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Latest Nephrology Headlines
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.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
For patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, neither aspirin nor clonidine reduces the risk of acute kidney injury, 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.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Sodium-reduced meat and poultry products frequently have higher potassium content than their non-sodium-reduced counterparts, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2014, held from Nov. 11 to 16 in Philadelphia.
Monday, November 17, 2014
For African-Americans, sickle cell trait is associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a review published online Nov. 13 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.
Monday, November 17, 2014
By Kari Oakes, PA-C
Recent updates by the 8th Joint National Committee (JNC 8), the American and International Societies of Hypertension (ASH-ISH), and KDIGO recommend target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg for most individuals, including those with CKD.
Physician's Money Digest
Forty-two percent of consumers now say they’ve used online healthcare reviews, up 68% from last year.
“Black Friday” has become a misnomer, with most big chain stores opening their doors – and their sales – on Thursday evening. It also turns out that Walmart and Target are no longer the kings of Black Friday, at least when it comes to having the largest markdowns.