Avacopan, the oral inhibitor of complement activation, yields significant sustained remission compared with standard treatment with steroids in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), the ADVOCATE study shows.
Proactive treatment with high-dose intravenous (IV) iron reduces the risk for type 1 or classic myocardial infarction (MI), but not type 2 MI, in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis, according to a prespecified secondary analysis of the PIVOTAL study.
Hyperkalaemia (HK) occurrence and recurrence are frequent in advanced CKD*, creating a perfect storm for cardiovascular events and death, says Professor Juan-Jesus Carrero from the Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden, at ERA-EDTA 2020. Given these risks, acutely elevated potassium (K+) should merit clinical attention.
Roxadustat treatment for anaemia in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD CKD) does not come with an increased risk of ophthalmic abnormalities, according to a phase III trial conducted in Japan.
SNF472 treatment resulted in a significantly slower progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving haemodialysis, according to a prespecified subgroup analysis of the CaLIPSO* study presented at ERA-EDTA 2020.
Children undergoing haemodialysis (HD) may experience a higher mean arterial pressure standard deviation score (MAP-SDS) over time compared with those undergoing hemodiafiltration (HDF), according to a study presented at ERA-EDTA 2020.
Adding belimumab to standard maintenance therapy significantly improves renal response in patients with active lupus nephritis compared with standard therapy alone, according to the BLISS-LN study presented at the ERA-EDTA 2020 Meeting.
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The efficacy and safety of the two-bag (TB) system are comparable to those of the one-bag (OB) system in adults with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), results of a study have shown. Both approaches can be considered in adult DKA patients.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.