Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Men with chronic kidney disease have worse outcomes than women

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that men with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, are more likely to experience disease progression and death when compared with women suffering from the same condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cerebral blood flow changes in pediatric patients with CKD

(HealthDay)—Pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have higher global cerebral blood flow (CBF) and regional differences in CBF, according to a study published recently in Radiology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds a novel and more practical way to measure kidney function

Researchers working on a study to improve kidney function measurements have found a way to provide more accurate readings. Using an injectable biomarker, physicians were able to read the actual working capacity of the kidney ...

Medications

Older age, ICU, poor renal fcn up risk of opioid OD in hospital

(HealthDay)—Risk factors for opioid overdose among hospitalized patients include being age 65 years or older, being in an intensive care unit (ICU), and having renal impairment, according to a study published online May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sofosbuvir improves renal safety in patients with chronic hep C

(HealthDay)—Sofosbuvir-based treatment appears to guarantee renal safety for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus over one year of follow-up, according to a study published online May 7 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy ...

Surgery

Cystatin C tied to cumulative hearing impairment

(HealthDay)—Reduced kidney function, estimated using cystatin C, is associated with 20-year cumulative incidence of hearing impairment (HI), according to a study published online April 26 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck ...

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