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September 30, 2019
On Oct. 12, nurses who specialize in caring for patients with varying degrees of kidney disease will gather in San Diego for the American Nephrology…

DaVita Kidney Care poised for growth of home dialysis delivery

September 27, 2019
Advancing American Kidney Health is already affecting the business strategies of U.S. dialysis organizations of all sizes, and DaVita Kidney Care…

In the Journals

Community house hemodialysis proves to be convenient, affordable

September 25, 2019
Researchers from New Zealand found that receiving hemodialysis in a community house provided many advantages to patients, including the flexibility…

Global kidney care manufacturers shift focus in wake of Advancing American Kidney Health

September 12, 2019
Advancing American Kidney Health, an executive order signed by President Donald J. Trump in July, has the goals of reducing the number of Americans…

In the Journals

System-wide approach successfully expands home peritoneal dialysis

September 9, 2019
Implementation of an integrated health care delivery model increased the rate of home-based peritoneal dialysis for patients with advanced kidney…

In the Journals

Significantly higher infection risk seen with hemodialysis vs peritoneal dialysis after THA, TKA

August 26, 2019
According to results, a significantly higher risk of infection was seen in patients on hemodialysis compared with patients on peritoneal dialysis…

Meeting News

CVS Kidney Care model uses nurse practitioners to track patients, takes ‘home first’ approach

August 21, 2019
SEATTLE — A new care model underway by pharmacy company CVS and health care insurer Aetna is using nurse practitioners stationed at pharmacies…

Dialyze Direct expands home dialysis services to Indiana

August 1, 2019
Dialyze Direct, a company specializing in home dialysis, has announced its expansion into Indiana. According to a press release, Dialyze…

Cover Story

Strategies to optimize patient retention in home hemodialysis

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2019
Michelle Carver, BSN, RN, CNN; Michael Kraus, MD; Marienne Sanders, MS; Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS
The growing consensus in the kidney community is greater home dialysis use is essential to achieving clinical, patient quality-of-life and public…

Home Dialysis

Retention for patients on PD requires multidisciplinary approach

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2019
Editor’s Note: The number of patients on PD in the United States has historically outnumbered those patients choosing home hemodialysis. In…

Kidney Care Community

Large providers continue strong growth in home dialysis

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2019
Mark E. Neumann
The 10 largest outpatient dialysis providers in the United States added more than 14,000 new patients to their census during the past year, according…

Practice Management

Demystify employee contracts for nephrology graduates

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2019
Deepak Jasuja, MD, FCCP, FASN; Richard N. Hellman, MD, FACP
Evaluating nephrology opportunities and understanding physician contracts can be a daunting task. When looking for their first job with a nephrology…

In the Journals

Home dialysis increases in United States regardless of patient race/ethnicity

July 18, 2019
In recent years, an increasing number of patients with ESKD began using home dialysis, according to a recently published study. This growth was seen…

CVS Health launches clinical trial for new home dialysis machine

July 17, 2019
CVS Health is starting clinical trials on its new HemoCare Hemodialysis System, a dialysis machine developed for home use in partnership with Segway…

In the Journals

Risk model may predict likelihood of recovery of kidney function or death after AKI

July 1, 2019
A risk model accurately categorized patients with an inpatient episode of acute kidney injury into clinically distinct groups according to likelihood…

Fresenius Medical Care Foundation helps NKF expand ‘Big Ask: The Big Give’ efforts

June 26, 2019
The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation is partnering with the NKF on its ‘Big Ask: The Big Give’ kidney transplantation and living…

Meeting News

Top five stories from the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

June 21, 2019
In case you missed some of our live coverage of the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings last month, Healio/Nephrology has compiled…

Signature HealthCARE to collaborate with Dialyze Direct

June 12, 2019
Signature HealthCARE has launched a collaboration with Dialyze Direct to provide on-site hemodialysis for patients with ESRD who reside in…


Mediterranean diet: What you need to know

May 28, 2019
May is Mediterranean Diet Month, according to the American Diabetes Association’s Facebook page. The diet, with its high intakes of cereals…

Meeting News

A national home dialysis strategy is needed but will be challenging and multifactorial

May 10, 2019
BOSTON — When thinking aspirationally about a national strategy for home dialysis, the kidney community should consider the priorities of…