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 spoke with two researchers who have been involved in studies of these agents: E. David Crawford, MD, and Tomasz M. Beer, MD.
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.
Renal Nutrition Update
The researchers said the trends of increasing use of supplemental vitamin D were found across most age groups, genders, races, and ethnicities.
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.
Evaluating Physician Practice Options in the Shifting Health Care Landscape Part 1
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.
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.
Practices involved in legal cases were penalized for not having completed a comprehensive risk assessment.
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.
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