February 2016 Briefing - Nephrology

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nephrology for February 2016. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Suggestions for Optimizing Practice Feedback Effectiveness

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In an article published online Feb. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 15 suggestions are presented to optimize the effectiveness of practice feedback.

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Periodontitis Linked to Higher Mortality in Kidney Disease

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Periodontitis is associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to research published online Feb. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

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Only Half of Kidney Stone Patients Compliant With Tx

FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just over half of kidney stone patients are adherent to preventive pharmacological therapy, and adherent patients have lower levels of health care utilization, according to a study published in the March issue of The Journal of Urology.

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Masked HTN Common in CKD, Linked to Target Organ Damage

FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), masked hypertension is common and is associated with reduced kidney function and cardiovascular target organ damage, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Oncocytomas Tend to Grow Slowly Over Time

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of oncocytic renal neoplasms will grow with time, according to a study published in the March issue of The Journal of Urology.

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Many Med Schools Appear Unwelcoming Regarding Disability

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most medical schools need to post, update, or clarify technical standards (TSs), required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that detail what a school will do to accommodate a student with a disability, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in Academic Medicine.

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ESAs Don't Improve Quality of Life in Anemia of CKD

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) do not improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a review published online Feb. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Albuminuria Predicts Cardiovascular Outcome After PCI

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An elevated urinary albumin excretion rate can predict adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention, according to a study published in the March 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

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Renal Mass Biopsy Accurate for Small Renal Masses

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Renal mass biopsy is accurate for small renal masses (4 cm or less), according to a study published in the March issue of The Journal of Urology.

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Robotic Sx Feasible for Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with inferior vena cava tumor thrombus, robotic nephrectomy is feasible and seems safe, according to research published online in The Journal of Urology.

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CDC: Number of Uninsured Persons in U.S. Down Since 2013

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of uninsured persons is decreasing in the United States, according to a report published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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Vignette Highlights Management of Recurrent UTI in Older Men

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a case vignette published in the Feb. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, recommendations are presented for management of recurrent acute febrile urinary tract infections in older men.

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Physicians Concerned By Increasing Cost of Generics

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pennsylvania physicians have called for state- and national-level medical associations to take an active role in addressing the issue of increasing generic drug prices, according to an article published by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

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Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in 'Healthy' Obese

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of development of chronic kidney disease (CKD), even in patients who are metabolically healthy, according to research published online Feb. 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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AMA Highlights Issues Relating to Medical Liability Reform

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical liability reforms are likely to be advanced and challenged in 2016, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Doctors Offer Suggestions for Electronic Health Records

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians recently met in Seattle to discuss the difficulties and benefits associated with electronic health records (EHRs) in a third town hall meeting on the subject, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.

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Seven Tips Provided for Optimizing Practice Revenue

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Business operations data represent a relatively untapped resource for optimizing practice revenue, and can indicate areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Patient-Centered System Recommended for Medical Billing

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Simplification, consolidation, and real time point-of-care information could address the inefficiencies in the medical billing system, according to an Ideas and Opinions piece published online Feb. 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Video Games Offer Educational Methods for Med Students

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Video games can play a role in medical education, offering new methods for teaching medical students, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Minimal Benzodiazepine Exposure May Up Dementia Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with minimal exposure to benzodiazepine have a slightly increased risk of dementia, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in The BMJ.

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Reduction in Food Intake May Slow Kidney Disease

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mild reduction in food intake seems to slow autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in a mouse model, according to an experimental study published online Jan. 13 in the American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology.

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Tips Presented for Encouraging Treatment Adherence

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tips for increasing patient adherence to treatment plans include patient engagement and addressing barriers to adherence, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy With Iodixanol

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Iodixanol is associated with lower risk for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) versus low-osmolar contrast media (LOCM); and among those receiving LOCM, the greatest risk reduction is seen for N-acetylcysteine and statins plus N-acetylcysteine, according to two reviews published online Feb. 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Mobile Texts May Up Adherence to Meds for Chronic Illness

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mobile telephone text messaging may be a promising new way to improve adherence to medications for chronic diseases, according to research published online Feb. 1 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Patients and Families Highlight Value of Nurse Practitioners

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients and their families believe that teams in acute and primary care are more effective when they include nurse practitioners, according to research published online Jan. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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CDC Issues Guidance to Stop HCV Transmission in Hemodialysis

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In order to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among patients undergoing hemodialysis, current infection control practices should be assessed and any gaps addressed, according to a health advisory published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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No Benefit From Aliskiren-Tied Drops in Albuminuria

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reduction in albuminuria with the renin inhibitor aliskiren may be too small to confer clinical benefit in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

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