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Clopidogrel response decreased with chronic renal failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Chronic renal disease appears to reduce platelet responsiveness to clopidogrel, according to a Korean research team. Furthermore, increasing the dose of clopidogrel does not improve platelet responsiveness in these...

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Risks of angioplasty outweigh benefits as treatment for renal-artery stenosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adding angioplasty to medical therapy does not improve the outcomes of patients with renal-artery stenosis and carries substantial risks, according to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine for November 12. The...

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Erythropoietin-induced high Hgb levels may increase mortality in kidney recipients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In kidney transplant recipients, bringing hemoglobin levels above 125 g/L with erythropoietin may increase mortality, according to a report in the November 6th Online First issue of BMJ. Research in patients with...