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bullet point Wide Variability in Organ Donation Rates: Midwest Leads Nation in Highest Rates of Donations
Press release from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
bullet point Exploring Views on What Is Important for Patient-Centered Care (PCC) in End-Stage Renal Disease Using Q Methodology
Provisional abstract and full-text article (10-page pdf) from BMC Nephrology.

"Conclusions: The four views on PCC among patients in a haemodialysis department and the professionals treating them suggest that there is no one size fits all strategy for providing PCC to patients with end-stage renal disease. Some patients may benefit from educational interventions to improve their self-management skills and place them in charge of their own care, whereas other patients may benefit more from the availability of a care coordinator to make decisions for them, or with them."

Editor's note: The "herd medicine" approach, which dominates U.S. dialysis care, only works for nephrologists and their business partners.
bullet point Blood Pressure Measurement: Is It Time to Leave the Korotkoff Method Behind? - Expert Analysis
Article from the American College of Cardiology.
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bullet point Landscape of Deceased Donors Labeled Increased Risk for Disease Transmission Under New Guidelines
Early View abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
bullet point High Glucose Promotes TGF-β1 Production by Inducing FOS Expression in Human Peritoneal Mesothelial Cells
Online First abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
bullet point Vital Access Receives $10 Million Financing Commitment from Deerfield
Press release.
bullet point Taiwan's Biggest Share of Healthcare Costs Is for Dialysis
bullet point Signal Identified That Prompts One Kidney to Grow Larger When the Other Is Lost
bullet point Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease
bullet point Margaret McCartney: Medical Journals and Their Parasitical Profit
Opinion piece from the BMJ.
bullet point ClinGen — The Clinical Genome Resource
Free, full-text, Online First special report from the New England Journal of Medicine.
bullet point Improved Economy, Obamacare Boost Demand For Travel Nurses
Article from Kaiser Health News.
bullet point The Good Merger
Free, full-text perspective piece from the New England Journal of Medicine.
CMS Releases Sweeping Rules For Private Medicaid Plans
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