Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research sheds light on chronic liver disease

Cirrhosis related ascites is a common and complex medical condition associated with increased morbidity, mortality, healthcare utilisation, and reduced quality of life. It is estimated that up to 0.5 per cent of the general ...

Cardiology

All water pills not equally effective against heart failure

Loop diuretics, more commonly known as water pills, are the most widely prescribed heart failure medications, but few studies had extensively compared their effectiveness until Yale School of Medicine researchers examined ...

Cardiology

Black patients with hypertension not prescribed diuretics enough

A research study of more than 600 black patients with uncontrolled hypertension found that less than half were prescribed a diuretic drug with proven benefit that costs just pennies a day, report researchers at Weill Cornell ...

Genetics

New genetic target found for diuretic therapy

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have identified a new genetic target for diuretic therapy in patients with fluid overload—like those with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis or kidney failure.

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