Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past couple weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your nephrologist peers, we invite you to please share news links in the comments.
The job market for new nephrologists is continuing to improve, and most fellows would recommend nephrology to medical students or residents, according to a report published online Oct. 15 by the American Society of Nephrology.
An analysis authored by George Washington University – Health Workforce Institute researchers of the American Society of Nephrology’s annual survey of fellows in training showed an improved job market and increased salaries for nephrologists who enter practice.
A measure on the November ballot takes aim at regulating dialysis clinics across California. Backers claim many of the clinics are taking advantage of patients with private insurance and reaping the profits.
Hemodialysis-related headache(HRH) is highly prevalent in patients undergoing hemodialysis and these headaches appear to be associated with serum blood-urea-nitrogen (BUN) and blood pressure prior to and after dialysis, according to study results published in the European Journal of Neurology.
When Trudy Gildersleeve learned her kidney failure would require dialysis, she thought life as she knew it was over. But now an implanted dialysis catheter and a printer-sized machine means patients like Gildersleeve can stay home.
Three researchers have published an editorial calling the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to address financial disincentives that discourage physicians from providing care for patients with chronic kidney disease, but who are not yet on dialysis.
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