Home and more frequent dialysis at the fore of Medicare dialysis rulemaking

July 11, 2016
Editor’s Note: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its 2017 proposed rule for the Prospective Payment System and Quality

Exit of Baxter in home hemodialysis market could slow modality’s expansion

July 6, 2016
It’s lonely at the top. As the sole manufacturer of a portable home hemodialysis machine in the U.S. market, NxStage Medical may not see things…

Baxter nixes Vivia home hemodialysis machine

June 21, 2016
Baxter Renal Care has pulled the plug on clinical trials in Canada and in the U.S. for its Vivia home hemodialysis machine. Manufacturing of the…

Baxter appoints interim renal business president

June 19, 2016
Baxter International Inc.’s renal business president Jill Schaaf has stepped down, the company announced last month, placing Giuseppe Accogli

Blood pressure medications reduce stroke and heart attack in peritoneal dialysis patients

June 15, 2016
Two classes of blood pressure medications, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), are…

Education key to increasing home dialysis

May 3, 2016
Out of the ten largest U.S. dialysis providers, Satellite Healthcare has the largest number of its dialysis patients using home therapies…

Providing peritoneal dialysis in elderly patients

May 2, 2016
The Conferences Committee for the 47th ANNA National Symposium, the ANNA Research Committee, and the ANNA Specialty Practice Leaders

Changing routine practice to enhance the cardiovascular safety of hemodialysis care

April 21, 2016
In the United States, 421,349 patients—64% of all people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)—are receiving hemodialysis therapy in an…

Removing barriers to home dialysis: An interview with economist Alex Brill of Matrix Global Advisors

April 6, 2016
Economist Alex Brill of Matrix Global Advisors released a report March 3 demonstrating how federal policies…

Baxter enrolls first patient in US trial for VIVIA home hemodialysis machine

March 15, 2016
Baxter International Inc. has enrolled the first patient in a U.S. clinical trial for VIVIA, an investigational home hemodialysis system the company…

Federal policies limit patient access to home dialysis, report finds

March 3, 2016
Current federal policies limit patient access to home dialysis, according to a report

Using a transitional start dialysis unit to improve modality selection

February 4, 2016
Introduction There have been a number of articles published over the last several years looking at why home dialysis has shown little growth in the…

Racial/ethnic minorities less likely to be treated with home dialysis compared with whites

December 15, 2015
There are substantial racial/ethnic differences in use of home dialysis and the health outcomes of U.S. patients who use it, according to a study…

How to increase home dialysis use

December 15, 2015
Tell someone they have two treatment plans for their heart disease, lung cancer, or diabetes. For years, close to 90% have chosen Treatment A…

The state of the nephrology industry in 2015

December 14, 2015
  Dialysis providers continued consolidating and investing in coordinated and managed care and looked toward the international market for growth…

Nephrology nurse's comments about dialysis patients stirs controversy

December 8, 2015
A Nov. 20 article written by ProPublica journalist Alec MacGillis attempts to explain why economically depressed regions of the United States that…

PCORI grant to fund dialysis patient and provider education on fluid removal misses the mark

November 24, 2015
This year, PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, awarded a $6.7 million, five-year grant to two professors from the University of…

Profit incentives might influence choice between home dialysis and in-center

November 17, 2015
A need to fill excess capacity, brought on by an overbuild of dialysis clinics in the last 25 years, along with better profit margins for in-center…

Payment reform led to less home hemodialysis use

November 10, 2015
Payment reform led to a decline in home hemodialysis patients in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Society of…

Studies shows kidney transplant patients have higher survival rates than those on home hemodialysis

November 9, 2015
Two studies presented at ASN Kidney Week demonstrate a higher mortality rate for home hemodialysis patients compared to kidney transplant recipients…