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.
Randomized clinical trials are often considered the highest level on which medical care should be based.
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
The Mediterranean Diet may reduce patients risks of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Plant-based, seafood-based omega-3s associated with 10% lower risk of fatal CHD.
The FDA has developed 2- and 10-year goals to reduce sodium content in both processed and prepared foods.
A study suggests that female physicians do not use as many codes as their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.
Although the benefit of telehealth services is substantial, reimbursement issues have limited its use and expansion.
Many providers still find EMRs vexing, even after all these years.
Legal Issues in Medicine
Public support for physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia has increased in Western Europe, while plateauing in the United States.
Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.
Case surrounds whether liability under IFPA can be based on what a practice should have known.
Now providers can be sued for HIPAA violations related to breaches of protected health information.
Addressable doesn't mean optional: Having an implementation plan can be helpful in case of an audit.
As business associates come under greater scrutiny, healthcare providers could become more susceptible to audits and patient lawsuits.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Uric Acid Threshold That Predicts Kidney Stone Formation Identified
- Hypogonadism in Male HD Patients Linked to Poor ESA Response
- Teaching Low Phosphorus Cooking May Improve Hyperphosphatemia
- Study Identifies Predictors of HD Initiation After AVF Surgery
- Hyperphosphatemia Linked With Mortality in Septic AKI
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