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Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Elevated by PPI Use

Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was associated with a 1.4-fold higher risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the results of a recent study. Because PPIs have been shown to potentia... View More

In CKD, Diet Could Determine Progression to ESRD

Avoiding a pro-inflammatory diet may help lessen the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among patients who already have chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new study shows. Because a pro-inflammato... View More

Are Patients With CKD More Likely to Use Opioids?

Prescription opioid use is more common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with members of the general population, according to new findings presented at the American Society ... View More

Do Renal Benefits of Empagliflozin Vary By Glycemic Control Level?

In type 2 diabetes, empagliflozin (EMPA) likely has beneficial renal effects regardless of patients’ level of glycemic control prior to and during therapy, according to new findings. Research... View More

eGFR, UACR Changes Predict Major Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes

In patients with type 2 diabetes, long-term decreases in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and increases in urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) are associated with an increased risk ... View More

Hemodialysis at Home: Better Survival in ESRD?

Home hemodialysis (HHD) may be associated with better survival compared with in-center hemodialysis (IHD) among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to a new study presented at t... View More

Parkinson Disease and ADHD: What’s the Connection?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) inv-olves dysregulated dopaminergic pathways, and as such, dopaminergic agents such as amphetamine and methylphenidate are prescribed to treat the co... View More

Researchers Uncover Genetic Cause of Difficult-to-Treat Childhood Epilepsy Syndrome

A large team of international researchers has identified a gene that causes developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (DEE), and the findings may lead to medical therapies to treat children with t... View More

Novel Therapy for Gonorrhea Is Identified

Uncomplicated gonococcal infections—urogenital and rectal types, in particular—can be successfully treated with oral zoliflodacin, results of a recent study showed.1 The new antibiotic... View More

Gut Microbiota Is Altered by Household Disinfectants

Weekly use of specific household cleaning products around infants is associated with increased body mass index (BMI) at an older age, according to new research from Canada. “Antibacterial cle... View More
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