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For the past two years, the government has been overspending for dialysis treatment. An analysis by The Washington Post estimates the excess cost to taxpayers was $1.6 billion. After “the Medicare system removed financial incentives for doctors and health-care facilities to use extra amounts of anemia...
While bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that is used in food packaging, “has been associated with cardiometabolic derangements in laboratory studies and with low-grade albuminuria in Chinese adults,” only now has a new study in Nature investigated children’s exposure to BPA and what effects it has on...
A new clinical challenge from The Journal of the American Medical Association presents “a 46-year-old man receiving chronic hemodialysis for polycystic kidney disease … admitted to the hospital with new-onset dyspnea and altered sensorium. He is noted to have “milky” secretions draining from...