NKF receives AARP innovation grant for CKD care proposal

November 27, 2019
The National Kidney Foundation has received one of two 2019 AARP Quality Measures Innovation Grants for its proposal of a performance measure to…

Phase 3 trials: Bardoxolone methyl slowed progression of kidney disease in Alport patients

November 27, 2019
Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. is seeking FDA approval for its drug bardoxolone methyl after results from phase 3 trials of the CARDINAL study showed…

Meeting News

Psychosocial factors may predict hospitalization risk for patients on hemodialysis

November 25, 2019
WASHINGTON — A speaker at ASN Kidney Week provided what she called “a different perspective on hospitalization risk,” telling the…

In the Journals

PD use increased after Medicare payment reform, but disparities in access remain

November 22, 2019
Recently published findings determined that PD use increased after the implementation of the 2011 Medicare prospective payment system for dialysis…

Gilead DAAs safe, effective for adults with HCV, severe renal impairment

November 21, 2019
The FDA approved changes to the product labels for direct-acting antivirals Harvoni, Epclusa, and Vosevi to include new efficacy and safety data for…

FDA News

FDA approves Medtronic drug-coated balloon to treat failing arteriovenous access in dialysis

November 21, 2019
Medtronic plc has received approval from the FDA for its IN.PACT AV drug-coated balloon, which was designed to prevent vessel restenosis, thereby…

DOPPS study: Iron-containing phosphate binders, drugs for secondary hyperparathyroidism on the rise

November 21, 2019
Data released from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study Program show use of the calcimimetic etelcalcetide has increased to 6% among…

ICU Medical agrees to acquire Pursuit Vascular

November 20, 2019
ICU Medical Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pursuit Vascular Inc. for $75 million with an additional earnout payment…

Fresenius announces record growth in home dialysis, continues push for patient education and choice

November 18, 2019
In the wake of the announcement of Advancing American Kidney Health, and 6 months into after its merger with NxStage, Fresenius Medical Care North…

NKF poll: Almost half of Americans unaware of link between diabetes and increased kidney failure risk

November 14, 2019
Results from an online survey indicated many Americans are not aware of the association between kidney disease and diabetes. The survey, conducted by…

Meeting News

Vitamin K status shows no impact on progression of vascular calcification in hemodialysis

November 13, 2019
WASHINGTON — After stopping therapy with vitamin K antagonists, patients with atrial fibrillation who received rivaroxaban plus vitamin K2 saw…

Meeting News

Phytonadione may be effective treatment for calciphylaxis in hemodialysis

November 13, 2019
WASHINGTON — Results presented at ASN Kidney Week suggested phytonadione may be a safe and effective way to treat calciphylaxis in patients on…

Meeting News

Likelihood of renal recovery after AKI varies based on sex, race

November 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Data presented here at ASN Kidney Week showed patients who developed ESKD due to acute kidney injury had different outcomes based…

Meeting News

Nocturnal in-center dialysis shows benefits over conventional treatment

November 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Patients who chose in-center nocturnal hemodialysis at a large dialysis organization had improved solute clearance, lower…

Meeting News

HHS Secretary Azar receives ASN President’s Medal

November 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Today, HHS Secretary Alex Azar II was presented with the American Society of Nephrology’s President’s Medal, an award…

Fresenius launches connected health platform for patients on home dialysis

November 6, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care North America has announced the launch of TheHub, its new health platform designed to improve the remote monitoring of…

NKF, ASN and HHS collaborate on public awareness initiative for Advancing American Kidney Health

November 6, 2019
The National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology, in a public-private partnership with HHS, have announced collaboration on the…

Fresenius dialysis facilities receive its highest CMS quality ratings to date

November 5, 2019
Fresenius Kidney Care has announced its dialysis facilities have received its highest quality ratings to date based on CMS criteria. Each year, CMS…

In the Journals

Higher patient mortality rates at dialysis facilities with lower ESRD Quality Incentive Program scores

November 5, 2019
Researchers of a published study found dialysis facilities with lower ESRD Quality Incentive Program performance scores had higher rates of patient…

Dialyze Direct, Arbor Research to investigate treatment approaches for older patients with ESKD

November 4, 2019
Dialyze Direct will partner with Arbor Research Collaborative for Health to assess practices of care and outcomes among elderly vs. younger patients…