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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year and physicians may be reluctant to accept these patients.
Monday, November 24, 2014
For patients with hyperkalemia, sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) and patiromer show promise for reducing potassium levels, according to two studies published online Nov. 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Gender inequality still exists in medicine, according to an article published by the American Medical Association.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Kidney donors may have lower 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and phosphate levels. Their parathyroid hormone levels may be elevated, but with minimal effect on calcium levels.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The effects of trials to improve medication adherence are inconsistent, with few studies of the highest quality demonstrating improvement in both adherence and clinical outcome, according to a review published online Nov. 20 in The Cochrane Library.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As hospitals around the country deal with the newly instituted readmission penalties many are having to look at how they will handle providing the same level of care without some of the money they counted on in the past.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
For patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, the addition of telmisartan to lisinopril is not associated with improved outcomes or with a reduction in blood pressure, according to two studies published online Nov. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide with the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2014, held from Nov. 11 to 16 in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
A three-month course of levofloxacin does not prevent BK viral reactivation in the urine (BK viruria) in kidney transplant recipients, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The research was published to coincide with the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2014, held from Nov. 11 to 16 in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Home dialysis therapies seem to be more beneficial than in-center hemodialysis, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2014, held from Nov. 11 to 16 in Philadelphia.
Physician's Money Digest
With the advent of ongoing audits for medical necessity and accurate coding, whose documentation is being scrutinized to ensure that the medical services being provided are reasonable and necessary? The answer: physicians.
With the holiday shopping season now upon us, the potential for damaging one’s credit –- either via over-spending or being the victim of identity theft –- is high.