Cardiometabolic Health Congress

Researchers to Study Biomarkers for Early Detection of Diabetic Kidney Disease

October 24, 2015

Article

As part of a multi-institutional effort, researchers in the fields of proteomics, lipidomics, and metabolomics will collaborate to discover more effective ways of predicting which patients with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk for developing kidney disease.

'Sensor' Cells Could Fight Obesity by Telling the Body to Burn Fat

October 24, 2015

Article

Researchers in Australia recently reported that the immune signaling protein NLRP1 plays a key role in metabolism by activating fat-burning processes when the body's energy intake is too high.

Heart Failure Hospitalizations Rise While the Number of Cases Drops

October 23, 2015

Article

There are approximately 500,000 new cases of heart disease every year, and with heart failure being a potential complication in many of those cases, effective therapies are necessary.

Hyperkalemia Treatment Isn't Getting the Attention it Needs

October 23, 2015

Article

Hyperkalemia can be fatal and there is a serious need to provide improved treatment options.

The Ins and Outs of Treating Resistant Hypertension

October 23, 2015

Article

When blood pressure remains high despite the use of three antihypertensive agents, a resistant hypertension diagnosis can be made. Well-known treatments are available, but novel approaches are showing promise.

Losing Weight Can Control Asthma in Obese Patients

October 23, 2015

Article

Study results show asthma severity can be controlled with weight loss in obese patients.

Cholesterol Guidelines Are Due for an Upgrade

October 22, 2015

Article

At the 2015 Cardiometabolic Health Congress, Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, moderated a panel discussion focusing on current cholesterol guidelines and several changes that may be coming soon.

Lipids: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity and Broader Applications

October 22, 2015

Article

Lipid resuscitation therapy was identified in 1998 as an effective treatment for local anesthetic systemic toxicity. Since then, researchers have developed a better understanding of the risk factors involved and the manner in which lipids work, using both dynamic scavenging and direct cardiotonic effects.

Triglycerides: A Risk Factor and Target for Therapy

October 22, 2015

Article

Elevated levels of triglycerides have been proven time and time again to be linked to cardiovascular disease. While it can be a challenging condition to control, it opens the door for treatments.

How PCSK9 Moved from Gene to Therapy and What Comes Next

October 22, 2015

Article

It wasn't long ago that researchers first identified a piece of DNA that regulates cholesterol. This gene has been recently developed into a cholesterol-lowering agent and it's time to address where we go from here.

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