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Low Income May Increase Risk for Specific Glomerular Diseases

February 21, 2020. 12:00 PM CST. Lower income associated with higher incidence of lupus nephritis, ANCA-related glomerulonephritis Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors Protect the Heart

February 18, 2020 Findings show benefit for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes regardless of kidney function

Less Than Half of Kidney Disease Quality Metrics Rated Highly Valid

February 13, 2020 Twenty-nine of 60 quality metrics were rated as having high validity, while eight had low validity

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills

February 12, 2020 Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non-Hispanic blacks

Survival Similar for Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

February 12, 2020 Meta-analysis included data for 113,578 patients with incident dialysis from 1993 to 2014

Virtual Cross-Matching May Speed Kidney Transplant Process

February 11, 2020 Cold ischemia time for donor kidneys reduced after implementation of virtual cross-matching program

Empathy Declines as Students Progress Through Medical School

February 10, 2020 Similar pattern seen for both D.O. and M.D. students, although decline was less great among D.O. students

Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance

February 10, 2020 About half of adults aged 50 to 64 have little, no confidence in being able to afford insurance on retirement

Number of Nurse Practitioners More Than Doubled 2010 to 2017

February 07, 2020 Corresponding nationwide decrease of 80,000 registered nurses seen during same period

Reference Pricing Linked to Lower Prices Paid by Employers

February 06, 2020 Cost sharing by employees lower, but time lag seen in physicians' prescribing habits

Economic Burden of Kidney Transplant Graft Failure Quantified

February 05, 2020 For average patient, graft failure will impose medical costs of $78,079 and loss of 1.66 QALYs

Promoting Mixed Chimerism Promising in Kidney Transplants

January 30, 2020 Complete or partial immunosuppressive drug withdrawal without rejection achieved in some

Outcomes Positive With National Kidney Paired Donation Program

January 29, 2020 Graft failure, mortality no different for National Kidney Registry, control living donor transplant recipients

Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians

January 28, 2020 Gender differences in preferences for control over work-life balance do not account for gap in salary

Proteinuria After Inpatient Acute Kidney Injury Tied to Later Risk

January 28, 2020 Higher post-acute kidney injury urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio linked to kidney disease progression

Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care

January 27, 2020 However, share of income is greatest among households with lowest income