For adults with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease, race/ethnicity has no significant impact on the long-term risk of death, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is at odds with the new American College of Physicians (ACP) recommendation against screening for chronic kidney disease in asymptomatic adults without risk factors for the condition.
Among children who experience acute kidney injury (AKI) during hospitalization, mortality is highest among neonates and those requiring critical care or dialysis, according to researchers.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who have hit their HbA1c targets and have stable disease don’t need to do routine self-monitoring of blood glucose, according to a guidance document that emphasizes clinician attention to the balance of cost and utility in patient care.
The blood pressure-lowering effects of renal denervation may not be as great when accessory renal arteries are present, a single-center study suggested.
Atherosclerotic renal artery narrowing was not associated with post-open-heart-surgery changes in kidney outcomes, length of stay, or mortality, researchers found.
We’ve all seen articles, interviews, and blog posts telling hospitals how to be prepared for potential audits of their meaningful use incentives. “Lessons learned” and “best practices” abound in an attempt to give advice about protecting those EHR incentives from recoupment.