Kidney Replacement Therapy Rates Have Remained Higher in Men Vs. Women for Decades

Highlights
• Rates for all types of kidney replacement therapy in European countries were consistently higher in men than women from 1965 to 2015.
• Male-to-female ratios increased with age, showing consistency over decades and for individual countries, despite changes in the causes of kidney disease.
• The male-to-female ratio was higher for kidney transplantation in diabetic patients.

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New Diagnostic Criteria May Enable Earlier Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Women

Study finds when verbal memory test cut-offs were tailored to patient sex, more female patients and fewer male patients were considered to have amnesic mild cognitive impairment. This could change the way aMCI diagnoses are determined and make it easier to catch the condition in its early stages.

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Same Receptor, Different Effect: Research Uncovers New Sex-specific Factor in CV Disease

A common receptor may serve differentiated roles related to aging-associated cardiovascular disease in males and females. Jennifer DuPont, PhD, will present the findings of this first-of-its-kind study today at the American Physiological Society Aldosterone and ENaC Conference in Estes Park, Colo.

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