In the Journals
This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in ophthalmology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.
In the Journals

Genetic variants identified that may predispose patients with diabetes to kidney disease

September 19, 2019
Researchers have identified 16 genetic variants in patients with type 1 diabetes that may increase their likelihood of subsequently developing kidney…
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Maribavir shows promise against CMV in transplant recipients

September 18, 2019
Twice-daily maribavir demonstrated similar efficacy as valganciclovir in clearing cytomegalovirus viremia in hematopoietic-cell or solid-organ…
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No patients with prediabetes referred to prevention program

September 18, 2019
None of the more than 1,400 patients with prediabetes were formally referred to the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, according to…
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Community-based patient navigators may help improve outcomes for minorities with ESKD

September 17, 2019
In a published article, researchers detail the rationale for implementing patient navigator programs in underserved communities to address social…
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Dietary pattern may not impact mortality for patients on hemodialysis

September 17, 2019
After conducting a prospective cohort study, researchers found “no evidence” of an association between fruit- and vegetable-based or…
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Single question provides insight into diverse treatment preferences of patients with advanced CKD

September 16, 2019
A published study suggested that a single-item question may help providers better understand the treatment preferences of patients with advanced…
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More emergency department visits on dialysis treatment days

September 16, 2019
Researchers observed three patterns related to when emergency department visits and hospitalizations were most likely for patients receiving…
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Lower HRQoL scores linked to increased mortality in minority patients on dialysis

September 13, 2019
Lower health-related quality of life scores were associated with higher mortality in black and Hispanic patients who received hemodialysis, according…
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Only 1 in 5 patients with diabetes has ‘good’ foot care

September 13, 2019
Only about one in five patients with diabetic foot diseases in Turkey engaged in what researchers called “good” foot care, according to…
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Article details tools that measure patient experience in ESKD

September 13, 2019
In a published article, researchers suggest nephrologists consider using tools that measure patient experience and perception to develop personalized…