Diagnosis & Disease Information

New Transplant Rules Issued

New regulations for organ transplantation issued by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) emphasize survival rates and protecting the rights of living donors.

Lower Ceiling for Hb Levels Recommended

ORLANDO—Target hemoglobin levels generally should be in the 11.0-12.0 g/dL range in CKD patients receiving erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs), according to a draft update of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) anemia guidelines.

SWL Clears Smaller Stones Better

BERLIN—The best results with shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) as a monotherapy for upper ureteric stones are achieved when stones are less than 1 cm, according to new findings presented here at the 22nd European Association of Urology Congress.

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