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…

In the Journals

Seniors undergoing hemodialysis at high risk for dementia, Alzheimer’s

August 9, 2018
Older patients are at a high risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease after initiation of hemodialysis, according to new research…

Home Dialysis

Improving PD delivery, outcomes depends on program size, other factors

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2018
Martin Schreiber, MD
“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” – Sheryl Sandberg Can we expect to…

In the Journals

Veterans Health Administration dialysis providers linked with lower mortality rates, increased hospitalization rates

July 18, 2018
Veterans who initiated dialysis with a Veterans Health Administration dialysis provider appeared to have lower mortality rates, but experienced…

Ohio dialysis caregivers, patient advocates, physicians oppose proposed constitutional amendment

July 9, 2018
Patient advocates and Ohio dialysis caregivers expressed their opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment on dialysis filed July 4 with the…

Cover Story

Dialysis provider’s transition to methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta for anemia in patients with in-center hemodialysis

Nephrology News & Issues, July 2018
Adam J. Davey, PMP; Amanda K. Stennett, PhD; Carol Lee, BSN, RN, CDN; Franklin W. Maddux, MD, FACP; Jeffrey Hymes, MD; John W. Larkin, MS; Marta M. Reviriego-Mendoza, PhD; Norma J. Ofsthun, PhD; Patricia McCarley, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC CNN; Tanya Taft, RN, CNOR, CEEP, CPPS
Patients with anemia in the setting of end-stage renal disease commonly require treatment with an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent. Therapeutic…

In the JournalsPerspective

Success with managing peritonitis linked to size, expertise of PD program

June 18, 2018
The size and clinical expertise of a dialysis program contribute substantially to successful treatment of peritonitis and other medical issues…

In the Journals

In PD population, obesity linked with greater risk for hospitalization related to peritonitis

June 7, 2018
The prevalence of obesity in patients on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a greater risk for peritonitis requiring hospitalization, according…

In the Journals

Study: Medicare patients on dialysis have limited access to hospice care

June 6, 2018
Not enough patients on dialysis are using or getting early referral to hospice care, a recently published study in Health Affairs

In the Journals

Study links extended survival with dialysis initiation at higher levels of kidney function among older patients

June 5, 2018
Some older patients experienced extended survival when dialysis was initiated at higher levels of kidney function, according to a study published in…

CVS Health reveals more details about plans for CKD care, home dialysis

Nephrology News & Issues, June 2018
Editor’s Note: CVS Health Corporation recently announced a new initiative focused on early identification of chronic kidney disease and the…

In the Journals

Study highlights need to address physical, mood symptoms among patients on hemodialysis

May 29, 2018
According to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, certain physical and mood symptoms were prioritized as…

In the Journals

Study links poor functional status with 1-year mortality in elderly patients with ESRD

May 18, 2018
Poor functional kidney status among elderly patients with end-stage renal disease was associated with higher odds of central venous catheter use and…

New project aims to study peritonitis infection in patients on peritoneal dialysis

May 11, 2018
A research team led by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto was awarded a 5-year contract from the…

United Healthcare and American Renal Associates are in court over out-of-network fees

May 9, 2018
National health insurer United Healthcare has filed a lawsuit against dialysis provider American Renal Associates, claiming that the company offered…

Study observes AVF maturation across some ESRD networks

May 2, 2018
Substantial differences in arteriovenous fistula maturation were seen across some end-stage renal disease networks, according to a study published in…

Meeting News

Study analyzes strategies to prevent AKI, dialysis-required AKI in patients with HIV

May 1, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Acute kidney injury is a common complication of hospitalized patients with HIV and is associated with increased morbidity and…

In the Journals

Withdrawal from dialysis therapy higher in women, older patients, white patients

April 25, 2018
Women, older patients and white patients were more likely to withdraw from dialysis therapy, according to a study published in the American Journal

In the Journals

Lower mortality rate found among living kidney donors with ESRD than non-donors

April 24, 2018
Living kidney donors with end-stage renal disease had a lower mortality rate compared to matched non-donors, according to a study that will appear in…

Regional vs local anesthetic technique in surgical fistula success rate among patients requiring dialysis

April 23, 2018
Regional anesthetic technique increased the success of surgery even one year after the procedure, according to a study comparing regional anesthetic…