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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Patients with CKD rate their physical QoL lower than general population

January 16, 2020
Published findings suggest patients with different stages of chronic kidney disease — ranging from moderate to advanced and on dialysis —…
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Folic acid may reduce odds of CKD progression, but only in select patients

January 16, 2020
Combining enalapril with folic acid supplementation reduced odds of chronic kidney disease progression in patients with CKD, according to this study…
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CKD following acute kidney injury impairs cirrhosis clinical outcomes

January 15, 2020
Development of chronic kidney disease following acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis was common and had negative impacts on relevant…
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Mortality rates similar between living kidney donors, non-donors

January 15, 2020
Long-term mortality rates were similar between living kidney donors and non-donors who had comparable health status, according to recently published…
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Peritonitis rates vary by country, facility for patients on PD

January 15, 2020
For patients on peritoneal dialysis, the risk of developing peritonitis varies based on country and facility-related factors, according to recently…
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S. aureus infection almost seven-times higher for patients with buttonhole cannulation for dialysis

January 14, 2020
Published research suggests access-related Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia rates were nearly seven-times higher for patients on hemodialysis who…
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Similar survival rates seen for intensive home hemodialysis, deceased donor transplant

January 14, 2020
According to the results of a recently published study, patients with ESKD who are placed on intensive home hemodialysis — more than 20 hours a…
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African Americans face barriers to alternative modes of renal replacement therapy

January 13, 2020
Published findings indicate many African American patients with kidney disease lack knowledge of, and access to, renal replacement therapies other…
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Virtual CKD clinics may help practitioners deliver more timely care

January 13, 2020
A published study suggests virtual services that use electronic health records — shared between specialists and primary care physicians —…
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Study: Deceased donor kidneys with AKI can successfully be used for transplant

January 10, 2020
Published findings indicate kidneys from deceased donors with AKI had recipient graft survival comparable to that of non-AKI kidneys and should…