Congenital heart defects are a common birth defect for babies born in Oregon and across the United States. Typically, severe defects are diagnosed during pregnancy or shortly after a baby is born. However, less severe defects may not be diagnosed until a child is older.
Oregon residents who suffer from diabetes or are at risk of getting the disease may be interested to know about a study conducted on diabetic kidney disease. The results indicate that there are certain biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease that may be useful in creating early diagnostic tests and targeted treatments.
Acute kidney injury, or AKI, is commonly misdiagnosed in Oregon and nationwide, according to a new study. The results, which were published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology in December, could change the way kidney function is assessed by doctors in certain situations.
Misdiagnosis is a leading cause of patient harm in Oregon and across the United States. According to health care advocates, one of the reasons it occurs so often is because patients, doctors and testing can all contribute to the problem.