A look back, and getting positioned for the future

July 16, 2014
When NN&I reviewed the data from our first ranking of U.S. dialysis providers 20 years ago, the headline read, “The changing face of renal…

Home Dialyzors United urges CMS to update home dialysis training payment

July 11, 2014
The home dialysis patient advocacy group Home Dialyzors United is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to update its payment…

DaVita names new VP of home dialysis programs

July 10, 2014
Dialysis provider DaVita Kidney Care has named Martin Schreiber, MD, as its new vice president of clinical affairs for home modalities. "I…

Recipe for a successful PD program needs the right ingredients

June 25, 2014
After a long drought in growth and scant activity among its faithful, peritoneal dialysis is starting to come into its own as a viable treatment…

The role for nursing in the increasing use of urgent peritoneal dialysis

June 25, 2014
ANAHEIM—Individuals who end up in the hospital emergency room after months, maybe years, of ignoring the signs of kidney failure usually have a…

Peritoneal dialysis champion Karl D. Nolph dies at 77

June 18, 2014
Karl D. Nolph, MD, a pioneer in the field of dialysis and a longtime leader of the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s Division of…

MEI releases 2.0 version of aid to help match dialysis options with CKD patients

June 10, 2014
The nonprofit Medical Education Institute has released a 2.0 version of its free, web-based decision aid, My Life, My Dialysis Choice, to help…

U.S. dialysis measures – have we set up the ladder against the wrong wall?

June 3, 2014
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Baxter presents efficacy, safety data of high-dose hemodialysis system at ERA-EDTA Congress

June 3, 2014
AMSTERDAM – Baxter International Inc. announced the presentation of clinical data supporting the safety and efficacy of the VIVIA…

NxStage Kidney Care opens new center in Florida

May 29, 2014
NxStageKidneyCare-clinic-JacksonvilleNxStage Kidney Care Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical Inc. has opened a new dialysis…

Dutch Kidney Foundation joins AWAK, Debiotech in developing smaller home hemodialysis machine

May 27, 2014
Debiotech of Switzerland, AWAK of Singapore, and Neokidney Development, an initiative of the Dutch Kidney Foundation, have signed a joint venture…

FDA clears Mar Cor Purification's BioPure HX2 water treatment system

May 15, 2014
Mar Cor Purification, a subsidiary of Cantel Medical has been given 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the BioPure HX2…

DaVita begins first hemodiafiltration program in the United States

May 14, 2014
Dialysis provider DaVita Kidney Care said it has started delivering hemodiafiltration treatments to select patients in Colorado Springs as part of a…

NxStage exceeds guidance range in Q1 revenue for 2014

May 13, 2014
Dialysis product manufacturer NxStage Medical Inc. reported revenue for the first quarter of 2014 increased 17% to $72.2 million, compared with…

Peritoneal dialysis researchers get funding for first project

May 9, 2014
A research group formed by the North American chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis has landed funding for its first…

FDA clears Centurion portable dialysis water treatment system with heat disinfection

May 1, 2014
The Centurion portable dialysis water treatment system from AmeriWater has been approved for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for…

New research shows survival benefit with daily dialysis in a nursing home setting

April 25, 2014
LAS VEGAS – Patients treated on-site in a nursing home setting with daily home hemodialysis had lower monthly mortality rates and longer…

NxStage to expand into peritoneal dialysis, open more care centers in 2014

April 22, 2014
With Medicare offering financial incentives in the end-stage renal disease payment bundle to expand home programs, peritoneal dialysis has become a…

Home Dialyzors United seeks new members for board of directors, committees

April 17, 2014
Home Dialyzors United is expanding its board of director and committee leadership, the home dialysis patient organization announced on its website…

CCPD developer Diaz-Buxo retires from FMCNA

April 9, 2014
Jose A. Diaz-Buxo, MD, a key advocate of peritoneal dialysis who had a hand in finetuning the technology for continuous cycling PD in its early days…