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Tweet from Nikhil Shah. #patientCV

"This is an absolutely wonderful idea! Nothing makes improves patient care more than knowing our patients' careers, lives and values better."
Accelerating New Clinical Trials and Treatments for Kidney Disease
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
I Will Not Let This Illness Define Me – Part 2
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Twice Weekly Hemodialysis and Clinical Outcomes in the China Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study
Article in Press abstract and full-text article (24-page PDF) from Kidney International Reports.

"In our study of patients in China’s major cities we could not detect differences in survival and hospitalization for those dialyzing two- vs. three-times weekly, regardless of residual kidney function."
Comparison between Incremental and Thrice-Weekly Hemodialysis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
First Published abstract from Nephrology.
Treatment Plans and Outcomes in Elderly Patients Reaching Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Is Kt/V Useful in Elderly Dialysis Patients? Pro-and Con Arguments
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
More Than One-Third of Male and Female Medicare Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease Are Not Seeing a Kidney Doctor before Developing Kidney Failure
Health consequence from the CDC's Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System.
Postings from the Renal Fellow Network Blog:
How an Ordeal Becomes the Norm: a Qualitative Exploration of Experiences of Self? Cannulation in Male Home Hemodialysis Patients
Early View abstract from British Journal of Health Psychology.
Published Ahead-of-Print Abstracts from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension:
The Relationship between Hydration Status, Male Sexual Dysfunction and Depression in Hemodialysis Patients
Full-text article from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management.
Utility of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Chronic Kidney Disease
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Assessment of Physical Performance and Body Composition in Male Renal Transplant Patients
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Homocysteine: a New Diagnostic Marker in Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
Published Ahead-of-Print abstract from European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
Describing Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury in Children Admitted from the Emergency Department
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
KIDney Notes: Jan-Feb 2018
(15-page pdf) Newsletter from the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
New Measurement Tool to Individualize Dialysis and Alleviate Side-Effects
(2-page pdf) Public summary of PhD-thesis of Manoj Kumar Sharma.
Press Releases from the Endocrine Society:
Slightly Elevated Blood Sugar Tied to Heart and Kidney Problems
Article from Reuters. Online First abstract from The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Trump to Release Opioid Epidemic Plan on Monday That Includes Death Penalty
Article from The Hill.
HHS Chief Pushes Patient-centered Care, Sees Key Role for Community Health Centers
Article from HealthLeaders Media.
Can You Be Obese But Heart-Healthy? Study Says No
Article from HealthDay.

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