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Weight Loss Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant

May 22, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Weight loss before transplantation associated with increased hospitalization LOS, graft loss, mortality Read article


ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035

May 09, 2019 Goal based on decrease in overall cancer death rates at pace seen among college graduates

Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With T2DM

May 09, 2019 Standardized incidence ratio highest for prostate cancer for men, nasopharynx cancer for women

In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs

May 08, 2019 Prescription drug use increased with age, reaching 85.0 percent for those aged 60 years and older

Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials

May 07, 2019 67 trials ID'd that were unreported for median of nine years after completion, with 87,883 participants

External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.

May 07, 2019 Prices averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in U.S.; differential varied from 1.3 to 70.1 for individual drugs

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship

May 03, 2019 Hardship in material, psychological, behavioral domains more likely for those age 18 to 64 versus ≥65

Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality

May 03, 2019 Findings based on long-term evaluation of surgical mortality in Scotland

Preterm Birth Tied to Elevated Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

May 02, 2019 Strongest correlation seen at ages 0 to 9 years; risk still increased at 10 to 19, 20 to 43 years

Events for Living Kidney Donors Mainly Occur After Two Years

April 29, 2019 Overall, 90.2 percent of the events that took place two or more years after donation were nonsurgical

CKD Risk Lower for Those Following Healthy Plant-Based Diet

April 26, 2019 Slower eGFR decline seen in association with greater adherence to overall and healthy plant-based diets

Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions

April 26, 2019 Differences found in reaction symptoms and types of drugs tied to adverse reactions

Over Half of Seniors Initiating Dialysis Die Within One Year

April 24, 2019 Higher one-year mortality tied to activity-of-daily-living dependence, age ≥85, at least four comorbidities

Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD

April 19, 2019 Reduced risk seen for primary composite renal end point event; more frequent fluid retention, anemia reported

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

April 19, 2019 Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA-SAB incidence

Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

April 19, 2019 Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields