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Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

April 17, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

ASN: Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in US

October 29, 2018 Donor profile index of transplanted kidneys has risen modestly in US, with greater increase in France

ASTRO: Stereotactic Ablative RT OK for RCC in Solitary Kidneys

October 26, 2018 Local control, cancer-specific survival at two years similar for patients with solitary, bilateral kidneys

Procurement Bx of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced

October 26, 2018 Also do not correlate well with reperfusion biopsies, not linked to transplant outcomes

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome

October 05, 2018 Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria

ASCO: Sunitinib Alone Noninferior in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

June 04, 2018 Sunitinib alone noninferior to nephrectomy plus sunitinib with respect to overall survival

Clopidogrel + Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA

May 17, 2018 However, combination is associated with increased risk of major hemorrhage within 90 days

Restricting Fluids Post Abdominal Surgery Doesn’t Up Survival

May 10, 2018 Fluid restriction has no impact on disability-free survival; increases risk of acute kidney injury

Balanced Crystalloids Cut Kidney Events in Critically Ill

February 28, 2018 For noncritically ill patients, no difference in number of hospital-free days for crystalloids versus saline

Follow-Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

February 16, 2018 Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance

Atezolizumab + Bevacizumab Shows Benefit in Met Renal CA

February 09, 2018 Progression-free survival benefit for patients with untreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma

AHA/ACA Present New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 14, 2017 New guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension to 130/80

AHA: Acetylcysteine, Sodium Bicarbonate Don’t Cut Renal Risk

November 13, 2017 No benefit among patients at high risk for renal complications scheduled to undergo angiography

AHA: Drinking Coffee May Cut Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke

November 13, 2017 Each additional cup consumed per week tied to a decrease in risk compared with no coffee intake

ACR: Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Affects Outcomes in SLE

November 06, 2017 And low vitamin D linked to later total organ, renal damage in systemic lupus erythematosus patients

ASN: Tolvaptan Slows eGFR Decline in Later-Stage ADPKD

November 06, 2017 Reduction in decline in eGFR for patients with later-stage autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease