Fresenius to serve as presenting sponsor for NKF’s 2019 Kidney Walks

March 28, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care North America will, for the second time, serve as national presenting sponsor for the National Kidney Foundation’s 2019…

DaVita releases mobile application to centralize patient data

March 27, 2019
DaVita Physician Solutions, a subsidiary of DaVita Inc., has launched OneView, a new mobile app for its physicians that centralizes patient data…

Fresenius Medical Care North America chief medical officer to head new global office

March 25, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care has appointed Frank Maddux, MD, to head up its new Global Medical Office and is promoting Robert Kossmann, MD, as the…

In the Journals

Patients, nephrologists, consumer ratings disagree on CKD app efficacy

March 22, 2019
Following a study of 28 kidney disease maintenance apps for smartphones, researchers found only a small subset of these apps was highly rated by both…

World Kidney Day 2019: Kidney health for everyone everywhere

March 14, 2019
This year’s World Kidney Day, which takes place annually on the second Thursday in March, focuses on encouraging countries to invest in health…

Transitional care units set patients up for successful dialysis

March 13, 2019
An interdisciplinary group of dialysis professionals is poised to launch a multicenter pilot project to gain further evidence of the efficacy of…

In the Journals

New assay may more precisely detect allograft rejection after kidney transplant

March 12, 2019
A donor-derived cell-free DNA assay from Natera Inc. detected allograft rejection earlier and more precisely than other currently available tests for…

American Renal stock down 16% after a delay in earnings report

March 12, 2019
The stock value in dialysis provider American Renal Associates Holdings plunged 16% on March 8 after the company announced it would delay the filing…

Application period ends for first phase of KidneyX’s Redesign Dialysis competition

March 7, 2019
KidneyX recently announced it has closed the application period for the first phase of its Redesign Dialysis competition after receiving 165…

Dittrich named chief medical officer of US Renal Care

March 6, 2019
U.S. Renal Care, a provider of dialysis services for patients with chronic kidney failure, announced in a press release that it has named Mary

Icelandic Glacial to donate 10% of online sales to the NKF

March 4, 2019
The National Kidney Foundation announced that it will partner with Icelandic Glacial, a premium natural spring water from Iceland, to raise awareness…

Conference Preview

Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting offers fresh perspective on nephrology practice sustainability

Nephrology News & Issues, March 2019
Dale Singer, MHA
Under the leadership of Ron Hyde, MD, the Renal Physicians Association education committee has planned a variety of sessions for its upcoming annual…

Conference Preview

NKF Spring Clinical Meetings offers a well-balanced, multidisciplinary program

Nephrology News & Issues, March 2019
Mark E. Neumann
The NKF’s annual Spring Clinical Meetings offers a blend of topics and specialty-related tracks that will be of interest to all disciplines…

Letters to the Editor

Integrated care needs to include a CKD component

Nephrology News & Issues, March 2019
To the editor: I applaud your First Word column in the February issue of Nephrology News & Issues entitled “CMS must go beyond new…

Cover Story

Dyadic leadership model is well suited for dialysis center management

Nephrology News & Issues, March 2019
Bryan Becker, MD, MMM, FACP, CPE; David Roer, MD, FACP, FASN; Shawana Rivero, RN
Improving patient outcomes, satisfaction and safety while using resources responsibly is foundational to the ever-changing world of kidney health…

First Word

Bill Peckham was a beacon for me and many others

Nephrology News & Issues, March 2019
Joyce Jackson
Even if you didn’t know Bill Peckham, a patient on home hemodialysis, he shaped your work on behalf of people with kidney disease. I am…

Fresenius hits revised fourth-quarter revenue targets, moves forward on merger with NxStage

February 28, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care AG said during an earnings call on Feb. 20 that it had met its revised fourth-quarter revenue targets and saw organic growth…

Meeting News

Jerry Yee, MD, to receive Donald W. Seldin Award

February 27, 2019
Jerry Yee, MD, division head of nephrology and hypertension at the Henry Ford Hospital and chief medical officer of Greenfield Health Systems, will…

FDA News

FDA approves liquid formulation of colchicine for gout prophylaxis

February 26, 2019
The FDA has approved a liquid formulation of colchicine for the prophylaxis of gout flares among adult patients, according to a company press…

Meeting News

Ahmed Malik, MD, to receive Medical Advisory Board Distinguished Service Award

February 25, 2019
Ahmed Malik, MD, the chair of medicine at the Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center in Wisconsin, will receive the Medical Advisory Board…