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Urinary [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] May Predict AKI After Heart Surgery

October 05, 2017. 7:00 AM CDT. Elevated levels of the two proteins can predict risk of acute kidney injury Read article

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Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided

April 25, 2017 Dietary sodium intake inversely associated with systolic, diastolic blood pressure in long term

ACC: Sodium Intake Rising Among Patients With HTN

March 09, 2017 Average sodium intake more than double recommended daily limit for these patients

ASCO: Antibiotics May Have Negative Impact in Renal Cancer

February 17, 2017 Progression-free survival down with antibiotic use for patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors

Drug Shows Promise in Clear Cell, Papillary Renal Cell Cancer

November 30, 2016 93 percent had tumor growth controlled for median of more than eight months, researchers report

ASN: Multidisciplinary Care Cost-Effective in CKD

November 21, 2016 Multidisciplinary care costs $24,613 per quality-adjusted life-year gained compared to usual care

ASN: Severe Acute Kidney Injury Ups Risk of 28-Day Mortality

November 21, 2016 Increased use of mechanical ventilation, renal-replacement therapy in children with severe AKI

ASN: Smoking May Negate Some Benefits of Rx Therapy in CKD

November 18, 2016 Possibly because cigarette smoking causes oxidative stress

ASN: Acid Suppression Therapy Linked to Kidney Stones, CKD

November 18, 2016 Two studies show increased risk of kidney stones with PPI, H2 blocker use; CKD with PPI use

ASN: Tele-Nephrology Delivers Dialysis at Rural Hospital

November 17, 2016 Since program implementation in January 2016, 12 patients treated with 20 dialysis treatments

Renal-Cell Cancer Disease-Free Survival Up With Sunitinib

October 11, 2016 Findings in patients with locoregional, high-risk clear-cell renal-cell carcinoma

Health Care Workers’ Gloves Strong Source of Contamination

June 27, 2016 Clear evidence that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria

ADA: Empagliflozin Linked to Reduction in T2DM Nephropathy

June 14, 2016 Reduction in incident or worsening nephropathy, and in doubling of serum creatinine level

ADA: Diabetes Collaborative Registry IDs Burden of Cardiac Risk

June 14, 2016 Registry offers information on quality of diabetes care across primary, specialty care spectrum

ASCO: Immunotherapy Beneficial in Advanced Bladder Cancer

June 06, 2016 About a quarter of older patients deemed too frail for chemo responded to atezolizumab

Early Renal Replacement Therapy Ups Survival in Severe AKI

May 24, 2016 Early versus delayed initiation linked to reduced mortality over 90 days in acute kidney injury