Nephrology

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

The job market for new nephrologists is continuing to improve, and most fellows would recommend nephrology to medical students or residents.

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria.

Increasing Water Intake May Reduce Cystitis Recurrence

Increasing Water Intake May Reduce Cystitis Recurrence

For women at high risk for cystitis recurrence who drink low volumes of fluid daily, increasing water intake prevents recurrence.

High Susceptibility Antibiotics Reduce Readmission Rates for Urinary Tract Infections

High Susceptibility Antibiotics Reduce Readmission Rates for Urinary Tract Infections

The use of a moderate to low susceptibility antibiotic to treat a urinary tract infection [UTI] may result in a 1.74-fold increase in the odds of an emergency department readmission within 30 days for another UTI.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients

Correlation between PPI and hip fracture persisted for subgroups with low, medium, high PPI use.

Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease

Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease

Kidneys of neonates with left heart obstruction consistently found to be larger than normal.

Lower patient satisfaction reported at for-profit dialysis centers

Patient reported experience has recently been incorporated into Quality Incentive Programs for dialysis centers across the United States. Lower patient experience scores were reported in for-profit, free-standing, and large dialysis organization centers.

WPSI Recommends Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening

WPSI Recommends Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening

Due to limited evidence, other experts urge caution in implementing guideline for women.

AAP Outlines Appropriate Pediatric Nephrology Testing

AAP Outlines Appropriate Pediatric Nephrology Testing

Five evidence-based recommendations list tests, procedures that doctors, patients should question.

Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys

Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys

All 20 recipients experienced HCV cure, good quality of life, excellent renal function.

Ethical Guidelines for Living Donor Transplantation

Ethical Guidelines for Living Donor Transplantation

The Belmont Report provides an appropriate framework for living donor organ transplantation.

FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula

FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula

Two devices designed to create arteriovenous fistula in patients with CKD in need of hemodialysis

Study Compares Treatment Options for T1a Renal Cancer

Study Compares Treatment Options for T1a Renal Cancer

Percutaneous ablation compared with partial, radical nephrectomy for 4,310 patients aged 66 years

Pediatric Kidney Recipients Often Have Subclinical Inflammation

Pediatric Kidney Recipients Often Have Subclinical Inflammation

Associated with increased risk of composite end point of acute rejection, allograft failure

UTI Guideline Implementation Improves Diagnoses in Postop Orthopedic Patients

UTI Guideline Implementation Improves Diagnoses in Postop Orthopedic Patients

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Implementing a urinary tract infection quality improvement program resulted in a decrease in UTI diagnoses in orthopedic patients.

More Rapid Decline in Kidney Function for Diagnosed Diabetes

More Rapid Decline in Kidney Function for Diagnosed Diabetes

Much steeper decline in adjusted mean eGFR for those with diagnosed diabetes versus those without

Sofosbuvir Improves Renal Safety in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

Sofosbuvir Improves Renal Safety in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

Patients with mild, moderate renal impairment showed improvement in renal biomarkers over one year

Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure

Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure

Findings based on one-year follow-up after a hospitalization complicated by acute kidney injury

Increased Water Consumption Does Not Enhance Kidney Function in Chronic Kidney Disease

Increased Water Consumption Does Not Enhance Kidney Function in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Trained water consumption increase does not significantly reduce the decline of kidney function in individuals with chronic kidney disease.

Prophylaxis may protect kidney recipients from HCV

Prophylaxis may protect kidney recipients from HCV

Prophylaxis safely, effectively prevents HCV transmittance in noninfected patients receiving kidney transplants from HCV-positive donors.

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage renal disease.

AKI common after non-kidney organ transplants in children

AKI common after non-kidney organ transplants in children

Children who receive a non-kidney solid organ transplant have an increased risk for AKI in the first year after surgery and is associated with an increased risk of CKD.

Model uses acute kidney injury to predict chronic kidney disease

Model uses acute kidney injury to predict chronic kidney disease

A 6 variable model predicted advanced chronic kidney disease in patients with acute kidney injury.

Symptomatic treatment inferior to antibiotics in women with UTIs

Symptomatic treatment inferior to antibiotics in women with UTIs

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Treating lower UTIs with diclofenac may help in optimizing antibiotic treatments.

FDA approves Vabomere for UTI treatment

FDA approves Vabomere for UTI treatment

This approval provides an additional treatment option for patients with complicated urinary tract infection.

Infection risk increases with reduced kidney function

Infection risk increases with reduced kidney function

Researchers observed excess community-acquired infections incidence in individuals with mild to severe chronic kidney disease.

Botulinum toxin may be safe and effective for overactive bladder

Botulinum toxin may be safe and effective for overactive bladder

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Intradetrusor injection of onabotulinumtoxin A impairs afferent and efferent nerves, but an injection-free drug delivery approach only impairs the bladder afferent nerves.

Recurrent kidney stone formers may not benefit from 24-hour urine collection

Recurrent kidney stone formers may not benefit from 24-hour urine collection

It is unclear whether all recurrent kidney stone formers benefit from 24-hour urine collection.

FDA approves first drug for frequent urination at night

FDA approves first drug for frequent urination at night

Noctiva is designed to increase absorption of water through the kidneys, decreasing urine production.

Recommendations released for management of small renal masses

Recommendations released for management of small renal masses

Researchers used data from 83 studies to develop guideline for management of patients with small renal masses.

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