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New Oral Diabetes Drugs May Also Protect Patients’ Kidney Health

• In a clinical trial of patients with type 2 diabetes, canagliflozin (a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor) slowed kidney function decline to a greater extent than glimepiride (a sulfonylurea), while having similar blood sugar–lowering...
12-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Intermediate HDL Cholesterol Levels May Be Best for Longevity

• In a large study of male veterans, both low and high HDL cholesterol levels were associated with higher risks of dying compared with intermediate levels, forming a U-shaped curve. • The beneficial properties of HDL cholesterol were...
5-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Strict Blood Pressure Control May Provide Long-Term Benefits for Patients with Kidney Disease

• In long-term analyses of 2 clinical trials that included patients with chronic kidney disease, a lower blood pressure target than the currently guideline-recommended goal of 140/90 mm Hg was safe and associated with protection against premature...
5-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Urinary Markers May Indicate Kidney Injury in Preterm Infants

• The amounts of protein excreted in the urine of preterm infants with acute kidney injury differ from similar infants without kidney injury.
22-Jul-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology and US Food and Drug Administration Releases Podcast About Disparities in Clinical Trials

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce its latest ASN Kidney News podcast is now available for free download on its website. The podcast explores the topic of disparities in clinical trials with a focus on why it is a...
26-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Metabolite Normally Secreted in Urine May Cause Cognitive Impairment in Kidney Failure Patients

• A metabolite that is normally excreted in urine was linked with impaired cognitive function in patients with kidney failure. • The metabolite has been previously linked to cognitive impairment in other patient populations.
15-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Red Meat Consumption Linked with Increased Risk of Developing Kidney Failure

• Red meat intake was strongly associated with an increased risk of kidney failure among Chinese adults in Singapore who were followed for an average of 15.5 years. • No association was found with intakes of poultry, fish, eggs, or dairy...
8-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Rates of Kidney Disease

• The likelihood of developing membranous nephropathy, an immune disorder of the kidneys that can lead to kidney failure, increased 13% annually over 11 years in China. • Regions with high levels of fine particulate air pollution had the...
24-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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