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Kidney Damage Seen in Most Patients With Long-Lasting T1D

Nephrology - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
Incidence of end-stage renal disease has declined but affects substantial portion of long-term T1D patients

Gifts From Pharma Companies Influence Prescribing Behavior

Nephrology - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Clinicians who receive gifts write more prescriptions per patient, more costly and branded prescriptions

Robotic Radical Nephrectomy Becoming More Common

Nephrology - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 07:00
And robotic laparoscopy for rectal cancer resection does not reduce risk for conversion to open surgery

Most Patients Satisfied With Relationship With Physician

Nephrology - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 07:00
But majority of patients, physicians think doctors don't have time to provide highest standard of care

Vitamin D Supplements Improve Markers of Bone Turnover in CKD

Nephrology - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:00
Cholecalciferol can also correct vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease

DEA Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on Oct. 28

Nephrology - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 07:00
Only pills or patches will be accepted, not liquids, needles, or sharps; service is free and anonymous

Design Thinking Enables Med Students to Solve Challenges

Nephrology - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:00
Partnership with design students focuses on innovative solutions to health system issues

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Improved Burnout Scores

Nephrology - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:00
Reduced intention to leave practice for clinicians who report increased job satisfaction during follow-up

Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients

Nephrology - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:00
Relationships and employment often suffer, study finds

In Norway, Risk of SCC After Organ Transplant Has Fallen

Nephrology - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:00
Standardized incidence ratio peaked in patients who underwent transplantation in 1983-1987 period

Conditions Tied to Clinician Dissatisfaction Are Modifiable

Nephrology - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:00
Improving workplace satisfaction directly tied to reduced clinician burnout

More Penalties With Hospital-Wide Readmission Measure

Nephrology - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:00
Increase in number of hospitals eligible for penalties, in penalty disparity for safety-net, other hospitals

Key Stakeholders Discuss How to Make EHRs More Usable

Nephrology - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:00
Stakeholders, physicians discuss EHR usability and optimization, rules for releasing test results

Sharing Passwords Is Widespread Among Medical Staff

Nephrology - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:00
Almost three-fourths of survey respondents report having used a colleague's password to access EMRs

Men Now Comprise ~10 Percent of RN Workforce

Nephrology - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:00
About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes

Screening Tools Identify Potentially Inappropriate Meds

Nephrology - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00
However, substantial proportion of PIMS identified in internal medicine ward are not clinically relevant

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout

Nephrology - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00
They tend to deal with psychosocial care more than male colleagues but can take steps to reduce stress

Online Ratings Not Aligned With Objective Quality Measures

Nephrology - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:00
In addition, consumer ratings are consistent across platforms for specialist physicians

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments

Nephrology - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:00
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician-patient relationship, quality of care

Disparity Seen in Nephrology Follow-Up Care

Nephrology - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:00
Nephrologists recommend follow-up after AKI hospitalization much more often than it occurs

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