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Fri/Sat, April 26-27

When Time is Short — New Study Looks at Death Rates for Older Adults with End-Stage Kidney Disease Who Start Dialysis
Article from Harvard Medical School.
Baxter, NAACP and the Alliance For Home Dialysis Expand Program to Increase Awareness of Kidney Care Among African Americans
Press release.
University of Maryland's Schools of Medicine and Engineering First to Use Unmanned Aircraft to Deliver Kidney for Transplant
Press release from University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine.
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April 26, 2019
Is Anyone Using Medical Marijuana?
Posting and responses from Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Following a Healthy Plant-Based diet May Lower Kidney Disease Risk
Press release and free, full-text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN articles:
Exercise in Individuals With CKD: A Focus Group Study Exploring Patient Attitudes, Motivations, and Barriers to Exercise
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.
Early View Abstracts from Seminars In Dialysis:
The Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients Treated With Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Perspective
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Cardiac Risk Assessment for End-Stage Renal Disease Patients on the Renal Transplant Waiting List
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Heart Failure in Chronic Kidney Disease: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International.
Going Home – Staying Home: What You Need To Know About Your Treatment Options
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Subtotal Parathyroidectomy vs Total Parathyroidectomy with Autotransplantation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Dialysis Patients: Short- and Long-Term Outcomes
Article in Press abstract from Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
APOL1 Genetic Testing in African American Living Donors
Posting from the AJKD blog.
First Online Abstracts from Pediatric Nephrology:
Resistant Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the US: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Few At-Risk Adults Getting the Diabetes Prevention Help They Need
Press release from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Novel Therapies Slow CKD Progression in Patients with Diabetes
Press release from ERA-EDTA.
The Obscene Price of Insulin: This Is What Happens When Health Care Is for Profit
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
Baxter Reports First-Quarter 2019 Results
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Thursday, April 25

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April 25, 2019
Socioeconomic Deprivation Increases Risk of Developing Chronic Kidney Disease in England
Press release from the University of Oxford.
Should We Care That Being On Dialysis Has A One-Year Mortality Of 30% or Higher?
Article from American Council on Science and Health.
Starting Dialysis
4-minute YouTube video from the Ontario Renal Network.
Cardiovascular Risk in Renal Transplant Recipients
Free, full-text article from Journal of Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Transplantation:
Prognostic Value of High-Sensitive Cardiac Troponin I in Asymptomatic Chronic Hemodialysis Patients
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Vitamin D and iPTH Levels Vary by Season
Article from Renal & Urology News.
Not Just Muscle Damage – The Many Ways Cocaine Causes Kidney Injury
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury: A Problem Deserving of New Solutions
Free, full-text, Online First mini-review from Nephron.
Blood Thinner Found to Significantly Reduce Subsequent Heart Failure Risks
Press release from the University of California-San Diego.
German Scientists Create See-Through Human Organs
Article from Reuters.
Lawsuits Drive Transplant Community Debate Over Liver Allocation
Free, full-text article from American Journal of Transplantation.
New National Liver Transplant Policy Will Cause Viable Organs To Go To Waste, Hospitals Claim In Lawsuit
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Could a Popular Food Ingredient Raise the Risk for Diabetes and Obesity?
Press release from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Trends in Treatment and Spending for Patients Receiving Outpatient Treatment of Depression in the United States, 1998-2015
Online First article from JAMA Psychiatry.
Dravon Medical
If the States Don't Treat Pharma As a Utility, It May Be 'Lights out' for Too Many Patients
Article from STAT.
In First Of Its Kind Prosecution, Drug Distributor CEO Hit With Criminal Charges Stemming From Role In Opioid Crisis
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Vanderbilt's AI-Powered EHR Voice Assistant Saves Time for Caregivers
Article from Healthcare IT News.
CMS Urges States to Better Integrate Care for Medicare, Medicaid (Dual Eligible) Patients
News brief from the American Hospital Association. CMS press release.


