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AIR POLLUTION MAY HAVE DAMAGING EFFECTS ON THE KIDNEYS

Latest Release: AIR POLLUTION MAY HAVE DAMAGING EFFECTS ON THE KIDNEYS

Thursday, September 21, 2017
In a study of US veterans, researchers found a linear relationship between air pollution levels and risk of experiencing kidney function decline and of developing kidney disease or kidney failure. Air quality remains suboptimal in many parts of the United States and in multiple regions around the world.

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STUDY REVEALS HIGH RATES OF OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS AND EXCESSIVE DOSING IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS

Latest Release: STUDY REVEALS HIGH RATES OF OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS AND EXCESSIVE DOSING IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS

Thursday, September 21, 2017
From 2006 to 2010, almost two thirds of US dialysis patients received at least one opioid prescription every year and >20% received chronic prescriptions. More than 25% of dialysis patients using opioids received doses exceeding recommendations Use of opioid medications was linked with higher risks of early death, discontinuation of dialysis, and the need for hospitalization in dialysis patients. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a clinical guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

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