In the Journals

Health behavior patterns impact clinical outcomes in patients with CKD

January 18, 2019
Different health behavior patterns were associated with specific clinical outcomes in patients with CKD, according to a recently published study.
In the Journals

Physical function scores lower after patients on home dialysis switch to in-center care

January 18, 2019
Patients with kidney disease who changed from home dialysis to in-center care showed lower quality of life scores for physical function over time…
In the Journals

Whole-exome sequencing identified genetic cause of kidney disease in about one-third of pediatric renal transplant patients

January 17, 2019
Whole-exome sequencing identified a genetic cause of kidney disease in nearly one-third of pediatric renal transplant patients, according to a…
In the Journals

Spironolactone effective as HFpEF treatment regardless of kidney function, but safety less clear

January 17, 2019
The efficacy of spironolactone in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction was consistent across the range of kidney function, although…

Outset appoints new chief medical officer, operations manager

January 17, 2019
Dialysis machine manufacturer Outset Medical has appointed Michael Aragon, MD, as the company’s chief medical officer and Stacey Porter as…
In the Journals Plus

Some patients with renal cancer may not benefit from partial nephrectomy

January 17, 2019
Although partial nephrectomy was associated with improved OS among patients with
In the Journals

Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…

Phase 2 trial on baricitinib shows promise for high-risk patients with diabetic kidney disease

January 16, 2019
In a phase 2, double-blind, dose-ranging study, baricitinib showed potential as a Janus kinases 1 and 2 inhibitor, reducing albuminuria in patients…
In the Journals

Patients with CKD, diabetes mellitus at no greater cardiorenal risk than patients without diabetes

January 16, 2019
Patients with non-proteinuric diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease are not at greater risk for cardiorenal syndrome compared to patients with…

Organ transplants in US set sixth consecutive record in 2018

January 15, 2019
The 36,527 organ transplants performed in the United States in 2018 set an annual record for the sixth straight year, according to preliminary data…
In the Journals

Study looks at the impact of living conditions on kidney health among black patients

January 15, 2019
A study looking at chronic kidney disease among black patients did not show a significant connection between neighborhood surroundings and a decline…

KDIGO appoints new guideline development director

January 14, 2019
Amy Earley has joined the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes staff as the organization’s new guideline development director.

Reports recommend use of albuminuria to evaluate treatment efforts, track CKD progression

January 14, 2019
Two original investigation analytical reports to come from a National Kidney Foundation joint workshop with the FDA and the European Medicines Agency…
In the Journals

Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…

US Renal Data System marks 30 years of tracking kidney disease statistics

January 11, 2019
After nearly 15 years of a gradual drop in the mortality rate among patients on dialysis, there has been a leveling off, or lack of improvement, in…
In the Journals

Blood pressure should be interpreted in context of fluid status, not as an isolated risk marker

January 11, 2019
Pre-dialysis systolic blood pressure levels should be interpreted in the context of pre-dialysis fluid status, according to a recently published…
Feature

Price hikes on older, brand-name drugs share blame for surging drug costs

January 11, 2019
The pharmaceutical industry, in recent years, has been marked by a cycle of outrage from patient groups, insurers and politicians each time a…

CMS approves National Dialysis Accreditation Commission for ESRD clinic surveys

January 10, 2019
The National Dialysis Accreditation Commission LLC has received approval of deemed status from CMS, giving dialysis providers another option to…

High-protein diets do not affect GFR in healthy individuals

January 10, 2019
A high-protein diet likely does not adversely influence kidney function or glomerular filtration rate in healthy adults, according to recently…
Industry News

FDA approves clinical trial for in-home PD system

January 9, 2019
Baxter International Inc. recently announced the FDA has indicated that the company may begin a prospective, multicenter clinical trial to test its…