Nephrology News & Issues

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

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Advanced Practitioner

Kidney professionals face the grief of a patient death

Jane Davis, DNP, CRNP; Kim Zuber, PA-C

Bottom Line

Kidney Care FIRST

Patients need cohesive health care coverage to cope with kidney disease

Keith Bellovich, DO

Business

FDA approves Medtronic drug-coated balloon to treat failing arteriovenous access in dialysis

Global kidney care manufacturers shift focus in wake of Advancing American Kidney Health

ICU Medical agrees to acquire Pursuit Vascular

Clinical

Difelikefalin reduces itch intensity in patients on hemodialysis with pruritus

Higher dietary protein intake linked to increased mortality, ESRD risk for patients with CKD

HIMALAYAS trial shows roxadustat superior to epoetin alfa in raising hemoglobin levels

Roxadustat shows greater hemoglobin gains compared to epoetin alfa for ESKD

Location, less time on call are high priority for fellows in Johns Hopkins-ASN survey

Roxadustat has no increased CV risk for patients with CKD and anemia

OLYMPUS trial shows advantages of roxadustat vs placebo for increasing hemoglobin

Conference Preview

Southwest Nephrology-Cardio Renal Metabolic Conference focuses on inhibitors, dialysis and cross-specialty care

Cover Story

Renal community needs to promote clinical research in nephrology

Kurt Mussina, MBA; Franklin Maddux, MD

National

Nephrology codes stable for 2020, but CMS makes payment changes for AKI, incentive program

Transplantation

‘Presumed consent’ policy may help improve organ donation in the US

Viewpoint

CMS offers value-based care options in Advancing American Kidney Health

Terry Ketchersid, MD