The burnout rate among Sedgwick County physicians is higher than the national rate, according to a new survey by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), formerly known as diastolic heart failure, accounts for more than 50 percent of heart failure.1 Patients with HFpEF are older, often female and more obese than those with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). They are also less likely to have coronary heart disease and more likely to have hypertension and atrial fibrillation.2
Despite the best efforts of researchers and clinicians, end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) remains a growing problem in the United States. A recent United States Renal Data System (USRDS) report reveals that more than 570,000 Americans have ESKD. Of these patients, nearly 400,000 are on dialysis, with the remainder having a working kidney transplant.
“Obesity is the plague of the Western Hemisphere in this century,” says Justin Moore, MD, Medical Director of the Via Christi Weight Management program and Medical Director at KU Wichita Endocrinology.