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  Sept. 25, 2018
Trump Administration Proposes Weakening Rules Governing Organ Transplant Centers
Article from ProPublica.
On the Trail of a Deadly Disease That Cuts Down Farmworkers in Their Prime
Article from Bloomberg Quint.
Nephrology Journal Club Chat on MesoAmerican Nephropathy
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9 PM EDT.
The Waiting List for Organ Transplants Is Finally Shrinking — for a Grim Reason
Article from Vox.
In the Wake of Florence, New CAP Brief Finds Trump Administration’s Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities Is Inadequate
Press release from the Center for American Progress.
DaVita 'Well-Suited' to Drive Change in Health Care, CEO Says
Interview from Bloomberg.

Editor's note: No new ideas (same old Taco Bell teammate approach to business). No mention of renal rehabilitation. Kent Thiry seems unable to acknowledge his patients' experiences.

See this recent study:

Study Examines Predictors of Dialysis Facility Experiences
Press release from Baylor College of Medicine and New Online abstract from JAMA Internal Medicine.

"This study suggests that for-profit operation, free-standing status, and large dialysis organization designation were associated with less favorable patient-reported experiences of care."

What changes can Kent Thiry drive for the benefit of patients?
Greater Access To Transplantation Should Be a Priority: A View of the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
AAKP Twitter Posting on the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act
Sept. 16 tweet from the American Association of Kidney Patients.
Video Presentations from 2018 CANN-NET Symposium on Managing Vexing Symptoms for Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease
5 videos from the Canadian Kidney Knowledge Translation and Generation Network.
Pharmacokinetics of Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate Administered Via Dialysate and Intravenously to Pediatric Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis
Free, Open Access article from Pediatric Nephrology.
Clinical Outcome of Incident Peritoneal Dialysis Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease
First Online abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Clinical Trial of the Effects of Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation on Glycemic Control and Markers of Lipid Profiles in Diabetic Hemodialysis Patients
First Online abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
Circadian Rhythms and the Kidney
Abstract from Nature Reviews Nephrology.
Gilead To Launch Generic Versions of Hepatitis C Drugs
Trump Administration Proposal Takes Aim At Legal Immigrants Receiving Health Care, Other Aid From Government
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Articles from The Hill:
Amarin Fish Oil Capsule Shows Dramatic Benefit for Cardiovascular Patients, Potentially Upending Market
Article from STAT.
Medicaid Beneficiaries Won’t Report Hours If They Don’t Know The Requirements Exist
News summary from Kaiser Health News.

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