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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Urinary cytokine levels may be effective diagnostic biomarkers for acute interstitial nephritis

May 16, 2019
Researchers found patients who were diagnosed with acute interstitial nephritis had higher levels of urinary TNF-alpha and interleukin-9, which…
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60 seconds can ascertain patients’ social determinants of health

May 13, 2019
Patients’ social determinants of health were determined in 1 minute with a short survey, according to findings recently published in Annals of
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Prediabetes does not worsen kidney function

May 13, 2019
Prediabetes was not associated with deteriorating kidney function or incident albuminuria among adults with hypertension and elevated cardiovascular…
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Stress testing varies greatly among ESRD patients with CVD

May 13, 2019
The use of stress testing in patients waiting for renal transplants varied significantly across transplant centers despite the frequent occurrence of…
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Study links likelihood of CVD with specific causes of ESKD

May 7, 2019
The rate of cardiovascular disease in patients who initiate dialysis varies by cause of kidney failure, Stanford and Baylor researchers recently…
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Vitamin D supplementation will not extend hypercalcemia in patients with kidney transplants

May 6, 2019
A small study conducted by researchers in Ireland shows use of Vitamin D supplementation among patients with a kidney transplant does not worsen…
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Similar CV outcomes seen in patients with ESRD on calcium-free vs calcium-based phosphate binders

May 6, 2019
The calcium-free phosphate binder sevelamer did not demonstrate superior cardiovascular safety in patients with ESRD when compared with the calcium…
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No superior equation to estimate kidney function in older adults with CKD

May 1, 2019
No single creatinine-based equation was superior in estimating glomerular filtration rates in adults 65 years or older with chronic kidney disease…
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Long-acting anemia drugs show higher risk of mortality

May 1, 2019
A study of almost 195,000 patients on hemodialysis in Japan showed a higher risk of mortality among those treated with longer-acting anemia drugs…
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New chair of KidneyX steering committee appointed

April 26, 2019
John R. Sedor , MD, FASN, the Ray W. Gifford, MD, Endowed Chair in Kidney Research at the Glickman Urology and Kidney Institute at…