Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh: Patients with Ebola deserve to be offered renal replacement therapy, even if odds of survival are slim.
Eisenhower warned Americans to beware of the "military-industrial complex" as it can overwhelm us.
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.
We sat down with Dr. Eid at his New York City office to ask him about the latest developments in penile implant therapy.
Legal Issues in Medicine
A harried family practitioner mistook a bacterial infection for a viral infection.
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.
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
Elevated levels of Hcy are associated with increased levels of cardiovascular inflammation.
A trial of a gluten-free diet presents no inherent risk for patients starting to exhibit microvascular damage.
Vitamin D is often recognized for its impact on bone metabolism, but it is also an important regulator of immune function.
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.
'Dialysis Facility Compare' will tabulate publicly reported quality measures, such as transfusion rates and mortality.
Providers should be embracing this patient engagement tool as much as possible, experts say.
If a group has a predictable schedule that works for doctors most of the time, then legitimate reasons for change should be defined.
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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