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

Computer adaptive tests for QOL more efficient than standard method

March 22, 2019
The current method of measuring patient quality of life using the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-36 scale is less efficient than using a CKD-specific…
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Patients, nephrologists, consumer ratings disagree on CKD app efficacy

March 22, 2019
Following a study of 28 kidney disease maintenance apps for smartphones, researchers found only a small subset of these apps was highly rated by both…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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Distinct patient profiles are associated with differing allograft survival outcomes after kidney transplant

March 15, 2019
Researchers of a published study identified five distinct archetypes of patients with transplant glomerulopathy, each of which were linked to…
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Reduced eGFR may be associated with increased cancer risk

March 14, 2019
Reduced eGFR was associated with a modestly greater risk for certain types of cancer in patients with mild to severe CKD, according to a published…
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HCV, HBV viral control improves kidney transplant survival rates

March 14, 2019
Kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C in whom viral replication was controlled had similar overall and graft survival rates…
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New assay may more precisely detect allograft rejection after kidney transplant

March 12, 2019
A donor-derived cell-free DNA assay from Natera Inc. detected allograft rejection earlier and more precisely than other currently available tests for…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Hemodiafiltration may serve as positive alternative to hemodialysis for children with ESKD

March 11, 2019
For children with ESKD, hemodiafiltration was associated with a lack of progression in vascular measures, an increase in height and improved outcomes…
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ESKD on the rise among nonindigenous Australians with type 2 diabetes

March 11, 2019
Between 2002 and 2013, the annual incidence of ESKD increased among nonindigenous Australians with type 2 diabetes but was stable for those with type…