In the Journals

Prescription opioid use linked to higher mortality risk for patients with reduced kidney function

October 3, 2019
While prescription opioid use was associated with increased mortality and hospitalization risks for all patients regardless of kidney function…

In the Journals

Kidney transplant center volume shows no impact on clinical outcomes

October 3, 2019
Receiving kidney transplantation at high-volume centers did not demonstrate improved graft or patient survival compared with transplantation at…

Cover Story

How to manage symptoms in patients with ESRD

Nephrology News & Issues, October 2019
Holly M. Koncicki, MD
A common challenge nephrologists encounter is deciding when to start patients on dialysis. Clear indications exist, such as life-threatening…

In the Journals

Children who have congenital heart disease surgery found at high risk for mortality, ESKD

October 1, 2019
Researchers of a published study found that, after cardiac surgery, children with congenital heart disease had an increased risk for both ESKD and…

Conference Preview

Exclusive preview: ANNA fall meeting to center on future of nursing, larger realm of health care

September 30, 2019
On Oct. 12, nurses who specialize in caring for patients with varying degrees of kidney disease will gather in San Diego for the American Nephrology…

Meeting News

Minimizing prednisone, nephrotoxic agents crucial for lupus nephritis outcomes

September 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Rheumatologists treating patients with lupus nephritis should make a concerted effort to reduce or avoid use of NSAIDs and other…

In the Journals

Cognitive function, but not education level, associated with mortality in hemodialysis

September 25, 2019
Researchers of a published study found that while cognitive impairment was associated with increased mortality for patients on hemodialysis…

American Kidney Fund creates program to increase minority representation in clinical trials

September 23, 2019
The American Kidney Fund has announced the creation of a patient engagement program aimed at increasing minority representation in clinical trials…

FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to obinutuzumab for lupus nephritis

September 18, 2019
Following positive results from phase 2 of the NOBILITY study, the FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to Genentech’s Gazyva for…

In the Journals

Community-based patient navigators may help improve outcomes for minorities with ESKD

September 17, 2019
In a published article, researchers detail the rationale for implementing patient navigator programs in underserved communities to address social…

In the Journals

Lower HRQoL scores linked to increased mortality in minority patients on dialysis

September 13, 2019
Lower health-related quality of life scores were associated with higher mortality in black and Hispanic patients who received hemodialysis, according…

Global kidney care manufacturers shift focus in wake of Advancing American Kidney Health

September 12, 2019
Advancing American Kidney Health, an executive order signed by President Donald J. Trump in July, has the goals of reducing the number of Americans…

Kidney Health Initiative offers patient, innovator resources on artificial kidney development

September 11, 2019
Continuing the focus on artificial kidney development put forth by the current administration’s plan to treat kidney disease, The American…

In the Journals

Dialysis at for-profit facilities may mean reduced access to kidney transplant

September 10, 2019
Compared with nonprofit facilities, patients who received dialysis at for-profit facilities had a lower likelihood of accessing kidney…

In the Journals

System-wide approach successfully expands home peritoneal dialysis

September 9, 2019
Implementation of an integrated health care delivery model increased the rate of home-based peritoneal dialysis for patients with advanced kidney…

New KDIGO guideline director brings thorough knowledge of evaluation

September 9, 2019
Amy Earley, who became KDIGO’s first guideline development director in January, has jumped…

American Kidney Fund launches educational campaign on hyperkalemia

September 6, 2019
The American Kidney Fund has launched a new health education campaign for patients with kidney disease, according to a press release. The campaign…

American Renal Associates finalizes restatement of company financials

September 6, 2019
American Renal Associates Holdings Inc. announced on Sept. 4 that it has completed its restatement of the company’s financials dating back to…

CMS releases hurricane support for dialysis providers in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina

September 5, 2019
CMS announced this week that efforts are underway to support dialysis and other health care providers in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina…

Dialysis providers prepare for impact of Hurricane Dorian

September 3, 2019
Florida, a state with a high number of patients on dialysis, is bracing for the impact of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to do its heaviest…