Over- and under-documentation are equally considered fraudulent, and may increase audit risk, so it is essential to get coding and billing right the first time.
In a controversial and divisive article, a group of researchers proposes to improve "statistical standards of evidence" by lowering the P value from P <.05 to P <.005 in the fields of biomedical and social sciences.
Findings among patients undergoing major surgery at increased risk of postoperative complications
To avoid CKD, the guidelines now provide detailed review of the risk/benefit profile comparing partial to radical nephrectomy.
The patient's nephrotic syndrome rapidly improved with discontinuation of everolimus and voriconazole.
The most common side effects were gastrointestinal (42%), renal (24%), and hematologic (15%) abnormalities.
Interventions to improve pathology instruction and increase time for physiology and clinical review were strongly supported.
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.
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.
Benefits include rapid assessment of kidney size, cortical thickness, and volume status.
Patients with early and frequent nephrology visits before dialysis initiation had about a 10% lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
Decreased use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an uptick in peritoneal dialysis use are among the trends.
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.
The model kidney incorporates a porous growth substrate, physiological fluid flow, and the passive filtration of the glomerulus.
The researchers found that albuminuria correlated with cognitive impairment, dementia, clinical Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia.
Significant differences among immunochemical, BCG, and BCP methods compromise interpretation of serum albumin results.
On propensity analysis, patients on enoxaparin once daily had fewer major bleeds and deaths at 15 and at 30 days than those on enoxaparin twice daily.
Blacks had significantly higher median baseline serum urate levels compared to whites.
Efforts should be directed at making nephrology more appealing to recruit more trainees.
Copeptin, a surrogate marker for arginine vasopressin (AVP), showed prognostic value of established risk markers.
Predictors of renal failure within 10 years include Oxford M1 disease and low eGFR at biopsy.
The patient had a brief period of confusion and altered behavior followed by a collapse and seizure caused by root supplements.
Tests showed that the blood products maintained proper temperature and cellular integrity during transport on the drone.
The risk of dying both while in hospital or soon after discharge was significantly greater among those patients who underwent an end-of-rotation transfer while hospitalized.
Researchers present results from the first long-term study of Urea USP in the United States.
Researchers document an 8% dip in 2015-2016 compared with the previous academic year.
Factors including low preoperative mean arterial BP tied to increases in eGFR, kidney injury.
Patients in the lowest serum sodium group had a 49% increased risk of dying compared with those who had the highest serum sodium levels.
Over a median follow-up of 3.7 years, researchers observed 159 incident cases of atrial fibrillation.
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