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Is chronic kidney disease a coronary heart disease risk equivalent?

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and a higher MI mortality rate as compared with patients diagnosed with diabetes or who have had a prior MI event, according to a recently published study. “Chronic kidney disease in India is a public health… 

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Meta-analyses: Aspirin’s utility in chronic kidney disease isn’t clear

An increase in the risk of bleeding may nullify the benefits of antiplatelet therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a pair of meta-analyses. The evidence from clinical trials included in the meta-analyses is of low quality, the authors reported, with numerous limitations. “Bleeding hazards and lack… 

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