In the Journals

New HCV guidelines recommend universal testing for all adults

April 9, 2020
New guidelines from the CDC that were published today in MMWR recommend that all adults aged 18 years and older be screened for hepatitis C virus at…
Feature

Q&A: Fasting tool can ‘empower’ Muslims with diabetes to control health during Ramadan

April 9, 2020
During Ramadan, observant Muslims fast and forgo medications from sunrise to sunset for 1 month. Islamic law allows those with health conditions such…
Meeting News

More research needed on anticoagulation for patients with CKD

April 9, 2020
SCOTTSDALE — More research is needed on the value of anticoagulation for patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease with atrial…
Meeting News

Oral difelikefalin may safely treat pruritus in patients with nondialysis- dependent CKD

April 9, 2020
Patients with both pruritus and chronic kidney disease stages 3 to 5 experienced reduced itch intensity at 12 weeks after treatment with oral…

Retired physicians join fight against COVID-19 — should they?

April 8, 2020
COVID-19 is stretching the capacity of health care systems across the United States. The American Academy of Family Physicians and AMA have provided…
Meeting News

Speaker: System barriers block Advancing American Kidney Health goal for home dialysis

April 8, 2020
SCOTTSDALE — Many barriers stand in the way of decisions regarding home dialysis therapies, but if nephrologists individualize modality options…
Meeting News

Speaker highlights disparities in CKD, suggests mitigation efforts

April 8, 2020
After addressing disparities regarding which patient populations are most likely to develop chronic kidney disease, a speaker at the virtual National…

AMA: Science, not speculation, will defeat COVID-19

April 8, 2020
During an address to the National Press Club on Tuesday, AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, highlighted the importance of using scientifically…
Meeting News

Keynote speaker addresses need for broader assessment of kidney health

April 7, 2020
Having a broader assessment of kidney health will improve diagnostic accuracy and provide noninvasive methods to monitor changes without repeated…

Guest commentary: Clear communication, not the 'medium' is key during COVID-19 pandemic

April 7, 2020
In this guest commentary, Narayanachar S. Murali, MD, FACP, FACG, DNBPAS, from the Gastroenterology Associates of Orangeburg

HHS will cover all in-center dialysis visits via telehealth, telephone consults during COVID-19 pandemic

April 7, 2020
HHS released an updated interim final rule on March 30 that will reimburse nephrologists and physician practice staff for all telehealth visits for…
In the Journals

Diabetes may worsen outcomes in COVID-19

April 7, 2020
“Diabetes does not increase the risk of new coronavirus infection, but it can worsen the outcome of COVID-19,” Gian P. Fadini, MD
In the Journals

PPE-associated headaches increase among health care workers amid COVID-19

April 7, 2020
Prolonged use of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic such as N95 masks and protective eyewear was shown to cause or exacerbate…

‘Unmasking COVID-19’: Healio to launch new podcast for front-line clinicians

April 6, 2020
Information about COVID-19 is evolving at a rapid pace. To help physicians stay informed of the latest developments, Healio is launching the…
In the Journals

To reach home dialysis goals, reward surgeons, hospitals, programs that support efforts

April 6, 2020
Increasing the use of peritoneal dialysis can help the kidney care community reach Advancing American Kidney Health goals, but CMS will need to…
Meeting News

Novel antihyperglycemic agents, multidisciplinary care model impact cardiorenal outcomes

April 6, 2020
SCOTTSDALE — There is an important unmet need for multidisciplinary care models to utilize the novel antihyperglycemic agents to lower…

Q&A: AKF president discusses COVID-19 emergency fund in light of recent corporate support

April 3, 2020
On March 20, the American Kidney Fund launched a COVID-19 emergency fund to provide financial assistance to low-income patients on dialysis or who…
FDA News

FDA approves Outset Medical’s Tablo dialysis machine for home use

April 3, 2020
The FDA has approved Outset Medical’s Tablo Hemodialysis System for use in a home setting after positive results from 30 patients who completed…
In the Journals

Poor kidney function increases hip fracture risk

April 3, 2020
A lower estimated glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria were shown to have a “synergistic effect” in increasing risk for hip…
Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: Managing a private practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020
In this Guest Commentary, Peter R. Honig, DO, a family physician with a private practice