A nurse practitioner-assisted intervention can improve control of heart risk factors and reduce the need for doctor visits among patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study presented at the
European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress. Lead researcher Dr. Arjan van Zuilen said that with adequate knowledge of guidelines for risk reduction, NPs "at least can perform as well as the physician and can then take away some of the burden of the very big patient loads we have in our outpatient departments."

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