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Apixaban in Patients With ESRD and Atrial Fibrillation

Apixaban in Patients With ESRD and Atrial Fibrillation

There are limited published data on the efficacy and safety of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis and atrial fibrillation.

Machine Learning Methods Can Detect UTI in Dementia Patients

Machine Learning Methods Can Detect UTI in Dementia Patients

Algorithms that combine Internet of Things technologies and in-home sensory devices with machine learning techniques can be used to monitor the health and well-being of people with dementia.

Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD

Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD

1,000 deaths of kidney failure patients each year in US may be attributable to seasonal influenza.

Renal Transplant Improves Survival in ESRD Due to Lupus

Renal Transplant Improves Survival in ESRD Due to Lupus

Survival benefit noted especially for cardiovascular disease in end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis.

Kidney Stones Tied to Increased Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk

Kidney Stones Tied to Increased Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk

Risk increased for papillary RCC but not clear-cell RCC; risk for upper tract urothelial carcinoma increased.

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Oxybutynin, an anticholinergic used to treat urinary incontinence, may provide breast cancer survivors with an alternative treatment option for hot flashes, according to new research.

Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the United States

Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the United States

Increases in metabolic and, to a lesser extent, dietary risk factors contribute to higher burden.

Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities

Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities

Findings observed for veterans with diabetes and concomitant chronic kidney disease.

Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly

Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly

More people vulnerable to heat exposure, potentially causing heat stress, heart and kidney disease.

Curcumin Not Beneficial For Reducing Inflammation, Postoperative Complications Following Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Curcumin Not Beneficial For Reducing Inflammation, Postoperative Complications Following Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Researchers found that, compared with placebo, perioperative oral curcumin did not affect the inflammatory response and risk of postoperative complications after elective abdominal aortic aneurism repair.

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