Findings

Among patients with even minimal perfusion defects on quantitative single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), the impact on risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) is significantly higher in those with diabetes, reports a study in Diabetes Care.

Women who take antibiotics for two months or longer are at increased risk of developing incident kidney stones later in life, suggests a study in American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors lower the risk of dialysis and other clinically important kidney outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, concludes a systematic review and meta-analysis in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Compared to white Americans, racial/ethnic minority groups have a higher prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes at a lower body mass index (BMI), reports a study in Diabetes Care.

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A new integrative box risk prediction (iBox) score performs well in predicting long-term kidney allograft failure across countries and clinical settings, reports a study in the British Medical Journal.

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Wall boxes were found to be the source of contamination for an outbreak of gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSIs) at three dialysis facilities, according to a report in American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Extreme heat events (EHE) are associated with increases in hospital admission and death for patients with kidney failure, reports a study in JAMA Network Open.

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For patients with early CKD, non–vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a better risk-to-benefit profile than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), concludes a meta-analysis in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors are not associated with an increased risk of severe urinary tract infection (UTI) in routine clinical practice, concludes a study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

An approach using artificial intelligence enables continuous prediction of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients, according to a research letter in Nature.

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