Nephrology News

Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Personalized Tx May Extend Life in CKD With Small Renal Tumors
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Multimethod Approach Improves ID of Med Nonadherence
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Kidney Stones Tied to Increased Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk
Incidence of End-Stage Kidney Disease Up in Australia
Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Low Vitamin D Tied to Risk for Renal Hyperfiltration in Healthy Adults
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Exome Sequencing Provides Genetic Diagnosis for Some With CKD
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Outcomes of Importance ID'd for Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Women Face Less Kidney Disease Morbidity and Mortality Than Men
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the United States
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities
Home-Based Intervention Helpful for Disadvantaged CKD Patients
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Immunotherapy Side Effects May Be More Common Than Thought
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Molecular Subtypes Linked to Outcomes in Acute Kidney Injury
AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM
In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Medicaid Expansion Tied to Better Kidney Disease Survival
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Earlier Vascular Access Seen in Insured Dialysis Patients
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
ASN: High-Dose, Proactive IV Iron Noninferior in Hemodialysis
ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
ASN: Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in U.S.
ASN: Home Dialysis Associated With Improved Survival
In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
ASN: Procurement Bx of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced
ASTRO: Stereotactic Ablative RT OK for RCC in Solitary Kidneys
Allopurinol Linked to Reduced Risk for CKD Stage ≥3 in Gout
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD
Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Ultrasound Can Predict Success of AV Fistula for Hemodialysis
Renal-Replacement Timing Has No Effect in Kidney Injury, Sepsis
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Less Pre-Kidney Transplant Dialysis With Preemptive Waitlist
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Inflammatory Marker Tied to Decline in Kidney Function
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Readmission, Death Risk Higher in COPD With Comorbidities
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Kidney Function Recovery Seen in Some Children on Dialysis
PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Patients Report Poorer Dialysis Service in Certain Settings
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
AAP Outlines Appropriate Pediatric Nephrology Testing
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Pediatric Patients With CKD
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys
Plasma Copeptin More Accurate for Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Tamsulosin Does Not Appear to Promote Urinary Stone Passage
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Weak Recommendation to Screen for Bacteriuria in Pregnancy
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Basal Insulin Analogues Similar for Glucose Lowering
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
Metformin Tied to Acidosis Risk at eGFR <30mL/min/1.73 m²
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
HCV-Infected Kidney Transplant More Efficient in HCV-Infected
Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis
High-Risk APOL1 Not Tied to CVD, Stroke in Older Black Women
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Nitric Oxide Cuts Kidney Injury After Long Cardiac Surgery
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased Mortality Risk
New Technique Allows Rapid Bedside Measurement of GFR
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Few Hemodialysis Patients on Medicare Enroll in Hospice
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
Study Compares Treatment Options for T1a Renal Cancer
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Medicaid Expansion Ups Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Pediatric Kidney Recipients Often Have Subclinical Inflammation
Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
Drug Use Tied to Early Death, Kidney Disease Progression
Web Program Tied to Better Salt Knowledge, Behaviors in Children
More Rapid Decline in Kidney Function for Diagnosed Diabetes
Post-Transplant Tx Reduces Wait for Kidney in Hep C+ Patients
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
ASCO: Sunitinib Alone Noninferior in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
Remaining Kidney Health Most Important Concern for Donors
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients
Burosumab May Benefit Children With X-Linked Hypophosphatemia
Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality
Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the U.S.
