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How Profiteering by the Same Dialysis Firms Trying To Kill Proposition 8 Almost Destroyed Obamacare
Article from Los Angeles Times.

"Since then, however, a more interesting story has emerged. Underlying much of the unexpected cost of covering patients in Obamacare was a single industry — private dialysis firms, which have been accused of gaming the system to fatten their own profits. They did so with an alleged scheme that came under attack by federal healthcare regulators under President Obama, but has been allowed to continue under Trump."
Why Proposition 8 Is One Of The Most Contentious, And Confusing, Ballot Measures In Play
Article from Capital Public Radio.
Berkshire-Backed Davita Pours $94 Million Into California Politics Fight
Articles from Bloomberg and San Francisco Chronicle.
Oct. 12 Revision: Hurricane Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida Claims
(6-page pdf) MLN Matters Special Edition article.
Is ESCO the Future of Dialysis Care?
Article from Renal & Urology News.
FDA Monitoring 11 Device Firms for Shortages in Aftermath of Hurricane Michael
News brief from Healthcare DIVE.
News Summaries from Kaiser Health News:
Saliva Urea Nitrogen Dipstick
Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes
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Hurricane Michael's Landfall Threatening to Disrupt Treatment for Dialysis Patients in Several States; American Kidney Fund Activates Disaster Relief Program to Help
Press release.

Emergency information and phone numbers for dialysis patients from KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response).

Emergency Updates from ESRD Network of the South Atlantic (GA, NC, SC).

ESRD Network 7 (Florida)
EMERGEN–SEE
Tweet of visual presention by DCI Manchester (CT) of what dialysis patients need during emergencies.
KHI Patient Council Members Will Be Presenters in Kidney Week 2018 Special Session
Article from Kidney News Online.
Dialysis Industry Drops Nearly $100 Million to Oppose Prop. 8 in California
Press release. Article from Colorado Politics.
Centers for Dialysis Care Names New Leader
Article from Crain's Cleveland Business.
Nephrology Journal Club To Discuss California's Prop 8
Scheduled for Oct. 16, 9 PM EDT.
The Kidney Project and the Bioartificial Pancreas: When Inspiration Strikes Twice
Article from the University of California.
Portable and Implantable Artificial Kidneys: AWAK, WAK, and IAK, Oh My!
Posting from the AJKD blog.
ESRD National Coordinating Center Learning and Action Network Call on Patient Experience of Care
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.
Eliminating the Need for Routine Monthly Postdialysis Serum Urea Nitrogen Measurement: a Method for Monitoring Kt/V and Normalized Protein Catabolic Rate Using Conductivity Determined Dialyzer Clearance
Early View abstract from Seminars In Dialysis.
Ultrasound Helps Predict the Success of Arteriovenous Fistulas in Individual Dialysis Patients
Press release and JASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
Free Supplemental Issue of NDT on Expanded Hemodialysis
9 full-text articles.
Clinical and Regulatory Considerations for Central Venous Catheters for Hemodialysis
CJASN Express abstract.
A Retrospective Study on Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent Dose Reducing Potential of an Anti‐Platelet Activation Membrane Dialyzer in Hemodialysis Patients
Early View abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Marijuana Use & Organ Transplants
KidneyTalk podcast from Renal Support Network.
Study Challenges Widely Held Belief That Gout Is Primarily Caused by Diet
University of Utah Engineers Develop Process to 3-D Print Cells to Produce Human Tissue Such As Ligaments and Tendons
Fact Checkers Find That Almost Every Paragraph Of Trump’s ‘Medicare For All’ Op-Ed Contained Misleading Statement Or Falsehood
News summary from Kaiser Health News. Article from The Hill on Sen. Bernie Sander's response op-ed.
At the Top of Patients' Wish Lists: Price Transparency
Posting from KevinMD blog.
Health Apps and Health Policy — What Is Needed?
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Obamacare Premiums Dip For First Time. Some Call It A Correction
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Same-Sex Mice Have Babies
Hurricane Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida Claims
(6-page pdf) MLN Matters Special Edition article.
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