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Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
New research finds that nocturia, or the frequent need to urinate at night, may be a sign of high blood pressure. A high salt intake may also play a role.
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ITCHY SKIN AFFECTS THE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF MANY PATIENTS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
The prevalence of moderate-to-extreme pruritus in patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease was 24% and was more likely in older patients, women, and in those with advanced kidney disease, among other health conditions. More severe pruritus was associated with progressively poorer measures of quality of life and a higher likelihood of self-reported depression and restless sleep.
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STUDY REVEALS NEW GENETIC FACTORS LINKED TO KIDNEY STONES (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
A large genome-wide association study has identified 14 variants—including 9 new variants—at different locations in the genome that are linked to the development of kidney stones. Four of the variants were related to obesity, high triglycerides, or high blood uric acid levels. The remaining 10 variants were associated with kidney- or electrolyte-related traits that might affect crystallization pathways that lead to kidney stone formation.
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Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won’t Insurers Pay for Some of Them? (Tue, 02 Apr 2019)
Drugs to prevent organ rejection are not always covered for patients who had transplants before they enrolled in Medicare.
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