Cuts Proteinuria in Rare Kidney Disorder

Reduced 24-hour UPCR by 38.3%

May 16, 2024
Yet Another Benefit for Metformin?

Study suggests a surprising effect in rheumatologic disease risk

Blood Disorder Drug Cuts Proteinuria in Rare Kidney Disorder

Reduced 24-hour UPCR by 38.3%

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Persistent Shoulder Pain in a Dialysis Patient?

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

A mature male describes his shoulder pain to his male doctor.
What Caused This Man's Weakness and Hematuria?

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

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Indian Myval Enters TAVR Horse Race With Good Early Performance

Valve characterized by availability of intermediate sizes among other design features

May 16, 2024
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Draw Between Two Diuretics for Renal Prevention in Hypertension

But researcher questions if patients were underdosed

May 16, 2024
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Bicuspid Anatomy: Wrench Thrown in TAVR for Younger, Low-Risk Patients?

Controversial findings of low-risk trial allowing bicuspid patients

May 15, 2024
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Joined Cath Procedures Turn the Table on SAVR-CABG

Small trial favors percutaneous approach to concomitant aortic stenosis and coronary disease

May 14, 2024
EuroPCR over a photo of Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France
Liver Disease, High Lipoprotein(a) Tied to Higher MI Risk in Diabetes Patients

Sixfold increased risk of non-fatal MI among patients with highest levels of Lp(a)

May 13, 2024
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Novel Cardiac Myosin Inhibitor Improves Exercise Capacity in HCM

Drug appears on par for efficacy, possibly safer than first drug approved in the class

May 13, 2024
A photo of a mature man undergoing a stress test as his cardiologist and a male nurse look on.
Pig-Kidney Recipient Dies; Colon Cancers Surge in Teens; CRISPR Fails to Cure HIV

Health news and commentary gathered by app staff

May 13, 2024
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Which Patients With Diabetes and Ketoacidosis Face Higher Death Risk?

Disparities in outcomes, healthcare use for type 2 versus type 1 disease

May 12, 2024
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Supported Exercise Intervention Helps Black Women With Obesity Shed Weight

Pilot program cut HbA1c, boosted functional mobility, and fostered camaraderie

May 11, 2024
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Study Offers Clues on Asthma Control for Patients With Concurrent Diabetes

Compared with metformin, some newer diabetes agents linked with more acute exacerbations

May 10, 2024
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FDA Warns on Insulin Pump Problem

Mobile app glitch may cause t:slim X2 insulin pump battery to drain sooner than expected

May 08, 2024
 FDA RECALL t:connect mobile app used in conjunction with t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology over the device.
Some Patients Suffered Psychiatric Issues After Ozempic Initiation

Two case reports detailed suicidal ideation, mania in weeks following semaglutide initiation

May 05, 2024
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Medicare Drug Price Negotiation; Diagnostic Errors

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May 04, 2024
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