Commentary

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

Personalized Medicine in 2014

Personalized Medicine in 2014

The term "personalized medicine" remains an overused promise to apply specific treatment plans.

Nephrologists Woefully Underpaid in U.S vs. Canada

Nephrologists Woefully Underpaid in U.S vs. Canada

This higher level of dialysis care in Canada is partly owed to substantially higher reimbursement fees for nephrologists.

Why Not A Federal Medical License?

Why Not A Federal Medical License?

When we move from one state to another, typically we must obtain a driver's license from the state to which we are relocating.

Placing Very Elderly Patients on RRT

Placing Very Elderly Patients on RRT

As a venue for presenting important research on kidney disease to the world, Kidney Week never disappoints.

Medical Research and the Federal Shutdown

Medical Research and the Federal Shutdown

After the end of 16-day federal shutdown in October, media headlines touted the financial impact on America and the cost of restarting the government.

The Future of Dialysis in the U.S.

The Future of Dialysis in the U.S.

Over the past 10 years the annual ESRD incidence rate per million U.S. population has remained stagnant or even shown sporadic downward trends.

Genetic Risk and PCa Treatment: A New Era Dawning

Genetic Risk and PCa Treatment: A New Era Dawning

For men at risk of developing prostate cancer (PCa), prophylactic prostatectomy seems almost irrational for several reasons

Another Nutritional Warning: Omega-3s

Another Nutritional Warning: Omega-3s

Once again, a study offers evidence that one of the keys to good nutrition is avoiding excess.

Self-Cannibalizing for Peritoneal Dialysis Growth?

Self-Cannibalizing for Peritoneal Dialysis Growth?

In the nephrology community, there have been heightened discussions and apparent enthusiasm about the revival of PD as the prototype for home dialysis.

Let's End the Small Renal Mass Dilemma

Let's End the Small Renal Mass Dilemma

The vow never to treat SRMs may seem hard to believe and self-defeating.

Hemoglobin Levels Fall, Transfusions On the Rise

Hemoglobin Levels Fall, Transfusions On the Rise

Two studies presented at the recent NKF Spring Clinical Meetings provide more evidence of a trend toward decreasing use of ESAs and decreasing hemoglobin levels.

Reflections on the EAU Annual Congress

Reflections on the EAU Annual Congress

Having just returned from the always-stimulating European Association of Urology annual congress, I'd like to share a few impressions.

Why Not 24/7 Dialysis Urgent Care?

Why Not 24/7 Dialysis Urgent Care?

Almost half a million Americans depend on chronic dialysis therapy to survive.

Physicians: Managers of Risk

Physicians: Managers of Risk

Physicians are more often defined by their ability to diagnose, treat, and research a disease than their willingness to manage its spectrum of risk.

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