Particulate #Matter and Albuminuria, Glomerular Filtration Rate, and Incident #CKD

Exposure to particulate matter (PM) <2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5) has been linked to detrimental health effects. This study aimed to describe the relationship between long-term PM2.5 exposure and kidney disease, including eGFR, level of albuminuria, and incident CKD.. urinary albumin-creatinine ratio (UACR) ..There was no significant PM2.5-eGFR association at baseline. Each 1-μg/m3 higher annual average PM2.5 was associated with higher UACR after adjusting … Continue reading Particulate #Matter and Albuminuria, Glomerular Filtration Rate, and Incident #CKD

Pharmacologic Therapies in Patients With Exacerbation of Chronic #Obstructive #Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis

..Compared with placebo or management without antibiotics, antibiotics given for 3 to 14 days were associated with increased exacerbation resolution at the end of the intervention (odds ratio [OR], 2.03 [95% CI, 1.47 to 2.80]; moderate SOE) and less treatment failure at the end of the intervention (OR, 0.54 [CI, 0.34 to 0.86]; moderate SOE), independent of severity of exacerbations in out- and inpatients. Compared … Continue reading Pharmacologic Therapies in Patients With Exacerbation of Chronic #Obstructive #Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis