Jane S Davis

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The passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) encouraged education for Stage 4 CKD patients by reimbursing qualified providers for formal instruction. This marked the first time Medicare reimbursed for kidney disease education. Although the law lays out specific requirements, it leaves much of the structure and content of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate 1) whether microscopic detection of leukorrhea or bacterial vaginosis identifies patients at high risk for cervical infection with Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and 2) if pregnancy alters the predictive value of these findings. METHODS Wet-mount screening examination of vaginal discharge was performed on all new(More)
Patients with kidney disease often have a poor understanding of their condition. The interdisciplinary team can effectively educate these patients to slow disease progression and enhance self-management. The kidney community needs large, well-designed studies to determine the best way to educate patients and hopefully stem the tide of a rapidly increasing(More)
In this study, we show that rodent albumin is expressed by and cell surface localized on at least some murine tumor cells. We have been able to purify this tumor-expressed albumin from in vivo grown tumor masses. The tumor-expressed albumin, unlike normal serum albumin purified from blood, is capable of inhibiting T-cell activation, proliferation, and(More)
BACKGROUND Health information technology has become common in the care of patients with chronic diseases; however, there are few such applications employed in kidney disease. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of a website providing disease-specific safety information by patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease. METHODS As(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the number of Stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) education classes taught by physician assistants (PAs) and NPs. METHODS Descriptive analysis of data from the CMS Public Use File were calculated for 2010-2011 kidney disease education classes with particular focus on PAs and NPs. RESULTS In 2010, 4,580 individual and(More)