Urolithiasis-related obstructive uropathy exerts the worst effect on renal outcome in patients with acute kidney disease (AKI), a study has found. Acute pyelonephritis (APN) and elapsed time to release the obstruction are also associated with poor prognosis.
Use of potassium citrate (Kcit) and thiazide diuretics among stone-formers is associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQOL) without increasing the risk of gastrointestinal events, fatigue or sexual complaints, a study reports.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.