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.
Having just returned from the always-stimulating European Association of Urology annual congress, I'd like to share a few impressions.
Almost half a million Americans depend on chronic dialysis therapy to survive.
Physicians are more often defined by their ability to diagnose, treat, and research a disease than their willingness to manage its spectrum of risk.
How often have you met for business in a Starbucks, Coffee Bean, or any other coffee shop?
Kidney Week 2012, held in San Diego, is now history and as usual I like to reflect on the world's biggest and most prestigious meeting for kidney specialists.
Although data suggest that cancer rates are also higher in obese patients, the associations are largely based on observational/population studies.
President Obama and Mitt Romney square off on American health reform in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Historically, foamy urine is considered a warning sign for probable kidney disease.
Cross-sectional imaging now substitutes for physical diagnosis in most emergency rooms.
In recent trips to India, China, Brazil, and other countries, I was intrigued by large numbers of patients with end-stage renal disease who underwent hemodialysis (HD) less frequently than three times a week.
In the past few years, urologists have seen some significant developments related to the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
Unfortunately, in the past few years, very few studies have looked at issues regarding gender and CKD, and of most concern, looking at response to therapy.
More than 1 million prostate biopsies are performed annually in the United States, predominantly driven by elevations in PSA.
As practicing clinicians in the United States, we generally feel privileged, with access to a highly developed and pioneering medical care system along with an advanced and cutting-edge technology in the world's largest economy.