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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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
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Home hemodialysis centers may impact technique failure, mortality

November 14, 2018
According to recently published results, home hemodialysis treatment centers may impact technique failure and patient mortality independent of…
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Insufficient vitamin D levels tied to earlier death in older men

November 13, 2018
Insufficient vitamin D levels were linked to earlier death in older men living in Thailand, according to findings published in Geriatrics and
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Autosomal-dominant PKD linked to oxidative stress inflammation

November 9, 2018
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease appeared to be associated with the development of oxidative stress and inflammation, according to…
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Hypertension drugs associated with lower mortality in acute kidney injury

November 9, 2018
Patients with acute kidney injury receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocker therapy had lower odds of dying…
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Children with poor aerobic fitness accumulate type 2 diabetes, CVD risk factors faster

November 8, 2018
Children with poor aerobic fitness in relationship to their total body mass had significantly higher risk for developing risk factors tied to type 2…
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Women more likely to not take diabetes medications due to cost

November 7, 2018
Women with diabetes were 30% more likely than men to not take their medications because of costs, according to findings recently published in the…
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Study shows patients with CKD and care providers are at odds over life goals

November 6, 2018
Ramer SJ, et al. J Am Soc Nephrol.2018;doi:10.1681/ASN.2018060657.
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Insurance-related disparities in dialysis linked with risk of vascular access infections

November 1, 2018
According to recently published results, insurance-related disparities in the use of arteriovenous fistulas and grafts in patients who underwent…
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Sodium bicarbonate treatment achieves improvements in endothelial function in stage 3b and 4 CKD

November 1, 2018
In patients with stage 3b or stage 4 chronic kidney disease, the use of sodium bicarbonate to treat metabolic acidosis yielded significantly improved…