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Recently Published Articles
- Revascularization of Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis for Chronic Heart Failure Versus Acute Pulmonary Oedema
Darren Green, James P Ritchie, Constantina Chrysochou and Philip A Kalra
Accepted manuscript online: 27 FEB 2017 10:55AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/nep.13038
Summary at a Glance
A observational study showing the potential value of revascularization of renal artery stenosis in patients with heart failure even those with flash pulmonary edema.
- Impact of pay-for-performance on access at first dialysis in Queensland
Jennie Haarsager, Rathika Krishnasamy and Nicholas A Gray
Accepted manuscript online: 27 FEB 2017 10:45AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/nep.13037
SUMMARY AT A GLANCE
This study was performed to determine the effect of pay-for-performance program implemented in 2011-2012 by Queensland Health. It was incentive payments to renal units for early referred patients who commenced PD or HD with an AVF/AVG. In 2013-2014, the odds ratio for commencement of PD or HD with AVF/AVG was 1.28 (95% CI 1.01-1.61). The effect of pay-for-performance program on clinical care was clear, though it appeared delayed.
- Tacrolimus improves proteinuria remission in adults with cyclosporine A-resistant or -dependent minimal change disease (pages 251–256)
Dechao Xu, Xiang Gao, Rongrong Bian, Changlin Mei and Chenggang Xu
Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12991
Summary at a Glance
This is an observational study of Tacrolimus effects on CsA-resistant and-dependent adult-onset MCD patients. The authors found that Tacrolimus could improve proteinuria remission in these patients. A total of 11 these patients were enrolled in this study, The total remission rate was 90.9% (10/11) with the complete remission rate 72.7% (8/11). Hence, Tacrolimus may be used as an effective treatment option for these kinds of patients.
- Functional assessment of the kidneys in a 10 month-old child with renal artery stenosis by intravoxel incoherent motion (pages 257–260)
Jochen Herrmann, Harald Ittrich, Michael Gerhard Kaul, Michael Groth, Magdalini Tozakidou, Martin Blohm, Jun Oh and Gerhard Adam
Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12896