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Atorvastatin does not prevent contrast nephropathy in kidney disease patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – High-dose atorvastatin does not protect against contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with kidney disease, Italian researchers report. “Statins have recently been proposed for prevention of CIN given their...

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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation leaves 1 in 10 patients with kidney injury

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is higher than 10%, a Canadian study shows. As reported in an early online issue of the European Heart Journal, these injuries...

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Stringent glucose control may not benefit sicker diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In type 2 diabetics with multiple comorbidities, tight glycemic control does not provide the same cardiovascular benefits that it does in diabetics with fewer diseases, new research suggests. In the December 15 Annals of...