Meeting News

Patients with HIV less likely to be waitlisted for kidney transplant

June 24, 2019
BOSTON — Patients with HIV were less likely to be placed on the kidney transplant waitlist than patients without HIV, according to research…

Meeting News

Top five stories from the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

June 21, 2019
In case you missed some of our live coverage of the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings last month, Healio/Nephrology has compiled…

Federal Trade Commission approves DaVita Medical Group sale contingent on Nevada divestiture

June 20, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the $4.3 billion sale of DaVita Inc.’s Medical Group to health care provider Optum, a division of…

Boston Children’s tops U.S. News & World Report’s list for 6th year

June 18, 2019
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 children’s hospital for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the…

DOPPS data shows ultrafiltration rates tapering off in patients with ESKD

June 17, 2019
New data released from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study Program shows that ultrafiltration rates, declining since 2010 in U.S…

NIH awards US Renal Data System contract to Chronic Disease Research Group

June 17, 2019
After a 5-year absence, the contract for the United States Renal Data System and its annual report will return to the Chronic Disease Research Group…

New chief financial officer appointed at Outset Medical

June 14, 2019
Outset Medical announced the appointment of Rebecca Chambers as its new chief financial officer. “Rebecca’s deep capital markets…

Eastern Nephrology Associates merges with Southeastern Nephrology Associates

June 13, 2019
Eastern Nephrology Associates and Southeastern Nephrology Associates have merged and will operate as Eastern Nephrology Associates. The merger…

Signature HealthCARE to collaborate with Dialyze Direct

June 12, 2019
Signature HealthCARE has launched a collaboration with Dialyze Direct to provide on-site hemodialysis for patients with ESRD who reside in…

In the Journals

Improvements in care slows for patients once treated at clinics acquired by large dialysis providers

June 11, 2019
A study that examined the influence of dialysis clinic ownership on patient outcomes in the United States found improvements in care slowed once…

Meeting News

Social support networks are essential for care of kidney transplant candidates but barriers exist to optimal engagement

June 11, 2019
BOSTON — After barriers to participating in the care of patients awaiting kidney transplant were reported by friends and family, researchers…

Mallinckrodt settles over marketing practices for kidney drug Acthar, but second DOJ complaint filed

June 7, 2019
Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt plc said it has reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay $15.4 million to…

Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, honored with David M. Hume Award

June 6, 2019
Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA , chief of medicine at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, was awarded the National…

Patient Management

Challenges remain in management of RAASi therapy in high CV risk cases

Nephrology News & Issues, June 2019
Nihar Desai, MD, MPH
In the United States, there are more than 3 million patients living with hyperkalemia, yet this recurrent condition is often overlooked, even though…

Baxter recalls some lots of Revaclear dialyzers due to leaks

June 3, 2019
Baxter Healthcare Corporation sent letters to dialysis providers on May 31 saying it was voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Revaclear 300 and…

First Word

HHS, ASN define the value of KidneyX

Nephrology News & Issues, June 2019
Mark E. Neumann
Last month, HHS and the American Society of Nephrology assembled the first KidneyX Summit in Washington. The well-attended, 2-day meeting centered on…

Meeting News

New software can help identify high-risk patients otherwise lost to follow-up

May 29, 2019
Researchers at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, have developed a wait-list prioritization tool designed to identify high-risk…

Meeting News

CDC epidemiologist receives NKF Public Service Award

May 24, 2019
CDC epidemiologist Nilka Ríos Burrows, MPH, was honored at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings with the…

In the Journals

CKD awareness is on the rise but still needs improvement

May 22, 2019
While CKD awareness among diverse community-dwelling adults has reached the Healthy People 2020 goal, awareness overall remains low, according to a…

NKF creates new data network for patients

May 21, 2019
The National Kidney Foundation is building an interactive community platform to allow dialysis and transplant patients to communicate with others…