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
Important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment were poorly represented.
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.
Cutting down on chitchat with patients is among the ways to improve workflow.
In a survey conducted between January and March 2015, PCPs were split, with approximately half having a favorable view of the law (48%) and the other half unfavorable (52%).
Practices should think of patients as consumers and identify ways to make their visit enjoyable.
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.
Encryption and keeping confidential information off laptops and cellphones are among the ways to prevent breaches.
Using ECG as a password enhances the security and privacy of the patient with minimal cost.
HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.
Renal and Urology News Articles
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- Novel Calcimimetic Approved for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
- Prostate Cancer Treatment Prolongs Survival
- Misplaced Mobile Devices Lead to HHS Investigations, Millions in Fines
- PCa Salvage Radiation Plus Anti-Androgen Therapy Improves Outcomes
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NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)