Jody A. Charnow, Author at Renal and Urology News
Jody A. Charnow

Jody A. Charnow

Jody A. Charnow has been the editor of Renal & Urology News, a publication of Haymarket Media, since 2003. Previously, he had served as editor of Internal Medicine World Report and a managing editor for Medical Tribune. He holds a BA in biology from the State University of New York at Albany.

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Ureteroscopy Prior to UTUC Surgery Ups Intravesical Recurrence Risk

Preoperative diagnostic ureteroscopy (URS) before radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) is a risk factor for intravesical recurrence, according to investigators. In a study of 453 patients with UTUC undergoing radical nephroureterectomy (RNU), a significantly higher proportion of patients who underwent preoperative URS experienced intravesical recurrence (IVR) than those who did not (43.8%…

Starting dialysis at a higher eGFR makes no difference in overall survival.

Dialysis Industry Unites In Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

DaVita Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) jointly announced they are collaborating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to offer isolation capacity for dialysis patients who are or may be infected with the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. The companies, which are the largest providers of dialysis in the United States, also…

Holly Kramer, National Kidney Foundation President

NKF Presidential Address Highlights COVID-19 Impact

Many healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic lack the needed patient-protective equipment, putting them at the highest risk of contracting the disease, Holly Kramer, MD, President of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), said in a March 26 address to attendees of the organization’s first live-virtual Spring Clinical Meetings. “At no other…

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