Nephrology News

Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Cancer Risk Modestly Elevated With Chronic Kidney Disease
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Extra Weight in Adolescence Tied to Later Risk for Renal Cancer
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Risk Profiles ID'd for Patients With Transplant Glomerulopathy
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Timing of Medicare Loss Linked to Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Tenapanor Reduces Elevated Serum Phosphate in CKD
Secondhand Smoke Exposure Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease
Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Kidney Transplant Rejection
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
Sertraline Tops CBT for Reducing Depression in Dialysis Patients
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Higher Salt Intake in DASH Diet Tied to More Lightheadedness
Hospital Program Does Not Cut Mortality for Acute Kidney Injury
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
Altered Gut Microbiome Seen in Patients With Active Lupus
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Predictors of Kidney Stone Recurrence Identified
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest
Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible
Hemodialysis Facility Practices Linked to Patient Outcomes
Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population
Benefits, Barriers to Exercise Examined for Patients With ESKD
Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Renal Transplant Improves Survival in ESRD Due to Lupus
Exome Sequencing Beneficial for Pediatric Kidney Recipients
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
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