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Wednesday, April 24

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April 24, 2019
Do You Feel You Had Adequate Education from Your Doctors/Clinic about Your Disease/Dialysis?
Posting and responses from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Questions about ESKD Ethics
Tweet from Deakin Health Ethics.
Judge Rules DaVita, Star Dialysis Cannot Sue Amy's Kitchen with Federal Claims over Dialysis Coverage
Article from Northern California Record.
Major Trials Coming out in Next Few Years
Tweet from the Nephrology Journal Club.
Health Sciences Advisory Group Webinar (May 22) on Dialysis During Disasters
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network.
A Machine Learning Device, Meant to Monitor the Chronically ill, Moves into Homes
Article from STAT.
NKF Applauds New Kansas Legislation to Protect Living Organ Donors
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
Anxiety Symptoms, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Patients Receiving Maintenance Dialysis: A Cohort Study
Free, full-text, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Types of Erythropoietin-Stimulating Agents and Mortality among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Published Ahead of Print abstract and editorial extract from the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Deceased Donor Kidneys Are Harder to Place on the Weekend
Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
Accepted Articles Abstracts from American Journal of Transplantation:
The Role of FGF23 in AKI and CKD: Beyond Phosphorus Regulation
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Advance Article Abstracts from NDT:
Table of Contents for National Kidney Foundation 2019 Spring Clinical Meeting Abstracts May 8-12, 2019
(2-page pdf) Feature from Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease.
Management of Small Kidney Tumors in 2019
Abstract from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
April 27: 'Take Back Day' Saturday To Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
Experiences of 'Ultimate Reality' or 'God' Confer Lasting Benefits to Mental Health
Press release from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Diabetes Group Updates Guidance on Medical Nutrition Therapy
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Scratching the Skin Primes the Gut for Allergic Reactions to Food, Mouse Study Suggests
Press release from the National Institutes of Health.
Americans Sitting More Than Ever, and Tech Is to Blame
Article from HealthDay.
Older Adults Starting Dialysis Die at Higher Rates Than Previously Thought
Press release from Harvard Medical School. New Online abstract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
B Braun
90th Annual Physician Report
(47-page pdf) E-zine from Medical Economics.
The Challenges Of High-Deductible Plans For Chronically ill People
Posting from the Health Affairs blog.
CMS Advances Agenda to Re-think Rural Health and Unleash Medical Innovation
CMS press release.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule and Request for Information
CMS fact sheet.
Through New Pay Model, CMS Wants To Reward Primary Care Physicians For Keeping Patients Healthy, Out Of Hospital
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Tuesday, April 23

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April 23, 2019
Older Adults Starting Dialysis Die at Higher Rates Than Previously Thought
Press release from Harvard Medical School. New Online abstract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Association Between Receipt of a Medically Tailored Meal Program and Health Care Use
Free, full-text, New Online article and editorial extract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Cerebral Ischemia and Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients on Dialysis
Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
First Online Abstracts from International Urology And Nephrology:
Online First Abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access:
Moderate/Vigorous Exercise Attenuates Risks of Sitting
Article from HealthDay.
Researchers Find New Novel Circulating Proteins Involved in Progression of DKD to ESRD
Press release from the Joslin Diabetes Center.
Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?
Article from HealthDay. Latest Article abstract and full-text Summary for Patients from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Lack of Water Consumption Tied to Kids' Obesity
Article from MD Magazine.
Newer Gadolinium Agents and Risk of NSF? Is It Extinct?
Posting from the NephronPower blog.
For-Profit Ambulance Company Caught Using Unlicensed Medics
Article from Fox5Atlanta.com.
Pothole Jars Man's Racing Heart Back to Normal
Article from MassDevice.
NxStage
As Calls for Measles Vaccination Rise, It's Crickets from the White House
Article from STAT.
Wearable Epinephrine Injector to Stop Allergic Reactions
Article from MedGadget.
Postings from the KevinMD Blog:
Medicare Trustees Project Trust Fund Solvent until 2026
News brief from the American Hospital Association. CMS press release and statement from CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
Hospitals Predict Grim Future Of Closures, Lay-Offs If 'Medicare For All' Plan Takes Root
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
CMS Unveils Five Primary Care Payment Model Options
Article from Healthcare Finance.


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Monday, April 22

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April 22, 2019
The Case of Intradialytic Hypotension
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Commentary: Modifications to Medicare Rules Could Support Care Innovation for Dialysis
Press release from Emory Health Services.
My Friend Who Has Decided To Stop Dialysis
Posting from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
NKF Seeks Comments on Kidney Health Evaluation Measure
Notice from the National Kidney Foundation. Comments are due by April 30.
Nipro Medical
Complications From Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheters
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
New Therapies for Hyperkalemia
(Registration required, but free.) Free, full-text article from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension via Medscape Nephrology.
Shared Decision Making and the Importance of Time
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International:
Prediction of the Effect of Dapagliflozin on Kidney and Heart Failure Outcomes Based on Short-Term Changes in Multiple Risk Markers
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Vascular Access Choice, Complications, and Outcomes in Children on Maintenance Hemodialysis: Findings From the International Pediatric Hemodialysis Network (IPHN) Registry
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Advance Articles Abstracts from NDT:
The Role of Exercise in Improving Patient-Reported Outcomes in Individuals on Dialysis: a Scoping Review
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Incremental Hemodialysis, a Valuable Option for the Frail Elderly Patient
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
A Systematic Follow-Up Protocol Achieving a Low Hemodialysis Graft Thrombosis Rate
First Online abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Lidocaine-Propitocain Cream, a Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics, Effectively Relieves Pain Associated with Vascular Access Intervention Therapy in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Crossover Study
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Deceased-Donor-Initiated Chains — First Report of a Successful Deliberate Case and Its Ethical Implications
Online First abstract from Transplantation.
New Insight into How Obesity, Insulin Resistance Can Impair Cognition
Press release from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Updated: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP
FDA Safety Alert.
NYC Hospitals Agree to Hire 1500 Nurses, Raise Wages
News brief from Healthcare DIVE.
Postings from the KevinMD Blog:
Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities (CMS-1718-P)
CMS fact sheet. The proposed rule (232-page pdf) contains numerous references to dialysis care.
CMS Plan Will Incentivize Generic Drug Use
Article from Internal Medicine News.


