Growth slows for peritoneal dialysis from 2014 to 2015

August 12, 2015
After showing steady growth beginning in 2012, the number of new starts on peritoneal dialysis in the U.S. took a major plunge this past year, likely…

NxStage Medical revenue grows in second quarter

August 10, 2015
Dialysis product manufacturer NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) reported second quarter financial results at and above the top end of its guidance…

Empowered to do ‘what I want to do’ despite diabetic ESRD

August 6, 2015
Editor’s note: Lauren Gregg is a home hemodialysis patient from Ewing, N.J. and a competitive pool player for the American Pool Player’s

NxStage releases details on new dialysis systems

August 6, 2015
NxStage Medical is working on a new home hemodialysis machine that can also be used in-center, as well as a peritoneal dialysis machine, and a…

Kt/V urea has served its purpose, so let us now move on

August 5, 2015
Editor's note: Two reviews were recently published in Kidney International, that analyzed the role of Kt/Vurea in determining dialysis dose

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