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Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Renal Scarring in VUR: Still Hazy After all this Time...

Written by Neveen A Soliman on Thursday, 19 November 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Renal Scarring in VUR: Still Hazy After all this Time...
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is the most common urologic finding in children, occurring in approximately 1 percent of newborns, and as many as 30 to 45 percent of young children with a urinary tract infection given the retrograde passage of urine...

SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes: More than Glorified Diuretics?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 09 November 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes: More than Glorified Diuretics?
N Engl J Med. 2015 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print] Empagliflozin, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes. Zinman B1, Wanner C, Lachin JM, Fitchett D, Bluhmki E, Hantel S, Mattheus...

SGLT2 Inhibitors in DN: More than a good diuretic?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 09 November 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

SGLT2 Inhibitors in DN: More than a good diuretic?
N Engl J Med. 2015 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print] Empagliflozin, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes. Zinman B1, Wanner C, Lachin JM, Fitchett D, Bluhmki E, Hantel S, Mattheus...

PATHWAY INCOMPLETE?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Thursday, 01 October 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

PATHWAY INCOMPLETE?
Lancet. 2015 Sep 18. pii: S0140-6736(15)00257-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00257-3. [Epub ahead of print] Spironolactone versus placebo, bisoprolol, and doxazosin to determine the optimal treatment for drug-resistant hypertension...

HD DAY OR NIGHT...WHAT MATTERS IS TIME!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Tuesday, 29 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

HD DAY OR NIGHT...WHAT MATTERS IS TIME!
Nocturnal Dialysis May Provide Cardiovascular Benefits over Conventional Hemodialysis Conversion from conventional hemodialysis (CHD) to in-center nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD) was associated with a 14.2 g reduction in left ventricular mass after...

URINARY SODIUM AND CKD PROGRESSION: BP OR NOT BP?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 21 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

URINARY SODIUM AND CKD PROGRESSION: BP OR NOT BP?!
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Sep 17. pii: ASN.2015010022. [Epub ahead of print] Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion and CKD Progression. He J1, Mills KT2, Appel LJ3, Yang W4, Chen J5, Lee BT6, Rosas...

THE PRESS GIVES IN TO PRESSURE...

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Thursday, 17 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

THE PRESS GIVES IN TO PRESSURE...
On the 17th of September the New York Times published a well balanced account of the issue of kidney dysfunction in the growing elderly population, it was entitled: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Be Dubious Diagnosis and it highlighted the debate...

THIS WEEK: THE NEW YOURK TIMES QUESTIONS THE DUBIOUS DIAGNOSIS OF CKD IN THE ELDERLY...

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 14 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

THIS WEEK: THE NEW YOURK TIMES QUESTIONS THE DUBIOUS DIAGNOSIS OF CKD IN THE ELDERLY...
Chronic Kidney Disease Can Be Dubious Diagnosis SEPT. 14, 2015 Photo   CreditBill Bragg Paula Span Is it really possible that half of the population older than 70 has chronic kidney disease? International...

The concept of critical difference and the impact on AKI prevalence...or the KDIGO definition into question!

Written by Pierre Delanaye on Monday, 07 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

The concept of critical difference and the impact on AKI prevalence...or the KDIGO definition into question!
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Sep 3. pii: CJN.02430315. [Epub ahead of print] False-Positive Rate of AKI Using Consensus Creatinine-Based Criteria. Lin J1, Fernandez H2, Shashaty MG3, Negoianu...

CKD AND BUSINESS DONT MIX!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 26 August 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

CKD AND BUSINESS DONT MIX!
CKD DEFINITION, CLASSIFICATION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY; IS IT ALL ABOUT MONEY...?! In the US, labelling older people as suffering from CKD 3a (age related decline in kidney function) leads under the Medicare Advantage plans to enhanced reimbursements to...