Calciphylaxis: Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Article: Calciphylaxis: Approach to Diagnosis and Management Authors: Harish Seethapathy and Lama Noureddine Journal: Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2019 Nov;26(6):484-490 Abstract: Calciphylaxis is a rare disorder of poor prognosis that can lead to intense, painful lesions involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Although mostly described in dialysis patients, it can affect patients with normal kidney […]

The ecology of program director leadership: power relationships and characteristics of effective program directors

Article: The ecology of program director leadership: power relationships and characteristics of effective program directors Authors: Bharat Kumar, Melissa L. Swee, & Manish Suneja Journal: BMC Med Educ. 2019 Nov 21;19(1):436 Abstract: BACKGROUND: Program directors are often perceived as strong and independent leaders within the academic medical environment. However, they are not as omnipotent as […]

Contamination of healthcare workers’ hands with E. coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study

Article: Contamination of healthcare workers’ hands with E. coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study Authors: Mireia Puig-Asensio MD PhD, Daniel J. Diekema MD, ┬áMS, Linda Boyken, BA, Gosia S. Clore, MPH, Jorge L. Salinas, MD, Eli N. Perencevich MD, MS Journal: Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S1198-743X(19)30602-0. […]

Reported variability in healthcare facility policies regarding healthcare personnel working while experiencing influenza-like illnesses: An emerging infections network survey

Article: Reported variability in healthcare facility policies regarding healthcare personnel working while experiencing influenza-like illnesses: An emerging infections network survey Authors: Hilary M. Babcock, Susan E. Beekmann, Satish K. Pillai, Scott Santibanez, Leslie Lee, David T. Kuhar, Angela P. Campbell, Anita Patel and Philip M. Polgreen Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Nov 14:1-6. doi: […]

Sequelae of an Evidence-based Approach to Management for Access to Care in the Veterans Health Administration

Article: Sequelae of an Evidence-based Approach to Management for Access to Care in the Veterans Health Administration Authors: Peter Kaboli, Isomi Miake-Lye, Christopher Ruser, Elizabeth Yano, Greg Orshansky, Lisa Rubenstein, Idamay Curtis, Susan Kirsh, Susanne Hempel Journal: Med Care. 2019 Oct;57 Suppl 10 Suppl 3:S213-S220 Abstract: BACKGROUND: Access to health care is a critical concept […]

Desensitization strategies: is it worth it?

Article: Desensitization strategies: is it worth it? Authors: Sarat Kuppachi, David A. Axelrod Journal: doi: 10.1111/TRI.13532 Abstract: Preformed donor specific antibodies limit access to transplantation for thousands of renal transplant patients. While kidney paired donation offers the best strategy for patients with a living donor, for very highly sensitized patients and those without living donors, […]