Meeting News

Time spent on dialysis could decrease likelihood of patients with HIV being listed for kidney transplant

November 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients on dialysis with HIV are less likely to receive a kidney transplant than HIV-negative patients and time spent on dialysis…
Meeting News

Platelet decrease after CRRT initiation linked to in-hospital mortality rates

November 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients initiated on continuous renal replacement therapies, known as CRRT, experienced significant platelet decreases, according…
FDA News

FDA seeks to remove dogs from some clinical trials

November 16, 2018
The FDA outlined details of a study today that it said might allow animal drug developers to conduct certain types of research without the use of…

RenalytixAI secures funding to complete early detection kidney disease tool

November 16, 2018
RenalytixAI plc has raised $29 million from a network of institutional and industry health care investors. The company, a Mount Sinai licensee and…
Perspective

CMS proposes revisions to improve Medicaid, CHIP managed care

November 16, 2018
CMS recently proposed a new rule to relieve regulatory burdens, strengthen accountability, enhance program integrity and promote transparency…
Meeting News

Levels of signaling molecule linked with renal function decline in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

November 16, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Levels of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor, known as suPAR, were associated with a decline in renal function…
Meeting News

AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…

Home-based intervention may improve patient activation, reduce risks for CKD in rural communities

November 15, 2018
In a rural, disadvantaged population, a home-based intervention may improve patients’ activation in their own health and health care and may…
Meeting News

AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…

Rockwell optimistic about gaining separate pricing for Triferic

November 15, 2018
Rockwell Medical Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter on November 9, sharing some optimism with analysts that it may be closer to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
Meeting News

AMA passes new policies on e-cigarettes, improving rural health care access

November 14, 2018
A broad spectrum of policies and guidelines, including making e-cigarettes less attractive to children, improving health care access in rural areas…

DaVita reports earnings, reaches settlement on patient lawsuit

November 14, 2018
DaVita Inc. reported its third quarter earnings on Nov. 7, the same day it announced it had reached a settlement with the families of three patients…
In the Journals

Home hemodialysis centers may impact technique failure, mortality

November 14, 2018
According to recently published results, home hemodialysis treatment centers may impact technique failure and patient mortality independent of…

FDA to review new formulation of Thiola

November 13, 2018
Retrophin Inc. announced the FDA will review a new drug application for a new formulation of Thiola, a tablet used in the treatment of cystinuria…
In the JournalsPerspective

Insufficient vitamin D levels tied to earlier death in older men

November 13, 2018
Insufficient vitamin D levels were linked to earlier death in older men living in Thailand, according to findings published in Geriatrics and

Cricket Health welcomes new members to its senior leadership team

November 13, 2018
Cricket Health announced the addition of three new additions to its senior leadership team. Former Fresenius Medical Care executive Robert Sepucha
Meeting News

Risk of ESRD predicted by specific equation not associated with donor deferral or acceptance

November 12, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The ESRD risk determined by the kidney donor risk of ESRD equation, known as the KDRE, was not associated with donor deferral or…

United Network for Organ Sharing retains contract for managing national transplant network

November 12, 2018
The United Network for Organ Sharing has retained its contract as the nation’s Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network after a…