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Fri/Sat, April 19-20

The Case of Intradialytic Hypotension
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Commentary: Modifications to Medicare Rules Could Support Care Innovation for Dialysis
Press release from Emory Health Services.
Shared Decision Making and the Importance of Time
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International:
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April 19, 2019
Laugh Out Loud Hemodialysis (LOL-HD): Improving the Dialysis Experience at Satellite Healthcare
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Investigators Incorporate Randomized Trial within Dialysis Care Delivery
Press release and Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract from the American Society of Nephrology. Article from HealthDay.
When Is More Frequent Hemodialysis Beneficial?
Recent findings from AdvancingDialysis.org (sponsored content).
Clinical Outcomes after ABO-Incompatible Renal Transplantation: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Online First abstract from The Lancet.
Myron L Company
Kidney Transplant Patients Need Even Better Aftercare!
Press release from ERA-EDTA.
Major Adverse Kidney Events in Pediatric Sepsis
Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
NAV-KIDS2 Trial: Protocol for a Multi-Center, Staggered Randomized Controlled Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Process of Selecting and Educating HCV Uninfected Kidney Waiting-List Candidates for HCV infected Kidney Transplantation
Accepted Article abstract from Artificial Organs.
Mount Sinai Researchers Discover That Diabetes Drug May Reverse Heart Failure
Press release from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Diet for Diabetics, Expert Panel Says
Article from HealthDay.
Novel Obesity Tx OK'd; Sugar Labels to Prevent Diabetes — News and Commentary from the Endocrinology World
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
Soon, Kidneys-on-a-Chip Will Rocket to Space Station
Press release from the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Donate Life Hollywood Reboot
KidneyTalk podcast from Renal Support Network.
Cedars-Sinai Debuts Alexa in Hospital Rooms to Improve Care
Article from Nurse.com.
8 Things to Watch for If You, or a Family Member, Is Hospitalized
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
CMS Issues Final Rule for the 2020 Annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters
CMS press release.


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Thursday, April 18

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April 18, 2019
Kidney Patients And The GW School Of Medicine And Health Sciences Host Inaugural Global Summit Focused On Innovations in Kidney Care
Press release from George Washington University.
Great Quote by Belding Scribner in Jonathan Himmelfarb's Talk at WCN Melbourne
Tweet from proychaudhury. RenalWEB article.
How Do Multiple Symptoms Really Affect Older Adults?
Free, full-text, New Online article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
American Society of Nephrology Announces KidneyX Chair
Article from Kidney News Online.
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Routine Is the Worst Enemy of the Dialysis Patient
Free, full-text, Online First Letter to the Editor from Blood Purification.
NKF Study Reveals Challenges in Co-Management of Kidney Patients in Primary Care
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
B Braun
Notices from the Northwest Renal Network:
Atrasentan and Renal Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (SONAR): a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Online First abstract from The Lancet.
In the NEWS: Credence, Rise of the Nephron Throne
Posting from the NephronPower blog.
Is CREDENCE a Game Changer for Diabetic Nephropathy?
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.
Cardiovascular Benefits of a Diet Enriched in Fruits and Vegetables
Free, full-text, Online First editorial and related abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Journal of Renal Nutrition:
Kidney Disease Awareness and Knowledge among Survivors of Acute Kidney Injury
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Best Dietary Practices for Patients with CKD
Article from Healio.
Key Updates in Cardio-Nephrology from 2018: Springboard to a Bright Future
Free, full-text, Online First editorial from CardioRenal Medicine.
Online First Abstracts from CardioRenal Medicine:
Articles from HealthDay:
Hypoglycemia in People with Type 2 Diabetes and CKD
Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
Mortality Outcomes With Intensive Blood Pressure Targets in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Online First abstract from Hypertension.
Hands Clean: Road to Zero Infections at Satellite Healthcare
YouTube video (3min21sec).
Health Stocks Crumble as Fears of 'Medicare for All' Snowball
Article from Bloomberg.
Measles in 2019 — Going Backward
Free, full-text, Recently Published editorial from the New England Journal of Medicine. News summary from Kaiser Health News.
The Pigs Were Dead. But Four Hours Later, Scientists Restored Cellular Functions in Their Brains
Article from STAT.
Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CMS-1710-P)
CMS fact sheet.


