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'Alexa, Titrate My Insulin': AI App Boosts Glycemic Control in Randomized Trial

Voice-based app helped users to titrate basal insulin at home

Dec 01, 2023
Two-Week Prophylaxis May Prevent Hep C After Kidney Transplant

Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis worked in all 10 cases in pilot trial

Dec 01, 2023
Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Nov 29, 2023
Methotrexate Tied to Greater Risks for Older Patients With CKD

FDA should consider warning labels based on study results, researchers argue

Nov 28, 2023
Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Methotrexate Tied to Greater Risks for Older Patients With CKD

FDA should consider warning labels based on study results, researchers argue

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Persistent Shoulder Pain in a Dialysis Patient?

Consider metastatic or ectopic calcification in diagnosing unexplained symptoms in ESRD patients

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What Caused This Man's Weakness and Hematuria?

Lab tests, physical exam not helpful -- but history-taking offers a clue

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Live Shingles Vaccine and Waning Immunity; Semaglutide and CV Events

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Nov 18, 2023
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Brolucizumab Noninferior to Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Edema

At a non-approved dose, the anti-VEGF drug had similar outcomes as rival

Nov 17, 2023
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Novel Gout Drug Aces Mid-Stage Tests

Mechanism different from currently available therapies

Nov 16, 2023
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Even Small Diabetes Distress Changes Clinically Important

Researchers calculated cutoffs for significant DDS-17 scale changes

Nov 15, 2023
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One Copeptin Test More Accurate as Diagnostic for AVP Deficiency

However, this test was more complicated, with more side effects, researchers note

Nov 15, 2023
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FDA OKs Product to Thwart Bloodstream Infections During Dialysis

Taurolidine-heparin solution reduced infections by 71% versus heparin alone

Nov 15, 2023
FDA ADCOMM taurolidine + heparin catheter lock solution (Defencath) over a photo of a man receiving dialysis.
Diabetes Linked to Higher Colorectal Cancer Risk

Associated risks highest in those with recent diagnoses

Nov 14, 2023
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Lowering the Target for Blood Pressure Is Best, Study Affirms

Huge trial from China reinforces the message from SPRINT for higher-risk hypertensive patients

Nov 13, 2023
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AKI Response Tied to Improved Survival for Patients Waiting on Liver Transplant

Results highlight the importance of prompt recognition and treatment of acute kidney injury

Nov 13, 2023
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Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Cuts Dementia Risk

Benefit finally proven in clinical trial

Nov 12, 2023
AHA over a photo of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Antihypertensives Do Not Detract From the BP Reduction of a Low-Sodium Diet

Dietary change produces clinically relevant BP changes within a week

Nov 12, 2023
AHA over a photo of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B-Cell Depletion Helps Maintain Kidney Function in Lupus Nephritis

Secondary trial analysis boosts case for Gazyva

Nov 10, 2023
ACR over a photo of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California
FDA Approves First Renal Denervation System for Hypertension

Catheter-based technology will finally enter the market with ultrasound-based device

Nov 08, 2023
FDA APPROVED Paradise ultrasound renal denervation system over a computer rendering of the device.
Hospitalizations After Fake Ozempic; Abortion Rights Win Big; Ketamine Use Booms

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Nov 08, 2023
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