Disease management

Studies comparing team care of diabetes with traditional care should be redesigned, say researchers. “In order for redesign studies to support generalization of their findings, methodology should include a randomized, controlled study design with intention-to-treat analysis,” the study states.

More aggressive treatment of blood pressure in patients with proteinuric renal disease may be one explanation for the number of new cases of ESRD leveling off. Meanwhile, though, the number of Americans with chronic kidney disease is expected to jump to 16.7% by 2030, or about 38 million people.