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.
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity are the chronic illnesses that grab headlines and the attention of health care policymakers. Yet chronic kidney disease, most commonly the result of one or a combination of these three conditions, flies under the radar.
End-stage renal disease patients have complex clinical needs and face unique challenges impacting patient quality of life. ESRD care can be fragmented due to multiple specialists managing multiple conditions across multiple care settings, often without continuous communication. This can result in patients struggling to navigate the complex health care system on their own.
U.S. News & World Report has released the 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, which include the best hospitals for nephrology. Boston Children’s Hospital has ranked number one among pediatric hospitals for nephrology, a ranking it’s held since 2010.
A research team is combating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with exercise. The team had patients engage in a specially designed exercise program and found that it improved their blood vessel health and exercise capacity.
A new national report recommends that working-age Americans who have been diagnosed with non-dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) learn more about the symptoms and ways to manage and slow progression of CKD, keep their jobs and avoid transferring to disability programs whenever possible.
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