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Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

March 22, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. 33.6 percent of patients reported not taking medication as prescribed to reduce costs Read article


Risk Profiles ID’d for Patients With Transplant Glomerulopathy

March 15, 2019 Five groups of patients with distinct features and outcomes identified using machine learning approach

CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health

March 13, 2019 Most health measures remained stable from 2017; percent of adults who have been tested for HIV increased

Timing of Medicare Loss Linked to Kidney Transplant Outcomes

March 11, 2019 Medication possession ratio lower for recipients with early, late Medicare loss versus no coverage loss

Tenapanor Reduces Elevated Serum Phosphate in CKD

March 08, 2019 Adverse events limited to softened stool, modest increase in bowel movement freqeuncy

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

March 07, 2019 Prevalence of chronic kidney disease, CKD development increased with exposure to secondhand smoke

Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Kidney Transplant Rejection

March 06, 2019 Monitoring for certain genes in peripheral blood samples might predict rejection before it occurs

Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure

March 05, 2019 Case report describes patient with symptoms that began two weeks after new job at propane company

Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly

March 04, 2019 Most readmissions associated with infectious etiologies, as well as GI, CV, pulmonary, renal causes

Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective

March 04, 2019 No decrease in acute kidney injury seen with intraoperative steroids during cardiopulmonary bypass

Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes

February 27, 2019 Revascularization patients with T2DM and CKD more likely to experience a major adverse event

Sertraline Tops CBT for Reducing Depression in Dialysis Patients

February 26, 2019 Engagement intervention on treatment acceptance has no effect on acceptance of depression treatment

2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians

February 25, 2019 Compared with other working adults and after adjustment, doctors still at increased risk for burnout

National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually

February 22, 2019 Long-observed demographic and economic factors expected to drive growth in health spending

Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use

February 22, 2019 Lack of inquiry from providers, fear of disapproval, belief CM is safe among reasons for nondisclosure

Hospital Program Does Not Cut Mortality for Acute Kidney Injury

February 22, 2019 But drop in hospital length of stay, improvement in metrics seen