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Express Scripts Drops Amgen Anemia Drugs from Formulary
Article from Reuters.
  Aug. 1, 2014
bullet point DaVita CEO Thiry Will Run 'Difficult' Division for the Near Future
Article from the Denver Business Journal.
bullet point DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. 2nd Quarter 2014 Results
Press release.
Depressive Symptoms and Pain May Affect Adherence and Health Outcomes in Dialysis Patients
Press release and CJASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.

Editor's note: It has been a tragedy for patients that nephrology is only now beginning to address the effects of depression and unmet psychosocial needs.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International:
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An International Feasibility Study of Home Hemodialysis in Older Patients
Advance Access abstract from NDT.

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?
Article from Renal & Urology News.

Editor's comment:
Only an elitist, Orange County nephrologist could come up with this.

What's next? Patients paying for a chair with padding? Perhaps forcing patients to pay for more than one or two treatments a week? Or, for a price, nephrologists will provide the kind of care they would choose for themselves?

Instead, how about honoring the meaning and purpose of all patients' lives by providing them with rehabilitation, as well as support for working-age patients to help them stay employed? How about nephrologists being physicians instead of ....

JASN Express Abstracts:
bullet point High Cut-Off Hemofiltration versus Standard Hemofiltration: A Pilot Assessment of Effects on Indices of Apoptosis
Issue in Progress abstract from Blood Purification.
bullet point At Stanford Health Policy Forum, Panelists Dig into the Issue of Organ Donation
News report from the Stanford Medicine's SCOPE blog.
bullet point #WTC2014: One Center’s Discard Is Another Center’s Transplant
Posting from the eAJKD blog.
bullet point Former ANNA President Sally Burrows-Hudson Dies
bullet point Southern Diet Linked to Death in Those with Kidney Disease
bullet point Rockwell Medical, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
bullet point American Missionaries Infected with Ebola To Be Brought Home
Article from Yahoo News.
bullet point NIH Launches New Program to Find Potential Drug Targets
bullet point Khan Academy, AACN, Jonas Center Launch Online Learning Materials
bullet point Medicare Prescription Drug Premiums Projected to Remain Low

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