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The DOPPS Program is looking for a Senior Research Scientist

The DOPPS Program is looking for a Senior Research Scientist

This opportunity is for a nephrologist with an advanced degree or formal training in clinical epidemiology or a related field and with at least seven years’ experience in clinical research. This is a superlative opportunity for academic productivity and visibility, pursuit of new scientific opportunities, and mentoring of clinician and non-clinician scientists. Read more and apply

Successful use & placement of AVF vascular accesses: US AVF placement trend of concern

Successful use & placement of AVF vascular accesses: US AVF placement trend of concern

People who receive chronic hemodialysis depend on a functional vascular access to allow use of this predominant form of treatment for end stage kidney failure. Vascular access practice varies greatly internationally, and researchers sought to further understand international differences by examining data from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS). Read more...

Optimal IV iron dosing to manage anemia in hemodialysis patients

Optimal IV iron dosing to manage anemia in hemodialysis patients

Almost all patients on hemodialysis experience anemia, a deficiency of red blood cells causing fatigue and weakness. Nephrologists treat anemia in hemodialysis patients with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) and intravenous (IV) iron, but there is currently no consensus on the optimal IV iron dose without very high ferritin or TSAT levels and without excessive use of ESAs. Read more...


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