Meeting News

Improved detection, patient treatment choices among ways to transform kidney care

April 30, 2019
WASHINGTON — A speaker at the KidneyX Summit addressed three goals of the HHS that could aid in the efforts to transform the kidney care…

DaVita CEO Kent Thiry steps down and is named executive chair of board of directors

April 30, 2019
DaVita Inc. announced its board of directors has unanimously elected Javier J. Rodriguez to succeed Kent J. Thiry as CEO of DaVita, effective June…

Meeting News

Need for ‘urgency’ when caring for patients with kidney diseases: KidneyX announces Redesign Dialysis award winners

April 29, 2019
WASHINGTON — KidneyX, a public-private partnership between the HHS and the American Society of Nephrology, was created to “spur the…

Researchers of polycystic kidney disease honored with Kaplan International Prize for Advancement

April 29, 2019
York Pei, MSc, MD, FRCPC, and Bradley Yoder, PhD, were presented with the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement at the World…

In the Journals

New chair of KidneyX steering committee appointed

April 26, 2019
John R. Sedor , MD, FASN, the Ray W. Gifford, MD, Endowed Chair in Kidney Research at the Glickman Urology and Kidney Institute at…

DaVita launches multimedia resource to educate, support kidney transplant patients

April 26, 2019
DaVita Kidney Care announced the launch of Transplant Smart, a multimedia education resource on kidney transplant. Designed for use by patients…

Northwest Kidney Centers announces winner of Clyde Shields Award

April 24, 2019
Steven Huebner of Bellevue, Washington, will be awarded the 2019 Clyde Shields Award for Distinguished Service by the Northwest Kidney Centers at the…

In the Journals

Clinical trial within dialysis care effective but it was inconclusive whether longer sessions benefit patients

April 18, 2019
Although researchers were unable to determine whether patients might benefit from longer hemodialysis sessions, incorporating a clinical trial into…

Natera announces follow-on offering of $100 million in company shares

April 17, 2019
Natera Inc., cell-free DNA testing company, announced the launch of a follow-on public offering of $100,000,000 in shares of its common stock…

In the Journals

Long-term monitoring of kidney donors may help prevent adverse events

April 16, 2019
Constructing a national registry to improve long-term monitoring of living kidney donors — in a way that is similar to the continued care…

Kidney cell fate could play key role in regeneration, injury repair

April 16, 2019
Researchers at the University of Virginia found removal of kidney obstruction promotes regeneration and repair of developing kidneys, which could…

Kidney Health Atlas reveals global burden of disease, inequities in access

April 15, 2019
A global study of the burden of kidney disease released during the International Society of Nephrology meeting here suggests that by the year 2030…

Meeting News

Nephrology practices face changes as the need for kidney care grows

April 11, 2019
CHICAGO — The economic and regulatory environment for kidney care is undergoing a whirlwind of change as the primary payer — Medicare…

Meeting News

RPA presents special awards at annual meeting

April 10, 2019
CHICAGO — The Renal Physicians Association presented two awards at its annual meeting here, including one for services to the organization and…

Flavis partners with the NKF to promote medical nutrition therapy for CKD

April 10, 2019
The National Kidney Foundation announced it will be teaming up with Flavis, the kidney-friendly food brand, to promote the benefits of special…

Report: Medicare payments to cover costs of rural dialysis care not getting to clinics in need

April 8, 2019
Medicare pays dialysis clinics that qualify for its low-volume payment adjustment almost 24% more per treatment than urban dialysis facilities to…

LogistiCare partners with NKF to sponsor Kidney Walks

April 8, 2019
LogistiCare announced its new partnership with the National Kidney Foundation as a national multimarket sponsor of the organization’s Kidney…

Johns Hopkins first to transplant HIV-positive donor kidney to HIV recipient

April 2, 2019
For the first time, a team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore transplanted a kidney from a person living with HIV to a transplant recipient…

Fresenius Medical Care AG settles with US Department of Justice over bribery charges

April 1, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA has agreed to pay approximately $231 million to resolve a U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and…

American Renal Associates to restate earnings back from 2014; stock plunges 38%

March 29, 2019
American Renal Associates Holdings Inc. said on March 28 that an audit committee review indicates the dialysis provider will need to restate its…