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The Slippery Slope: How These Articles Were Produced

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 05:01
10 weeks, 30 drugs, thousands of pages of data.
Categories: Publications

The Slippery Slope: A Bittersweet Diabetes Economy

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:01
From 2004 to 2013, none of the 30 new diabetes drugs that came on the market were proven to improve key outcomes, such as reducing heart attacks, strokes, blindness, or amputations.
Categories: Publications

The Slippery Slope: A Bittersweet Diabetes Economy

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:01
From 2004 to 2013, none of the 30 new diabetes drugs that came on the market were proven to improve key outcomes, such as reducing heart attacks, strokes, blindness, or amputations.
Categories: Publications

The Slippery Slope: A Bittersweet Diabetes Economy

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:01
From 2004 to 2013, none of the 30 new diabetes drugs that came on the market were proven to improve key outcomes, such as reducing heart attacks, strokes, blindness, or amputations.
Categories: Publications

ASN Extras: Antibiotics Don't Block BK, Sickle Cell Ups CKD Risk

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:40
Additional highlights from ASN's late-breaking presentations and journal publications.
Categories: Publications

Some Pregnancy Risks for Young Kidney Donors

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 20:30
Higher rates of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia seen.
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Transplant Delay Not Needed in Lupus Nephritis

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 20:43
Message: don't wait for lupus symptoms to recede when transplant is indicated.
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Blood Markers Predict CKD Heart Failure

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:00
Utility of troponin T and NT-proBNP confirmed in kidney disease patients.
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Campath-Based Tx Lowers Risk of Kidney Rejection

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:30
Induction treatment with alemtuzumab (Campath) diminished the risk of acute rejection in kidney transplant therapy compared with basiliximab (Simulect) induction, researchers found.
Categories: Publications

Kidney Donation Hikes Insurance Denials

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:11
Patients who donate a kidney may run into troubles with insurers down the road, researchers found.
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Q&A: Talking Dialysis Trends With Friedrich Port, MD

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 17:34
Friedrich Port, MD, a co-founder of Arbor Research, which runs the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) database, speaks with ALLMedPage Today about changes in dialysis practice over time and having DOPPS and the U.S. Renal Data System under one roof.
Categories: Publications

Vitamin D: Deficiency Persists Post Kidney Transplant

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 21:22
LAS VEGAS -- Kidney transplant patients in a Southern California cohort had high rates of inadequate vitamin D levels 4 months after transplant, researchers reported here.
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Depression and Diabetes: Understanding Renal Risk

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:00
Diabetics with major depression appear to have an increased risk for kidney failure when compared with those who are not depressed.
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Nephrologists Put Their Spin on March Madness

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:00
Which nephrology trials turned in the most disappointing results and which entity has better hypertension guidelines? Those are a couple of the questions nephrologists will have to answer in this year's NephMadness, a kidney-centered take on the March Madness college basketball tournament.
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Survival Rates Improving in Kids' Kidney Transplant

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:01
Robust survival gains have been achieved in pediatric kidney transplant recipients over a 25-year period, researchers reported.
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PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:12
This week's topics include genital warts and the HPV vaccine, economics of raising the price of alcohol, restless legs syndrome treatment, and risk of end-stage renal disease in kidney donors.
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Rheuminations: Infection or RA Flare?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:00
Sudden worsening arthralgia in a patient who underwent deceased-donor kidney transplantation puzzled his nephrology team; they suspected an infection or an arthritis flare.
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Gut Reaction: Black Kids Don’t Fare as Well With Liver Transplants

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 20:36
Bucking a trend in claims of greater equality in transplant outcomes, researchers recently found that young whites had better survival out to 10 years following liver transplant than black children. ALLGut Reaction is a blog by staff writer Cole Petrochko that looks at trending conversations in gastroenterological medicine.
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LDL No Longer Target of Kidney Disease Lipid Management

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:00
Specific LDL cholesterol treatment targets were removed from guidelines on managing lipids in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) released by Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) last month.
Categories: Publications

More Stress Echo Tests Called Iffy Under New Rules

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 19:00
The updated 2011 appropriate use criteria for stress echocardiography resulted in more inappropriate tests, mostly for perioperative assessments for transplantations, a single-center study found.
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