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Coronary angiography safe for patients with chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Coronary angiography is a recommended screening test for many patients undergoing kidney transplantation and now new research shows that it can be performed in those with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) without further...

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Bicarbonate use cuts risk of contrast nephropathy during PCI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with mild renal insufficiency, a single IV bolus of sodium bicarbonate can help prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary arteriography, Japanese...

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Low hyperkalemia risk with ACE inhibitors in non-diabetic kidney disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In non-diabetic patients with hypertensive kidney disease, the risk of hyperkalemia with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors is “small,” according to research reported September 28 in the Archives...