Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) had an increased risk of reaching clinically relevant eGFR* decline thresholds compared with individuals who are at risk** for CKD, with diabetes and albuminuria independently predicting this risk, according to data presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019.
A 3-year sustained reduction of serum uric acid (SUA) with allopurinol was of no benefit to type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients with mild-to-moderate kidney disease, according to the PERL* study presented at the ASN 2019 Meeting.
Treatment with the SGLT2* inhibitor dapagliflozin appears to attenuate renal decline in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), regardless of whether they have CKD, according to a prespecified subanalysis of the landmark DAPA-HF trial presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019.
Combination therapy with empagliflozin plus linagliptin (E+L) reduces glomerular filtration rate (GFR), whereas metformin plus insulin glargine (M+I) confers benefits for both GFR and renal plasma flow (RPF) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The haemodynamic mechanism underlying these effects involves a decrease in efferent resistance with E+L and an increase in afferent resistance with M+I, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2019.
Obinutuzumab may be a safe and effective way to control proliferative lupus nephritis, according to the results of the NOBILITY trial, presented at the recently concluded Kidney Week 2019 of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN 2019).
Azathioprine (AZA) shows similar safety and efficacy as mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in preventing chronic kidney rejection in kidney transplant recipients who received low-dose cyclosporine A (CsA) and no steroids, according to the ATHENA* study presented at ASN 2019, thus debunking the belief that MMF is better than AZA.
Roxadustat improves haemoglobin levels vs placebo and epoetin alfa, with similar safety profile, in 8,000 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)-related anaemia on- and off-dialysis, according to a pooled efficacy and CV safety analyses of roxadustat, spanning over 13,000 patient exposure years.
Treatment with sodium zirconium cyclosilicate in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD) improves potassium balance and lessens the frequency of severe hyperkalaemia episodes, according to a posthoc analysis of the phase IIIB DIALIZE study.
Intensive urate lowering with the combination therapy of verinurad plus febuxostat is successful in lowering the urinary albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), albuminuria and hyperuricaemia, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2019.
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.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Use of thyroid hormone therapy does not seem to protect older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism against mortality, but it appears to confer survival benefits to those aged <65 years, results of a study have shown.