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Six in 10 Heart Failure Patients Readmitted Within One Year

Comorbidities, including kidney dysfunction, lung disease, and psychiatric illness, tied to higher readmission

Terlipressin Bests Placebo in Type 1 Hepatorenal Syndrome

Terlipressin is more effective for reversal of HRS but is associated with more adverse events and death due to respiratory disorders

Dysnatremia Tied to Poorer Prognosis in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Hypernatremia linked to increased mortality, while hyponatremia at admission linked to increased odds of needing ventilatory support

Bone Density Testing Low in Veterans With Kidney Stone Disease

23.6 percent of those with kidney stone disease have prevalent diagnosis of osteoporosis or fracture

Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib Tops Sunitinib for Renal Cell Carcinoma

Combination therapy superior with respect to progression-free, overall survival and overall response for first-line treatment of advanced RCC

Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

CMS figures show more than 206,000 people signed up for coverage from Feb. 15 to 28

Threshold ID’d for Urine Test to Rule Out Prostate Cancer

In validation study, 3.7 percent of grade group ≥2 cancers missed with MyProstateScore value ≤10

Transplant Beneficial for Kidney Failure in Sickle Cell

Patients with kidney failure associated with sickle cell disease are less likely to receive a transplant despite similar reduction in mortality

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Common for Women With UTIs

Many women receive prescriptions for inappropriate agents or durations; rural women more likely to receive Rx with inappropriately long duration

Pessary Treatment Successful for Symptomatic Pelvic Organ Prolapse

75.3 percent of patients report successful pessary treatment at five-year follow-up, with discontinuation rates decreasing over time