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Wearable and implantable devices show potential for kidney failure, but more work needed

November 14, 2019
FDA News

FDA awards contract to Kidney Health Initiative to study patient preferences for kidney devices

October 31, 2019
The FDA has awarded a contract to the Kidney Health Initiative for a 3-year project that aims to measure patient preferences and risk tolerance for the creation of…
Meeting News

Trial results positive for AWAK-PD device in Japan

Nephrology News & Issues, October 2019
An 11-year development cycle with an artificial kidney device using an approach similar to PD therapy has been successful in Japan, according to a speaker here. AWAK…
Meeting News

Researchers develop ideas for improving access for the artificial kidney

Nephrology News & Issues, October 2019
Development of a 24-hour access for patients who want to use a portable, wearable or implantable kidney was an important topic here. Blood flows can be reduced because…
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Preventing Medical Errors for Clinical Health Professionals

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Discussing end of life issues and palliative care options with patients who have life-limiting illnesses is…
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Perception Versus Reality: The Use of Teach Back by Medical Residents

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2019, Volume 3 Issue 2
Health care providers (HCPs) may ask patients if they understand their diagnosis or instructions during clinic visits;…
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Risky Business: Prophylaxis and Treatment of Cytomegalovirus in the Transplantation Setting

This activity is supported by educational grants from Merck & Co., Inc. and Shire.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common herpes virus that affects 50% to 80% of the US population. Disease from reactivation…
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