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Journal Cover Nephrology Times
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   ISSN (Print) 1940-5960 - ISSN (Online) 1945-0605
   Published by LWW Wolters Kluwer Homepage  [285 journals]
  • July/August 2017
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: The post July/August 2017 appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:45:42 +000
       
  • Risk of Hip Fracture and PPI Use in Kidney Transplant Recipients
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Increased mortality, decreased mobility, and loss of independence are all associated with hip fracture. For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the risk of hip fracture is considerably elevated compared with that of the general population. The time immediately following kidney transplantation is particularly high-risk for hip fracture due to pre-existing chronic kidney disease and ...The post Risk of Hip Fracture and PPI Use in Kidney Transplant Recipients appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:31:15 +000
       
  • Safety and Efficacy of Belatacept as Immunotherapy in Kidney Transplant
           Recipients
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Cyclosporine and tacrolimus, calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs), are commonly used as immunosuppressive therapy in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation. According to Josep M. Grinyó, MD, PhD, and colleagues in Buenos Aires, Argentina, those agents may be associated with patient comorbidity via nephrotoxicity and cardiovascular risk (hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes mellitus), as well as transplant loss ...The post Safety and Efficacy of Belatacept as Immunotherapy in Kidney Transplant Recipients appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:29:47 +000
       
  • Tolvaptan Reduces Incidence of Kidney Pain in Patients with ADPKD
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) often experience pain, a symptom reported early in the course of the disease. The pain associated with ADPKD can be severe and a challenge to manage as well as a complication that has an adverse effect on a patient’s quality of life. ADPKD-related acute pain may be ...The post Tolvaptan Reduces Incidence of Kidney Pain in Patients with ADPKD appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:28:01 +000
       
  • Risk Factors for Development of ESRD in Patients with IgA Nephrology
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) accounts for 45.36% of primary glomerular disease in China; it is also a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Approximately 30% of patients with IgAN progressed to ESRD within 10 to 20 years; however, in some patients, disease progression was more rapid, with ESRD occurring within 10 years. Previous studies found ...The post Risk Factors for Development of ESRD in Patients with IgA Nephrology appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:26:42 +000
       
  • Care Coordination Program Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Orlando—Chronic kidney disease (CKD) exacts a burden on healthcare resources and is a serious public health concern. Beverly Everett, MD, and colleagues at Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company recently designed a study to assess the impact on outcomes of utilization of a pilot program designed to identify and engage CKD patients who are at ...The post Care Coordination Program Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:25:12 +000
       
  • Uncontrolled Gout among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Orlando–Gout, caused by primarily by elevated serum uric acid in the blood, is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. Recommendations in guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology call for lowering serum uric acid levels to
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:21:32 +000
       
  • Dialysate Potassium Level and Adverse Events in Patients on Hemodialysis
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: In patients requiring hemodialysis, sudden death is a leading cause of death; 27% of all deaths in that patient population are attributable to arrhythmic mechanisms. In patients on maintenance hemodialysis three times a week, these events tend to cluster in the period just prior to the first dialysis session of the week when fluid overload ...The post Dialysate Potassium Level and Adverse Events in Patients on Hemodialysis appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:10:40 +000
       
  • Treating Active Lupus Nephritis with Voclosporin: Phase 2b Results from
           AURA-LV Study
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Chicago—More than 500,000 individuals in the United States are affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and up to 60% of patients with SLE develop lupus nephritis (LN). Severe LN progresses to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) within 15 years of diagnosis in 10% to 30% of patients. Patients with SLE with renal damage have a 14-fold ...The post Treating Active Lupus Nephritis with Voclosporin: Phase 2b Results from AURA-LV Study appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:09:00 +000
       
  • Specialized Disease Management Program Reduced Costs and Inpatient
           Admissions
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Orlando—Optum’s Disease Management (DM) program utilizes communication via telephone and hard copy between renal specialty nurses and patients and healthcare providers to enhance patients’ knowledge of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and ways to maximize their healthcare. Employers purchase the DM program to enable patient-access. In 2016, a meta-analysis of the efficacy of DM programs focused ...The post Specialized Disease Management Program Reduced Costs and Inpatient Admissions appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:07:38 +000
       
 
 
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