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High hemoglobin targets risky in CKD: meta-analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and anemia, targeting higher hemoglobin levels with an erythropoietic agent is not helpful and is very likely harmful, according to an updated meta-analysis published online May 3 in Annals of Internal Medicine. "Evidence for...

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B vitamins may be toxic for patients with diabetic nephropathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with diabetic nephropathy, high doses of B vitamins accelerate kidney dysfunction and increase the rate of myocardial infarction (MI) and strokes, according to a Canadian study. B vitamins are used to lower high plasma levels of homocysteine, which is linked to an...

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Tight euglycemic control has benefits in severely burned children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intensive insulin therapy, targeting a blood glucose level of 130 mg/dL, may improve the likelihood of survival for severely burned children, according to results of a randomized study. Intensive insulin therapy reduced infection and sepsis, dampened acute-phase and...