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Common blood pressure drug may harm gut health (Mon, 15 Jul 2019)
Researchers using genetic analysis to estimate the effect of antihypertensive drugs on the risk of various diseases found negative effects on gut health.
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KIDNEY PATIENTS, CARE PARTNERS INVITED TO SUBMIT IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS FOR NATIONAL PRIZE COMPETITION (Mon, 15 Jul 2019)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, American Society of Nephrology, and the National Kidney Foundation announce new Patient Innovator Challenge
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STUDY REVEALS SUBSTANTIAL AND PERSISTENT GAPS IN QUALITY OF CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (Mon, 15 Jul 2019)
From 2006 to 2014, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) had a high prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension that did not decrease over time. Use of specialized hypertension medications in patients with CKD did not increase over time. Statins are underused in CKD patients with respect to guideline recommendations.
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Kidney Patients are Neglected in Clinical Trials (Mon, 15 Jul 2019)
The exclusion of patients with kidney diseases from clinical trials remains an unsolved problem that hinders optimal care of these patients. Over 850 million people suffer from kidney diseases worldwide, a number which signifies epidemic proportions, yet these patients are still ignored by investigators and initiators of clinical trials in all medical fields – and are thus excluded from clinical trials. ASN, ERA-EDTA and ISN, collaboratively aim to bring about a paradigm change in medical research and have launched an information campaign to that end.
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