Dialysis community learns from past disasters

August 5, 2015
This month marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It was one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history, and the costliest. Officials…

Lessons the dialysis community learned from Hurricane Katrina

August 4, 2015
Editor's note: We posed a series of questions to two members of the Fresenius Medical Care Disaster Team that responded to Hurricane Katrina 10

Baxter recalls one lot of intravenous (IV) solution

August 4, 2015
Baxter International Inc.  is voluntarily recalling one lot of intravenous (IV) solution to the hospital/user level due to the potential for…

Many dialysis patients are unprepared for natural disasters

July 28, 2015
A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) shows that many dialysis…

MEI releases booklet that showcases home dialysis options, benefits

July 27, 2015
The non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI) has released Dialyze to LIVE, a free, inspirational booklet…

What's next for dialysis providers?

July 15, 2015
Update, January 2015: US Renal Care and DSI Renal  finalized a merger in January 2015. At press time, the company now operates 300 outpatient

2 new studies show benefits of Rockwell's iron replacement therapy

July 15, 2015
Two more studies have demonstrated that Rockwell Medical's Triferic (ferric pyrophosphate citrate, or FPC) delivered via dialysate during…

Kidney disease patients face unique nutritional challenges in health care facilities

July 13, 2015
Chronic kidney disease patients living in health care communities, such as nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, face unique challenges…

Renal Ventures program to start remotely monitoring incident dialysis patients

July 12, 2015
Renal Ventures Management, LLC said they would begin remote monitoring a selection of their dialysis patients using Telehealth Solutions from…

The First 120 days of crucial care: Strategies for managing incident dialysis patients

July 9, 2015
Carlos is a 48-year-old man who started in-center hemodialysis on June 4 2014 to treat his kidney disease. At the initiation of dialysis, he was…

Fresenius recalls more than 1.8 million bottles of NaturaLyte Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate for hemodialysis

July 9, 2015
Fresenius Medical Care has issued a voluntary class II recall of more than 1.8 million bottles of NaturaLyte Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate for…

NxStage marks 10th anniversary of System One home hemodialysis machine

July 7, 2015
NxStage Medical Inc. is celebrating its 10th year anniversary this summer of the Food and Drug Administration's clearance of its System One home…

Drug, medical device makers paid doctors $6.49 billion in 2014

July 1, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the 2014 Open Payments data about transfers of value by drug and medical device makers to…

Report shows geographic differences in dialysis access type

June 24, 2015
A report published online June 24 in JAMA Surgery, maps out the geographic gaps in end-stage renal disease care and quantifies the difference in…

Fresenius Medical Care recalls all Crit-Line blood chambers

June 24, 2015
Fresenius Medical Care Renal Therapies Group, LLC has initiated a voluntary

Some home dialysis patients express concern about safety of the Nipro buttonhole needles

May 14, 2015
After receiving several complaints form home hemodialysis patients about difficulty using the Nipro BioHole Needle with CAPICK Scab Remover, Home…

VASA practicum offers basics in access care

May 12, 2015
The Vascular Access Society of Americas is planning its fifth biennial practicum at Duke University in Durham North Carolina from May 15-16. Since…

Back in the saddle: How nocturnal dialysis helped me get my life back

May 12, 2015
When faced with going on dialysis in the spring of 2006, I was given two options: in-center hemodialysis three times weekly for long periods of…

New test predicts sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients

May 5, 2015
A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The method…

NxStage Medical creates new scientific advisory board

May 4, 2015
Dialysis product manufacturer NxStage Medical Inc. has created a new scientific advisory board led by Allan J. Collins, MD, who will act as…