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Impact of Comorbidities on Mortality in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Introduction: Comorbidities significantly influence the clinical course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, their prognostic impact is not fully understood. We therefore aimed to determine the impact of comorbidities...
Desmopressin and nocturnal voiding dysfunction: Clinical evidence and safety profile in the treatment of nocturia.
Areas covered: This article provides a review on the pathophysiology of nocturia and the clinical outcomes and safety profile of desmopressin in the management of adult nocturnal voiding dysfunction.
The dual roles of obesity in chronic kidney disease: a review of the current literature.
Purpose of review: Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of de novo chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, once kidney disease is acquired, obesity is paradoxically linked with greater survival, especially in those with advanced CKD.