Meeting News

Speaker highlights burnout at Women in Endocrinology annual meeting

March 23, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The advocacy group Women in Endocrinology is once again holding its annual meeting and dinner at ENDO 2019, spotlighting member…
In the Journals

Computer adaptive tests for QOL more efficient than standard method

March 22, 2019
The current method of measuring patient quality of life using the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-36 scale is less efficient than using a CKD-specific…
In the Journals

Patients, nephrologists, consumer ratings disagree on CKD app efficacy

March 22, 2019
Following a study of 28 kidney disease maintenance apps for smartphones, researchers found only a small subset of these apps was highly rated by both…
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Variety of factors influence long-term catheter outcomes in children on hemodialysis

March 21, 2019
DALLAS — The long-term outcomes and complications of tunneled hemodialysis access in children with ESRD depend on a variety of factors, with…
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Music therapy may benefit children on hemodialysis

March 21, 2019
DALLAS — Music therapy helped children in a hemodialysis unit achieve a variety of goals and evoked a positive response from patients, family…

California bill to restrict dialysis profits advances

March 20, 2019
The California Assembly’s Health Committee voted March 19 to advance A.B. 290, a measure that would limit dialysis provider profits when…
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Study shows ferric pyrophosphate citrate can be successfully delivered via PD dialysate

March 20, 2019
DALLAS — A study shows that ferric pyrophosphate citrate administered via intraperitoneal delivery can successfully meet iron requirements for…
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When utilized, education about modalities led more patients to home dialysis

March 20, 2019
DALLAS — The Kidney Disease Education Benefit, introduced in 2010, has information that can help patients with CKD decide about treatment…
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Dialysis machines designed specifically for children are needed to prevent adverse effects

March 19, 2019
DALLAS — After an infant developed cyanosis and bradycardia during hemodialysis, researchers concluded that currently available dialysis…
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Infection, CVD cause of higher hospitalization rate prior to patients on home hemodialysis returning to in-center care

March 18, 2019
DALLAS — Patients on home hemodialysis have higher hospitalization rates just before transferring back to in-center hemodialysis care, but many…
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ESA use declines for ESRD; IV iron, hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors may serve as alternatives

March 18, 2019
DALLAS — Use of IV iron in patients with anemia on hemodialysis reduces the need for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and effectively…
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Reaping the most benefits from food-related studies

March 18, 2019
March may be National Nutrition Month, but the way to obtain a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, or the determinants certain foods and drinks can…

Fresenius Medical Care North America receives breakthrough device designation for fluid management software

March 16, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care North America’s Renal Therapies Group announced it has received breakthrough device designation from the FDA for its…
In the Journals

Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
In the Journals

Distinct patient profiles are associated with differing allograft survival outcomes after kidney transplant

March 15, 2019
Researchers of a published study identified five distinct archetypes of patients with transplant glomerulopathy, each of which were linked to…

Renal Physicians Association asks CMS to maintain payment structure for vascular access services

March 15, 2019
With a proposed rule for the 2020 ASC payment system expected to be released in late June or early July, the Renal Physicians Association has sent…
In the Journals

Reduced eGFR may be associated with increased cancer risk

March 14, 2019
Reduced eGFR was associated with a modestly greater risk for certain types of cancer in patients with mild to severe CKD, according to a published…
In the Journals

HCV, HBV viral control improves kidney transplant survival rates

March 14, 2019
Kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C in whom viral replication was controlled had similar overall and graft survival rates…

World Kidney Day 2019: Kidney health for everyone everywhere

March 14, 2019
This year’s World Kidney Day, which takes place annually on the second Thursday in March, focuses on encouraging countries to invest in health…

Transitional care units set patients up for successful dialysis

March 13, 2019
An interdisciplinary group of dialysis professionals is poised to launch a multicenter pilot project to gain further evidence of the efficacy of…