Learn how the patients with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for chronic kidney disease if they also have a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insider medicine in 60, from the UK - According to research in the British Medical Journal, reduced access to NHS dentists is the reason that the number of hospital admissions for dental abscesses has nearly doubled over 8 years. Researchers analyzing NHS data found that there were 750 abscess-related admissions in 1998, compared to over 1,400 by 2006. The researchers have classified this issue as a major public health problem. From Chicago - According to data published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, combining Herceptin with pertuzumab may be beneficial for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Pertuzumab, which inhibits the key mechanism of tumor growth, was found to benefit half of the patients whose disease had progressed during a Herceptin regimen. And finally, from Washington - Patients with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for chronic kidney disease if they also have a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In a study of 1,760 patients with type 2 diabetes, those who had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had a 69% higher risk for developing chronic kidney disease compared to those without the condition. Kidney disease is a major complication of diabetes which can lead to permanent loss of kidney function requiring dialysis or transplantation For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma

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