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60 Comments: California First to Address Dialysis Staffing Crisis
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology. California bill SB-349 information. Related article from Nephrology News & Issues.
Free Supplemental Issue of Nephrology on Chronic Kidney Disease – Mineral & Bone Disorders
16 full-text articles.
Low-Sodium Diet Might Not Lower Blood Pressure
Press release from the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting.

"A new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years found that consuming less sodium wasn't associated with lower blood pressure. The new findings call into question the sodium limits recommended by the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans."
UnitedHealthcare Takes Action to Increase Live Kidney Donation
Posting from the Chronic Disease Coalition.
#SCM17: Common Sense Ways to Reduce the Burden of AKI
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Modified Creatinine Index and the Risk of Bone Fracture in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: The Q-Cohort Study
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
The Systemic Nature of CKD
Advance Online abstract from Nature Reviews Nephrology.

Editor's note: Focusing nearly exclusively on cardiorenal medicine is obviously shortsighted.
Primary and Secondary Patencies of Transposed Femoral Vein Fistulas Are Significantly Greater Than with the HeRO Graft
Advance Online abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
A Clinical Score to Predict Mortality in Septic Acute Kidney Injury Patients Requiring Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: the HELENICC Score
Free, Open Access article from BMC Anesthesiology.
Preoperative Sepsis Is an Independent Risk Factor for Major Complications after Lower Extremity Amputation in Patients with Diabetic End-Stage Renal Disease
Accepted Article abstract from Nephrology.
Pregnant Women Need Routine Blood Pressure Checks
Article from Reuters. Free, full-text, New Online editorials from JAMA Internal Medicine:
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
Potential New Treatment for Kidney Failure in Cancer Patients
One Step Closer to an “Exercise Pill”
CDC Updates Pre-Pandemic Planning Guidance
Popular Belief That Saturated Fats Clog up Arteries 'Plain Wrong' Say Experts
(Snap Along to) The Cruel Irony of the Hippocratic Oath
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
5 Things To Know About The Health Issue That Could Shut Down The Government
Article from Kaiser Health News.
The Rise of Crowdfunding for Medical Care — Promises and Perils
Free, full-text, viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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