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  May 23, 2016
Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:

"Conclusions and Relevance: Among critically ill patients with AKI, early RRT compared with delayed initiation of RRT reduced mortality over the first 90 days. Further multicenter trials of this intervention are warranted."

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Last Monday, the articles below were the top stories:

Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from the New England Journal Of Medicine:

"Discussion: In this trial, a strategy of delayed initiation of renal-replacement therapy in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury obviated the need for renal-replacement therapy in almost 50% of cases (resulting in a considerable difference in the total number of renal-replacement therapy sessions). Mortality at day 60 did not differ significantly between the early-strategy group and the delayed-strategy group."
ERA-EDTA 53rd Congress — May 21-24 in Vienna
News releases from the European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplantation Association:
  • Final program - (418-page pdf)
  • Late Breaking Clinical Trials - (2-page pdf)
  • Specific Renal Nutrition Guidelines Are Needed to Prevent Sarcopenia and Frailty in Dialysis Patients - (1-page pdf)
  • Baby Dialysis Machine Revisited: CAREPEDIEM Decreases Mortality Rate by 50 Percent! - (2-page pdf)
  • Nephrology in Austria is a Model to Be Emulated Europe-wide - (1-page pdf)
As We Grow Old: Nutritional Considerations for Older Patients on Dialysis
Free, full-text, Advance Access article from NDT.
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Early View Abstracts from Seminars In Dialysis:
Ratio of Surface Roughness to Flow Scale As Additional Parameter for Shear Induced Hemolysis
Advance Online abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Effectiveness of N-acetylcysteine for Preserving Residual Renal Function in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial
First Online abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Renal Support Network's 14th Annual Essay Contest
This year's theme: "What Do You Know Now About Chronic Kidney Disease That You Wish You'd Known When You Were Diagnosed?" Entries are due August 1st.
Donated Organs Kept 'Alive' May Ease the Transplant Shortage
Article from The Washington Post.
Diatlysis Patient Celebrates 100th Birhday
Study: US Spends More on Mental Disorders Than Any Other Condition
News brief from AHANewsNow. Article from Health Affairs.
Analysis: 40 Percent Of Cancer Deaths In U.S. Are Preventable By Adjusting Lifestyle Habits
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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