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

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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…

Baxter’s expanded hemodialysis may be more convenient alternative to hemodiafiltration

November 6, 2017
Baxter International Inc. highlighted new data from two studies presented at Kidney Week on its expanded hemodialysis (HDx) therapy enabled by the…

Study: First infection-related hospitalization leads to recurrent infections in HHD patients

November 3, 2017
New Orleans - Daily home hemodialysis patients with a fistula had a higher risk of a first infection-related hospitalization (IH) than in-center…

Helping dialysis patients gain independence

October 18, 2017
If we hope to be successful in a rapidly changing health care environment, dialysis providers can’t afford to maintain the status quo…

Baxter to study expanded hemodialysis in US

October 4, 2017
Baxter International Inc. said it has enrolled the first patients in two new clinical trials for its dialyzer

Baxter developing system to generate peritoneal dialysis solution

May 4, 2017
Baxter International Inc. is developing a peritoneal dialysis solution generation system that would produce sterile PD solutions in patients' homes…

Sudden cardiac death rate high among hemodialysis patients, despite strides in CV care

April 24, 2017
Cardiovascular deaths from all causes among hemodialysis (HD) patients have decreased significantly, but sudden cardiac death rates remain high…

A conservative approach to compassionate care for ESRD patients

April 21, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. – Most patients with end-stage renal disease will start on some form of dialysis. But another option—making the decision to…

CHRONIC Care bill would expand telehealth options for home dialysis patients

April 9, 2017
On April 6, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, S. 870. The bill is an updated version of…

Frank Gotch, father of kinetic modeling, dies at 91

April 4, 2017
Pioneering nephrologist Frank A. Gotch, who used kinetic modeling to formulize the Kt/V measure for dialysis, died Feb. 28. He was 91. Gotch, born in…