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AACR Releases 2017 Cancer Progress Report

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Twenty-five percent decrease in age-adjusted U.S. cancer death rate from 1991 to 2014

Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:00
Untreated type 2 disease can lead to serious complications, diabetes experts say

Are Physicians Obligated to Help on Planes?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00
One administrative physician explains his sense of obligation to help

Biomarkers Can Predict Rapid Drop in Renal Function in T2DM

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00
ApoA4, CD5L, C1QB, IBP3 may improve prediction of rapid decline in renal function in type 2 diabetes

Intensive BP Control Associated With Increased CKD Risk

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 07:00
However, cardiovascular events, all-cause mortality risk decrease with intensive blood pressure lowering

Docs Should Be Aware of Family Beliefs Regarding Nondisclosure

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:00
Evidence from Middle East literature suggests variability in practices, preferences of truth telling

Suicide Risk Up in Younger Patients With Chronic Illness

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 00:00
Those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma more likely to attempt suicide than healthy peers

Crosstalk Identified Between Adipose Tissue, Carcinomas

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 00:00
Organ-dependent crosstalk identified via VEGF, IL6, TNFα, and other mechanisms

Liraglutide Tied to Reduced Progression of Diabetic Kidney Dz

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 00:00
Prespecified secondary analysis shows benefit for liraglutide when added to usual care in T2DM

August 2017 Briefing - Nephrology

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 16:15

Minimal Evidence for Electronic Communication Guidelines

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 07:00
Current guidelines for e-communication between patients, providers based on minimal evidence

Retinal Emboli Linked to Cardiac Risk Factors, Kidney Disease

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
Older age, Indian ethnicity, HTN, chronic kidney disease, history of stroke linked to retinal emboli

Proactive Approach Encouraged for Online Patient Reviews

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:00
Most patients use online reviews as first step to find new doctor; form an opinion from one to six reviews

Pot Won’t Harm Healthy Young People’s Kidneys, Study Suggests

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:00
Researchers recommend more study on older users

Intensive BP Treatment Appears Safe, Well Tolerated

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:00
Second study finds intensive systolic blood pressure control is also cost-effective

No Increase in Acute Kidney Injury Risk for SGLT2 Users

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:00
Using data from two health systems, no increased risk seen in AKI, even after adjustment for covariates

Collaborative Communication Could Improve HTN Rx Adherence

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 07:00
Clinicians in low-income neighborhoods should ask about employment, relationships, researchers say

Tablet Use Encourages Patients to Explore Diabetes Risk

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 00:00
Replacing magazines with tablets can help patients learn about diabetes risk, take preventive action

Nurse-, System-Related Factors Analyzed in Wrong-Patient Events

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 00:00
In 77 percent of wrong-patient incident reports, the process of identifying the patients was not described

Hours Worked Impacted by Kids for Female, Not Male Doctors

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:00
Findings from a national sample of dual-physician couples