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…

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…

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…

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…

Emphasizing quality of life for dialysis patients

May 4, 2015
This is the second part of a two part series. Read part one here. By focusing on physiological survival…

Maggie Colin looks back at 51 years as a dialysis nurse

April 9, 2015
Maggie-ColinMaggie Colin has witnessed five decades of dialysis treatment. In fact, she’s helped make history, serving as one of the…

ESRD community submits comments on conditions for coverage

April 9, 2015
The Clinical Standards Group in the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality asked the ESRD community to provide suggestions for changes to the…

Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis reduces infections, boosts survival rates

March 30, 2015
A protocol for urgent-start peritoneal dialysis results in less blood stream infections and appears to reduce mortality when compared to…

FDA authorizes first device to treat dialysis-related amyloidosis

March 9, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized use of Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column, the first device to treat…

NxStage reports revenue increases for fourth quarter, full year

February 26, 2015
NxStage Medical Inc. reported that revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 15% to $79.9 million, compared with revenue of $69.5 million in…

NxStage Kidney Care opens two dialysis centers in Boston area

February 26, 2015
NxStage Kidney Care Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical, Inc. has opened two dialysis centers in the suburbs of Boston. Located in Wakefield and…

CMS is building its own Superbowl

February 17, 2015
As I write this, my hometown of Phoenix is getting ready to host the National Football League’s 49th edition of the Superbowl. What’s…

Combined HD/PD course offers basics for practicing nephrologists

February 17, 2015
The National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting has always been popular with practicing nephrologists because of the emphasis on relevant…