Kidney transplantation in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected donors and/or recipientshas become possible with the advent of antiviral therapies, but nephrologists should be aware of the potential risks of HBV flare and ensure that timely preventive measures are instituted.
Studies on the inorganic compound sodium zirconium cyclosilicate and the hypoxia inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase (HIF-PH) pathway inhibitor roxadustat have shown efficacy and safety for the management of hyperkalaemia and anaemia, respectively, among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients.
Most immune-related toxicities resulting from lung cancer immunotherapy usually involve the skin, lungs, endocrine system and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and are manageable with immunomodulatory agents such as corticosteroids.
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Routinely used for treating cardiovascular diseases, statins have been shown to benefit other conditions, and new evidence suggests that using the drug at high intensity reduces the risk of hip or knee replacement, an effect that may be specific to rheumatoid arthritis.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
Upadacitinib may be a suitable treatment for patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who have insufficient response to non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (non-bDMARDs), according to results of the phase III SELECT-PsA-1* trial presented at EULAR 2020.