DaVita reports second-quarter earnings

July 23, 2019
Ahead of an August 1 earnings call, DaVita Inc. has released preliminary second-quarter 2019 financial and operating results and updated guidance for…
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CKD management program in primary care demonstrates positive results

July 22, 2019
While the implementation of a nurse-led program to manage chronic kidney disease in a primary care setting did not slow disease progression, it did…

Kidney Accelerated Placement Project adopts NKF approach to reduce kidney discards

July 22, 2019
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network has launched the Kidney Accelerated Placement Project, which will implement recommendations from a…
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Early dialysis initiation linked to lower survival in pediatric patients

July 19, 2019
As the initiation of dialysis at an eGFR greater than 10 mL/min/1.732 was associated with lower survival in children and adolescents, it may be…

Groups aim to include patients with CKD in clinical trials

July 19, 2019
Although the disease affects 850 million people worldwide, patients with chronic kidney disease are still excluded from clinical trials, according to…
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Home dialysis increases in United States regardless of patient race/ethnicity

July 18, 2019
In recent years, an increasing number of patients with ESKD began using home dialysis, according to a recently published study. This growth was seen…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
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Study: Patients with abnormal kidney function are not getting timely follow-up

July 18, 2019
A team of investigators studying electronic medical data on more than 200,000 adults found 58% of patients with a newly abnormal eGFR were not…
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Nephritis, clinical trials top list of childhood lupus research priorities

July 17, 2019
Nephritis, clinical trials and biomarkers rank highest among research priorities related to childhood-onset systematic lupus erythematosus, according…

CVS Health launches clinical trial for new home dialysis machine

July 17, 2019
CVS Health is starting clinical trials on its new HemoCare Hemodialysis System, a dialysis machine developed for home use in partnership with Segway…
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Financial barriers to health care access may increase distress in patients with CKD

July 17, 2019
Financial barriers to obtaining and accessing health care services were significantly associated with depression and anxiety in patients with chronic…
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KidneyX competition: Sensors would capture new physiologic data during treatments

July 17, 2019
Technology that uses sensors to extract patient information online during dialysis was awarded $75,000 in funding from the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis…
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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

July 17, 2019
Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys and affect the urinary tract. They form when the urine…
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VIDEO: Heart in Diabetes aims to address ‘avalanche of data’ on diabetes, CVD

July 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In this video exclusive, Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD, FACC, FAHA, co-chair of the third annual Heart in Diabetes conference…
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AI machine-learning tool may help predict risk for burn-related AKI

July 16, 2019
A tool that uses artificial intelligence and a machine learning algorithm enhanced the performance of existing tests for predicting acute kidney…

NKF joins KidneyX efforts with patient-directed prize competition

July 16, 2019
HHS, the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation have joined together to present the KidneyX: Patient Innovator Challenge…
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What is the cause of kidney stones?

July 16, 2019
Kidney stones, which are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys and affect the urinary tract, have no single cause. …
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Non–vitamin K oral anticoagulants may be best in early-stage CKD

July 15, 2019
In patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease, non–vitamin K oral anticoagulants have superior benefit-risk profiles than vitamin K…

Fresenius invests in remote health monitoring platform from BioIntelliSense

July 15, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care North America has invested in BioIntelliSense, a company developing a remote, continuous health monitoring data platform. The…
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Main complaint of sedentary patients with CKD is lack of provider information on exercise

July 15, 2019
Limited prescribed advice from patients’ kidney providers, as well as little support from family and friends, were associated with a lack of…