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Wednesday, April 17

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April 17, 2019
Lengthier Dialysis Doesn't Translate to Longer Life
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology. (see below)
Replacing 30 Minutes of Sitting With Activity May Cut Mortality
Article from HealthDay.
What You Might Not Know about Being an Organ Donor
Short video from the Mayo Clinic.
FDA Recall Notice: MedComp 14F SLX Double Lumen Full Tray Hemodialysis Catheter
Notice from the FDA Enforcement Report for April 17, 2019.
Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in the Management of Advanced CKD: A Qualitative Study
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Medical Solutions International
Association between Prediabetes (defined by HbA1C, fasting plasma glucose, and impaired glucose tolerance) and the Development of Chronic Kidney Disease: a 9-Year Prospective Cohort Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Scientists Report New Approach to Reduce or Prevent Renal Fibrosis
Press release from the American Journal of Pathology.
Effect of Additional Oral Semaglutide vs Sitagliptin on Glycated Hemoglobin in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Uncontrolled With Metformin Alone or With Sulfonylurea — The PIONEER 3 Randomized Clinical Trial
Abstract and editorial extract from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Better Manage Diabetes with Technology
Article from Medical Economics.

Most People Pay Less Than $5 per Month for the Drug. But Some Pay $11,002
Article from STAT.

"Most* patients pay between $0 and $5 per month" for Janssen's drug Stelara, the chart proclaims.

Editor's note: Janssen is the maker of INVOKANA® (canagliflozin), the subject of the CREDENCE trial.

Hackers' Favorite Target Is Now Health Care, Report Finds
Article from Nashville Public Radio.
The Uncertain Effect of Financial Incentives to Improve Health Behaviors
Free, full-text, viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article from HealthDay on Workplace Wellness Programs.
News Briefs from NEJM Journal Watch:
HHS OIG Work Plan Addition: Review of Monthly ESRD-Related Visits Billed by Physicians or Other Qualified Healthcare Professionals
Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Medicare Payment Rules Hinder the Fight against Superbugs
Article from STAT.


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Tuesday, April 16

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April 16, 2019
New: Toolkit on Care Transitions
(103-page pdf) Best practices identified by the ESRD Forum of Networks Medical Advisory Council (MAC).
Breakthrough Kidney Disease Treatment Offers Hope for Hundreds of Millions with Diabetes Worldwide
Press releases from the University of Oxford and Stanford University. Article from HealthDay.
Funny, the Complaints That Canagliflozin Increases Amputations Are Nowhere to Be Seen
Tweet from Daniel Coyne, MD.
Free, New Online Articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
Added Sugar Labeling Could Reduce CVD, Diabetes Cases
Article from HealthDay.
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required, but free):
Safety of Dynamic Intravenous Iron Administration Strategies in Hemodialysis Patients
Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
Etelcalcetide Is Effective at All Levels of Severity of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, Open Access, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Cardiovascular Disease in the Kidney Transplant Recipient: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management Strategies
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
RPC
Predictors of Short-Term Successful Discontinuation of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: Results from a Prospective Multicenter Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Ultraviolet and Red Light Kill Infections in Donor Organs
Article from MedGadget.
How To Tell the Difference between Kidney Pain and Back Pain
Article from MedicalNewsToday.
Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality
Article from HealthDay.
Improving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Insurance Coverage Provisions: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians
Free, full-text, Latest Article from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Israeli Team Announces First 3D-Printed Heart Using Human Cells
Article from HealthDay.
 


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Monday, April 15

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April 15, 2019
Late Breaking Clinical Trials from ISN World Congress of Nephrology
See (live-) streaming feeds.
  • CREDENCE (BLOCKBUSTER!): Free, full-text NEJM article and editorial extractResults from the George Institute. NKF statement. Press release from Janssen Pharmaceutical. YouTube video of presentation. Twitter #CREDENCETRIAL, Tweets  #1,  #2.

    "Data from the CREDENCE trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate that INVOKANA® (Canagliflozin) can help reduce the risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) and cardiovascular events in patients already diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). If this supplemental indication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it would be the first new treatment for diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in decades."

  • ACTIVE: Tweet: #1

  • SONAR:

Home-Dialysis Patients Fare Better
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.

Team Develops Device That Reduces Infection Risk during At-Home Dialysis (PD)
Article from Johns Hopkins University.
"How To Manage the Symptoms of ESKD" by Prof Sara Davison, University of Alberta, Canada
Presentation at ISN World Congress. Tweet thread by Sourabh Sharma, MD.
Dialysis Initiation, Modality Choice, Access, and Prescription: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference
Free, Open Access, Article in Press from Kidney International.
Blog: Last Month in Nephrology
March-April 2019 installment.
Air Contamination during Medical Treatment Results in Deposits of Microemboli in the Lungs: an Autopsy Study
OnlineFirst abstract from The International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Options for End Stage Vascular Access: Translumbar Catheter, Arterial Arterial Access or Right Atrial Graft?
OnlineFirst abstract from The Journal of Vascular Access.
Evaluating a New International Risk-Prediction Tool in IgA Nephropathy
New Online abstract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Accepted Articles Abstracts from Nephrology:
Nephros
Children of a Lesser God: Exclusion of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients from Clinical Trials
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Gentamicin As Empirical Treatment in Hemodialysis Patients: Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
HIV Antiretroviral Therapy: Also Anti-Kidney?
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Press Releases from European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases:
'Superbugs' Found on Many Hospital Patients' Hands and What They Touch Most Often
Press release from the University of Michigan.
Chronic Care Patients Improve through Teamwork
Article from Medical Economics.
Democratic Proposals to Overhaul Healthcare: a 2020 Primer
Article from The Hill.
Physician Salaries Up in 2019, Report Shows Who Earns the Most
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.
92% of Mount Sinai Patients Engage When Prescribed an App
Article from Healthcare IT News.
Biologics Are Natural Monopolies
Part I and Part II from the Health Affairs blog.
CROWNWeb April Town Hall Meeting
Thu, April 18th 2019, 2:00 pm ET.


