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Geriatric Consults Remain Rare in Kidney Cancer Care

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 00:00
Although use of medical co-management and rehabilitation services increasing

Higher Odds of Infection With Reduced Kidney Function

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:00
Study finds excess community-acquired infections incidence in individuals with mild to severe CKD

Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 21:00
Patients become more vulnerable as organ function declines, study says

‘07 to ‘14 Saw Drop in Proportion Needing Dialysis After TAVI

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:00
Need for new dialysis after TAVI linked to increased risk of mortality at 30-days and four years

Studies Used for FDA Approval of Device Changes Often Low Quality

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:00
And, efficacy of drugs granted accelerated approval often confirmed only years after approval

Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:00
No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards

Graft Survival Similar for Kidneys From Octogenarians

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 00:00
Recipients of biopsy-guided kidneys from >80-year-old donors had significantly shorter waiting times

Multigene Panel Tests Can ID Hereditary Kidney Cancer

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 07:00
Most commonly altered genes were folliculin and fumarate hydratase, altered in 1.8 and 1.3 percent

Reduced eGFR, Increased UACR Linked to Incident A-Fib

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 00:00
Step-wise increase in adjusted risk of incident atrial fibrillation across categories of decreasing eGFR

CPAP Doesn’t Alter Renal Function in Coexisting OSA, CVD

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 00:00
Continuous positive airway pressure does not alter renal function, occurrence of renal adverse events

Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 05:00
And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

Guidance Provided for Preventing Practice Billing Errors

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:00
Practices should have a compliance plan and policy and someone responsible for enforcing it

Factors Unrelated to Allograft Quality Tied to Organ Turndown

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:00
Holiday or weekend procurement, shorter donor stature, location of procurement tied to later acceptance

Loss of Smell May Affect Nutrition in Patients With Renal Disease

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 00:00
Proof-of-concept study shows increase in odor identification score with intranasal theophylline

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 05:00
Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

IgG-Degrading Enzyme Allows HLA-Incompatible Transplant

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:00
IgG-degrading enzyme from Streptococcus pyogenes reduces, eliminates donor-specific antibodies

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 05:00
May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

Revenue Exceeds Expenditures for Many ABMS Member Boards

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 00:00
Change in net balance of American Board of Medical Specialties member boards grew from 2003 to 2013

Methylprednisolone Ups Adverse Events in IgA Nephropathy

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:00
Recruitment discontinued because of serious adverse events after randomization of 262 patients

Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:00
Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

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