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Artificial Kidney Technology Moves Forward

Artificial Kidney Technology Moves Forward

If ESRD patients face increasing difficulty getting a kidney transplant in coming years, they may see an artificial kidney as the next best alternative.

Expert Q&A

The Promise of the New Hyperkalemia Drugs

The Promise of the New Hyperkalemia Drugs

Renal & Urology News interviewed Matthew R. Weir, MD, director of the division of nephrology and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

Daniel Canter, M.D., discusses narrow-band imaging (NBI) for visualization of bladder cancer.

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Renal Nutrition Update

New Dietary Guidelines Say Limit Added Sugars

New Dietary Guidelines Say Limit Added Sugars

Recommendations focus on totality of diet, overall eating pattern.

Daily Sugary Drinks Linked to Increased Belly Fat

Daily Sugary Drinks Linked to Increased Belly Fat

Daily consumers accumulated about 27% more visceral fat.

Majority of Americans Consuming Excess Sodium

Majority of Americans Consuming Excess Sodium

Changes in individual lifestyles and how foods are produced are needed to lower consumption.

Practice Management

7 Ways to Improve Practice Revenue

7 Ways to Improve Practice Revenue

7 measures identified that demonstrate performance, can indicate opportunities for improvement.

How to Dismiss Noncompliant Patients

How to Dismiss Noncompliant Patients

Practices should develop specific policy for provider-patient termination.

Increased Patient Satisfaction With Physician Care

Increased Patient Satisfaction With Physician Care

Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room, and online access to info were key factors in trend.

Legal Issues in Medicine

Few Physicians Involved in a Third of Paid Malpractice Claims

Few Physicians Involved in a Third of Paid Malpractice Claims

A few doctors account for disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

Industry Funds More Research Than NIH

Industry Funds More Research Than NIH

Analysis finds studies paid for by private sector increasing, while US-sponsored trials decline.

California Governor Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

California Governor Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

Physicians can now prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.

HIPAA Compliance

Quick, Low-Cost HIPAA Compliance Solutions for Small Practices

Quick, Low-Cost HIPAA Compliance Solutions for Small Practices

Many small practices fall short on requirements because they do not have the resources to comply.

Taking Steps to Protect Patient Portals

Taking Steps to Protect Patient Portals

Threats and vulnerabilities, such as hacking potential and password strength, should be considered.

Prepare for a Second Round of HIPAA Audits

Prepare for a Second Round of HIPAA Audits

Prepping for an audit can help reduce the risk of a breach.

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