Copeptin’s Connection With Mortality in CKD
V. Krane, B. Genser, M.E. Kleber, et al. find that copeptin concentrations are independently associated with coronary, infectious, and all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease.
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E.K.Y. Leung, E. Agolini, X. Pei, et al. show that the Invader and TaqMan assay combined panel provides a valid, highly accurate, and reproducible approach for CYP2D6 genotyping that could be implemented clinically.
Survey of 125 countries reveals high CKD prevalence, wide variations in how it is identified, monitored.
The shadow of prescription painkiller abuse now looms more ominously than ever before. Yet opioids remain a mainstay of pain management, upping the stakes for monitoring prescription compliance and detecting abuse.