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ASCO: Drop in Cancer Mortality Greater With Medicaid Expansion

June 04, 2020. 12:00 PM CDT. Estimated 785 fewer cancer deaths in 2017 in states that expanded Medicaid Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

CV Risk Lower With Metformin in T2DM + Reduced Kidney Function

September 19, 2019 Risk for major adverse cardiovascular events reduced with metformin compared with a sulfonylurea

ESC Guidelines Updated for Managing CVD in Diabetes

September 05, 2019 Guidelines address lifestyle recommendations, individualized BP targets, SGLT2 inhibitor, GLP1-RA tx

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

April 17, 2019 Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

Immunotherapy Side Effects May Be More Common Than Thought

November 20, 2018 Higher rates of adverse events observed for immune checkpoint inhibitors in real-world settings

AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM

November 13, 2018 Treatment resulted in lower HF hospitalization rate in patients with, without atherosclerosis

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

November 01, 2018 Strict BP control, fenofibrate use may increase long-term risk for adverse kidney events in T2DM patients

ASN: High-Dose, Proactive IV Iron Noninferior in Hemodialysis

November 01, 2018 High-dose IV iron administered proactively is noninferior to low-dose iron administered reactively

ASN: Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in US

October 29, 2018 Donor profile index of transplanted kidneys has risen modestly in US, with greater increase in France

ASTRO: Stereotactic Ablative RT OK for RCC in Solitary Kidneys

October 26, 2018 Local control, cancer-specific survival at two years similar for patients with solitary, bilateral kidneys

Procurement Bx of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced

October 26, 2018 Also do not correlate well with reperfusion biopsies, not linked to transplant outcomes

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome

October 05, 2018 Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria

ASCO: Sunitinib Alone Noninferior in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

June 04, 2018 Sunitinib alone noninferior to nephrectomy plus sunitinib with respect to overall survival

Clopidogrel + Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA

May 17, 2018 However, combination is associated with increased risk of major hemorrhage within 90 days

Restricting Fluids Post Abdominal Surgery Doesn’t Up Survival

May 10, 2018 Fluid restriction has no impact on disability-free survival; increases risk of acute kidney injury

Balanced Crystalloids Cut Kidney Events in Critically Ill

February 28, 2018 For noncritically ill patients, no difference in number of hospital-free days for crystalloids versus saline