The Latest Clinical Articles in Nephrology

1Effect of body mass index and albumin on mortality rates for adult African-American hemodialysis patientsJournal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
2Atrial fibrillation and incident end-stage renal disease: the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (regards) studyInternational Journal of Cardiology, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
3Chronic kidney disease: Statins in chronic kidney disease: Time to move on?Nature Reviews Nephrology, April 01, 2015  Review Article
4Association of height with mortality in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysisClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
5Sleep-disordered breathing in patients with polycystic liver and kidney disease referred for transcatheter arterial embolizationClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
6Short-Form 12 or Short-Form 36 to measure quality-of-life changes in dialysis patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
7Iron supplementation associates with low mortality in pre-dialyzed advanced chronic kidney disease patients receiving erythropoiesis-stimulating agents: A nationwide database analysisNephrology Dialysis Transplantation, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
8Comparison between adults and children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritisPediatric Nephrology, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
9Facial disfigurement due to osteitis fibrosa cystica or brown tumor from secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients on dialysis: A systematic review and an illustrative case reportHemodialysis International, April 01, 2015  Review Article
10The evaluation of bone metabolism in children with renal transplantationPediatric Transplantation, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
1Study suggests precision medicine for adrenal cancerUniversity of Michigan Health System, April 01, 2015
2Blood test can help identify stroke risk following heart surgeryWake Forest Baptist Medical Center News, April 01, 2015
3ER patients discharged after kidney stone evaluation likely to returnDuke Medicine, April 01, 2015
4Rapid testing for gene variants in kidney donors may optimize transplant outcomesWake Forest Baptist Medical Center News, April 01, 2015
5Mayo Clinic study suggests acute injured kidneys can be considered for transplantMayo Clinic, April 01, 2015
6Amyloidosis clinic opens in Utah, third in the country specializing in treatment of the rare diseaseUniversity of Utah Health Care, April 01, 2015
7Study suggests precision medicine for adrenal cancerUniversity of Michigan Health System, March 30, 2015
8Oral drug normalizes potassium in 98 percent of kidney patients with side effectUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio News, March 30, 2015
9American College of Physicians joins HHS in accelerating alternative payment methods through ‘Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’ American College of Physicians News, March 26, 2015
10NCCS pioneers new drug regimen which reduces toxicities for renal cancer patientsNational Cancer Centre Singapore News, March 23, 2015

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