Nephrology

2015/01/21MEDICAL UPDATE

Neither aspirin nor clonidine treatment used perioperatively lowers risk of kidney injury

by Bruce Sylvester: In the non-cardiac surgical setting, neither aspirin nor clonidine taken perioperatively appears to reduce the risk of acute kidney injury, researchers reported on Nov. 15, 2014 in JAMA/Journal of the American Medical Association. 

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2014/01/08MEDICAL UPDATE

FDA Highlights: Abatacept shows efficacy for Glomerulosclerosis

by Bruce Sylvester - Abatacept, an FDA-approved treatment of rheumatoid arthritis could become the first targeted therapy for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a condition that usually causes kidney failure, researchers Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston reported online on Nov. 8  in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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