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  Apr. 23, 2014
bullet point NxStage Medical to Expand into Peritoneal Dialysis, Open More Care Centers in 2014
Article from Nephrology News & Issues via Home Dialyzors United.
bullet point Amgen Misses 1Q Expectations As Higher Costs Cut Profit
Articles from Bloomberg, Reuters, and AP.
bullet point 410 Saudis Said To Buy Organs on Black Market
Article from Arabian Business.
bullet point Hemodialysis Patient Outcomes: Provider Characteristics
Free, full-text, Issue in Progress in-depth topic review from American Journal of Nephrology.
bullet point National Nurses Week Spotlight: Finding (Dialysis) Caregiver Balance at Work and at Home
Blog entry from The Huffington Post.
bullet point The Children of Dialysis: Live-Born Babies from on Dialysis Mothers in Italy — an Epidemiological Perspective Comparing Dialysis, Kidney Transplantation and the Overall Population
Advance Access abstract from NDT.
bullet point An Ignored Cause of Inflammation in Patients Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis: Periodontal Problems
Online First abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
bullet point Hypoglycemia at Night in Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Arrhythmias
Article from MedPage Today. Abstract from Diabetes.
bullet point New FDA Program Would Speed Up Access to Medical Devices
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News. Draft guidance for industry from the FDA.
bullet point Nephrologists Indicate that Improvement in Renal Anemia Parameters is One of the Top Three Efficacy Attributes for a New Hyperphosphatemia Treatment
Press release from Decision Resources Group.

"Surveyed nephrologists in the U.S. believe that efficacy is the most important attribute, compared with safety and tolerability, and delivery. However, European nephrologists believe that efficacy is equally important to safety and tolerability."

Editor's note: U.S. nephrologists continue their tradition of having payment drive practice, despite what is best for patients.
bullet point Is It Right for Doctors to Sell Nutritional Supplements?
(Registration required, but free.) Article/video from Medscape Medical News.

Editor's note: What about when your dialysis provider sells its own pharmaceuticals?
bullet point 'Usual' Sodium Intake Seems to Hit Right Balance
Article from MedPage Today. Related article from The New York Times.
bullet point FDA Says IV Saline and Other Drug Shortages Are Agency Priority
News item from AHANews.com. Letter from FDA (2-page pdf).
bullet point Custom 3D Printed Kidneys Help Surgeons Remove Tumors
bullet point Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection
bullet point Study: ACOs Unable to Overcome Fragmentation
Articles from HFMA, Science Codex, and MedscapeOnline First abstract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
bullet point Hospital Safety under Scrutiny after Two Los Angeles Nurses Wounded in Stabbings
Article from National Nurses United.
bullet point Warning Signs of a Stroke
JAMA Patient Page.
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