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Most quality metrics for kidney disease fall short

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 14 percent of adults in the U.S. There are several stages of CKD, but when it progresses to kidney failure, outcomes are quite poor, with those patients dying at a higher rate than patients with most advanced cancers. Patients who go on dialysis face both an exhausting treatment regimen and […]

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Nurse-led quality initiative cuts hypoglycemia in ICU patients

(HealthDay)—Nurse-driven root cause analysis is associated with a substantial reduction in hypoglycemia in the intensive care unit, according to a study published in the August issue of in Critical Care Nurse. Krista E. Shea, M.S.N., from Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, and colleagues conducted real-time analysis of each episode of hypoglycemia (blood glucose level

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Psoriasis symptoms, quality of life tied to disease severity

(HealthDay)—Patient-reported symptoms of psoriasis, quality of life, and work productivity worsen with increasing disease severity, as measured by two established clinician assessment tools, according to a study published online April 20 in BMJ Open. Bruce Strober, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, and colleagues examined the association between psoriasis severity, […]

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Do insecticide-treated mosquito nets harm sleep quality?

Between 2015 and 2017, 624 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets were distributed, mostly for free, to reduce malaria, severe disease and death in regions of the world where malaria is endemic. The nets, which serve as a protective barrier for the people sleeping under them, have been proven to help prevent the spread of malaria, a […]

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Fats and carbohydrates: quality over quantity

Which is better, a diet low in fat and high in carbohydrates or a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates? Maybe the most important kind of fat consumed? In a new review presented in the section of nutrition of the journal Science, researchers from the Harvard school of public health named after T. […]