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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Oct 2017


Nephrology News (951)

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - Anti-CD47 monoclonal antibody therapy reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury of renal allografts in an animal transplantation model, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in the American Journal of Transplantation. Read More >
Monoclonal Antibodies Cut Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - Physicians who are experiencing burnout are more than twice as likely to leave their organization within two years, and this is associated with significant economic costs, according to a report from the American Medical Association. Read More >
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout, Attrition
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 - For patients with atrial fibrillation, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are associated with lower risks of adverse renal outcomes than warfarin, according to a study published in the Nov. 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of C Read More >
NOACs Show Lower Risk of Adverse Renal Outcomes in A-Fib
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - Between 2005 and 2014, the prevalence of chronic conditions increased across all segments of the childbearing population, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Read More >
Chronic Conditions Increasing Among Childbearing Women
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - More than 40 percent of health care personnel with influenza-like illness work while ill, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. Read More >
Many Health Care Providers Work While Sick
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - A simple, easy-to-use checklist, the Guideline Trustworthiness, Relevance, and Utility Scoring Tool, can identify useful clinical practice guidelines, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Read More >
Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - Intensive blood pressure control may provide no benefit and may even be harmful for patients with moderate-to-advanced chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Intensive BP Control Lacks Benefit in Chronic Kidney Disease
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Among patients with type 2 diabetes initiating antidiabetes drugs, first-line use of metformin has increased since 2005, while sulfonylureas have remained the most popular second-line agent, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Diabetes Care Read More >
First-Line Metformin Use for DM Up; Sulfonylurea Use Down