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July 2017 Briefing - Nephrology

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:15

Intel Gained on Melanoma Risk for Renal Transplant Patients

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 00:00
Age-standardized relative rate of melanoma 4.9 in U.S. Renal Data System versus SEER patients

2016 Saw Increase in Number of Physicians Since 2010 Census

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 07:00
Increase in actively licensed U.S. physician-to-population ratio from 2010 to 2016

Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:00
Study suggests centers are often appropriately picky, but one specialist says patients should have a say in these choices

Health Benefits of Healthy Lifestyle Quantified in U.S.

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 00:00
At age 50, individuals with healthy lifestyle had seven years longer life expectancy, delay in disability

Greater Engagement for Patients Who Read Visit Notes

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:00
Patients value confirming and remembering next steps, quicker access and results, sharing information

Average Increase in Physician Compensation 2.9% in 2016

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:00
Overall, 77 percent of physician specialties experienced increases in compensation

Perceived Physical Activity Level Predicts Mortality

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:00
Association persists even after adjustment for confounders, including actual physical activity

AMA Module Offers Help for Adding Pharmacist to Practice

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:00
New education module offers six steps for integration of pharmacists into health care team

Worse Outcome for Discharge From ER With Acute Kidney Injury

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:00
Lower mortality for emergency department discharge versus hospitalization with acute kidney injury

Educational Intervention Doesn’t Up Hand, Stethoscope Hygiene

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:00
No significant increase in hand hygiene; stethoscope hygiene remained at zero after intervention

CDC: >100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
Diabetes was seventh leading cause of death in 2015 in United States, according to report

Chronic Disease Risk Rises With Even Slow, Steady Weight Gain

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
As little as 11 pounds gained from early to middle adulthood tied to significantly elevated risk

High Court Rules Against Interstate Medical Liability

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:00
Case involves doctor providing care to football player in Idaho, who then died after injury in Washington

Patient-Centered Communication Could Help Reduce Burnout

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:00
ICARE method, including collaboration, can be used for effective communication with patients

Worse Outcomes for HIV Kidney Recipients on PI-Based ART

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 07:00
Increased risk of allograft loss, death for HIV-positive patients receiving protease inhibitor ART

Early Career Burnout Can Be Contagious Via Social Networks

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 00:00
One-unit increase in mean social network members' burnout levels tied to 0.21-unit increase in burnout

Thyroid Status Linked to Impaired HRQoL in Dialysis Patients

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 00:00
Higher TSH levels linked to lower role limitations due to energy/fatigue, physical function, pain

Thyroid Problems May Make Things Worse for Dialysis Patients

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 05:00
Study found it was linked to fatigue, greater pain and reduced physical function

Large Study Shows Eating Better at Any Age Can Prolong Life

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
Researchers suggest it's never too late to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier