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Man Compares Dialysis Care in U.S. to Northern Ireland (UK National Health Service)
Article from Derry Journal (UK).
Outset Medical Raises $60 Million for Miniaturized Dialysis Machines
Posting from the Wall Street Journal venture capital blog. Outset Medical web site.

Editor's note: In 2015, this is what a dialysis machine should look like.
Technical Expert Panel (TEP) Nomination Period Open
(Scroll down page approximately 25%) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) to evaluate the potential of including prevalent comorbidities in the Standardized Hospitalization Ratio (SHR) and the Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR) risk adjustment models for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Nomination period closes June 18.
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  May 22, 2015
bullet point Dialysis Patients Win Quality Care Fight at NYC Public Hospitals
Press release from the New York State Nurses Association.
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Research Identifies Best Treatment for Blood Pressure in Diabetic Kidney Disease
Press releases from the University of Sydney and the University of OtagoAbstract from The Lancet.

""In absolute terms, our findings suggest that giving 1000 adults with diabetes and kidney disease a combination of an ACE inhibitor and an ARB for 1 year might prevent 14 patients developing end-stage kidney disease and induce regression of albuminuria in 208, at the cost of 55 patients having acute kidney injury and 135 developing hyperkalemia," says contributing author, Professor Jonathan Craig, a renal physician and professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Sydney."

Editor's note: Remember GenoMed?

bullet point 18 Free, Full-Text Articles from June Issue of Clinical Kidney Journal; Highlights Include:
bullet point Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
bullet point Prediction of Care Burden of Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: Development of a Measuring Tool
Free, full-text article from Journal of Renal Care.
bullet point Cancer Incidence Among US Medicare Hemodialysis Patients
Posting from AJKD blog.
bullet point The Labile Side of Iron Supplementation in CKD
JASN Express abstract.
bullet point Incidence of Adverse Events during Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
Issue in Progress abstract from Blood Purification.
bullet point Sarcopenia in Chronic Kidney Disease on Conservative Therapy: Prevalence and Association with Mortality
Advance Access abstract from NDT.
bullet point Diameter of Parathyroid Glands Measured by Computed Tomography as a Predictive Indicator for Response to Cinacalcet in Dialysis Patients with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Free, full-text Issue in Progress article from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research.
bullet point The Overuse, Underuse, and Misuse of Dialysis in ESKD Patients with Dementia
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
bullet point Early View Abstracts from Hemodialysis International:
bullet point Underfeeding Can Benefit Critically ill
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News. Free, full-text, Online First article from the New England Journal of Medicine.
bullet point Personalized Care during Eye Visits Didn't Lower HbA1c Levels for Diabetics
bullet point Curbing the Diabetes Pandemic: The Need for Global Policy Solutions
Free, full-text Online First viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
bullet point The Importance of Preventing Burnout Among Physicians and Nurses
Article from Hospitals & Health Networks.
bullet point House Energy and Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves 21st Century Cures Act
News item from AHA News Now. Article from The Hill.
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GAO Makes MedPAC Appointments, Designates Chair
Press release. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of a new member to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), as well as the reappointment of five current members and the designation of the Commission’s Chair.
Grassley Urges Tighter Scrutiny Of Medicare Advantage Plans
News summary from Kaiser Health News.

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