Findings

For patients with acute myocardial infarction, nonadherence to beta blockers doesn’t reduce mortality—as long as they are taking their prescribed angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs) and statins, reports a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Anti-inflammatory therapy with canakinumab—targeting the interleukin-1β (IL-1β) innate immunity pathway—reduces cardiovascular events in patients with previous myocardial infarction (MI), reports a trial in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with the extent of risk depending on viral load and genotype, reports a study in Kidney International.

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels may underestimate mean glucose level in African Americans with type 1 diabetes, reports a study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) may be more frequent in ultramarathon runners who take ibuprofen, according to a randomized controlled trial in Emergency Medicine Journal.

Concentrations of four markers of filtration, individually and in combination, are consistently associated with the risk of progression to end stage renal disease (ESRD), reports a study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Contrast media exposure is not a “primary pathogenetic factor” in the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) after primary angioplasty, reports a study in the open-access Journal of the American Heart Association.

The sodium content of packaged foods and beverages purchased by Americans has decreased substantially over the past several years, reports a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Early diabetic kidney disease (DKD)—often clinically expressed as proteinuria—is associated with a 16-year reduction in life expectancy, reports a study from Taiwan in Kidney International.

Pages