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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‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
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Higher patient mortality rates at dialysis facilities with lower ESRD Quality Incentive Program scores

November 5, 2019
Researchers of a published study found dialysis facilities with lower ESRD Quality Incentive Program performance scores had higher rates of patient…
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Rapid eGFR decline associated with incident frailty in older adults

November 4, 2019
Researchers found fast eGFR decline — rather than baseline eGFR — was associated with incident frailty in older adults. “Low…
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Low weight at birth associated with eGFR decline; CKD screening should begin at age 9

November 1, 2019
Study participants born with low birth weight had lower eGFR when compared with infants of normal birth weight — a finding that remained…
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Younger adults on dialysis at increased risk of malignancies, cancer screening necessary

October 31, 2019
According to a published study, young Taiwanese adults who received maintenance hemodialysis had a higher cumulative risk of malignancy than older…
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Enteral tube feeding improves growth in children with CKD even after 2 years of age

October 30, 2019
A published study found starting enteral tube feeding after 2 years of age improved height and weight standard deviation score in pre-pubertal…
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Pregnancy rates for women on dialysis higher than previously thought, differ by race

October 29, 2019
A recently published study determined that pregnancy is more common for women undergoing dialysis than has been indicated by previous reports…
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Intervention doubled rate of appropriate continuous renal replacement therapy dosing in ICU

October 28, 2019
A series of interventions improved the rate of appropriate continuous renal replacement therapy dosing for patients hospitalized with acute kidney…
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Men more likely to receive kidney replacement therapy than women

October 24, 2019
Although women have higher rates of chronic kidney disease, men have consistently been more likely to initiate dialysis or receive a kidney…
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Patients with CKD at increased risk for adverse CV events, biomarkers may aid in identification

October 24, 2019
Two cardiac biomarkers may be useful prognostic indicators of adverse cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease, a population…