Nephrology News & Issues


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

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Bottom Line

Dialyzers get second life to bring clean water to developing countries

Mark E. Neumann


American Renal Associates announces delay of first-quarter earnings report

Baxter recalls some lots of Revaclear dialyzers due to leaks

Rockwell reports first-quarter revenue up 4% vs 2018; costs rise for Triferic launch

Fresenius Medical Care, DaVita report first-quarter results


Similar CV outcomes seen in patients with ESRD on calcium-free vs calcium-based phosphate binders

Rapid fluid removal linked to increased risk of mortality for patients with AKI

Premature birth may significantly increase risk for CKD later in life

Prediabetes does not worsen kidney function

Patients with significant weight loss pre-transplant experienced more hospitalizations, higher mortality rate

Low socioeconomic status and associated stress contribute to weight gain in kidney transplant recipients

Long-acting anemia drugs show higher risk of mortality

FDA grants priority review of canagliflozin for CKD

Enzymes in patients with diabetes may help detect signs of CKD

Improvements in care slows for patients once treated at clinics acquired by large dialysis providers

VIDEO: Model predicts time to ESRD for patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Cover Story

Consider a step therapy approach for the treatment of hyperparathyroidism and mineral and bone disorder in patients on dialysis

George R. Aronoff, MD, MS, FACP, FASN

First Word

The search continues for optimal dialysis

Mark E. Neumann

Meeting News

Graft failure in kidney transplant associated with mortality, morbidity

Intersecting social determinants create disparities in kidney transplant that include less access for women

Study: Kidneys from donors aged 70 years or older are viable for transplant

Study: Kidneys from donors with AKI do not negatively impact eGFR in transplant recipients

Study shows withdrawal of corticosteroids does not impact graft survival

Long-term graft and patient survival after kidney transplant on positive trajectory


House Appropriations Committee passes legislation supportive of kidney care

Legislators propose add-on payment to dialysis composite rate to spur use of new technology

California Assembly passes bill to restrict dialysis profits

Legislators introduce bill to improve access to CKD, ESKD care


Patients, providers struggle with ways to improve dialysis in rural areas

Jeffrey Hymes, MD; Michael Kraus, MD