Nephrology News & Issues

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The following articles appeared in the print edition of NEPHROLOGY NEWS & ISSUES.

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Bottom Line

The value of certification in kidney care

Danilo B. Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF

Business

Fresenius Medical Care, Vifor Pharma to market anti-itching drug for patients on dialysis

Rockwell Medical dismisses CEO, NASDAQ temporarily halts trading of stock

American Renal Associates increases operating revenues by 10% in first quarter

Clinical

FDA approves Retacrit, an Epogen/Procrit biosimilar, for treatment of anemia

Study finds AKI independently associated with increased risk of CV events

Association between oral antibiotics and increased risk of kidney stones found greatest among children

Study details efficacy of coaching to increase water intake on kidney function among patients with CKD

New project aims to study peritonitis infection in patients on peritoneal dialysis

FDA approves Lokelma for treatment of adults with hyperkalemia

Cover Story

Dialysis provider’s transition to methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta for anemia in patients with in-center hemodialysis

Adam J. Davey, PMP; Amanda K. Stennett, PhD; Carol Lee, BSN, RN, CDN; Franklin W. Maddux, MD, FACP; Jeffrey Hymes, MD; John W. Larkin, MS; Marta M. Reviriego-Mendoza, PhD; Norma J. Ofsthun, PhD; Patricia McCarley, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC CNN; Tanya Taft, RN, CNOR, CEEP, CPPS

First Word

Re-organized Buyer’s Guide offers faster access to kidney products and services

Mark E. Neumann

Unions push for change in the dialysis industry

Mark E. Neumann

National

Dialysis profits bill goes before California Senate hearing

ESCOs can use telehealth during CMS demonstration

Cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome climb to 26, but reports of E. coli slow

Colorado passes legislation to provide paid leave for living organ donors

Renal Policy

Nebraska joins states that require credentialing for dialysis patient care technicians

Transplantation

Will the proposed PATIENTS Act limit access to transplantation?

Researchers pinpoint the risk of ESRD for kidney donors