When it comes to the prostate, most men in this study couldn’t locate it or identify its function. Translation: patients and physicians don’t speak the same language. Clinicians need to be “bilingual” when they’re talking with patients.
The news: elevated levels of FGF are a new risk factor for death in chronic kidney disease—a clinical situation replete with cardiovascular disease. Here: how practice should change in the face of these newly identified nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors in CKD.