Mediterranean diet: What you need to know

May 28, 2019
May is Mediterranean Diet Month, according to the American Diabetes Association’s Facebook page. The diet, with its high intakes of cereals…

Meeting News

A national home dialysis strategy is needed but will be challenging and multifactorial

May 10, 2019
BOSTON — When thinking aspirationally about a national strategy for home dialysis, the kidney community should consider the priorities of…

Meeting News

Members of US House of Representatives show support for KidneyX

May 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives discussed the lack of progress in treatment for kidney disease and the need to…

Meeting News

Improved detection, patient treatment choices among ways to transform kidney care

April 30, 2019
WASHINGTON — A speaker at the KidneyX Summit addressed three goals of the HHS that could aid in the efforts to transform the kidney care…

Meeting News

When utilized, education about modalities led more patients to home dialysis

March 20, 2019
DALLAS — The Kidney Disease Education Benefit, introduced in 2010, has information that can help patients with CKD decide about treatment…

Meeting News

Infection, CVD cause of higher hospitalization rate prior to patients on home hemodialysis returning to in-center care

March 18, 2019
DALLAS — Patients on home hemodialysis have higher hospitalization rates just before transferring back to in-center hemodialysis care, but many…

Transitional care units set patients up for successful dialysis

March 13, 2019
An interdisciplinary group of dialysis professionals is poised to launch a multicenter pilot project to gain further evidence of the efficacy of…

In the JournalsPerspective

Patients who transition from PD to home hemodialysis have lower mortality risk, more transplants

March 5, 2019
Patients on PD who transition to home hemodialysis instead of in-center dialysis care after technique failure had a lower risk of death and greater…

In the Journals

Home-based intervention may improve physical, social functioning of older adults on hemodialysis

February 25, 2019
A home-based program improved both the physical and social functioning of older adults with ESRD who were being treated with hemodialysis and who…

FTC approves Fresenius-NxStage merger, but some are concerned about impact on competition

February 22, 2019
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 on Feb. 19 to approve the $2 billion merger between Fresenius Medical Care AG & KGaA and hemodialysis…

Dialyze Direct acquires Affiliated Dialysis Centers

February 5, 2019
Dialyze Direct LLC has completed its acquisition of Affiliated Dialysis Centers LLC and is now the largest provider of staff-assisted home…

Cover Story

Telehealth and home dialysis: Opportunities to improve patient care

Nephrology News & Issues, February 2019
Optimism pervades commencement of telehealth, or telemedicine or telenephrology, for home dialysis in 2019 following an unexpected and unusual…

In the JournalsPerspective

PD, nocturnal home hemodialysis show lowest costs in study

January 25, 2019
The medical and societal cost for treating patients on PD and nocturnal home hemodialysis was lower compared to patients treated with in-center…

In the Journals

Physical function scores lower after patients on home dialysis switch to in-center care

January 18, 2019
Patients with kidney disease who changed from home dialysis to in-center care showed lower quality of life scores for physical function over time…

Industry News

FDA approves clinical trial for in-home PD system

January 9, 2019
Baxter International Inc. recently announced the FDA has indicated that the company may begin a prospective, multicenter clinical trial to test its…

Proposed restrictions on payment for more frequent dialysis may be eased in the mid-West

January 4, 2019
Medicare administrative contractor Wisconsin Physicians Services, one of seven contractors that proposed payment restrictions more than a year ago…

In the Journals

Home hemodialysis centers may impact technique failure, mortality

November 14, 2018
According to recently published results, home hemodialysis treatment centers may impact technique failure and patient mortality independent of…

In the Journals

Study: Propensity scores are useful to control measured confounders

September 25, 2018
Propensity scores are useful in controlling for measured confounding in observational studies of medical treatments or risk factors, but neither…

In the Journals

Medical complications, frailty may increase rate of withdrawal from hemodialysis before death

August 24, 2018
Recently published results showed medical complications and frailty may be driving factors for the high rate of hemodialysis withdrawals before death…

In the Journals

Model predicts antimicrobial stewardship programs may reduce infection, costs in hemodialysis facilities

August 23, 2018
A model on the implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program in outpatient dialysis facilities predicted a substantial decrease seen in…