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‘Shocking’ Early Complications From Teen-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Newly published data show alarmingly high rates and severity of early diabetes-specific complications in individuals who develop type 2 diabetes at a young age. This...

Dapagliflozin Safe, Protective in Advanced Kidney Disease

Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were in the DAPA-CKD trial had cardiorenal benefits from dapagliflozin that were similar to those of...

Building a Better Predictive Model for Progression to Kidney Failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new risk equation can accurately estimate the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progressing to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD),...

Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD

Treating intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) with intensive blood-pressure control is potentially deadly in patients with impaired kidney function, new research shows. A post-hoc analysis from the...

Many Postsurgical Hospital Readmissions Preventable

Nearly 1 in 5 postsurgical hospital readmissions are potentially preventable, and failure to prevent them costs the healthcare system almost $300 million annually, according to...

Task Force Reviewing Race Modifier in eGFR Issues Interim Report

The race coefficient now used in calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in US patients who self-identify as Black will soon change, says a task...

Kidney Injury Common With Antibiotic Spacers

A large study has revealed that acute kidney injury (AKI) is a relatively common occurrence in patients treated for periprosthetic joint infections after total knee...

Disturbances in Kidney Function Persist After AKI in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) while hospitalized with COVID-19...

Radial-to-Backup Artery Switch Adds Limited Risk in ACS PCI

There’s a price to pay for a failed radial artery attempt in invasively managed patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but it may not be...

Did Unrecognized Cardiac Amyloidosis Hinder Recent HFpEF Trials?

Screening for cardiac amyloidosis and excluding patients with cardiac amyloidosis from trials of new therapies for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) may increase...

Acute Kidney Injury With COVID-19 Seems to Be Declining in US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among US veterans hospitalized with COVID-19, about one third experienced acute...

New Guidelines Address Diabetes Management in Kidney Disease

A new guideline from the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) group addressing issues around diabetes management in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has...

‘Kidney’ vs ‘Renal’: Experts Say Words Matter

The KDIGO consensus report for nomenclature for kidney function and disease recommends largely replacing the word “renal” with “kidney” instead, but there has been pushback,...

PRAC Starts Safety Review of Remdesivir

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Reports of acute kidney injury in some patients with COVID-19 receiving...

Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Other Health Conditions

Microorganisms in the human digestive tract are linked to 29 specific health conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes,...

Early Dialysis in Critical Kidney Injury Doesn’t Improve Outcomes

Critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury (AKI) who undergo dialysis as soon as possible after meeting eligibility criteria do not have a lower...

Terlipressin Squeaks by FDA Review for Hepatorenal Syndrome 1

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee narrowly recommended, by an 8-7 vote, that the agency grant marketing approval...

Blood Test, Lingering Symptoms, Bypassing CDC

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Remdesivir Shortens COVID-19 Time to Recovery in Published Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Much-anticipated results from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’...

Safe to Delay Dialysis in Critically Ill With Acute Kidney Injury

With the exception of urgent indications — and with close patient monitoring — delaying renal replacement therapy (RRT), such as hemodialysis, in critically ill patients...

Advice for Managing Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Patients

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 23, 2020 — During a recent webinar by the American Society of Nephrology, Anitha Vijayan, MD, professor...

Kidney Complications in COVID-19 Send Hospitals Scrambling

After the respiratory consequences of COVID-19 and resulting ventilator shortages, acute kidney injury is emerging as the next healthcare and resource issue in this pandemic....

Financial Aid for Medical Practices

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

‘We Are Winning Some of These Battles’

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 —This column was adapted from a Twitter thread, with permission. I saw my first...