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Charlson Comorbidity Index score may help predict hospital readmission for patients on dialysis

October 16, 2019
Among patients who received maintenance dialysis, those who had higher Charlson Comorbidity Index scores were more likely to have unplanned 30-day…

California governor signs bill to restrict dialysis profits

October 14, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation yesterday that will restrict the amount of money dialysis providers and drug rehabilitation…

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‘Presumed consent’ policy may help improve organ donation in the US

October 11, 2019
According to a recently published study, implementing a policy that requires citizens to “opt-out” of being an organ donor may help…

Feature

Q&A: Removing barriers that hinder PCPs from diagnosing, treating, CKD

October 11, 2019
Primary care physicians who were interviewed by researchers identified several barriers at the patient, physician and systems level that impede…

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Diet high in vegetables and fruit may help prevent CKD

October 10, 2019
In a published study, researchers suggested a diet high in vegetables and fruit could serve as a modifiable factor to help reduce the risk of chronic…

In the JournalsPerspective

Person-centered approach, infrastructural changes to health system needed for patients who forgo dialysis

October 10, 2019
In a published study, nephrologists identified two primary requirements for providing successful conservative care to patients with advanced chronic…

FDA OKs new indication for canagliflozin, laser therapy improves menopausal symptoms — top stories in endocrinology

October 9, 2019
The FDA recently approved a new indication for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin, and a randomized controlled trial showed that laser therapy can…

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Prescription opioid use linked to higher mortality risk for patients with reduced kidney function

October 3, 2019
While prescription opioid use was associated with increased mortality and hospitalization risks for all patients regardless of kidney function…

Meeting News

Minimizing prednisone, nephrotoxic agents crucial for lupus nephritis outcomes

September 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Rheumatologists treating patients with lupus nephritis should make a concerted effort to reduce or avoid use of NSAIDs and other…

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New Kidney Allocation System has not ended socioeconomic disparities in preemptive transplant

September 26, 2019
Despite the implementation of the Kidney Allocation System in 2014, black and Hispanic patients — as well as those receiving Medicare instead…

In the Journals

Healthy dietary pattern may reduce CKD risk by 30%

September 24, 2019
A recently published study found adherence to a healthy dietary pattern was associated with a lower incidence of both chronic kidney disease and…

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Validated prediction tool estimates graft failure after kidney transplant

September 24, 2019
A risk prediction score — made up of eight prognostic factors — demonstrated accuracy in determining allograft failure after kidney…

Feature

Q&A: Guideline updates for HCV infection in patients with chronic kidney disease

September 24, 2019
The introduction and success of direct-acting antivirals drove the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes work group to make major updates to its…

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More women enrolling in internal medicine residencies, fewer in subspecialty fellowships

September 23, 2019
Over a 25-year period, the number of women enrolled in internal medicine residencies increased, but the prevalence of women in subspecialty…

FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to obinutuzumab for lupus nephritis

September 18, 2019
Following positive results from phase 2 of the NOBILITY study, the FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to Genentech’s Gazyva for…

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Article details tools that measure patient experience in ESKD

September 13, 2019
In a published article, researchers suggest nephrologists consider using tools that measure patient experience and perception to develop personalized…

In the Journals

Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…

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Dialysis at for-profit facilities may mean reduced access to kidney transplant

September 10, 2019
Compared with nonprofit facilities, patients who received dialysis at for-profit facilities had a lower likelihood of accessing kidney…

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System-wide approach successfully expands home peritoneal dialysis

September 9, 2019
Implementation of an integrated health care delivery model increased the rate of home-based peritoneal dialysis for patients with advanced kidney…

In the JournalsPerspective

Patients with gout have 30% higher risk for chronic kidney disease

September 9, 2019
Gout is associated with a 29% increased risk for developing advanced chronic kidney disease and a 210% increased risk for end-stage renal disease…