As a venue for presenting important research on kidney disease to the world, Kidney Week never disappoints.
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.
Over the past 10 years the annual ESRD incidence rate per million U.S. population has remained stagnant or even shown sporadic downward trends.
A digital sensing platform could allow patients with chronic kidney ailments or diabetes to test their own urine albumin levels.
Urologist Ronald K. Loo, MD, of Southern California Permanente Medical Group and colleagues created and validated a Hematuria Risk Index.
Hyponatremia authority Dr. Juan Carlos Ayus receives calls all the time from fellow nephrologists who have questions.
He had ordered two computed tomography scans for a man in his early 70's, but simply filed away the scan results without looking at them.
A nurse and pharmacist misread a nephrologist's handwritten prescription for a dialysis patient.
A urologist had explained to the patient that a split ureter is a potential risk of ureteroscopy.
A ballot initiative slated for 2014 is aimed at increasing the cap from $250,000 to $1.1 million.
These case take up more of a judge's time than criminal cases and other types of civil cases.
A recent analysis has revealed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out about $845 million for medical malpractice cases since 2003.
Vitamin D is often recognized for its impact on bone metabolism, but it is also an important regulator of immune function.
For years, dietary recommendations have focused on reducing saturated fat and its potential sources.
Elevated uric acid levels are associated with increased risks for hypertension, gout, and renal impairment.
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.
An overview of how data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' CROWNWeb system could provide additional support.
Clinicians will use neurostimulation, mobile apps, portable dialysis, artificial kidneys, and remote monitoring in innovative ways.
Physicians need to know such particulars as what they pay per square foot for office space and the cost per minute of patient care.
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%.