Two studies presented at the recent NKF Spring Clinical Meetings provide more evidence of a trend toward decreasing use of ESAs and decreasing hemoglobin levels.
Having just returned from the always-stimulating European Association of Urology annual congress, I'd like to share a few impressions.
Almost half a million Americans depend on chronic dialysis therapy to survive.
The MENTOR study is poised to change first-line-treatment recommendations for idiopathic membranous nephropathy.
Provenge is a breatkthrough treatment option for men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic, hormone-resistant PCa.
The scar tissue that forms on sections of some glomeruli in FSGS will lead to kidney failure if left untreated.
Over the past several years, Dr. N occasionally had been asked to serve as an expert in medical malpractice cases.
A urologist and others present during the procedure testified that everything was done properly and nothing untoward occurred.
A pathologist was unable to determine if a bladder tumor was muscle invasive because biopsy samples did not include muscle tissue.
The proposal puts a $350,000 limit on non-economic damages.
One proposed change would allow only physicians with the same specialty to act as expert witnesses.
Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals mistakes in a newsletter sent electronically to its 16,000 employees.
Ghrelin is metabolized by the kidney; thus serum levels are elevated in chronic kidney disease populations.
Questions have been raised as to whether leptin has an impact on malnutrition in this population.
Foods that may increase gout flare risk are also dietary factors that may promote further kidney decline in individuals with CKD stages 3-5.
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.
Strategies to maintain a competitive and healthy practice include getting patients involved in their own care and learning about sources of patient referrals and income.
Compliance gurus bet there are at least a few things physicians are not doing to comply with HIPAA.
Studies have shown that group therapy can be at least as effective as individual treatment.
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%.
Investors have been pouring into stocks that produce dividend payments. Reliable performers reward shareholders with quarterly dividend checks year after year.