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Kidney stones (white) may be caused by dehydration, infection, or metabolic disorders.

Kidney injury raises chances of ESRD

Kidney stones and acute kidney injuries caused by trauma, illness, or surgery may predispose patients to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a pair of new cohort studies suggests.

Statins protect against CVD, not renal disease

Statin use does not decrease renal-function loss in patients without cardiovascular disease (CVD) or in those at risk for it, but the drug is effective for primary prevention of CVD, a study found.

Creatinine levels in the elderly

Some elderly patients show gradual increases in creatinine even when hypertension, blood glucose levels, etc., are well controlled. When should these patients be…

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