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…

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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine professor receives NKF award

May 20, 2019
Beth Piraino, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean of admissions and financial aid at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine…

Fresenius Medical Care, DaVita report first-quarter results

May 17, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care and DaVita Inc. reported first-quarter earnings earlier this month, with both companies showing expansion in U.S. operations…

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Low socioeconomic status and associated stress contribute to weight gain in kidney transplant recipients

May 15, 2019
BOSTON — Kidney transplant recipients from underserved communities have limited access to healthy foods and high levels of stress and anxiety…

Jackson to retire as Northwest Kidney Centers CEO

May 15, 2019
Joyce F. Jackson, president and CEO of Northwest Kidney Centers, will retire from her position after a successor is found, the company announced.

American Renal Associates announces delay of first-quarter earnings report

May 14, 2019
American Renal Associates Holdings Inc. announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on May 10 that it will delay release of its…

Rockwell reports first-quarter revenue up 4% vs 2018; costs rise for Triferic launch

May 14, 2019
Rockwell Medical Inc. reported first earnings of $15.6 million in sales revenue — a 4% increase compared to the first quarter of 2018 …

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Survey: Nephrologists looking for more innovation

May 10, 2019
BOSTON — Compared to other medical specialists, nephrologists indicated less opportunity for innovation in their specialty, according to…

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NKF president: The status quo means losing ground in the kidney disease fight

May 9, 2019
BOSTON — The National Kidney Foundation president told a large audience here at the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, “You lean in, and we…

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‘Obesity paradox’: Patients with ESRD, obesity may have reduced risk for mortality

May 9, 2019
BOSTON — For patients with ESRD, also having obesity may provide a survival benefit, leading to what a speaker at the National Kidney…

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Cooper to receive new NKF award for transplant excellence

May 9, 2019
The NKF will present its first award for excellence in kidney transplantation in its history to Matthew Cooper, MD, at the foundation’s 2019…

Jeff Burbank, Joe Turk join senior leadership team at Fresenius

May 9, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care North America announced that following the company’s merger with NxStage Medical Inc., Jeff Burbank and Joe Turk have…

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company to be presented with Corporate Innovator Award

May 8, 2019
The Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. will be presented with the 2019 Corporate Innovator Award from the National Kidney Foundation at the 2019…

Rockwell launches Triferic; awaits CMS approval of reimbursement code

May 8, 2019
Rockwell Medical Inc. recently announced it would begin commercial sales of its dialysate iron product Triferic in the United States.

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VIDEO: Longino discusses need for patient-centered kidney disease care

May 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video exclusive from the first KidneyX Summit, Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation and a kidney

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Members of US House of Representatives show support for KidneyX

May 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives discussed the lack of progress in treatment for kidney disease and the need to…

Innovators at KidneyX competition: Award winners look at access, hemodialysis process

May 2, 2019
WASHINGTON — HHS awarded more than $1 million in prize money last week during its first KidneyX Summit. Here is a summary of the recipients…

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Seattle dietitian honored for contributions to renal nutrition

May 1, 2019
Katy Wilkens, MS, RD, will be presented with the Joel D. Kopple Award, which honors an individual who has contributed significantly to the area of…

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Advances in organ surveillance may reduce costs, risk of rejection

Nephrology News & Issues, May 2019
Mark E. Neumann
Patients who received one of the 21,167 kidney transplants performed in the United States last year no doubt want to ensure their new organ stays…


Integration of CKD and ESRD reimbursement: How to learn from the past, adapt to the future

Nephrology News & Issues, May 2019
Gary Cellini, MBA, PharmD
Saying the payment system for the Medicare ESRD Program is “outdated” and “has some of the worst incentives in American health…