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…

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…