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Generation Z ‘coming soon to a workforce near you’ – Are you ready?

September 13, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Workplaces and managers who may or may not have just grown acquainted with — and successfully integrated —…
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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…
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Only 1 in 5 patients with diabetes has ‘good’ foot care

September 13, 2019
Only about one in five patients with diabetic foot diseases in Turkey engaged in what researchers called “good” foot care, according to…
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Article details tools that measure patient experience in ESKD

September 13, 2019
In a published article, researchers suggest nephrologists consider using tools that measure patient experience and perception to develop personalized…
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HCV-viremic kidneys provide similar efficacy in recipients as uninfected organs

September 12, 2019
By 2019, hepatitis C-seronegative patients who underwent kidney transplantation mostly received HCV-viremic donor organs, which demonstrated the same…
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Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…

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…

ESCO demonstration shows reduction in hospitalizations, more dialysis sessions

September 11, 2019
A new report on the second performance year of the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Model shows improvements in patient outcomes, including…
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DCB bests PTA in patency during treatment of arteriovenous fistula lesions

September 10, 2019
A drug-coated balloon yielded superior patency to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in patients with de novo or restenotic arteriovenous fistula…
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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…

California Senate passes bill that would restrict dialysis profits

September 10, 2019
Despite 52 amendments added to the legislation just last week, the California Senate voted 21-19 on Sept. 9 to accept the changes and approve A.B…
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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…
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SGLT2 inhibitors offer ‘clear and powerful reductions’ for major kidney outcomes in type 2 diabetes

September 9, 2019
A meta-analysis of four recent cardiovascular and kidney outcomes trials assessing the use of SGLT2 inhibitors among patients with type 2 diabetes…
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Patients with gout have 30% higher risk for chronic kidney disease

September 9, 2019
Gout is associated with a 29% increased risk for developing advanced chronic kidney disease and a 210% increased risk for end-stage renal disease…

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…
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Intradialytic parenteral nutrition shows some value for malnourished patients, but studies weak

September 5, 2019
A review of studies on the use of intradialytic parenteral nutrition shows the therapy has a role in the treatment of protein-energy wasting in…

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…