In the Journals Plus

In lupus nephritis, mycophenolic acid C12 linked to 12-hour AUC, renal flare, infection anemia

September 24, 2018
Mycophenolic acid C12 to be associated with the 12-hour area under the curve, and linked to renal flare, infection and anemia, according to findings…

Nutritional status, cardiovascular comorbidities linked to increased mortality risk in older hemodialysis patients

September 24, 2018
In older hemodialysis patients, nutritional status and cardiovascular comorbidities appeared to be associated with mortality, and may serve as…
In the Journals

Patients with undiagnosed hypertension often have no history of CVD, diabetes

September 24, 2018
Patients with undiagnosed hypertension typically had no other CVD or diabetes, according to findings recently published in Family Practice.

In patients with CKD, caffeine intake may be inversely associated with all-cause mortality

September 21, 2018
Among patients with chronic kidney disease, caffeine intake appears to be negatively correlated with all-cause mortality, according to recently…
In the Journals

Low eGFR was associated with hospital-acquired infections after major surgery

September 21, 2018
Low estimated glomerular filtration rate may increase the risk of hospital-acquired infection in patients who have undergone major surgery, according…

Bicyclists get set for Tour DaVita

September 21, 2018
More than 600 cyclists are expected in the Virginia countryside on Sept. 23 for the start of the annual Tour DaVita, an event that raises money for…
In the Journals

Underlying disease, age cited as factors linked with recovery of kidney function in children with presumed ESKD

September 20, 2018
Results indicated recovery of kidney function in pediatric patients with presumed ESKD on maintenance dialysis 2 years after initiation was rare and…
Perspective

Dialysis providers reopen clinics after Hurricane Florence floods the Carolinas

September 20, 2018
Dialysis companies caring for patients in North and South Carolina and Georgia have reopened most clinics after combating torrential rain and…
In the Journals

Bilateral oophorectomy may increase the risk of CKD in premenopausal women

September 19, 2018
Recently published results showed a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease among premenopausal women, particularly those aged 45 years or…

Patient groups urge Congress to fund opioid treatment with changes to Medicare dialysis payments

September 19, 2018
Three kidney patient organizations are urging Congress to pass legislation that would fund treatment programs for opioid addiction by using Medicare…
Feature

Experts discuss potential benefits, disadvantages to Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna mergers

September 19, 2018
The Department of Justice approved the Cigna-Express Scripts merger on Sept. 17, according to Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal

New Rockwell CEO takes office, appoints new VP

September 18, 2018
New Rockwell Medical Inc. CEO Stuart Paul took office earlier this month and made his first personnel change by appointing former Rockwell…
In the Journals

Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…

National Kidney Foundation launches pediatric forum for families

September 18, 2018
The National Kidney Foundation has launched a new online pediatric community specifically for parents of children with kidney disease. The online
In the Journals

Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
In the Journals

Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…
In the Journals

Increased blood pressure variability may yield higher risk of death in patients on hemodialysis

September 17, 2018
Recently published results showed patients with ESRD undergoing hemodialysis had a higher risk of death and cardiovascular events if they had…
In the Journals

Study finds additional doses of oxycodone are not needed in patients with ESRD

September 17, 2018
Investigators found oxycodone is removed during hemodialysis. However, not enough is removed to require additional dosing in patients with ESRD…
FDA News

FDA unveils new plan to kickstart drug development for resistant bacteria

September 14, 2018
The FDA announced today a 5-year plan to promote the development of new antimicrobials for drug-resistant bacteria. The plan includes changes to the…
In the Journals

Neurocognitive impairment in CKD may be due to functional vs structural brain differences

September 14, 2018
Investigators found an association between chronic kidney disease in children and young adults and lower gray matter and higher white matter volumes…