Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nephrology for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fruit and vegetable intake is very low in the hemodialysis population, with higher consumption associated with lower mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Benefits, Barriers to Exercise Examined for Patients With ESKD
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) undergoing maintenance dialysis express a desire to exercise to regain energy and strength, but many report barriers to exercise, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a report published in the January issue of Value in Health, an ISPOR–The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research working group indicates the lack of good practices in three areas of health technology assessment (HTA).
Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Frail kidney transplant recipients have lower cognitive scores than nonfrail recipients four years after transplant, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD
THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Community activity for influenza-like illness (ILI) is associated with seasonal variation in all-cause mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to a study published online Jan. 24 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Among deceased organ donors, there has been an increase in the proportion at increased risk for transmitting hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV to recipients, according to research published in the Jan. 25 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Renal Transplant Improves Survival in ESRD Due to Lupus