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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  [289 journals]
  • From the Field: Cheap Billing Can Be Costly
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Rick Collins “We can do your billing for much lower fees than you’re paying now!” While this is a tantalizing phrase for physicians, management, ownership, and accountants, paying for “cheap” billing frequently costs you much more than any savings you realize from the cheaper billing rate. To illustrate this point, following are personal experiences from ...The post From the Field: Cheap Billing Can Be Costly appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:00:28 +000
       
  • October 2017: Abstract Roundup
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Acute Kidney Injury 30-Day Outcomes Poor Following Discharge from the ED with AKI Clinical Journal of the American Nephrology Society. 2017, doi: 10.2215/CJN.10431016 Rey R. Acedillo, MD, and colleagues conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study designed to examine the characteristics and outcomes of patients discharged home from an emergency department (ED) with acute kidney injury ...The post October 2017: Roundup appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:56:48 +000
       
  • October 2017: News Briefs
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: LUTONIX® 035 DCB Granted FDA Approval In late August, the US FDA granted premarket approval to the LUTONIX® 035 drug coated balloon (DCB) PTA catheter. The LUTONIX 035 is now available in the United States. In a press release from C.R. Bard, Inc., the manufacturer of the catheter, Timothy M. Ring, chairman and chief executive ...The post October 2017: News Briefs appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:51:32 +000
       
  • Risk of Melanoma in Kidney Transplant Recipients Associated with Older
           Age, Sex, and Donor Type
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Patients who undergo kidney transplantation for long-term curative treatment of end-stage renal disease are required to maintain lifelong immunosuppressive treatment to ensure adequate graft function. The immunosuppression therapy is associated with an increase in the risk of certain kinds of cancers, particularly cancer of the skin, leading to increased morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients. ...The post Risk of Melanoma in Kidney Transplant Recipients Associated with Older Age, Sex, and Donor Type appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:02:52 +000
       
  • Differentiating between Allograft Active Rejection and Allograft Injury
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Long-term survival of a renal transplant depends on accurate and timely detection of allograft rejection and effective treatment. The standard for diagnosis of rejection is histology obtained via needle biopsy; however, the technique is rarely utilized for surveillance due to high cost, complicated logistics, and potential complications, as well as patient discomfort and inconvenience. A ...The post Differentiating between Allograft Active Rejection and Allograft Injury appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:00:49 +000
       
  • Review and Meta-Analysis to Assess Renal Outcomes with Intensive Blood
           Pressure Control
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Patients with chronic kidney disease face increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality; nondiabetic CKD accounts for most of the incidence worldwide. Hypertension is strongly associated with the development of progression of nondiabetic CKD, and control of blood pressure can decrease the risk of decline in renal function and cardiovascular mortality. However, according to ...The post Review and Meta-Analysis to Assess Renal Outcomes with Intensive Blood Pressure Control appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:58:55 +000
       
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Compared with Hemodialysis in Infants Younger than One
           Year
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Pediatric nephrologists face significant challenges in managing infants requiring maintenance dialysis. Factors such as difficulties feeding and maintaining fluid balance, growth failure, increased risk of infection, and possible comorbid conditions contribute to the management hurdles in children younger than 1 year. Due in part to these challenges, infants with kidney failure on maintenance dialysis have ...The post Peritoneal Dialysis Compared with Hemodialysis in Infants Younger than One Year appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:56:42 +000
       
  • Three versus Four Daily Exchanges in Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal
           Dialysis and Residual Kidney Function
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Survival and quality of life for patients on dialysis are associated with residual kidney function. The preferred modality for preservation of residual kidney function is peritoneal dialysis, according to Hao Yan, MD, and colleagues in the department of nephrology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Shanghai Center for Peritoneal Dialysis Research, Shanghai, ...The post Three versus Four Daily Exchanges in Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and Residual Kidney Function appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:52:47 +000
       
  • Appropriateness of Antibiotics Prescribed to Hemodialysis Patients
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Worldwide, mortality and hospitalization in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis are due, in part, to infection. Individuals in this patient population are also at risk of infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms. Inappropriate use of antibiotics is a driver for the acceleration of antimicrobial resistance, giving rise to global efforts to optimize antimicrobial use. Patients in ...The post Appropriateness of Antibiotics Prescribed to Hemodialysis Patients appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:51:09 +000
       
  • Kidney Injuries at a Level 1 Trauma Center
    • Authors: Kerri Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Orlando—Elmhurst Hospital Center at the Icahn School of Medicine in Queens, New York, is a level 1 trauma center. Approximately 3% of all trauma admissions at the center are renal trauma cases; among patients who sustain abdominal trauma, as many as 10% of trauma admissions involve renal trauma. Researchers at the center, led by Jayaramakrishna ...The post Kidney Injuries at a Level 1 Trauma Center appeared first on Nephrology Times.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:46:13 +000
       
 
 
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