Nephrology News & Issues


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

Table of Contents

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

American Renal Associates to restate earnings back from 2014; stock plunges 38%

Application period ends for first phase of KidneyX’s Redesign Dialysis competition

California bill to restrict dialysis profits advances

Robotic surgery has many uses, but FDA is concerned about training

Revised data show higher iron levels reduce cardiovascular and mortality risk in patients with ESRD

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

Fresenius Medical Care AG settles with US Department of Justice over bribery charges

Cover Story

Robotics open the door for high-risk kidney transplants

Enrico Benedetti, MD, FACS

First Word

Advances in organ surveillance may reduce costs, risk of rejection

Mark E. Neumann

In the Journals

Large study connects proton pump inhibitors with risks for CKD, AKI

Meeting News

ADC keynote: Big data in ESRD can be used to improve outcomes, but ties to policy may be troublesome

RPA survey shows nephrology practices hiring more staff

RPA presents special awards at annual meeting

Nephrology practices face changes as the need for kidney care grows

Variety of factors influence long-term catheter outcomes in children on hemodialysis

When utilized, education about modalities led more patients to home dialysis

Dialysis machines designed specifically for children are needed to prevent adverse effects

CMS’s Innovation Center ‘the playing field’ for the future of kidney care policy


Integration of CKD and ESRD reimbursement: How to learn from the past, adapt to the future

Gary Cellini, MBA, PharmD