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…

NxStage’s updated System One hemodialysis system gets CE mark

March 7, 2017
NxStage Medical Inc.’s next generation System One hemodialysis system has received the CE mark in Europe. The system consists of new…

NxStage names Allan Collins as CMO

March 1, 2017
Dialysis product manufacturer NxStage Medical Inc. has named Allan Collins, MD, FACP chief medical officer. In this new role, Collins will lead a new…

Peritoneal dialysis growth in the U.S. encounters unexpected hurdles

February 23, 2017
Home dialysis therapies—both peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD)—are important treatment options for patients with stage…

Baxter presents positive data on peritoneal dialysis technology at Kidney Week

November 22, 2016
Baxter International Inc. presented data at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2016 Kidney Week that indicates its Sharesource telehealth…

ASN Kidney Week 2016 product gallery

November 14, 2016
Updated products introduced to the renal community in 2016 that will be on display during Kidney Week.  

Baxter begins clinical trial of citrate anticoagulant for use during CRRT

November 13, 2016
Baxter International Inc. has started a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational drug that combines a citrate anticoagulant and renal…

Outcomes among patients receiving in-center, self-care hemodialysis

October 5, 2016
Modalities of renal replacement therapy are categorized into in-center hemodialysis and home therapies. A subset of hemodialysis patients referred to…

Satellite to begin using NxStage's Nx2me Connected Health platform

October 4, 2016
Satellite Healthcare has signed a three-year agreement with NxStage Medical Inc. that includes NxStage's Nx2me Connected Health platform for their…

Making the case for in-center, self-care hemodialysis

September 13, 2016
Conventional in-center hemodialysis is the modality used by approximately 90% of patients receiving dialysis in the U.S.1  For patients and…