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Primary Prevention ICD Efficacy Again Questioned in HF With CKD Primary Prevention ICD Efficacy Again Questioned in HF With CKD

Clinical trials left big questions about implantable defibrillator efficacy in patients with chronic kidney disease; a new cohort study casts doubt on whether they prolong survival in such cases.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 21 April 2018 Source:The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Author(s): Srinivasan Beddhu, Tom Greene, Robert Boucher, William C Cushman, Guo Wei, Gregory Stoddard, Joachim H Ix, Michel Chonchol, Holly Kramer, Alfred K Cheung, Paul L Kimmel, Paul K Whelton, Glenn M Chertow Background Guidelines, including the 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association blood pressure guideline, recommend tighter control of systolic blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. However, it is unclear whether intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure increases the incidence of c...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Ha KH, Kim B, Shin HS, Lee J, Choi H, Kim HC, Kim DJ Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To compare cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk associated with 5 different dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4is) in people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We identified 534,327 people who were newly prescribed sitagliptin (n=167,157), vildagliptin (n=67,412), saxagliptin (n=29,479), linagliptin (n=220,672), or gemigliptin (n=49,607) between January 2013 and June 2015 using the claims database of the Korean National Health Insurance System. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs)...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
This study prospectively examined the association between these eGFR values and all-cause mortality during a 12-year observational period in a community-based population. Methods and Results: The subjects of this study were 1312 participants undergoing a health checkup, aged ≥40 years. In the total population, the mean eGFR values (mL·min-1·1.73 m-2) were 81.5 for eGFRcreat, 78.1 for eGFR-EPI, and 76.6 for eGFRcys. There were 141 deaths during the observation period, and the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve for predicting mortality was 0.59 for eGFRcreat, 0.67 for eGFR-EPI,...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Authors: Liu ZH, Yu XQ, Yang JW, Jiang AL, Liu BC, Xing CY, Lou JZ, Wang M, Cheng H, Liu J, Fu JZ, Zhang AH, Zhang M, Zhou QL, Yu C, Wang R, Wang L, Chen YQ, Guan TJ, Peng A, Nan C, Hao CM, Cheng XY, China Dialysis Calcification Study Group Abstract OBJECTIVE: With limited data available on calcification prevalence in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis, the China Dialysis Calcification Study (CDCS) determined the prevalence of vascular/valvular calcification (VC) and association of risk factors in Chinese patients with prevalent hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: CKD patients...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Abstract Organ shortage has long been an obstacle to transplant procedures. As acceptance of aging kidneys from expanded criteria donors increases, the long-term outcomes of renal allografts could be unsatisfactory. The klotho gene, which is known as an antiaging gene that is highly expressed in kidneys, is closely associated with chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. Results from existing literature have shown a tendency to support Klotho as a renal protective protein owing to its pleiotropic effects. However, few data are available on Klotho in renal transplant. Whether Klotho serves the same purposes ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
This study suggests that prenatal hypoxia selectively disrupts collecting duct patterning through altered Wnt/β-catenin and retinoic acid signaling and this results in impaired function in male mouse offspring in later life. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 29676801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsControlled clinical trials are needed to determine which populations may profit from more frequent potassium-monitoring and subsequent interventions, e.g., change or withdrawal of potassium-influencing drugs, in order to restore normal values and prevent cardiovascular outcomes.Registration DetailsRegistration in PROSPERO (Centre for Reviews and Dissemination University of York, York, UK): CRD42016048897 (https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=48897).
Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Tong L, Adler S Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a frequent complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and elevates individuals' risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in T2DM. Achieving and maintaining tight glycemic control is key to preventing development or progression of CKD; however, improving glycemic control may be limited by effects of renal impairment on the efficacy and safety of T2DM treatments, necessitating dosing adjustments and careful evaluation of contraindications. Understanding the treatment considerations specific to each class of T2D...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Authors: Pitt B, Garza D Abstract INTRODUCTION: Hyperkalemia (HK) occurs often among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF) and those treated with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASI). Even small deviations from normal potassium levels carry increased risk of mortality. Patiromer is approved for treatment of HK and has been shown in clinical trials to reduce serum potassium among patients with HK and comorbid conditions. Areas covered: We review pooled data from two clinical trials of patiromer in patients with CKD and HK, safety of patiromer in special populations, dru...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
Conclusions: Contrast-enhanced CT upon arrival is suggested, and patients with extravasation on CT would be good candidates for urgent colonoscopy, as well as patients who have a history of CDB and CKD.Digestion 2018;98:41 –47
Source: Digestion - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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