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.
In a break with ACC/AHA guidelines, endocrinology associations call for specific thresholds, new risk category to aggressively treat dyslipidemia, prevent atherosclerosis.
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.