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…

In the Journals

Analysis highlights risks associated with opioid use among patients on hemodialysis

April 19, 2018
Greater risks of adverse events such as altered mental status, falls and fractures were associated with opioid use among patients on hemodialysis…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Similar depression levels seen among home, in-center dialysis patients

April 12, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — At the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings, Kathryn Aebel-Groesch, MSW, LCSW, spoke about results of a study…

Meeting News

NKF, Geisinger and Healthy.io announce trial for smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device

April 10, 2018
At the National Kidney Foundation’s Annual Spring Clinical Meetings, the NKF, Geisinger and Healthy.io announced the launch of a novel clinical…

CVS Health announces new home dialysis initiative

April 4, 2018
CVS Health announced a new initiative focused on early identification of chronic kidney disease and the expansion of home dialysis to optimize care…

Survey finds barriers to treatment adherence among patients on dialysis

March 21, 2018
A nationwide survey conducted by the American Kidney Fund revealed patients aged 18 to 39 years are more likely to struggle with their prescribed…

Meeting News

Dialysis initiation in nursing home residents offers poor outcomes and opportunities

March 8, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla.—Patients living in nursing homes could see the benefit of receiving dialysis therapy without having to take an ambulance ride to…

Meeting News

Combining hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis therapy offers improved outcomes

March 7, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients treated with combined hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis from the start of renal replacement therapy showed

Meeting News

Novel solution for dialysis plastic waste

March 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – “The addition of dialysis plastic waste to concrete leads to significant improvement in some characteristics of concrete…

The importance of kidney disease education during the transition to ESRD

January 26, 2018
Every day, patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease and their families must make important decisions about issues…

Heading and staying home: How to address issues that send patients to in-center care

January 26, 2018
As has been widely reported, U.S. utilization of dialysis in the home setting has been on the upswing, with an 18-year high of 11.7% of patients on…

ADC showcases technology, brings together the renal team at annual meeting

January 26, 2018
If you have a strong interest in all aspects of dialysis care — pediatrics, in-center services, home, new technology and clinic management…

Flying solo: Hemodialysis at home by yourself is safe and now legal

January 26, 2018
The patient advocacy group Home Dialyzors United believes dialysis should always be about the patient. The choice of location, frequency, time and…

MACs could wipe out gains of self-care home hemodialysis with new restrictions

January 26, 2018
Last fall, seven of the 10 Medicare Administrative Contractors proposed revisions to their payment policies that would restrict the use of more…

Improved training for in-home therapy might increase use, spark interest in nephrology

January 21, 2018
Improved residency training programs that include exposure to home dialysis, particularly home hemodialysis, might help to increase its usage and…

ESCOs reduced hospitalizations, access issues, but no change in QoL, mortality rate

January 15, 2018
An analysis completed on the first year of the Comprehensive ESRD Care demonstration indicated the 13 physician-provider groups that participated in…

Proposed MAC policy undermines value of more frequent dialysis

January 2, 2018
Medicare administrative contractors are responsible for reviewing claims from health care providers, including dialysis companies, and paying…

7 days a week dialysis service positively impacts patient compliance, hospitalization and survival

November 9, 2017
New findings demonstrating positive outcomes related to seven days a week dialysis services were presented Nov. 4 at the American Society of…