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  • Too Old to Practice Medicine? In Brazil, there is no age limit for practicing medicine. Many Brazilian physicians support periodic self-evaluations, but not mandatory age-related assessments.
  • New Consensus on Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Together ADA and KDIGO, an international kidney disease group, together summarize their current guidance on how to manage patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
  • Stasis Dermatitis Associated With AV Graft and CV Stenosis This report describes a rare case of stasis dermatitis of the upper limb in a patient with arteriovenous graft and central vein stenosis.
  • A Virus Poised to Jump Species to Humans   Researchers show how close we are to another pandemic, and how it will start with zoonotic transmission.
  • The Dubious Value of Online Reviews Neurologist Allan Block describes online reviews of doctors by patients as "the wild west," with minimal rules and little if any oversight ― and argues that both good and bad ratings "mean nothing."
  • Investigation of Deteriorating Kidney Transplant Function This author discusses the important role of kidney biopsies in the diagnosis and work-up of deteriorating transplants.
  • Alert Class I Recall of LifeSPARC Advanced Circulatory Support System A software malfunction may cause the system's controller to wrongly enter critical failure mode causing the pump to stop working; 66 complaints and 2 injuries have been reported.
  • Public Health Surveillance, Reporting for Human Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis is likely underdiagnosed in the U.S. This report highlights the need for developing and implementing a standardized case definition in states where toxoplasmosis is reportable.
  • Universal HBV Vaccination Reduces HBV Infection and HCC This real-life cohort study of nearly 700,000 individuals reveals that universal HBV vaccination of newborns significantly reduced the prevalence of chronic HBV infection later in life.
  • Similar Outcomes With Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death Similar short-term clinical outcomes were achieved with hearts donated after circulatory death to those after brain death, and these could potentially increase the donor pool by 30%.
  • The Bionic Pancreas Triumphs in Pivotal Trial   We are closer than ever to a truly hands-free closed-loop insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes.
  • Utilization and Transplant Outcomes With SARS-CoV-2 Organs How often are organs from SARS-CoV-2-positive donors used in transplantation? Are the outcomes of the recipients affected?
  • No Such Thing as an Easy Fix Neurologist Allan Block notes that although it's common for people to look for shortcuts, there's no easy fix when it comes to research — and life in general.
  • Post-Transplant Diabetes Can Be Predicted in Kidney Recipients Combined family history and early postoperative plasma glucose, but not glycated albumin, predicted post-transplant diabetes mellitus in kidney recipients in a new study.
  • Reusable Contact Lenses Increase Risk of Rare Eye Infection: Study People who wear reusable contact lenses are about four times more likely to get the sight-threatening eye infection acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) than people who wear daily disposable lenses. RELATED ARTICLES:
  • Does Your Gender Matter? Why Some Patients Prefer a Same-Sex Doctor When patients prefer a physician’s gender, it’s likely chalked up to a same-sex preference, a personal reason, religious or comfort reasons, and accommodating that preference may help patients seek care. When the reason is gender discrimination, however, physicians must stand up for one another.
  • Infographic: Incomes Climb for Young Physicians For physicians younger than 40 years, average compensation rose in 2021 at rates even faster than for their older peers. However, a pay gap persists between younger male and female doctors.
  • Young Physicians Compensation Report 2022 Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report 2022 explores changes in overall income, incentives, and attitudes about work amid recovery from a very tough year.
  • FDA Advisers Recommend Ferring's Fecal Transplant Therapy A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted in favor of Ferring Pharmaceuticals' fecal transplant-based therapy to reduce the recurrence of a bacterial infection, bringing the first therapy of its kind closer to approval.
  • Nixing 'Race Adjustment' May Up Kidney Transplant Odds for Black Patients Creatinine-based eGFR is best at reducing racial differences in access to kidney transplants, show new data. But nixing race-based adjustment of eGFR may have other unintended consequences, say editorialists.