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Pre-eclampsia significantly increases risk of heart disease in later life, study reveals
Women who suffered pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are four times more likely to have heart failure in later life, new research shows. February 23 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Is bad hospital design making us sicker? | NY Times
Evidence-based medical care needs evidence-based design. February 22 @ 11:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Raising dietary potassium to sodium ratio helps reduce heart, kidney disease
New research found that increasing dietary potassium is as important to improving the risk factors for cardiovascular and kidney disease as... February 22 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet "silent" kidney damage
The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under... February 22 @ 7:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Albuminuria associated with cognitive impairment, dementia | RUN
The researchers found that albuminuria correlated with cognitive impairment, dementia, clinical Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia. February 22 @ 5:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Less than one week left to apply for JASN Editor-in-Chief: Deadline is Feb 28.
JASN is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the practice of kidney medicine worldwide by reporting novel and rigorous research. February 22 @ 3:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Albuminuria associated with cognitive impairment, dementia | RUN
The researchers found that albuminuria correlated with cognitive impairment, dementia, clinical Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia. February 22 @ 1:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Improving Care for Children on Dialysis: NTDS Project Comm members Dr. Neu & Dr. Warady analyze how the SCOPE model might help all centers Target Zero Infections.
Alicia Neu, MD and Bradley Warady, MD take a look at the SCOPE study and how it might help dialysis centers Target Zero Infections. February 22 @ 11:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Pre-cystectomy chemo does not up survival in 'real world' setting | RUN
Finding contrasts with results of randomized clinical trials. February 22 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

What it's like to hold your own heart | Atlas Obscura
Baylor University Medical Center in Texas is encouraging transplant patients to meet their former organs. February 22 @ 12:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

How drug development is speeding up in the cloud | BBC News
How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs. February 21 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

First medical curriculum developed tailored for Native Americans
Of all racial minorities, Native Americans have the most dramatic health inequalities in the U.S., including significantly higher rates of... February 21 @ 6:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Metformin use linked to less vitamin B12 measurement | Physician's Briefing
Metformin users are less likely to receive vitamin B12 testing after adjustment for confounding variables February 21 @ 3:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Patients with lupus may have increased risk for heart attack | Healio
Compared with the general population, patients with lupus had a three-fold increased risk for heart attack and a two-fold increased risk for... February 21 @ 12:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Surveillance gains foothold in renal masses | Medpage Today
Cancer-specific survival identical to immediate treatment February 21 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

AKI linked to unplanned readmissions.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is strongly associated with an increased risk of unplanned hospital readmissions—especially for acute pulmonary edema,... February 20 @ 6:20 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Two year old in India undergoes dual live-donor transplant surgery.
A two-year old girl received kidney from her grandmother and liver from her father becoming the smallest child in the world to have successfully... February 20 @ 3:30 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Intradialytic hypotension and hypertension: salt and water balance. Dr. Inrig, in ASN's Online Dialysis Curriculum.
You can access the full curriculum at February 20 @ 12:15 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Parental health literacy and outcomes of childhood nephrotic syndrome. Pediatrics
Lower parental health literacy, specifically reading comprehension, is associated with higher relapse rates among children with nephrotic syndrome... February 20 @ 9:05 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Women with diabetes are especially prone to developing heart disease | Washington Post
Uncontrolled diabetes contributes to vision loss, kidney failure and amputations. February 20 @ 12:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

"As I’m trying to come into my own as a physician, I doubt myself and fear failure everyday. The high-achieving, overly independent atmosphere pushes students to prop up a pristine, image of strength, competence and unwavering resilience. I wish it was that clean on the inside
Whenever I go to the hospital, I wear my grandpa’s socks. They looked distinguished on an older man, but a little childish on a me, a 25-year-old... February 19 @ 8:45 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Emory performs first HIV-positive kidney transplant in Georgia.
Not only was this Emory’s first HIV to HIV kidney transplant, it is also the first of its kind in Georgia and the first HIV to HIV positive kidney... February 19 @ 6:10 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Making a Difference. "At that time in a region that serves approximately 250,000 people, there was not a single board-certified nephrologist. Now our practice has four board-certified nephrologists; we hold charts on approximately 10,000 patients, and take care of 300 dialysis patients as well as kidney, heart and pancreas transplant patients."
Fahim and Naeem Rahim are nephrologists who have changed the landscape for kidney patients in southeastern Idaho. February 19 @ 3:20 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Chemotherapy and kidney injury. Dr. Glezerman and Dr. Jaimes. From ASN's Online Onco-Nephrology Curriculum.
Ch. 11. "Kidneys are vulnerable to the development of drug toxicity due to their role in the metabolism and excretion of toxic agents." Full... February 19 @ 12:20 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Updates in Managing Small Renal Masses. Data presented at ASCO symposium 2 18 17.
At a general session at the 2017 ASCO GU Symposium, recent advances in managing SRMs were presented. February 19 @ 9:05 AM Comments: Likes: 0