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.
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.
Daniel Canter, M.D., discusses narrow-band imaging (NBI) for visualization of bladder cancer.
Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.
Renal Nutrition Update
A majority of sodium consumed was from food obtained at stores; however, sodium density was highest in food obtained at restaurants.
Important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment were poorly represented.
To receive top ratings, a diet has to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss, and protective against diabetes and heart disease.
Specialists need to determine the kind of payers they have and the kind of payers they want.
Readmissions did not vary with physician age, while costs of care were slightly higher among older physicians.
Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.
Legal Issues in Medicine
The PSQIA allows physicians and hospitals to share information about safety issues and incidents through a patient safety organization.
The risk of a primary care physician getting sued is 75%, the authors present 5 strategies to reduce the risk of lawsuits.
Public support for physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia has increased in Western Europe, while plateauing in the United States.
Among the first things practices should do is set up a check-out/check-in system.
Access control often is viewed as an IT-only job, but it is a shared responsibility.
In serious breach cases, the HHS Office for Civil Rights may impose CAPs to prevent breaches from recurring.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Keytruda Approved for All Cancers With Specific Genetic Biomarker
- Renal, Bladder Cancer Linked to Physical Inactivity
- Residual Kidney Function Predicts Mortality in CKD-MBD
- Pure Bladder Cancer Variants Linked to Worse Survival After RC
- Combined Urinary Testing Helps Detect Aggressive PCa, Avoid Biopsy
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