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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Buttonhole cannulation associated with higher risk for vascular access infection

March 25, 2020
Buttonhole cannulation is associated with a higher risk for vascular access-related infection than rope-ladder cannulation in patients on in-center…
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Study: Financial incentives did not markedly increase patient placement on peritoneal dialysis

March 23, 2020
Even when they were financially incentivized, nephrologists in Canada did not place more patients on peritoneal dialysis compared to hemodialysis…
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CVD, cancer, depression influence kidney disease risk in diabetes

March 23, 2020
A long-term follow-up of Australian adults with diabetes suggests the age-adjusted incidence rate of chronic kidney disease was six new cases per 100…
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Gait abnormalities increase when walking is paired with cognitive task for patients with CKD

March 20, 2020
Patients with chronic kidney disease experienced more gait abnormalities when walking and talking compared with when doing one of these tasks alone…
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In elderly, low BP may confer mortality risk

March 17, 2020
In older patients, lower BP was associated with elevated risk for all-cause mortality. Additionally, age, not frailty, demonstrated a stronger…
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Patient activation reduces glycemic levels in type 2 diabetes

March 17, 2020
Patient activation interventions — meant to increase a patient’s knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health — had a…
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Oral anticoagulation may be harmful in AF, end-stage renal disease

March 16, 2020
The use of oral anticoagulation was low and may not be safe or effective in patients with atrial fibrillation and end-stage renal disease, according…
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Excluding patient race when estimating GFR may lead to error

March 16, 2020
Eliminating race from equations estimating GFR was associated with error and underestimation, primarily for African American patients, according to a…
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Researchers identify novel blood marker for predicting kidney transplant failure

March 16, 2020
Monitoring the composition of CD8+ memory T cell subsets in the blood of kidney transplant recipients may help predict graft failure 8 years after…
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Recombinant C1 esterase inhibitor before coronary angiography may reduce renal injury

March 11, 2020
Patients with chronic kidney disease who were assigned recombinant human C1 esterase inhibitor, or rhC1INH, before coronary angiography had a lower…