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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…