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Article details tools that measure patient experience in ESKD

September 13, 2019
In a published article, researchers suggest nephrologists consider using tools that measure patient experience and perception to develop personalized…

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Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…

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Dialysis at for-profit facilities may mean reduced access to kidney transplant

September 10, 2019
Compared with nonprofit facilities, patients who received dialysis at for-profit facilities had a lower likelihood of accessing kidney…

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System-wide approach successfully expands home peritoneal dialysis

September 9, 2019
Implementation of an integrated health care delivery model increased the rate of home-based peritoneal dialysis for patients with advanced kidney…

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Patients with gout have 30% higher risk for chronic kidney disease

September 9, 2019
Gout is associated with a 29% increased risk for developing advanced chronic kidney disease and a 210% increased risk for end-stage renal disease…

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Centers decline 15 to 17 donor kidney offers before transplant, removal from waitlist or death

August 30, 2019
A recently published study found transplant centers refuse many deceased donor kidney offers — over periods of several years in some cases…

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Early, frequent nephrology care improves cardiovascular outcomes post-dialysis initiation

August 28, 2019
Patients who had frequent nephrologist appointments several months before beginning dialysis had reduced risk for adverse cardiovascular events 1…

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Hemodialysis for children with AKI has increased despite high 30-day mortality risk

August 27, 2019
Recently published findings from Canada suggest use of hemodialysis for children hospitalized with acute kidney injury has increased in 2 decades and…

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Using French transplant criteria, 62% of discarded donor kidneys could be used

August 26, 2019
Designing policies that encourage greater acceptance of lower quality deceased donor kidneys in the United States — similar to the French…

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Psychiatric illnesses prevalent in hospitalized patients with ESKD, associated with increased mortality

August 23, 2019
A recently published study found psychiatric illnesses, common among patients with ESKD hospitalized within their first year of dialysis treatment…

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Medicaid expansion states see 66% increase in covered kidney transplants

August 22, 2019
States that implemented Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act saw greater increases in covered preemptive kidney transplants than did…

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EHR-based tool may accurately identify patients likely to have CKD

August 19, 2019
A tool that used data from electronic health records accurately diagnosed chronic kidney disease in patients treated at five diverse health care…

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Risk for kidney scarring spikes with two or more febrile UTIs

August 13, 2019
Children with more than one febrile UTI are at a significantly increased risk for kidney scarring, according to findings published in JAMA

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Racial disparities exist in use of palliative care for patients with ESKD

August 12, 2019
While the use of palliative care increased for all hospitalized patients with ESKD, black and Hispanic patients were significantly less likely to…

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Extreme heat events may increase ESRD hospital admission, mortality risks

August 9, 2019
Extreme heat events were associated with an increased risk for hospital admissions and mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease…

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Women who develop preeclampsia are at five-times greater risk for ESKD

August 1, 2019
Women who had no major comorbidities before their first pregnancy but who developed preeclampsia had a five-fold increased risk for end-stage kidney…

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Use of bariatric surgery increased for patients with ESKD and appears to be safe

July 25, 2019
Use of bariatric surgery in patients with ESKD, most notably laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, rose nine-fold within a decade while also demonstrating…

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Older patients with kidney failure often see dialysis as the only option

July 23, 2019
A published study found older patients with advanced chronic kidney disease or ESKD, as well as their family members, lacked knowledge regarding…

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CKD management program in primary care demonstrates positive results

July 22, 2019
While the implementation of a nurse-led program to manage chronic kidney disease in a primary care setting did not slow disease progression, it did…

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Study: Patients with abnormal kidney function are not getting timely follow-up

July 18, 2019
A team of investigators studying electronic medical data on more than 200,000 adults found 58% of patients with a newly abnormal eGFR were not…