Cooling of dialysis fluids protects against brain damage

September 22, 2014
While dialysis can cause blood pressure changes that damage the brain, cooling dialysis fluids can protect against such effects, according to a…

PD takes a big jump in 2014, while HHD shows progress

September 18, 2014
Sometimes finding motivation requires a little nudge. And if the nudge has some purse strings attached, that’s not all bad. For years, the…

Improving outcomes in late-stage kidney disease: The Healthy Transitions program

September 18, 2014
The U.S. health care system is buckling under the burden of a large and growing population of patients with chronic diseases. Yet, the current…

FDA clears NxStage's single needle technology for dialysis patients

September 17, 2014
NxStage Medical Inc.'s single needle technology, OneSite, has received FDA clearance. OneSite uses a dual lumen needle design offered in a sharp…

Renal Physicians Association asks FDA to allow import of peritoneal dialysis solutions

September 16, 2014
The Renal Physicians Association has recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedite review of the importation of additional…

Tour DaVita features home dialysis riders

September 16, 2014
Four home hemodialysis patients are dialyzing with the NxStage System One while they participate in Tour DaVita, an annual bike ride to raise…

Alcavis 50 high level disinfectant

September 9, 2014
Alcavis-5High- level disinfectant for all catheter caps and connections, medications port and peritoneal dialysis set…

NRAA asks FDA to consider allowing import of PD solutions, warns of hardships if shortage continues

September 8, 2014
The National Renal Administrators Association has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to consider allowing peritoneal dialysis solutions to…

DOPPS sampling shows continued high ferritin levels in dialysis patients

September 5, 2014
Researchers from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) released a fresh batch of data­­––through April of…

Baxter, FMC sign supply agreement; ISPD 'deeply concerned' about PD fluid shortage

September 3, 2014
With no immediate resolution in sight, Baxter Healthcare is relying on help from competitor Fresenius Medical Care to meet a shortage of exchange…

Baxter to expand Alabama dialyzer manufacturing facility

August 29, 2014
Baxter International Inc. said it plans to expand its dialyzer manufacturing facility in Opelika, Ala., to help address the growing global demand…

Schreiber talks about moving home therapies forward at DaVita

August 29, 2014
Martin SchreiberOn June 23, Martin Schreiber Jr., MD, began his new position as vice president of clinical affairs for home…

NxStage Kidney Care opens new dialysis facility in Orlando

August 21, 2014
NxStage Kidney Care Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical Inc., has opened a new dialysis center in Orlando, Fla. The center is certified to provide…

Baxter reports supply constraints of peritoneal dialysis solutions

August 18, 2014
Baxter Healthcare Corporation is experiencing supply constraints for peritoneal dialysis solutions and is exploring alternative options to increase…

CMS-required visits adversely impact Seattle area hemodialysis program

August 15, 2014
Chronic hemodialysis in Seattle developed with a highly patient-centric approach, providing patients the option of dialyzing in neighborhood units…

Health outcomes in nursing home patients on dialysis

August 12, 2014
Nursing home patients on dialysis are higher-acuity compared to the broader ESRD population. The objective of this study was to evaluate health…

NxStage sees 13% increase in revenue from sales of its home hemodialysis machine

August 11, 2014
NxStage Medical Inc. reported a 13% increase in revenue for the second quarter of 2014, exceeding the top end of its guidance range. The increase in…

Hemodialysis University offers updates, advances on dialysis care

July 29, 2014
Hemodialysis University, hosted by the International Society for Hemodialysis, will hold its 2014 update on advances in Hemodialysis Aug

Baxter income drops 12% due to one-time charges

July 20, 2014
Baxter International Inc. reported that net income for the second quarter of 2014 dropped almost 12% to $520 million, and $0.95 per diluted share…

Baxter initiates voluntary worldwide recall of four lots of IV solutions

July 17, 2014
Baxter International Inc. is voluntarily recalling four lots of intravenous solutions to the hospital and user level. These products have been found…