Kidney Disease

PCSK9 inhibition with bococizumab yields mixed results

In a clinical program that was terminated early, the experimental PCSK9 inhibitor bococizumab, when given on top of effective statin therapy, had widely varying effects on LDL cholesterol levels and had no benefit on cardiovascular ...

Mar 17, 2017
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No benefit of synthetic HDL-C on arterial plaque

Injection of a novel form of synthetic high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), or good cholesterol, into the arteries of patients who had recently had a heart attack did not reduce the volume of fatty deposits, or plaque, ...

Mar 20, 2017
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Appeals court upholds restaurant salt warning

(HealthDay)—An Empire State appeals court has upheld the New York City health department rule that requires restaurants to warn customers about menu items that exceed the 2,300 mg daily recommended sodium limit, according ...

Mar 17, 2017
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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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Diabetes app forecasts blood sugar levels

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