Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many patients with kidney failure regret initiating dialysis

Results from a new study indicate that many patients with kidney failure regret initiating dialysis, and those who choose dialysis to please their doctors or family members may be more likely to experience regret. The findings ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney damage diagnosis may be inaccurate for many, suggests study

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found that, for many patients, an initial diagnosis of "acute kidney injury" may have been inaccurate. Their finding, based on an analysis of patient records, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood protein predicts poor COVID-19 outcomes

Low levels of the blood protein renalase predict poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19, Yale researchers report. They are planning to ask for expedited approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study identifies sepsis symptoms that lead to death

Using patient records from 210,289 hospital visits between 2013 and 2016, Drexel University researchers have identified the specific symptoms that put patients at the greatest risk of dying from sepsis—and they're not what ...

Medical research

ADA releases 2020 standards of medical care in diabetes

A strong recurring message of individualizing patient care is echoed throughout the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020 published recently. Based on the latest scientific diabetes ...

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