National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings

Healio brings you the highlights from National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from NFK Spring Clinical Meetings, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Study: Continual drop in mortality rate among patients on dialysis levels off

April 13, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — A review of data up through 2016 now shows that the steady drop in the mortality rate among Medicare patients on dialysis that…
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Increased awareness of venipuncture best practices helps preserve veins for AV construction

April 13, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — An educational program designed for inpatient nursing staff about best practices for venipuncture in patients with decreased…
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Plant-based diets could reverse diabetic kidney lesions

April 13, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — A poster presented at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings reportedly is the first to hypothesize that it…
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No significant difference in long-term technique failure found for urgent- vs conventional-start peritoneal dialysis

April 13, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — A study presented at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings showed no significant difference between…
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Kidney professionals, transplant recipient among those awarded at NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

April 13, 2018
At the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings, the foundation continued to honor leaders in the profession and distinguished kidney…
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VIDEO: Veltassa demonstrates lower potassium levels in patients with hyperkalemia

April 12, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — At the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings, Matthew R. Weir, MD, spoke about results of a study that measured…
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VIDEO: Similar depression levels seen among home, in-center dialysis patients

April 12, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — At the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings, Kathryn Aebel-Groesch, MSW, LCSW, spoke about results of a study…
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Multidisciplinary medication therapy management linked with lower readmission rate for patients on dialysis

April 12, 2018
Health care centers were able to cut the hospital readmission rate for patients on dialysis by almost half in the month following discharge through…
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Kidney professionals, biopharmaceutical company among those honored at NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

April 12, 2018
The National Kidney Foundation continues to honor some of the nation’s leading kidney disease researchers, clinicians, patient advocates…
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Fluid resuscitation is critical in initial treatment of septic shock

April 12, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Fluid resuscitation is critical in the initial treatment of septic shock, according to a presenter here at the National Kidney…