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Cerdelga (eliglustat) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat type 1 Gaucher disease, a rare inherited disorder caused by the body's insufficient production of a key enzyme.
A defined process is necessary to help physicians hire the right staff for their practice, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
Physicians and health care providers must be aware of their potential liability when ordering screening tests, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs is associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury in older adults, according to research published in the Aug. 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Black women undergoing hemodialysis are less likely to want a living donor kidney transplantation, despite being more likely to receive unsolicited offers for kidney transplant, compared with black men, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Extra time spent counseling patients and coordinating care can be billed using evaluation and management (E/M) and prolonged service codes, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
Most US hospitals and office-based physicians have adopted electronic health records, according to two studies published in the August issue of Health Affairs.
For patients with chronic kidney disease without suspected acute coronary syndrome, troponin levels may have prognostic and diagnostic value, according to two reviews published online August 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Integrating telemedicine raises various considerations, including operational and legal issues, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
The Recurrence of Kidney Stone nomogram identifies patients with kidney stones who are at high risk for a second symptomatic episode, according to research published online August 7 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
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The continuing spread of Ebola threatens to undermine efforts to contain the outbreak; however, international response to appeals by the stricken countries for more help remains non-existent.