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Rituximab Noninferior to Cyclosporine in Membranous Nephropathy

July 17, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Drug found to be superior in maintaining proteinuria remission for up to 24 months Read article


Guidance Issued for Management of Fontan Circulation

July 02, 2019 More patients surviving to adulthood; management affected by scarcity of knowledge

Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges

July 02, 2019 18 percent of all ED visits, 16 percent of in-network hospital stays have at least one out-of-network charge

Functional Decline Seen in Many Older Adults Initiating Dialysis

June 28, 2019 Prevalence of high caregiver burden increased after initiation of dialysis

CT Use to Evaluate Suspected Urolithiasis Significantly Increased

June 27, 2019 2006 to 2014 saw more than doubling in the use of CTAP in the ED, with considerable geographic variation

Older Kidney Donors With HTN at Higher Risk for ESKD Later

June 26, 2019 But absolute risk is small; hypertension not linked to higher risk for early death among older donors

Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain

June 25, 2019 Prevalence higher for those with less than high school education, low income, public insurance

Study Reveals Lower Predictive Ability for Renal Cancer Models

June 21, 2019 Prospective validation shows decrease in predictive ability compared with previous retrospective validations

Maintaining Work During Dialysis Tied to Higher Survival

June 21, 2019 Employment rates low among patients initiating dialysis

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

June 20, 2019 Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days

Risk Factors ID’d for Atrial Fibrillation With Type 1 Diabetes

June 20, 2019 Risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation similar to those seen for other forms of cardiovascular disease

Many Surgeons Still Performing Inappropriate Vascular Access Sx

June 19, 2019 About 20 percent fail to meet arteriovenous fistula rate benchmark

Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water May Cause Thousands of Cancer Cases

June 12, 2019 Annual nitrate-attributable cases of CRC, ovarian, thyroid, kidney, bladder cancer ranged from 2,300 to 12,594

Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030

June 11, 2019 Fifty-six percent of cancer survivors diagnosed within past 10 years; 64 percent aged ≥65

Rapid Fluid Removal May Up Mortality in Critically Ill With AKI

June 10, 2019 Higher net ultrafiltration rates with continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration may lower survival

Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity

June 10, 2019 Social, behavioral factors account for greater portion of premature mortality than does health care