Moral Distress for Docs Providing Emergency-Only Hemodialysis
CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017
Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care
Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure
Clopidogrel + Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA
Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
FDA Approves 'Biosimilar' Drug to Treat Certain Types of Anemia
Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx
Midstream Urine Microbiome Diverse in Seniors With CKD
Sofosbuvir Improves Renal Safety in Patients With Chronic Hep C
Recent Oral Antibiotics Use Tied to Higher Risk of Nephrolithiasis
Gestational Diabetes May Indicate Future Subclinical Renal Issues
Restricting Fluids Post Abdominal Surgery Doesn't Up Survival
Coaching to Up H2O Intake Does Not Slow eGFR Decline in CKD
Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs
Type 2 Diabetes Ups Risk of Renal Cancer in Women, but Not Men
Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements
Novel Signal ID'd for Microalbuminuria in Europeans With T2DM
Sleep Duration Linked to Health-Related QoL in Kidney Disease
Cystatin C Tied to Cumulative Hearing Impairment
Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill
Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Liver-Kidney Recipients Have Donor-Specific Hypo-Responses
New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback
Improvement in Race-Based Disparities in Years of Life Lost
Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online
Lupus Is a Leading Cause of Death in Young Women
Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits
Opioids Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients
Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose-Death Donors
Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually
Many Providers Unaware of Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplants
Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization
New Staging System Predicts CKD Progression in Children
Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs
Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood
ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Large Drop Seen in Infection-Related Post-Transplant Deaths
Online Doc Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Caffeine Citrate Helps Reduce Acute Kidney Injury in Preemies
Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions
Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non-Donor Decision Families
Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues
EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events
Complete Genome Sequence Can Be ID'd From Amniotic Fluid
Trained Navigators Help Patients With Kidney Transplant Process
Ethical Duties ID'd for Short-Term Global Health Experiences
Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab Tops Sunitinib for Advanced Renal CA
Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders
Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout
Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals
Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes
Patient, Logistical Factors Limit CKD Screening Among Blacks
Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs
U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization
Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement
Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices
Patients With CKD Face High Symptom Burden at End of Life
2005 to 2015 Saw Drop in Living Kidney Donation Among Men
No Link Found Between Marijuana Use, Kidney Function
Prophylaxis Can Prevent HCV Infection in Kidney Recipients
Conventional Hemodialysis Induces Drop in Cerebral Blood Flow
New Risk Score Assesses Stroke Risk After MI Without A-Fib
Balanced Crystalloids Cut Kidney Events in Critically Ill
Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect
Recommendations for Optimizing Hidden Curriculum in Medicine
Understanding Rx Nonadherence Can Improve Adherence
Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Physician Burnout
Growth Rates of Small Renal Masses Highly Variable Early On
Cognition Deficits Seen in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease
CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to '17
No Evidence Use of SEP-1 Bundle Ups Survival in Sepsis
Anticoagulants in Seniors With A-Fib, CKD Ups Stroke, ICH Risk
Burnout Found Prevalent Among Doctors in Single Health System
Follow-Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity
Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Increased Overall Cancer Risk
Kidney Stone Incidence Increased Between 1984 and 2012
Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care
Mortality Up in Diabetes With Low eGFR, No Albuminuria
Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians
Atezolizumab + Bevacizumab Shows Benefit in Met Renal CA
Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn't Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat
Low Serum Sodium Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Men
FDA Says U.S. Will Now Produce Critical MRI Component
ICD Placement Doesn't Improve Survival in Patients With CKD
Stem Cell Transplant May Be Effective for Systemic Sclerosis
Humanities Exposure Positively Impacts Medical Students
Factors Identified That Impact Physicians IT Adoption
Chronic Disease Major Risk Factor for Cancer, Cancer Mortality
Medicaid Expansion Cuts Out-of-Pocket Spending
History of Childhood Kidney Disease Linked to Risk of ESRD
Survival Trends for Cancer Generally Increasing Worldwide
Regulators Trying to Reduce Physician Burden Linked to EHR
Mortality, CVD, T2DM Risks Not Up for Living Kidney Donors
Pre-Op Physical Therapy May Cut Pulmonary Complications
Health Care Spending Up, Mainly Due to Rising Prices
Odds of Post-Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches
New Method Assesses Dialysis Facilities' Transplant Referrals
Out-of-Pocket Expenditures Down With ACA Implementation
Emotions Faced by Living Kidney Donors Can Impact Daily Life
Increase in Employment Among Patients Starting Dialysis
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