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Monitoring helps stop drug-associated hyperkalemia events in diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Potassium monitoring can help prevent drug-associated hyperkalemia events in patients with diabetes, according to a report in the January 20th online issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and other agents that block the...

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Sodium citrate limits kidney injury in hypertensive nephropathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with hypertensive nephropathy and metabolic acidosis, alkali treatment reduces tubulointerstitial injury and slows the decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR), a prospective study suggests. In hypertensive nephropathy, tubulointerstitial injury can persist...

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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 antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,” Dr. Anna...