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It is said that the only constant in life is change. Throughout my career, health care policy changes have often been seen as harbingers of more difficult times for physicians in American medicine.

Late 2017 found a push in the Senate to pass a companion bill to H.R. 3166, which would allow “deemed status” of /kidneynews/10_1/16/graphic/16f1.jpgESRD facilities.

One of the more challenging decisions in nephrology is if and when to initiate dialysis and the timing of that initiation for patients with acute kidney injury (AKI).

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Shedding further light on disparities in, and the impact of discrimination on, kidney disease rates and care was the focus of a Kidney Week 2017 session titled “Context Is King: Neighborhood and Social Networks as a Risk Factor for Chronic Disease.”

Even with modern antiretroviral therapy (ART), survival on dialysis is significantly lower for non-white patients with HIV infection, according to a study in Kidney International.

The prevalence of diabetes is rapidly increasing and is projected to affect more than 400 million people by 2030 worldwide. Diabetic nephropathy remains the most serious microvascular complication and most frequent cause of end stage renal disease in the United States.

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