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Fri/Sat, April 12-13

Team Develops Device That Reduces Infection Risk during At-Home Dialysis (PD)
Article from Johns Hopkins University.
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April 12, 2019
U.S. Nephrologists Announce Official Party Song
YouTube videos featuring Amy Winehouse. Related tweet and article. Learn the lyrics and sing along. Come up with better lyrics and send them to RenalWEB. Let's get the old timers off their fat... wallets. (Farcical Friday)
KIDNEYcon 2019, April 12-14 in Little Rock, AR
Website, sessions and Twitter: @KIDNEYcon and #KIDNEYcon.
Kidney Health Atlas Reveals Global Burden of Disease and Inequities in Access
Press release from the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) . Article from Bloomberg.

ISN World Congress of Nephrology April 12-15 in Melbourne, Australia. Web site and Twitter: @ISNWCN and #ISNWCNRegister to watch LIVE the Late Breaking Clinical Trials session from the #ISNWCN.
The Nephrology Social Media Collective
Blog posting from NEJM Journal Watch.
NKF Statement on Landmark Legislation Signed by Oklahoma Governor to Protect Living Organ Donors
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
When to Initiate Dialysis in Children and Adolescents: Is Waiting Worthwhile?
Free, full-text, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Once-Weekly Ketamine Infusions Keep Resistant Depression at Bay
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
Dialysis 101 for Home Hemodialysis (HD)
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Living Transplant Donors Need Long-Term Monitoring, Too
Press release from University of California - San Francisco. Free, full-text article from JAMA Network Open.
Hypomagnesemia Is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Mortality in Japanese Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
Free, Open Access, First Online article from International Urology and Nephrology.
Dravon Medical
Hemodynamic Efficiency of Hemodialysis Treatment with High Cut-off Membrane during the Early Period of Post-Resuscitation Shock: The HYPERDIA Trial
Article in Press abstract from Resuscitation.
FDA Issues Final Rule on Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Hand Sanitizers
FDA news release.
Drug-Resistant Fungus a 'Public Health Emergency'
Press release from Cornell University. Article from Emerging Infectious Diseases via Medscape (registration required).
How to Fight ‘Scary’ Superbugs? Cooperation — And A Special Soap
Article from Kaiser Health News.
From Distrust to Building Trust in Clinician-Organization Relationships
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Lower Pension, Shorter Life
Transcript from April 4-5 MedPAC Meeting
Warning: 360-page pdf. Discussion of low-volume and isolated dialysis facilities is on pages 333-360 (or begins on page 68 of the Day 2 agenda).
An Initial Assessment Of Initiatives To Improve Care For High-Need, High-Cost Individuals In Accountable Care Organizations
Posting from the Health Affairs blog.


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Thursday, April 11

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April 11, 2019
Kidney Disease Triggers Cognitive Impairment, Even in Early Stages
Press release from ERA-EDTA.
Research Underscores Value of Cognitive Training for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Press release from Center for Brainhealth.
Psychoactive Medications and Adverse Outcomes Among Older Adults Receiving Hemodialysis
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Journal of the American Geriatrics Society via Medscape Nephrology.
FTC Grants Final Approval for Fresenius's $2B Buyout of NxStage
Article from MassDevice.
When Doctors Are Poor Explainers
Posting from the KevinMD blog.

Editor's note: Are doctors even worse explainers when their own financial interests are involved?

