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  Nov. 21, 2014
bullet point Effects of a Renal Rehabilitation Exercise Program in Patients with CKD: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
CJASN Express abstract, press release, and extract of accompanying editorial. Article from Medscape Nephrology (registration required, but free).

(from editorial) "In summary, with their rigorous study of a practical exercise intervention, Rossi and colleagues highlight that the time has come for the nephrology community to catch up to our cardiology and pulmonary colleagues by adding renal rehabilitation programs to the list of widely available and frequently accessed resources for patients with chronic medical conditions."

Editor's note: After all these years, do any dialysis providers have renal rehabilitation programs?

It is time for nephrologists to treat the whole patient instead of focusing on the biochemical markers in the chart.
bullet point Why Are Medical Mistakes Our Third Leading Cause of Death?
Article from The Huffington Post.

Editor's note: Considering that virtually no U.S. nephrologists would accept the treatment regimen that over 85% of their dialysis patients receive, is it time to consider the prescribing of inappropriate dialysis treatment regimens and the lack of renal rehabilitation as a medical mistakes... or as causes of death?
bullet point 'Emergency Updates' on KCER Home Page: More Weather Reports
See the "Live Emergency Updates" section on the right side of the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) web site.

Editor's note:
 No updates on upstate NY dialysis facilities. Complete lack of operational transparency.

Heck of a job.
bullet point Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney
Article from HealthDay. Press release and JASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
bullet point Access to Specialized Kidney Care Varies by Geographic Area and Race
Article from Nephrology News & Issues.
bullet point The Efficacy of Relaxation Training on Stress, Anxiety, and Pain Perception in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, full-text article from Indian Journal of Nephrology.
bullet point Pulmonary Hypertension Associates with Malnutrition and Body Composition Hemodialysis Patients
Early Online abstract from Renal Failure.
bullet point

Effect of CKD and Dialysis Modality on Exposure to Drugs Cleared by Nonrenal Mechanisms
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

bullet point Pregnancy After Transplant is Safe, With Good Outcomes
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
bullet point Genetically Low Vitamin D Concentrations and Increased Mortality: Mendelian Randomization Analysis in Three Large Cohorts
Free, full-text article from the British Medical Journal.
bullet point Provisional Abstracts and Full-Text PDFs from BMC Nephrology:
bullet point NRAA Appoints Valerie Okrend as Director of Education
Press release from the National Renal Administrators Association.
bullet point United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Places Two Member Institutions on Probation
News release from UNOS.
bullet point How the Innate Immune System Senses Trouble and Causes Trouble
Free, full-text, CJASN Express article.
bullet point Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training Among Privately Insured Persons with Newly Diagnosed Diabetes — United States, 2011–2012
Article from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
bullet point National Diabetes Month — November 2014
bullet point New World Kidney Day Website Is Launched
bullet point Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Releases 2013 Reports
bullet point Intra-Dialytic Hypotension Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020
bullet point Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients Gain No Benefit From Exercise
bullet point Baxter Initiates Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection in the U.S. Due to Mislabeled Overpouch
bullet point Biomarker Could Provide Early Warning of Kidney Disease in Cats
bullet point The Biosimilar Battle Lines
Posting from the Health Affairs Blog.
bullet point Costly Hepatitis C Treatments Help Drive 12 Percent Drug Spending Jump
Article from Kaiser Health News.
bullet point Interprofessional Education: The Vanderbilt Experience
Posting from the Health Affairs Blog.
bullet point FDA Approves New, Hard-to-Abuse Hydrocodone Pill
Patients Are Willing to Pay NPs and PAs, but Medicare Still Isn't
Brief from Healthcare DIVE.
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