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Dialysis Care in an Emergency: Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

Dialysis Care in an Emergency: Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

Staff shortages and lack of medical records surface as problems.

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Acute Kidney Injury Tailored SBP Tx Reduces Risk for Post-Op Organ Dysfunction

Tailored SBP Tx Reduces Risk for Post-Op Organ Dysfunction

Findings among patients undergoing major surgery at increased risk of postoperative complications

Nephrology Case: Nephrotic Syndrome Induced With Everolimus, Voriconazole

Case: Nephrotic Syndrome Induced With Everolimus, Voriconazole

The patient's nephrotic syndrome rapidly improved with discontinuation of everolimus and voriconazole.

Nephrology 1 in 5 Hospital Patients Have Antibiotic-related Adverse Effects

1 in 5 Hospital Patients Have Antibiotic-related Adverse Effects

The most common side effects were gastrointestinal (42%), renal (24%), and hematologic (15%) abnormalities.

Nephrology Nephrology Fellowship Teaching Rated Well

Nephrology Fellowship Teaching Rated Well

Interventions to improve pathology instruction and increase time for physiology and clinical review were strongly supported.

Nephrology Rivaroxaban Reduces Recurrent VTE Better Than Aspirin

Rivaroxaban Reduces Recurrent VTE Better Than Aspirin

Among patients with venous thromboembolism, the risk of a recurrent event was significantly lower with rivaroxaban than with aspirin, without a significant increase in bleeding rates.

Nephrology Thiamine May Reduce RRT in Septic Shock Patients

Thiamine May Reduce RRT in Septic Shock Patients

Septic shock patients randomized to receive thiamine had lower serum creatinine levels and a lower rate of progression to RRT than patients randomized to placebo.

Hemodialysis Early Predialysis Nephrology Care May Prevent CV Events

Early Predialysis Nephrology Care May Prevent CV Events

Patients with early and frequent nephrology visits before dialysis initiation had about a 10% lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.

Nephrology HCV Eradication May Reduce Diabetes Risk in HIV Patients

HCV Eradication May Reduce Diabetes Risk in HIV Patients

SVR was found to be associated with a significant decrease in the hazard of diabetes mellitus and decline in the hazard of chronic renal failure.

Nephrology Novel Microfluidic Device Models Human Kidney

Novel Microfluidic Device Models Human Kidney

The model kidney incorporates a porous growth substrate, physiological fluid flow, and the passive filtration of the glomerulus.

Nephrology Albuminuria Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Albuminuria Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

The researchers found that albuminuria correlated with cognitive impairment, dementia, clinical Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia.

Nephrology Key Differences in Immunochemical, BCG, BCP Measures of Albumin

Key Differences in Immunochemical, BCG, BCP Measures of Albumin

Significant differences among immunochemical, BCG, and BCP methods compromise interpretation of serum albumin results.

Hyperuricemia Black Gout Sufferers Have Worse HRQoL

Black Gout Sufferers Have Worse HRQoL

Blacks had significantly higher median baseline serum urate levels compared to whites.

Nephrology Copeptin Predicts IgA Nephropathy Outcomes

Copeptin Predicts IgA Nephropathy Outcomes

Copeptin, a surrogate marker for arginine vasopressin (AVP), showed prognostic value of established risk markers.

Nephrology ESRD Risk Factors in IgAN Patients Identified

ESRD Risk Factors in IgAN Patients Identified

Predictors of renal failure within 10 years include Oxford M1 disease and low eGFR at biopsy.

Nephrology Valerian Root Herbal Remedy Linked to Life-Threatening Hyponatremia

Valerian Root Herbal Remedy Linked to Life-Threatening Hyponatremia

The patient had a brief period of confusion and altered behavior followed by a collapse and seizure caused by root supplements.

Nephrology Fewer Physicians Starting Nephrology Fellowship Training

Fewer Physicians Starting Nephrology Fellowship Training

Researchers document an 8% dip in 2015-2016 compared with the previous academic year.

Nephrology Factors Linked to Worse Post-Surgical Kidney Function ID'd

Factors Linked to Worse Post-Surgical Kidney Function ID'd

Factors including low preoperative mean arterial BP tied to increases in eGFR, kidney injury.

Nephrology Reduced Kidney Function Ups Likelihood of AFib

Reduced Kidney Function Ups Likelihood of AFib

Over a median follow-up of 3.7 years, researchers observed 159 incident cases of atrial fibrillation.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Hyperkalemia Drug Lowers Aldosterone

Hyperkalemia Drug Lowers Aldosterone

Study demonstrates a novel effect of patiromer treatment in hyperkalemic CKD patients

Nephrology Benefits Low for PTRAS vs Medical Therapy in Renal Artery Stenosis

Benefits Low for PTRAS vs Medical Therapy in Renal Artery Stenosis

Low evidence for benefits, harms of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty with stent placement.

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