Commentary

Therapeutic Non-adherence: An Ongoing Problem

Therapeutic Non-adherence: An Ongoing Problem

No matter how much pharmacologic therapy advances, patient behavior will remain a significant factor in the outcomes achieved.

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.

Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

For decades, prostate cancer risk (PCa) stratification was based primarily on the architectural pattern of the tumor.

The Renal & Urology News Top 5 Lists for 2014

The Renal & Urology News Top 5 Lists for 2014

Among the most important challenges in producing a medical newspaper is deciding what studies or topics on which to report.

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Offer Ebola Victims Dialysis If They Need It

Offer Ebola Victims Dialysis If They Need It

Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh: Patients with Ebola deserve to be offered renal replacement therapy, even if odds of survival are slim.

Physicians and the Medical-Industrial Complex

Physicians and the Medical-Industrial Complex

Eisenhower warned Americans to beware of the "military-industrial complex" as it can overwhelm us.

The Ebola Threat: Why Not an Outbreak Here?

The Ebola Threat: Why Not an Outbreak Here?

The separation of continents no longer provides a secure buffer against the spread of communicable diseases from far-flung places.

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

Would any heterogeneity in the choice of additional services be unethical or implausible?

Big Data, Transparency and Accountability

Big Data, Transparency and Accountability

We crave clinical and scientific data, yet we grieve the performance-based data increasingly directed toward us.

"Doc, Did You Check My Cholesterol?"

"Doc, Did You Check My Cholesterol?"

Many patients still insist that I need to check and manage their cholesterol.

Medicare Payments Exposed

Medicare Payments Exposed

For the first time, the federal CMS has made public a database showing what it pays out to individual physicians.

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.

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