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Women who develop preeclampsia are at five-times greater risk for ESKD

August 1, 2019
Women who had no major comorbidities before their first pregnancy but who developed preeclampsia had a five-fold increased risk for end-stage kidney…

DaVita Health Solutions appoints new leadership members

July 31, 2019
DaVita Health Solutions recently announced that Dorothy Fisher, MD, and Ian Laird have joined its leadership team as national medical director and…

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Higher prevalence of aneurysms found with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

July 31, 2019
A recently published study shows a history of hypertension and smoking increases the risk of the formation of brain aneurysms in patients with…

Mayo Clinic ranked top in nephrology by US News & World Report

July 30, 2019
U.S. News & World Report has released the 30th edition of its “Best Hospitals” rankings, which includes the best hospitals for…

In the Journals

Use of bariatric surgery increased for patients with ESKD and appears to be safe

July 25, 2019
Use of bariatric surgery in patients with ESKD, most notably laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, rose nine-fold within a decade while also demonstrating…

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Older patients with kidney failure often see dialysis as the only option

July 23, 2019
A published study found older patients with advanced chronic kidney disease or ESKD, as well as their family members, lacked knowledge regarding…

DaVita reports second-quarter earnings

July 23, 2019
Ahead of an August 1 earnings call, DaVita Inc. has released preliminary second-quarter 2019 financial and operating results and updated guidance for…

Kidney Accelerated Placement Project adopts NKF approach to reduce kidney discards

July 22, 2019
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network has launched the Kidney Accelerated Placement Project, which will implement recommendations from a…

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Early dialysis initiation linked to lower survival in pediatric patients

July 19, 2019
As the initiation of dialysis at an eGFR greater than 10 mL/min/1.732 was associated with lower survival in children and adolescents, it may be…

Groups aim to include patients with CKD in clinical trials

July 19, 2019
Although the disease affects 850 million people worldwide, patients with chronic kidney disease are still excluded from clinical trials, according to…

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Home dialysis increases in United States regardless of patient race/ethnicity

July 18, 2019
In recent years, an increasing number of patients with ESKD began using home dialysis, according to a recently published study. This growth was seen…

In the Journals

Study: Patients with abnormal kidney function are not getting timely follow-up

July 18, 2019
A team of investigators studying electronic medical data on more than 200,000 adults found 58% of patients with a newly abnormal eGFR were not…

CVS Health launches clinical trial for new home dialysis machine

July 17, 2019
CVS Health is starting clinical trials on its new HemoCare Hemodialysis System, a dialysis machine developed for home use in partnership with Segway…

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Financial barriers to health care access may increase distress in patients with CKD

July 17, 2019
Financial barriers to obtaining and accessing health care services were significantly associated with depression and anxiety in patients with chronic…

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KidneyX competition: Sensors would capture new physiologic data during treatments

July 17, 2019
Technology that uses sensors to extract patient information online during dialysis was awarded $75,000 in funding from the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis…

NKF joins KidneyX efforts with patient-directed prize competition

July 16, 2019
HHS, the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation have joined together to present the KidneyX: Patient Innovator Challenge…

Fresenius invests in remote health monitoring platform from BioIntelliSense

July 15, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care North America has invested in BioIntelliSense, a company developing a remote, continuous health monitoring data platform. The…

CMS releases ESRD Treatment Choices payment model for increasing home dialysis, transplant

July 12, 2019
HHS released a proposed rule on July 10 that would provide incentives of up to 3% in adjusted payments to nephrologists and dialysis providers who…

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Telehealth device to detect thrombosis among winners of KidneyX competition

July 12, 2019
A wearable telehealth device designed to detect thrombosis and clots in vascular access for patients on hemodialysis was awarded $75,000 in funding…

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No improvements seen in CKD care over nearly a decade with treatment guidelines not followed

July 11, 2019
The quality of care for patients with CKD showed no improvements between 2006 and 2014, with recommended treatments frequently underused, according…