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 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
To receive top ratings, a diet has to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss, and protective against diabetes and heart disease.
Focusing exclusively on calories and energy expenditure, as opposed to science, has led to increased risk of weight gain and inflammation.
Findings support modest reductions in sodium intake among persons consuming high-sodium diets
Greater burnout among healthcare providers was associated with poorer-quality healthcare and reduced safety for patients.
Exhaustion, low energy, increases in absenteeism, and drops in productivity are among the signs of burnout.
Managing complaints can be a way to make or break your patient relationships and online reputation.
Legal Issues in Medicine
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.
Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.
HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.
Providers are still not doing some of the most basic tasks required by the law.
Practices benefit from cost savings and easy access to patient records, but information breaches are still possible.
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- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)