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Urinary [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] May Predict AKI After Heart Surgery

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:00
Elevated levels of the two proteins can predict risk of acute kidney injury

Pay Inequality, Work-Life Balance Top Concerns for Female Docs

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:00
Despite challenges, 86 percent say they are likely to continue practicing as doctors for rest of career

Scientists Support Genome Editing to Prevent Disease

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:00
Majority of survey respondents support gene editing to treat diseases but not human enhancement

Commercialization of Generics Impacts Adverse Event Rates

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:00
Adverse events up for generic users of losartan, valsartan, candesartan in month of commercialization

Communication Program Doesn’t Raise Hospital Liability Costs

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:00
The few program events that met eligibility criteria for compensation were not costly to resolve

Vancomycin + Piperacillin/ Tazobactam Ups Kidney Risk

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 02:00
Risk of AKI in hospitalized children higher than with IV vancomycin, other antipseudomonal β-lactam

September 2017 Briefing - Nephrology

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 11:15

Embezzlement Widespread in Medical Practices

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:00
Red flags include employee being secretive about their work, working late, not wanting to share tasks

End-Stage Renal Disease Patients’ Readmission Rate High

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 00:00
And a small proportion of patients account for a large number of readmissions

Dialysis Patients Often End Up Back in the Hospital

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 21:00
But the readmission is usually for a different problem, study finds

More Than 78 Percent of Health Care Personnel Receive Flu Shot

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:00
But only 53.6 percent of pregnant women received flu shot before/during pregnancy in 2016-2017

Working With a Scribe Improves Physician Satisfaction

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 00:00
When scribes draft documents, physicians happier with chart quality and accuracy, time with patients

Low Health Beliefs for Salt Intake in Hemodialysis Patients

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 00:00
Score for subscale of perceived seriousness for no reduction of salt intake higher in transplant patients

Worker Contribution to Health Benefits Up in 2017

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 00:00
Share of firms offering coverage, workers receiving coverage remained stable

Air Pollution May Damage Kidneys

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:00
Study finds link between particulate matter and renal function

Opioid Rx, Dosing Often Excessive in Dialysis Patients

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 00:00
High-risk dialysis population also subject to the risks of long-term opioid use

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 00:00
Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms

Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:00
Study finds link between so-called particle pollution and renal function

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:00
But dose of pain-killing drugs often too high, researchers say

Long-Acting Erythropoiesis Agents Can Help Save Resources

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 00:00
Findings based upon time costs of preparation and administration per patient