Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Molecular subtypes linked to outcomes in acute kidney injury

(HealthDay)—Two molecularly distinct sub-phenotypes of acute kidney injury (AKI) are associated with different clinical outcomes and response to vasopressin therapy, according to a study recently published in the American ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Scientists find possible autism biomarker in cerebrospinal fluid

Autism diagnosis is slow and cumbersome, but new findings linking a hormone called vasopressin to social behavior in monkeys and autism in people may change that. Low vasopressin in cerebrospinal fluid was related to less ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diabetes insipidus can occur after stopping vasopressin

(HealthDay)—Although rare, diabetes insipidus (DI) can occur following discontinuation of vasopressin infusion for septic shock, according to a case study published online Sept. 11 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & ...

Cardiology

Scientists identify a new target for treating heart failure

As a heart fails, losing its ability to squeeze blood through the circulatory system, the body releases a neurohormone that interferes with the heart's best chance to improve contractility, a team of Temple University School ...

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