Cardiology

Recent improvement in heart failure process of care measures

(HealthDay)—Adherence to heart failure process of care measures has improved significantly over the last 10 years for patients with acute decompensated heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and end-stage ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Renal insufficiency: Frequently undetected

In Germany, nearly 2 million people have non-dialysis-dependent renal insufficiency. This is the result presented by Matthias Girndt and colleagues, based on a study from the Robert Koch Institute and published in Deutsches ...

Cardiology

Pre-angiography high-dose statins cut contrast-induced AKI

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing coronary angiography, pretreatment with high-dose statins reduces the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI), according to a meta-analysis published in the Nov. 1 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treating chronic kidney disease using clay minerals

Clay has healing powers. This natural product is destined to help treat chronic kidney disease: a well-tolerated agent based on clay minerals lowers patients' excessive phosphate levels.

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