NN&I Is it possible to reduce hospital admissions through evidence-based clinic staffing?

CLINICAL Is it possible to reduce hospital admissions through evidence-based clinic staffing? The role of evidence-based clinic staffing standards has been absent from considerations about ways to reduce hospital admissions among dialysis patients SHARE ON: WILLIAM A. WOLFE, MSW — JULY 6, 2016 Patients who find themselves on in-center dialysis have the higher rates of […]

Pat’s Adventures in Dialysis

  Thursday, May 28, 2015 The “We’re Back in the Midwest! Well in Illinois!”, edition. Good morning!  Whew!  Yesterday was a long day. And despite the time change, I am up at 5:30 AM. Except it’s Central time instead of Pacific time. Go figure. Well, yesterday was travel day.  We went to Champaign, Illinois with […]

R&UN Why SHPT Remains Difficult to Treat

Jody A. Charnow, Editor May 12, 2016 Why SHPT Remains Difficult to Treat The control of phosphorus is underappreciated, for example. Ishir Bhan, MD, MPH, is Director of Nephrology Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. His research focuses on the biological actions of vitamin D. […]

NKF Clinicals Keynote Speaker

NKF keynote speaker Atul Gawande discusses palliative care and the limits to what doctors can treat SHARE ON: REBECCA ZUMOFF — APRIL 29, 2016 Photo credit: Tim Llewellyn “End of life care is not fundamentally part of our training,” Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said during […]