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.

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.

A revised Kidney Donor Risk Index (KDRI) incorporating APOL1 genotype rather than race improves prediction of allograft survival of kidneys from African American deceased donors, reports a study in American Journal of Transplantation.

The study included data on 622 African American deceased kidney donors from three southern US centers. The researchers used a series of models to analyze the impact of a revised KDRI substituting APOL1 genotype for race.

Particularly in interaction with donor age and pathway of death, total ischemic times of 14 hours or longer are associated with increased rates of adverse allograft outcomes in deceased donor kidney recipients, reports a study in Transplantation.

Especially in combination, quarter-dose medication regimens may provide a safe and effective alternative for blood pressure-lowering therapy, according to a meta-analysis in Hypertension.

Pediatric nephrology centers vary in their use of growth hormone therapy for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and short stature, reports a study in BMC Nephrology.

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.

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