CMS also has upcoming plans to impose fiscal penalties related to dialysis treatment.
Patient-centeredness should become a core component of clinical practice guidelines, according to Dr Kalantar-Zadeh.
The guidelines state that clinicians should offer blue light cystoscopy, if available, as an adjunct to traditional white light cystoscopy (WLC) to increase tumor detection and decrease recurrence.
To avoid CKD, the guidelines now provide detailed review of the risk/benefit profile comparing partial to radical nephrectomy.
Both urologists and nephrologists provide follow-up and continuity of care to patients after cancer nephrectomy.
Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.
Efforts should be directed at making nephrology more appealing to recruit more trainees.
Adjuvant treatments for RCC must be prioritized by physicians because ultimately value is determined by how medicine is practiced.
Medicine is making progress to refine patient care.
Medical research inherently seeks to improve approaches to clinical care.
Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.
Randomized clinical trials are often considered the highest level on which medical care should be based.
As the rate of acceleration in ESRD incidence decline, physicians should expect heightened battles for the ESRD fountains.
Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer often struggle with their diagnosis.
If ESRD patients face increasing difficulty getting a kidney transplant in coming years, they may see an artificial kidney as the next best alternative.
Additional novel medical therapies to treat prostate cancer and earlier use of the existing medical therapies are the future of prostate cancer management.
Advances in prostate cancer screening, management and therapeutics have vastly improved patient care.
No matter how much pharmacologic therapy advances, patient behavior will remain a significant factor in the outcomes achieved.
We may feel good treating a patient's edema, but is fluid retention always harmful?
For decades, prostate cancer risk (PCa) stratification was based primarily on the architectural pattern of the tumor.
Among the most important challenges in producing a medical newspaper is deciding what studies or topics on which to report.
Eisenhower warned Americans to beware of the "military-industrial complex" as it can overwhelm us.
The separation of continents no longer provides a secure buffer against the spread of communicable diseases from far-flung places.
We crave clinical and scientific data, yet we grieve the performance-based data increasingly directed toward us.
This higher level of dialysis care in Canada is partly owed to substantially higher reimbursement fees for nephrologists.
When we move from one state to another, typically we must obtain a driver's license from the state to which we are relocating.
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.
For men at risk of developing prostate cancer (PCa), prophylactic prostatectomy seems almost irrational for several reasons
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