Nephrology

Reports of high-impact nephrology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: The burden of health conditions for middle-aged and older adults in the...

Understanding the burden of health conditions in older adults in the U.S. is essential in addressing the healthcare demands of this patient population. This...

Internal medicine interns spending minority of time on direct inpatient care

1. In this direct observational study, first year internal medicine residents (interns) spent only 13% of their time on direct patient care, while spending...

Quick Take: Association of Racial Disparities With Access to Kidney Transplant After the Implementation...

There are many reasons why a patient may be made inactive on the kidney transplant waiting list, including psychosocial or financial issues or medical...

Quick Take: Effect of a Multifaceted Quality Improvement Intervention on the Prescription of Evidence-Based...

In low and middle-income countries, the implementation of evidence-based therapies for cardiovascular disease, including the use of statins, antiplatelet therapy and anti-hypertensive medications, remains...

Catheter-based renal denervation reduces blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension

1. Meta-analysis of sham-controlled randomized trials of catheter-based renal denervation demonstrated reduction in ambulatory and office systolic blood pressures.2. Second-generation trials demonstrated greater reduction...

Quick Take: Veverimer versus placebo in patients with metabolic acidosis associated with chronic kidney...

Chronic metabolic acidosis is often seen in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and results from an inability to excrete metabolically produced acid. This,...

Hypertension in adolescence associated with end-stage renal disease

1. In this retrospective cohort study from Israel, hypertension at the age of 16-19 years old was linked with later-life end stage renal disease...

The PIVOTOL trial: high-dose iron reduces incidence of serious adverse events in hemodialysis patients

1. Patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis experienced fewer serious adverse events if treated proactively with high-dose intravenous iron sucrose compared to patients reactively treated with...

Quick Take: Neutrophil–Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictor of Kidney Function Decline Among Diabetes and...

Diabetic nephropathy is a major concern for patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes. The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in kidneys has prognostic value for cancers and...

Robust survival benefit seen in lupus nephritis patients receiving renal transplant

1. For patients with Lupus nephritis end stage renal disease (LN ESRD), renal transplant reduced the risk of death by about 70%.2. The risk...
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