PHFP QIA C: Support Gainful Employment of ESRD Patients Meeting
Notice from the ESRD National Coordinating Center. Registration now open for event scheduled on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.
April 2019 Issue of Clinical Kidney Journal
23 free, full-text articles.
Are Dialysis Patients Too Frail to Exercise?
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Risk Factors for Early Onset Peritonitis: the Scope Collaborative
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Dialysate Cell-Free Mitochondrial DNA Fragments As a Marker of Intraperitoneal Inflammation and Peritoneal Solute Transport Rate in Peritoneal Dialysis
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Better Water
Case 11-2019: A 49-Year-Old Man with HIV Infection and Chronic Kidney Disease
(Registration required, but free.) Case report from the New England Journal of Medicine.
Association of Post-Discharge Specialty Outpatient Visits with Readmissions and Mortality in High-Risk Heart Failure Patients
Abstract from American Heart Journal.
Incidence and Prognosis of Acute Kidney Diseases and Disorders Using an Integrated Approach to Laboratory Measurements in a Universal Health Care System
Free, full-text article from JAMA Network Open.
House Panel Probes High Cost of Insulin
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
Home Dialyzors United Meeting in Virginia
April 27, 2019 meeting is limited to 50 participants.
CDC Says Nearly 600 Cases of Deadly Drug-Resistant Fungus Reported
Article from The Hill.
'I Don't Know How You People Sleep at Night': Visibly Irate Lawmakers Blast Pharma, PBMs over Insulin Prices
Article from STAT. News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Building Trust Between the Government and Clinicians — Person to Person and Organization to Organization
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
People With Obesity Are Blatantly Dehumanized
Article from HealthDay.
Clinicians, CMS Confer over Heart Failure-Readmission Penalty
Article from Internal Medicine News.
'Medicare for All' Keeps Defining 2020 Political Landscape
Article from Roll Call. News brief from the American Hospital Association. Article from Kaiser Health News.


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Wednesday, April 10

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April 10, 2019
2nd London Nephrology & Transplantation Update 10 April 2019
Web site and Twitter: @LDNephroTx and #LDNephroTx.
Register for the KidneyX Summit!
Taking place on April 29–30 in Washington, DC. #KidneyX
The Social Worker Problem in U.S. Dialysis Care
Tweet from Nephrology Journal Club chat.

Editor's note: Until we align the providers' financial incentives with renal re/habilitation for each patient, U.S. dialysis care will remain debilitating for most.
Human Factors Testing of the Quanta SC+ Hemodialysis System: an Innovative System for Home and Clinic Use
Free, Open Access, Early View article from Hemodialysis International.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from NDT:
Accuracy of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for Screening to Detect Major Depression: Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis
Free, full-text article from The BMJ.
Randomized Controlled Trial of Exercise in Chronic Kidney Disease— the RENEXC Study
Free, Open Access, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Epicardial Fat, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Calcifications in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Early View Abstracts from Seminars In Dialysis:
B Braun
Clinical Taste Perception Test for Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease on Dialysis
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Mortality of Critically ill Children Requiring Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy — Effect of Fluid Overload, Underlying Disease, and Timing of Initiation
Abstract from Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
Sanofi To Cut U.S. Insulin Costs for Some Patients to $99 per Month
Article from Reuters.
New York Measles Emergency Declared in Brooklyn
Articles from the BBC and HealthDay.

A ‘Totally Unnecessary, Self-Inflicted Wound’: U.S. On Course To Shatter Measles Outbreak Records
News summary from Kaiser Health News.

Is Texting at Work Acceptable for Nurses?
Blog posting from Nurse.com.
Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Approval of an Application From Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. for CMS Approval of Its End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facility Accreditation Program
Notice from The Federal Register.
CMS Proposes Expanding Coverage of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)
CMS press release.


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Tuesday, April 9*

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The Wait For A Kidney Can Be A Lot Longer If You're Not White
Article from New England Public Radio.
ISN World Congress of Nephrology
April 12-15 in Melbourne, Australia. Register to watch LIVE the Late Breaking Clinical Trials session from the #ISNWCN. The worldwide nephrology community will get an in-depth understanding of the rationale, execution and results of the 3 major nephrology studies: CREDENCE, ACTIVE and SONAR.
Drive for Dialysis
National Kidney Foundation program. Recent tweet about collaboration with Microsoft.
NephMadness 2019 Champion: US Hypertension Guideline
Posting from the AJKD blog. Related tweet.

Editor's note: NephMadness needs to be introduced to a concept called renal rehabilitation. . They can't keep excluding what's most important to patients — to live as normal lives as possible.
It's time to stop the widespread debilitation of dialysis patients.
How Can We ASCEND from the Depths of Depression?
Nephrology Journal Club chat scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 9 PM ET.
Depression in Primary Care: Part 1—Screening and Diagnosis
State of the Art Review from The BMJ.
Kidney Disease/Failure Warning on Deodorant
Posting from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Vifor Pharma and Akebia Therapeutics Announce Expansion of License Agreement
Press release.
FLAVIS and the NKF Team-Up to Promote Kidney Health Through Diet
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
KDIGO Seeks Nominations for New Methods Committee
News release.
NKF: Partnering on Patient-Centered Research for People with Kidney Disease
Blog posting from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
Impact of U.S. Public Health Service Increased Risk Deceased Donor Designation on Organ Utilization
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
NxStage
Most Exposed: the Endothelium in Chronic Kidney Disease
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Association between BMI Changes and Mortality Risk in Children with End-Stage Renal Disease
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Timing of Referral for Vascular Access for Hemodialysis: Analysis of the Current Status and the Barriers to Timely Referral
Online First abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Analysis of 2897 Hospitalization Events for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Results from CKD-JAC Study
Free, Open Access, First Online article from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension:
Veverimer Versus Placebo in Patients with Metabolic Acidosis Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease: a Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled, Phase 3 Trial
Free, full-text article and editorial extract from The Lancet.
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required, but free):
FDA Warns about Risks of Using Home Use Test Strips That Are Pre-owned or Not Authorized for Sale in US, Including Those for Glucose, Warfarin
FDA news release.
This Doctor Saves Lives through Organ Transplants — and He's Also a World-Class Dancer
Article from From the Grapevine.
Consumers Rejected Drug Plan That Mirrors Trump Administration Proposal
Article from Kaiser Health News.
In Growing Trend, Hospitals Offering Tablets And Apps For Patients, Family Members To Track Care
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Biosimilars Are A Distraction
Posting from the Health Affairs blog.
Dietary Supplements Do Nothing for You: Study
Article from HealthDay.
Florida Health Care Businessman Charged In $1B Medicare Fraud Scheme, One Of Biggest In History
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Monday, April 8

