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Physician Health Programs -- 47 states now have them, but are they helping? In this opinion piece, Dr. J. Wesley Boyd takes a close look, and argues for national standards.
Do PHPs help physicians, or does the US need to develop and implement standards for these programs? October 22 @ 7:05 PM Comments: Likes: 0

MACRA? QPP? Need help? ASN breaks down some of the improvements made to the final rule, including reducing the reporting burden.
What do you need to know about the MACRA final rule? ASN provides insights. October 22 @ 3:45 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Did you know the National CKD Surveillance System was launched in January 2013? #ASN50
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the National Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System to address the lack of an... October 22 @ 1:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Blood profiling may help identify lupus patients at risk of kidney failure | Lupus News Today
Measuring the level of certain pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may help to identify... October 22 @ 10:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Town hall or focus group at Kidney Week: Help ASN by providing your insights into reducing infections in dialysis care.
“Among patients undergoing hemodialysis, hospitalizations for infection have increased 43% since 1993." ASN and the US Centers for Disease Control... October 22 @ 7:50 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Dietary management may aid transition to incremental hemodialysis | RUN
A low protein, low phosphorus diet plays an important role in the management of patients transitioning to once-weekly incremental hemodialysis. October 21 @ 7:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Mortality and cardiovascular disease: You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to reduce the many risk factors
Even low physical fitness, up to 20% below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to produce a preventive effect on most of the risk factors... October 21 @ 5:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Chronic kidney disease brings heavy pill burden | Futurity
A study on anemia, bone disease, and quality of life with chronic kidney disease finds that pill burden may be a bigger problem than either... October 21 @ 3:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Some physicians in state of Washington vote to unionize | Kidney News Online
Some physicians vote to unionize, voicing a desire for more negotiating authority re patient care. October 21 @ 1:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Analysis challenges notion that women face higher kidney risks after heart surgery
Women are more likely than men to develop kidney damage following cardiovascular surgery, but researchers found no association between sex and risk... October 21 @ 11:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Statins can interact with other cardiovascular drugs | RUN
Many of the interactions between statins and other heart drugs are minor, but there are some drug combinations that should be avoided. October 21 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Gingivitis associated with obesity, insulin resistance in children | Healio
Children with overweight or obesity and lower levels of insulin resistance are more likely to develop gingivitis, a precursor to chronic... October 20 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba
The Obama administration sent some of the United States' top infectious disease specialists to Cuba on Wednesday to open a new phase in medical... October 20 @ 7:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

CKD screening may not be for everyone | Medscape
Screening everyone for chronic kidney disease is neither cost-efficient nor useful. Screening those who are at risk is more helpful, says Dr. Berns. October 20 @ 5:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Investigational treatment for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis shows promise | NNI
A study of an investigational treatment for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis demonstrated a greater than two-fold reduction of proteinuria after... October 20 @ 3:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

High-protein diet doesn't aid insulin sensitivity in women | RUN
Overweight women without diabetes who ate a high-protein diet did not show improvement in insulin sensitivity. October 20 @ 1:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Five Improvements in the MACRA Final Rule: ASN helps you understand what you need to know about the new provider payment system | via KN Online
What do you need to know about the MACRA final rule? ASN provides insights. October 20 @ 11:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Neighborhoods are an important factor in risk of stroke, study suggests
This study showed that residents in more disadvantaged neighborhoods had greater stroke risk than those who lived in more advantaged neighborhoods. October 20 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Increased potassium intake found not to raise hyperkalemia risk | RUN
Lack of association observed in study of hypertensive patients with normal renal function. October 19 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Improved treatment needed for emergency hyperkalemia | RUN
Newer potassium binders might have a role in treating emergency hyperkalemia, according to a panel. October 19 @ 7:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

For the good of your heart: Keep holding the salt | Harvard Health
For most people, restricting salt intake is still important for cardiovascular health. October 19 @ 5:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Animal study points to possible HIV breakthrough | UNMC
A research team has shown that they can achieve sustained control of SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) infection in an animal model by... October 19 @ 3:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Heartburn drugs and antibiotics don’t mix, study indicates | Consumer Advocacy News
Growing concern over PPIs is reaching a fever pitch as a new study finds the drugs can cause serious heart complications when taken with common... October 19 @ 1:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Statins in the treatment of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease | Medscape
Could statins play a role in the management of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease? This article explores the issue. October 19 @ 11:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Short walks after meals may prove important tool in managing diabetes | MNT
New research suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits. October 19 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0