Commentary

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.

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

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