This case of an asymptomatic woman in her 30s who presented for a baseline physical examination and was given nonrecomended liver function screening and phlebotomy following misdiagnosis highlights the importance of emphasizing clinical judgment in ordering and assesing test results.
In this case, a patient was exposed to several potential harms to prevent consequences of a low-risk procedure.
Winkelmayer et al determine the trends in anemia treatment received by Medicare beneficiaries approaching end-stage renal disease. Coyne provides an Invited Commentary.
Hsu et al assess the effectiveness and safety of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers as therapy for advanced chronic kidney disease in patients with hypertension and anemia who are not undergoing dialysis. See the Invited Commentary by Park and Hsu.