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March 19, 2019
Congress, the Administration, and Kidney Care Community Must Further Improve Care for 30 Million Americans
Opinion piece from The Hill. Related press release from Renal Care Partners.

"In Congress, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate are working on an updated version of the 2018 Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research & Treatment Act that will be introduced later this year."

Editor's note: Again, no mention of renal rehabilitation.  US nephrology is stuck in its thinking like polio doctors were back in the 1930s. What US dialysis care needs is an Elizabeth Kenny (ask Martin Sheen and Alan Alda).
St. Francis Shuts Down Its Kidney Transplant Unit, Negatively Affecting Some Tulsans
Article and video from KTUL.com (OK).
Comparing the Effectiveness of Depression Treatments for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis
Free, full-text, Summary for Patients from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Comparative Cardiac Safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors among Individuals Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
Dialysis Modalities for the Management of Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
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Articles in Press Abstract from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Most Important Prognostic Values to Predict Major Adverse Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular, and Renal Events in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Including Hemodialysis for 2 Years
Abstract from Cardiology.
Cholecalciferol supplementation increases FGF23 in peritoneal dialysis patients with hypovitaminosis D: a randomized clinical trial
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Study: Research Ties Common Heartburn Medications to Kidney Disease and Failure
Press release from the University at Buffalo.
CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment
Article from HealthDay.
People Don't Become 'Adults' Until Their 30s, Say Scientists
Article from the BBC.
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Thu, March 28th 2019, 2:00 pm ET.
MedPAC Issues March Report to Congress
News brief from the American Hospital Association.

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