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Hours Worked Impacted by Kids for Female, Not Male Doctors

August 21, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Findings from a national sample of dual-physician couples Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards

August 15, 2017 No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards

Graft Survival Similar for Kidneys From Octogenarians

August 15, 2017 Recipients of biopsy-guided kidneys from >80-year-old donors had significantly shorter waiting times

Multigene Panel Tests Can ID Hereditary Kidney Cancer

August 11, 2017 Most commonly altered genes were folliculin and fumarate hydratase, altered in 1.8 and 1.3 percent

Reduced eGFR, Increased UACR Linked to Incident A-Fib

August 11, 2017 Step-wise increase in adjusted risk of incident atrial fibrillation across categories of decreasing eGFR

CPAP Doesn’t Alter Renal Function in Coexisting OSA, CVD

August 11, 2017 Continuous positive airway pressure does not alter renal function, occurrence of renal adverse events

Guidance Provided for Preventing Practice Billing Errors

August 07, 2017 Practices should have a compliance plan and policy and someone responsible for enforcing it

Factors Unrelated to Allograft Quality Tied to Organ Turndown

August 07, 2017 Holiday or weekend procurement, shorter donor stature, location of procurement tied to later acceptance

Loss of Smell May Affect Nutrition in Patients With Renal Disease

August 04, 2017 Proof-of-concept study shows increase in odor identification score with intranasal theophylline

IgG-Degrading Enzyme Allows HLA-Incompatible Transplant

August 02, 2017 IgG-degrading enzyme from Streptococcus pyogenes reduces, eliminates donor-specific antibodies

Revenue Exceeds Expenditures for Many ABMS Member Boards

August 02, 2017 Change in net balance of American Board of Medical Specialties member boards grew from 2003 to 2013

Methylprednisolone Ups Adverse Events in IgA Nephropathy

August 01, 2017 Recruitment discontinued because of serious adverse events after randomization of 262 patients

Intel Gained on Melanoma Risk for Renal Transplant Patients

July 28, 2017 Age-standardized relative rate of melanoma 4.9 in U.S. Renal Data System versus SEER patients

2016 Saw Increase in Number of Physicians Since 2010 Census

July 27, 2017 Increase in actively licensed U.S. physician-to-population ratio from 2010 to 2016

Health Benefits of Healthy Lifestyle Quantified in U.S.

July 26, 2017 At age 50, individuals with healthy lifestyle had seven years longer life expectancy, delay in disability

Greater Engagement for Patients Who Read Visit Notes

July 25, 2017 Patients value confirming and remembering next steps, quicker access and results, sharing information