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Tribunal Hears Evidence on Forced Organ Harvesting in China
Article from NDT.
New Organ Transplant Device Helping Boston Hospitals Transport Organs
Article from The Daily Free Press (Boston University).
Improving Payment for Low-Volume and Isolated Outpatient Dialysis Facilities
(15-slide pdf) Presentation from the April 5th MedPAC Meeting. Article from Modern Healthcare (registration required).
Patient Perspectives on the Meaning and Impact of Fatigue in Hemodialysis: A Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis of Qualitative Studies
Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
NephMadness 2019: The Left and Right Kidneys
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Forum of ESRD Networks Webinar — The ESRD QIP: What Every Facility Should Know
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network. Scheduled for April 10.
Upcoming CMS/NKF Webinar with Nephrologists, Dialysis Facility Medical Directors and Renal Care Providers
May 22,2019 at 3:00 ET presentation on Population Health Strategies for Kidney Disease Risk Reduction. 
Bill to Protect Organ Donors Advances in California Assembly Committee
Article from Healio.
Dravon Medical
The Cost of Care for People With Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Impact of Salt Taste Dysfunction on Interdialytic Weight Gain for Hemodialysis Patients; a Cross-Sectional Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Too Much of a Good Thing? High Doses of Vitamin D Can Lead to Kidney Failure
Press release from the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
The Effect of Blood Pump Flow and Arteriovenous Fistula Blood Flow on the Blood Pressure and Cardiac Function in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Bioimpedance Underestimates Bone Mineral Content in Association With High Levels of Phosphate
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Catheter-Related Infections in Peritoneal Dialysis: Comparison of a Single Center Results and the Literature Data
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Efficacy and Safety of Evocalcet in Japanese Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
First Online abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Social Exclusion, Intravenous Drug Use and the Kidneys
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
FDA Says Patients Can Take Tainted Blood Pressure Meds Until Shortages End
Article from HealthDay.
Candida auris — A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Article from The New York Times. Fact sheets from the CDC.
Medical Guidelines May Be Biased, Overly Aggressive
Press release from Cornell University.
Amazon Alexa is Now HIPAA-Compliant. Tech Giant Says Health Data Can Now Be Accessed Securely
Article from STAT.
Hospitals Add 13,600 Jobs in March
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
CMS Finalizes Policies to Bring Innovative Telehealth Benefit to Medicare Advantage
Press release from CMS.
Contract Year 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Final Rule (CMS-4185-F)
Fact sheet from CMS.


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Fri/Sat, April 5-6

Improving Payment for Low-Volume and Isolated Outpatient Dialysis Facilities
(15-slide pdf) Presentation from the April 5th MedPAC Meeting. Article from Modern Healthcare (registration required).
NephMadness 2019: The Left and Right Kidneys
Posting from the AJKD blog.
FDA Says Patients Can Take Tainted Blood Pressure Meds Until Shortages End
Article from HealthDay.
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Fresenius FCPA Enforcement Action: Part II –  The Bribery Schemes
Article and Part III from JD Supra.
Quanta SC+ HD Machine on the Horizon - a 2019 Update
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Selling My Own Kidney Should Be My Body, My Choice
Article from The Federalist.
NephMadness 2019: The Filtered Four
Posting from the AJKD blog.
B Braun
Days like Today Are the Reason That I Skip (Dialysis)…
Posting with over 100 comments from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Acute Dialysis in Children: Results of a European Survey
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
Early View Abstracts from Seminars In Dialysis:
Articles in Press Abstracts from Journal of Renal Nutrition:
Hepatitis C Not A Barrier For Organ Transplantation, Study Finds
Article and audio from NPR.
Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Versus Multiple Daily Injection Regimens in Children and Young People at Diagnosis of Type I Diabetes: Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial and Economic Evaluation
Free, full-text article, patient perspective and author perspective from The BMJ.
Swallowable Vibrating Pill Shakes Faecis to Relieve Constipation
Article from MedGadget.
Being a Nurse: the Hardest and the Best Job of All
Posting from KevinMD blog.
CMS Suspends Several Consultant Contracts That Sparked Ethics Concerns When They Came To Light
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
The Implications of "Medicare for All" for US Hospitals
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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Thursday, April 4

