Amy W Williams

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Heart failure is one of the leading causes of hospitalizations in the United States. Concomitant and significant renal dysfunction is common in patients with heart failure. Increasingly, the syndrome of heart failure is one of cardiorenal failure, in which concomitant cardiac and renal dysfunctions exist, with each accelerating the progression of the other.(More)
Estimates suggest that one third of United States health care spending results from overuse or misuse of tests, procedures, and therapies. The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, in partnership with Consumer Reports, initiated the "Choosing Wisely" campaign to identify areas in patient care and resource use most open to improvement. Nine(More)
BACKGROUND In academic medicine, women physicians lag behind their male counterparts in advancement and promotion to leadership positions. Lack of mentoring, among other factors, has been reported to contribute to this disparity. Peer mentoring has been reported as a successful alternative to the dyadic mentoring model for women interested in improving(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in heart failure (HF) and is associated with poor outcomes. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) may be deferred over concerns regarding tolerability and outcomes in HF. Our objectives were to ascertain the incidence of RRT, changes in RRT incidence over time and the association between RRT and survival in(More)
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