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Platelet counts linked to AKI severity in pediatric open-heart surgery | RUN
There is a strong association between magnified nadir platelet counts and the severity of AKI. January 24 @ 2:30 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Platelet counts linked to AKI severity in pediatric open-heart surgery | RUN
RPS Quiz of the week for January 23rd, 2017: A 23 year old woman who was recently diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus has low complements, pericardial effusion, 8 g/day proteinuria and normal complements. The arrows highlight immune deposits in which structure? A. Interstitium B. Peritubular capillaries C. Tubular basement membranes D. Tubular epithelial nuclei Case submitted by Megan Troxell, M.D. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA January 24 @ 10:47 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Glucose supplementation significantly reduces length of induced labor in childbirth, study says
Prolonged labor can be harmful to maternal and fetal health. Few medical interventions are known to shorten labor duration. Because muscle... January 24 @ 9:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Woman killed by a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic | Scientific American
A woman in Nevada died from an incurable infection. Testing showed the superbug that had spread throughout her system could fend off 26 different... January 24 @ 12:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Study finds recurrent hypertensive disease of pregnancy associated with early mortality
In a study to be presented Friday, Jan. 27, in the oral plenary session at 8 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting,... January 23 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

The government is spending a lot on treating kidney disease, but not on research | NNI
The federal government is spending a lot of money on kidney disease, but the bulk of it is going into treatments for kidney failure, according to a... January 23 @ 6:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Space-age challenge: Researchers working to heal broken bones, wounds, and internal organs
Researchers are trying to develop biomaterials that can speed healing in space and on Earth. January 23 @ 3:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment & prevention of heart attacks, strokes | MNT
World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical School address... January 23 @ 12:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

FGF-23 indirectly associated with vascular calcification | RUN
In a small study, 50% of non-diabetic hemodialysis patients with elevated FGF-23 showed calcification in the abdominal aorta. January 23 @ 9:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Why is Spain so good at organ donations? Irish Times
How has the nation got it right? January 22 @ 5:50 PM Comments: Likes: 0

EHRs - Failing to Deliver.
True interoperability? Not here yet. Added physician burden? That's definitely here. January 22 @ 3:15 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Kidney disease markers reflect heart failure risk in African Americans.
Data on kidney function and microalbuminuria are associated with the risk of congestive heart failure in an African American population, reports a... January 22 @ 12:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Use of locum tenens physicians keeps growing.
They can fill in while hospitals and groups seek permanent doctors or replacements; locum tenens physicians like the work's flexibility and high pay. January 22 @ 8:55 AM Comments: Likes: 0

New capsule achieves long-term drug delivery.
Technology could aid in elimination of malaria and treatment of many other diseases. January 21 @ 6:35 PM Comments: Likes: 0

High racial/ethnic variation in ESRD risk.
Risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) shows more than twofold variation across different racial/ethnic groups, according to a paper in the... January 21 @ 3:15 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Australian researchers hope to use AI and online dating metrics to improve organ transplant matches.
An algorithm that could potentially better match organ donors with organ recipients. January 21 @ 12:35 PM Comments: Likes: 0

CDC confirms Seoul virus in 8 patients -- in rare cases can lead to Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS).
In rare cases, Seoul virus can lead to Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS). Read more about Seoul virus and H January 21 @ 8:50 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right place... but my husband was recently diagnosed with IgA nephropathy at the age of 39, and I am looking for a world known nephrology expert who specializes in this disease and might be able to help. Could anyoe please tell me how I can find an expert I'm so much looking for? I would be grateful for any help.
In rare cases, Seoul virus can lead to Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS). Read more about Seoul virus and H January 21 @ 2:02 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Skip the Jargon and Talk to Your Patient. "The best teachers were those capable of building rapport and translating the complex mix of Latin and science into accessible language that allows the patient to access the world of medicine." In-House
I remember ranting to a friend one night about the terminology, lingo and semantics that run through medicine. When I started studying medicine, I... January 20 @ 7:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

The Gap Between Need and Funding: newly released GAO report addresses urgent need to improve funding, spur innovations in kidney care.
As ASN President Lederer notes in this press release, addressing the overwhelming burden of kidney disease requires innovation, and investment.... January 20 @ 3:20 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Indian Council of Medical Research to launch intensive study of unexplained high rates of kidney disease in Uddhanam.
Amid mounting concern on high rates of unexplained kidney disease in the Uddhanam region of Srikakulam district, the Indian Council of Medical... January 20 @ 12:05 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Editorial: American Kidney Care in a New Governance Landscape. Richard Lafayette, MD.
We cannot discuss too much or focus in too much detail on the issues when it comes to the historic transition of power and influence post-election.... January 20 @ 9:05 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Disadvantaged women at greater risk of heart disease than men, study suggests
Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25% more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, a major new study has found. January 19 @ 7:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Researchers discover potential cancer treatment for transplant patients | Medical Xpress
A novel drug combination with the potential to help prevent rejection of a donor kidney in transplant patients undergoing cancer treatment has been... January 19 @ 5:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Blood pressure care in U.S. improving, but disparities remain
Treatment of high blood pressure is improving in the United States, but a new study suggests white people are seeing more improvements than black... January 19 @ 3:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0