FDA OKs Device for Pediatric Kidney Injury Due to Sepsis
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA gave the green light to a new device for treating children with acute kidney injury (AKI) due to sepsis or a septic condition who require kidney replacement therapy (KRT), SeaStar Medical announced Thursday. Granted... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 23, 2024 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Use Smartwatches, Smart Rings for Blood Glucose Measurements
(MedPage Today) -- Patients should not use smartwatches or smart rings alone to measure blood glucose levels, the FDA warned on Wednesday. Noninvasive devices that do not rely on finger-pricks or pierce the skin are not authorized, cleared, or... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 22, 2024 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

First Transcatheter Tricuspid Regurgitation Treatment Approved
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved the Evoque tricuspid valve replacement system as the first transcatheter treatment for tricuspid regurgitation (TR), Edwards Lifesciences announced. Evoque gained an indication for severe TR that is symptomatic... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 2, 2024 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

History of IBD Linked to Severe Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for COVID
(MedPage Today) -- LAS VEGAS -- A history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was associated with an increased risk of sepsis, shock, and acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients hospitalized for COVID-19, according to a nationwide analysis. After... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 1, 2024 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Go Vegetarian to Avoid COVID? Making Dialysis Centers Work Better
(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 13, 2024 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Diverting Acute HF Patients From Hospitalization: Case Builds for Short Stay Units
(MedPage Today) -- For patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute heart failure (AHF), sending select low-risk individuals to the short stay unit (SSU) did not prove to be better than routine hospitalization -- but at least... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 12, 2024 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

For the Sake of Your Kidneys, Think Twice About Reaching for the Salt Shaker
(MedPage Today) -- Adding salt to food, even just sometimes, was significantly associated with a higher risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), a large prospective cohort study showed. In U.K. Biobank participants, those who said they always added... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 29, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Deep Flaws in FDA's Device Oversight, and Patient Harm, Exposed in Lawsuits, Records
(MedPage Today) -- Living with diabetes, Carlton "PeeWee" Gautney Jr. relied on a digital device about the size of a deck of playing cards to pump insulin into his bloodstream. The pump, manufactured by device maker Medtronic, connected plastic... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 24, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Is Your Patient Married? Check Their Spouse's Blood Pressure, Too
(MedPage Today) -- Hypertension, the leading cause of death from heart disease and stroke both in the U.S. and worldwide, presents significant public health challenges. Globally, many health systems are individual-focused. This means that health... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 18, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

HF Patient's Zip Code Telling of Potential Adherence Issues to Meds
(MedPage Today) -- Patients living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods were more likely to leave their prescriptions for standard heart failure medications unfilled, retrospective data from a large health system showed. Among patients with heart... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 15, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Experts, Lawmakers Explore Downside of Drug-Price Negotiation
(MedPage Today) -- Potential unintended consequences of Medicare's drug-price negotiation program were examined during a panel discussion hosted by The Hill and sponsored by the Alliance for Aging Research, an industry-funded nonprofit. Wednesday... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 14, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Metformin for Diabetes in Pregnancy: Maybe Not, Trial Says
(MedPage Today) -- Adding metformin to insulin treatment for pregnant women with preexisting type 2 or gestational diabetes did not reduce composite neonatal adverse outcomes, according to the randomized MOMPOD trial. The composite outcome -... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 12, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Quick Albuminuria Reduction Key Factor in Finerenone's Efficacy
(MedPage Today) -- Early albuminuria reduction with finerenone (Kerendia) drove protection against chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a post-hoc mediation analysis. In the pooled analysis using... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 5, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

'Watch and Wait' With Small Renal Masses: When and How Should Docs Intervene?
(MedPage Today) -- Active surveillance of small renal masses appears to be safe, but if intervention does become necessary, what should trigger it? "We now know that with at least 10 years of data that active surveillance is safe and non-inferior... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 4, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

'Alexa, Titrate My Insulin': AI App Boosts Glycemic Control in Randomized Trial
(MedPage Today) -- A custom artificial intelligence (AI) app for insulin management advice helped patients with type 2 diabetes gain rapid glycemic control, a small randomized clinical trial found. In titrating basal insulin, those who used a... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 1, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news