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Artificial Kidney Technology Moves Forward

Artificial Kidney Technology Moves Forward

If ESRD patients face increasing difficulty getting a kidney transplant in coming years, they may see an artificial kidney as the next best alternative.

Expert Q&A

The Promise of the New Hyperkalemia Drugs

The Promise of the New Hyperkalemia Drugs

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.

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

Daniel Canter, M.D., discusses narrow-band imaging (NBI) for visualization of bladder cancer.

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Renal Nutrition Update

New Dietary Guidelines De-emphasize Nutrient Limits

New Dietary Guidelines De-emphasize Nutrient Limits

The 2015-2020 guidelines emphasize healthy eating patterns over individual food groups and nutrients.

Review Questions Impact of Moderate Alcohol on Longevity

Review Questions Impact of Moderate Alcohol on Longevity

Previous findings did not account for persons abstaining from alcohol due to illnesses.

Daily Cup of Tea May Help Keep Heart Healthy

Daily Cup of Tea May Help Keep Heart Healthy

Regular tea drinkers had a one-third less risk of undergoing a major cardiovascular event.

Practice Management

Satisfaction Surveys Important for Retaining Patients

Satisfaction Surveys Important for Retaining Patients

Survey results can identify physician outliers who may be bring down a whole group's satisfaction score.

Seniors Receiving Inappropriate Prescriptions at Hospital Discharge

Seniors Receiving Inappropriate Prescriptions at Hospital Discharge

The median number of drugs prescribed to seniors on hospital discharge was 7.8.

Closing the Salary Gap Among Female Physicians

Closing the Salary Gap Among Female Physicians

Women need to become better negotiators and lobby for transparency to reduce gender wage disparity.

Legal Issues in Medicine

FDA's 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation Misunderstood

FDA's 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation Misunderstood

Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.

Legal Interpretation May Expose Doctors to Substantial Fines

Legal Interpretation May Expose Doctors to Substantial Fines

Case surrounds whether liability under IFPA can be based on what a practice should have known.

Health Care Apps Lack Good Privacy Policies

Health Care Apps Lack Good Privacy Policies

Nearly 80% of studied diabetes apps had no declared privacy policy.

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Disclosure Rules Not As Strict As Widely Believed

HIPAA Disclosure Rules Not As Strict As Widely Believed

Patients' representatives, individuals designated to make medical decisions for them, have equal rights to access information under HIPAA.

How to Work With Health Information Organizations

How to Work With Health Information Organizations

Providers typically need business associate agreements with health information organizations.

Patients' Rights to Access Health Records Clarified

Patients' Rights to Access Health Records Clarified

New document from the Office of Civil Rights reminds providers of their responsibilities and offers compliance tips.

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