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Article ID: 692775

Opioids May Carry Unique Risks for Patients on Hemodialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Sixty-four percent of US patients undergoing hemodialysis in 2011 received opioids for pain, which is one of the most common reported symptoms in this patient population. • Opioid use was associated with higher risks of altered mental status, fall, and fracture in a dose-dependent manner, and these risks were present even when patients were not prescribed high opioid doses.

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Article ID: 693174

Hígados trasplantados ayudan al cuerpo a defenderse contra el rechazo del órgano, descubre estudio de Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

El estudio descubrió que cuando los pacientes se someten al trasplante doble, el hígado tiene un efecto protector sobre el riñón.

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Article ID: 692952

FDA Approves New Standard of Care for Kidney Cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval to the combination of two immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer.

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17-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692741

Cleveland Clinic-Led Trial Reveals Differences in Pain-Relieving Drugs When Combined with Aspirin

Cleveland Clinic

A landmark 2016 Cleveland Clinic study of widely used pain-relieving drugs showed that celecoxib (Celebrex) was associated with comparable cardiovascular safety and better gastrointestinal and kidney safety when compared with either naproxen (Naprosyn) and ibuprofen (Motrin). A new substudy, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, analyzed outcomes in PRECISION based on the presence or absence of aspirin use with specific NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

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13-Apr-2018 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692731

Early Data Indicates Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Varied in Primary Care Management for Chronic Conditions

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), primary care management of common chronic diseases is an important strategy for providing cost-effective care. But early data suggest that the proportion of visits for chronic conditions delivered by primary care providers (PCPs) varied between ACOs, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Article ID: 691996

Risk Stages Defined for Children with Kidney Disease

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Experts in pediatric kidney disease have published a new staging system to help doctors better predict the length of time until a child with chronic kidney disease will need to undergo a kidney transplant or start receiving dialysis. Although this type of prognostic guide exists for adults, this is the first such tool specific to children.

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Article ID: 692373

Penn Medicine Nephrologist Honored by the National Kidney Foundation for Clinical Excellence

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – Jeffrey S. Berns, MD, associate chief of the division of Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, received the 2018 Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), an award given to clinicians who display excellence in clinical nephrology.

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Article ID: 692361

Massive Single-cell Survey of Kidney Cell Types Reveals New Paths to Disease

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

New research shines a light on specific cell types that drive normal or diseased kidney function at the molecular level.

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Article ID: 691983

Finnish Study Reveals Large Drop in Infection-Related Deaths Following Kidney Transplantation

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The risk of death due to infectious causes after kidney transplantation in Finland has dropped by half since the 1990s. • Common bacterial infections remain the most frequent cause of infection-related deaths among transplant recipients.

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30-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692320

Best of Meeting Abstract: Regional Anesthetic Technique Improves Surgical Fistula Success Rate in Patients Requiring Dialysis

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Regional anesthesia was shown to be superior to local anesthesia in study of dialysis patients

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5-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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