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

eGFR decline among black patients with sickle cell trait, disease

February 14, 2020
Sickle cell trait and disease were associated with a faster decline in eGFR in black patients, according to a study published in the Journal
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Study: Existing quality measures of kidney care need improvement

February 14, 2020
Less than half of currently used kidney disease quality metrics are “highly valid,” according to a structured metric evaluation review…
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‘Massive improvements’ seen in survival for children after kidney transplant

February 13, 2020
Researchers from Australia found survival after kidney transplantation during childhood has improved significantly during the past 5 decades, with…
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NKF-Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative conference seeks to increase home dialysis utilization

February 12, 2020
Although the 2017 conference focused on identifying barriers to home dialysis initiation and how to retain patients on such therapies, the purpose of…
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Increased complications in latent autoimmune diabetes warrant ‘tailored screening strategies’

February 11, 2020
Adults with latent autoimmune diabetes are 25% more likely to develop microvascular complications beginning in the decade after diagnosis when…
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In-hospital cardiac arrest care, outcomes similar in patients on dialysis, general population

February 7, 2020
Patients on maintenance dialysis who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest received similar quality of care, leading to comparable outcomes at…
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Economic burden of kidney graft failure in the US shows high impact

February 6, 2020
The economic burden of kidney graft failure in the United States impacts patient survival and quality of life, and causes an increase in incremental…
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High soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor levels linked with AKI

February 5, 2020
High soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor levels were associated with acute kidney injury and may be a
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Similar survival rates seen for patients on peritoneal dialysis vs hemodialysis

February 4, 2020
Research conducted in Ireland found that, for patients with ESKD, treatment with either peritoneal dialysis or in-center hemodialysis conferred equal…
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Bisphosphonate use safe for adults with CKD

February 4, 2020
Adults with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease at high risk for fracture were no more likely to die of any cause when prescribed …