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Nephrology

Physician Burnout Significantly Increased During 2020 to 2021

Sep 24, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A dramatic increase in burnout occurred in U.S. physicians between 2020 and 2021, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Mayo Clinical Proceedings...

Medical Debt Tied to Worsening of Food, Housing Insecurity

Sep 22, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medical debt is common and is a risk factor for worsening of food and housing insecurity, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Network O...

inDEPTH: HIV & Prostate Cancer Prevention

Sep 19, 2022

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For RCC, No Survival Benefit With Adjuvant Nivolumab & Ipilimumab

Sep 19, 2022

Results from the phase 3 Checkmate 914 trial demonstrate that adjuvant treatment with nivolumab/ipilimumab does not improve survival in patients with stage II-III localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) ...

Physician Burnout May Raise Risk for Patient Safety Events

Sep 17, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout in physicians is associated with a decrease in job satisfaction and with increased patient safety events and patient dissatisfaction, according to a ...

An Ultrasound-guided Renal Biopsy Simulation Using Boiled Eggs

Sep 15, 2022

Multiple kidney disorders are often diagnosed with real-time ultrasound-guided renal biopsy. However, since it is an invasive technique with higher chances of consequences like bleeding, a useful simu...

Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome Characterized by Frequent Relapses and Steroid Dependence

Sep 15, 2022

Corticosteroid side effects are typically seen in children with frequently relapsing (FR) or steroid-dependent (SD) nephrotic syndrome (NS). There are many steroid-sparing medications in use, but only...

Primary Aldosteronism Is Associated with Suppression of Potassium Chloride Cotransporters by Acute Potassium Chloride Supplementation

Sep 15, 2022

Elevated levels of the sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) and phosphorylated NCC (pNCC) are possible indicators of primary aldosteronism (PA), however, these effects might also be caused by hypokalem...

Adjuvant Nivolumab + Ipilimumab Lacks Efficacy for Localized RCC

Sep 15, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Disease-free survival (DFS) does not differ with adjuvant nivolumab plus ipilimumab (NIVO+IPI) compared with placebo in patients with localized renal cell...

Summary Elixhauser Comorbidity Score Developed for Use in Older Adults

Sep 14, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The summary Elixhauser (S-Elixhauser) comorbidity score is well calibrated and internally validated, but has no clear advantage over other comorbidity indic...

Biden Makes Another Push for Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Sep 14, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- President Joe Biden made a renewed push for his cancer moonshot initiative on Monday.Speaking at the famed John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum i...

Telaglenastat addition to cabozantinib did not demonstrate benefit in pre-treated advanced renal cell carcinoma

Sep 13, 2022

1. Telaglenastat addition to cabozantinib did not show improvements in clinical benefit. 2. Adverse events of grades 3 or 4 occurred slightly less in the combination arm, with the most common consisti...

Intervention Cuts Risk for AKI After Coronary Angiography

Sep 06, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- An intervention, including clinical decision support with audit and feedback, reduces the likelihood of acute kidney injury (AKI) among patients undergoing c...

FDA Warns of Dangers From Skin-Lightening Creams

Sep 06, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Skin-lightening products can be dangerous for consumers when they contain harmful ingredients that are illegal for over-the-counter sales, the U.S. Food and...

ACS Issues Nutrition, Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

Aug 28, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a guideline issued by the American Cancer Society and published in the May/June issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, recommendations are present...

Peritoneal Dialysis Less Costly for Medicare Than Hemodialysis

Aug 25, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Peritoneal dialysis (PD) costs Medicare less than hemodialysis, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of the American Society of N...

Fazirsiran is associated with decreased levels of misfolded alpha1-antitrypsin protein

Aug 24, 2022

1.  Patients on fazirsiran had reductions in total liver misfolded alpha1-antitrypsin protein (Z-ATT). 2. All patients taking fazirsiran had histologic improvements in inflammation and biomarkers of ...

Kidney Function Lower in Middle-Aged Women Than Men

Aug 24, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- With aging, kidney function is lower in women than men, but the rate of change in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is higher in men than women, according to ...

Endocannabinoid (EC) System in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Aug 24, 2022

Renal cyst development is a characteristic feature of the most common hereditary condition known as autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Interstitial inflammation development is a key...

Chronic kidney disease associated with increased risk of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage

Aug 23, 2022

1. Chronic kidney disease was independently associated with an increased risk of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage, regardless of race or ethnicity. 2. Genetically determined chronic kidney disease ...