Meta-analysis: Insufficient evidence for probiotic, synbiotic use in dementia
04 Jul 2020
Despite an extensive literature on the possible mechanisms involved in gut microbiota modulation and the pathophysiology of dementia, current evidence does not support clinical application of supplementation with probiotics and synbiotics to boost cognitive function in individuals with dementia, according to a meta-analysis.
HK in CKD: Do diet, HD frequency matter?
28 Jun 2020;
Hyperkalaemia (HK) occurrence and recurrence are frequent in advanced CKD*, creating a perfect storm for cardiovascular events and death, says Professor Juan-Jesus Carrero from the Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden, at ERA-EDTA 2020. Given these risks, acutely elevated potassium (K+) should merit clinical attention.