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  Apr. 24, 2015
bullet point A Sad Direction in Home Dialysis Research: The FHN 2 Nocturnal Survival Analysis
Blog posting by Dr. John Agar from Home Dialysis Central.

Editor's note: When the AJKD Article in Press abstract appeared on April 9th, I immediately e-mailed lead author Dr. Michael Rocco and requested the full-text article. I wanted to read the entire document before commenting. At the same time I specifically asked him why the "elite" of U.S. nephrology would reach such a conclusion from such an underpowered study and then publish it in a top journal. When he did not reply, I repeated the request. I have still not heard from him.

I fear this awful paper will be used to justify the denial of patient requests for home and nocturnal hemodialysis.

In my opinion, this paper serves primarily to protect U.S. nephrologists' legal positions and business interests.
bullet point Biosimilars: Does a Rose by Any Other Name Smell As Sweet?
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
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bullet point Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Maintenance Dialysis Patients
JASN Express abstract.
bullet point Preferred Strategy for Hemodialysis Access Creation in Elderly Patients
Article in Press abstract from European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
bullet point Organ Harvest Documentary Wins Prestigious Peabody Prize
Article and video from Epoch Times.
bullet point What Does the Public Think about Paying People to Donate Their Organs?
Press release and CJASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
bullet point Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: Facilitating Education about Live Kidney Donation—Recommendations from a Consensus Conference
CJASN Express abstract.
bullet point Ciprofloxacin Pharmacokinetics in Critically Ill Patients Receiving Concomitant Continuous Venovenous Hemodialysis
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
bullet point Clinical Practice of Steroid Avoidance in Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Early View abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
bullet point Reducing Sepsis Mortality
Article from H&HN Daily.
bullet point Hepatitis C Infection Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease
bullet point Baxter Reports First Quarter Financial Results
bullet point Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.
Article from HealthDay. Press release from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
bullet point Occupational Traumatic Injuries Among Workers in Health Care Facilities — United States, 2012–2014
Article from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
bullet point Principles and Challenges in Access to Experimental Medicines
Online First viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
bullet point Rays of Bipartisanship As Health Chief Faces Senate Panel
Article from The Hill.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for Continued Deeming Authority for Diabetes Self-Management Training
Proposed notice from The Federal Register.
CMS Releases Proposed FY 2016 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Rule

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