Nephrology News & Issues

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

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Clinic Management

Managing clinical processes can ensure smooth sailing through CMS audits

Jerry Spears, RN, CHN

Clinical

Successful transplantation reported of hepatitis C kidneys into patients without hepatitis C

Conference Preview

Professional development for the RD: What does the future of our profession look like?

Rosa K. Hand, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

Nurses can learn, collaborate and network at ANNA national meeting

First Word

Building blocks for integrated care

Mark E. Neumann

Meeting News

Speaker: Withholding antihypertensive medications prior to hemodialysis is unnecessary, harmful

Novel solution for dialysis plastic waste

Combining hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis therapy offers improved outcomes

Cardiovascular disease linked with risk for readmissions among patients with kidney disease

Small study observes heparin-free dialysis for patients on oral anticoagulants

National

Union launches ballot campaign on dialysis profits in Ohio

AKF extends premium coverage for patients who receive a transplant

Coalition fights union over ballot measure on dialysis profits

Pharma Management

A longer view: Moving from a thrice-weekly to weekly or biweekly erythropoiesis-stimulating agent dose

Medicare payment for Parsabiv and Sensipar moves to Part B

Renal Policy

AAKP announces 2018 Medal of Excellence winners

Under new leadership, Kidney Care Partners tackles clinical, policy issues

Transplantation

Number of deceased organ donors increases in the US

Overweight women who are organ donors show higher risk for preeclampsia

Recipients, donors from transplant chain meet for first time

At UAB, kidney transplants reach 10,000

Jane Davis, DNP, CRNP