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Study reveals the influence of race correction in kidney disease care

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Study reveals the influence of race correction in kidney disease care Study reveals the influence of race correction in kidney disease care Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study examines whether the “race multiplier” correction factor for Black patients, used when estimating kidney function, may contribute to disparities in care …

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Higher hypothetical disease risk linked with greater willingness to vaccinate

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Higher hypothetical disease risk linked with greater willingness to vaccinate Higher hypothetical disease risk linked with greater willingness to vaccinate Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A survey of U.S. adults showed that as local case counts of a hypothetical disease increased—indicating increased risk of infection—the proportion of people willing to receive …

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Researchers improve the standard method for assessing cardiovascular disease risk

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Researchers improve the standard method for assessing cardiovascular disease risk Researchers improve the standard method for assessing cardiovascular disease risk Credit: CC0 Public Domain Taking into account two common kidney disease tests may greatly enhance doctors’ abilities to estimate patients’ cardiovascular disease risks, enabling millions of patients to have better …

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Hospital outcomes worse for children with chronic kidney disease

Hospital outcomes worse for children with chronic kidney disease

Hospital outcomes worse for children with chronic kidney disease Hospital outcomes worse for children with chronic kidney disease (HealthDay)—Among children who are hospitalized, pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with longer length of stay (LOS) and increased costs compared with other chronic illnesses, according to a study published online …

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Even mild fatty liver disease is linked to increased mortality

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Even mild fatty liver disease is linked to increased mortality Even mild fatty liver disease is linked to increased mortality Credit: CC0 Public Domain Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, affects nearly one in four adults in Europe and the U.S. Earlier research has demonstrated an increased risk of death in …

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