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.
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Health behavior patterns impact clinical outcomes in patients with CKD

January 18, 2019
Different health behavior patterns were associated with specific clinical outcomes in patients with CKD, according to a recently published study.
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Physical function scores lower after patients on home dialysis switch to in-center care

January 18, 2019
Patients with kidney disease who changed from home dialysis to in-center care showed lower quality of life scores for physical function over time…
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Whole-exome sequencing identified genetic cause of kidney disease in about one-third of pediatric renal transplant patients

January 17, 2019
Whole-exome sequencing identified a genetic cause of kidney disease in nearly one-third of pediatric renal transplant patients, according to a…
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Spironolactone effective as HFpEF treatment regardless of kidney function, but safety less clear

January 17, 2019
The efficacy of spironolactone in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction was consistent across the range of kidney function, although…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Patients with CKD, diabetes mellitus at no greater cardiorenal risk than patients without diabetes

January 16, 2019
Patients with non-proteinuric diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease are not at greater risk for cardiorenal syndrome compared to patients with…
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Study looks at the impact of living conditions on kidney health among black patients

January 15, 2019
A study looking at chronic kidney disease among black patients did not show a significant connection between neighborhood surroundings and a decline…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Blood pressure should be interpreted in context of fluid status, not as an isolated risk marker

January 11, 2019
Pre-dialysis systolic blood pressure levels should be interpreted in the context of pre-dialysis fluid status, according to a recently published…
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Basal insulin, sulfonylureas increase risk for CV events

January 9, 2019
Insured, adult patients with type 2 diabetes that received sulfonylureas or basal insulin as a second-line antidiabetic medication therapy were at…