Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.
For decades, prostate cancer risk (PCa) stratification was based primarily on the architectural pattern of the tumor.
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.
Jonathan Harper, MD, of the UW School of Medicine in Seattle, explains his "Rolling Stones" concept as a feasible office procedure.
Legal Issues in Medicine
Academic health system uses nondisclosure clauses in most malpractice settlement agreements.
Understanding legal issues allows effective use of physician extenders, who can be beneficial in health care.
Article provides suggestions to protect physician from liability, accusations of patient abandonment
Family alleged that healthcare professionals failed to respond to an infant's symptoms of a potentially fatal condition.
Researchers developed a three-part handoff system that includes standardized communication and handoff training.
The number of malpractice suits filed in the state has dropped by 36% each year since the reforms went into effect.
Renal Nutrition Update
Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.
When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.
The world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just 6 to 12 teaspoons per day, according to WHO.
On The Forefront
The Cleveland Clinic has initiated the collection and storage of biospecimens from kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.
More than 100,000 patients are on the kidney transplant waiting list and the increasing number of patients without living donor options underscore why it is important to decrease the discard rate of deceased donor kidneys available for transplantation.
Physicians should prepare carefully; consider finances, legal issues, and insurance.
Providers do not have to learn all of the new 68,000 codes in ICD-10. Here's what steps they should take.
Doctors have limited time period to review financial data and dispute reports before they go public.
Profits are up as banks are avoiding shaky loans.
Excess supplies are helping to hold down prices, so natural gas is becoming more attractive for many users.
The S&P 500 stock index has returned 10.2% annually during the past three years and the Barclays Capital Aggregate bond index only returned 5.7%.
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