Cardiology

Mortality up with CKD in PCI contrast-induced nephropathy

(HealthDay)—Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is associated with long-term mortality in patients with, but not those without, chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of The American ...

Cardiology

Prevalence of hospitalization due to hypertensive disease up

(HealthDay)—From 1980 to 2007, the prevalence of hospitalization attributable to hypertensive disease increased for U.S. adults, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercise effective and safe in patients with moderate kidney disease

A structured exercise and lifestyle program can improve fitness, body composition, and heart function in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American ...

Surgery

Protein-based urine test predicts kidney transplant outcomes

Levels of a protein in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can distinguish those at low risk of developing kidney injury from those at high risk, a study suggests. The results also suggest that low levels of this protein, ...

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