Nephrology

Reports of high-impact nephrology studies by medical professionals

Restricting perioperative fluid for abdominal surgery patients does not reduce complications: The RELIEF trial

1. Among patients at increased risk for complications undergoing abdominal surgery, those randomized to perioperative fluid restriction did not have increased disability-free survival at...

Improved calculations suggest major changes to statin, aspirin, and blood pressure medication prescribing

1. Updated risk calculations suggest that fewer people should be classified within the high-risk category for CVD. 2. Many Americans, especially those of African American...

Physicians report feeling moral distress over hospital policies that force inadequate care based on...

1. Physicians working in settings that provide emergency only hemodialysis (EOHD) reported higher rates of professional burnout. 2. Physicians providing EOHD reported feeling moral distress...

Coaching to improve water intake does not improve kidney function in adults with chronic...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, coaching to improve daily fluid intake did not improve kidney function in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. 2. Increasing...

Hospice care may not decrease Medicare costs in patients on maintenance dialysis

1. In this cross-sectional study, of those patients on maintenance hemodialysis that were referred to hospice care, 41.5% received care for only 3 days...

Smartphone medication adherence application did not improve systolic blood pressure

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no significant difference in systolic blood pressure across participants that used the Medisafe app for blood...

Prediction tool for urinary tract infections in preverbal children

1. The study reports the development of a clinical and biochemical prediction tool for assessing the risk of urinary tract infection in preverbal children...

Optimizing organ donations from overdose deaths may help address national organ shortage

1. U.S. transplants using organs from overdose-death donors (ODDs) has increased 24-fold from 2000 to 2016, and transplant outcomes from organs donated by ODDs...

Medicare pre-ESRD care results in more dialysis initiation but also increased two-year mortality

1. Veterans receiving pre-end stage renal disease (ESRD) nephrology care in under the Medicare system were more likely to undergo dialysis and had a...

Barber facilitated health promotion reduces blood pressure among black male barber patrons

1. Non-Hispanic black male barber patrons prescribed antihypertensive therapy with barber encouragement along with lifestyle modification experienced greater reductions in blood pressures compared to...
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