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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Half the individuals who reach ESRD are working age (< 65 years old) and many are at risk for job loss. Factors that contribute to job retention among working-age patients with chronic kidney disease before ESRD are unknown. The purpose of the study is to understand factors associated with maintaining employment among working-age(More)
This report reviews the literature on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and bacteriology of diffuse otitis externa. Four departments of otolaryngology undertook identical studies of these factors, as well as the efficacy and safety of two similar antibiotic-corticosteroid formulations; one a suspension and the other a clear solution. A total of 239 patients,(More)
The authors report their experience in the surgical treatment of 78 patients with lop, prominent, or protruding ears. Four patients had a unilateral deformity. The procedure used in 110 ears consisted of a cartilage excision-incision and horizontal mattress suture technique. In 42 ears, horizontal mattress sutures only, with or without scoring of cartilage,(More)
There is variable emphasis on dialysis-specific training among US nephrology fellowship programs. Our study objective was to determine the association between nephrology training experience and subsequent clinical practice. We conducted a national survey of clinical nephrologists using a fax-back survey distributed between March 8, 2010 and April 30, 2010(More)