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April 4, 2019
Racial Disparities Seen in Kidney Transplant for Highly Sensitized
Article from HealthDay. Press release from Yale University. Free, full-text Online First article and editorial extract from JAMA Surgery.
NephMadness 2019: The Effluent Eight
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Use of a Decision Aid for Patients Considering Peritoneal Dialysis and In-Center Hemodialysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Free, full-text, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Myron L Company
Emergency Planning for Home Dialyzors
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Changing Dialysate Composition to Optimize Acid-Base Therapy
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Free, Open Access, Articles in Press from Kidney International Reports:
Free, Open Access, Online First Articles from Blood Purification:
Online First Abstracts from Blood Purification:

Maintenance Haemodialysis in the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in the Gambia
Free, Online First commentary from Nephron.
Wearables for Hyperkalemia Screening: Hold the Applause?
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
The Paradox of Hypertonic Saline Use in Heart Failure
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Articles from Medical Economics:
CIGNA Says It Will Cap Insulin Costs at $25 a Month for Some Patients
Articles from MassDevice and The Hill.
Esketamine and Psychedelics Will Require Restructuring Mental Health Care Visits
Article from STAT.
NIH Announces Trial of Vaccine for All Flu Strains
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch. NIH press release.
UPS and Matternet Launch America's First Medical Delivery Service Using Drones
Article from MedGadget.
CMS's Innovation Center 'the Playing Field' for the Future of Kidney Care Policy
Article from Healio.
Trump Administration Approves Medicaid Expansion in Maine
Article from The Hill.


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Wednesday, April 3

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April 3, 2019
Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won't Insurers Pay for Some of Them?
Article from The New York Times.
Nova Scotia To Become 1st in North America with Presumed Consent for Organ Donation
Article from the CBC.
Clinical Guidelines from North American Specialty Societies Often Biased, Have Conflicts of Interest
Article from Healio.
Elizabeth Warren: Corporate Executives Must Face Jail Time for Overseeing Massive Scams
Editorial from The Washington Post.
Articles in Press Abstracts from Kidney International:
Patient-Reported Advantages and Disadvantages of Peritoneal Dialysis: Results from the PDOPPS
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Medical Solutions International
Effect of Progression in Malnutrition and Inflammatory Conditions on Adverse Events and Mortality in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis
Online First abstract from Blood Purification.
Automated Individualization of Dialysate Sodium Concentration Reduces Intradialytic Plasma Sodium Changes in Hemodialysis
Accepted Article abstract from Artificial Organs.
Identifying Needs for Self-Management Interventions for Adults With CKD and Their Caregivers: A Qualitative Study
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Blood Pressure Control, Acute Kidney Injury, and Cardiovascular Events: Separating the Chaff from the Wheat
Free, full-text, Online First editorial and related abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Accepted Articles Abstracts from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis:
Modeled Daily Ingested, Absorbed and Bound Phosphorus: New Measures of Mineral Balance in Hemodialysis Patients
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Efficacy and Safety of Tenapanor in Patients with Hyperphosphatemia Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Randomized Phase 3 Trial
Free, full-text JASN article.
Obesity As a Barrier to Kidney Transplantation: Time to Eliminate the Body Weight Bias?
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Indoxyl Sulfate and p-Cresyl Sulfate Promote Vascular Calcification and Associate with Glucose Intolerance
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract.
Articles from Medscape Nephrology is (registration required, but free):
Gout Treatment May Help Prevent Obesity-Related Type 2 Diabetes, Suggests Small NIH Study
Media advisory from the National Institutes of Health.
Probiotics Are Touted As Good for the Gut. They May Be Trouble for the Immune System
Article from STAT.
McConnell to Trump: We're Not Repealing and Replacing Obamacare
Article from The Hill.
The Physician-Patient Relationship Has Changed
Article from Medical Economics.
Under-the-Tongue Allergy Pills Replacing Shots for Many
Article from HealthDay.
Medicare Advantage Is Nudging Aside 'Old Medicare' with a Free Ride, a Warm Meal, and a Handyman
Article from STAT.
Federal Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Intended to Address Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Has Spill-Over Effect on Patients with Medicaid
Press release from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


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Tuesday, April 2

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April 2, 2019
DOJ, SEC Settle FCPA Charges with Another Foreign Issuer (Fresenius Medical Care AG)
Article from JD Supra. Press releases from the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

"The misconduct involved took place in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, eight countries in the West Africa region, Angola, Turkey, Spain, China, Serbia, Bosnia and Mexico.

"During the period employees made improper payments through a variety of fraudulent schemes. Those included sham consulting contracts, falsified documents and the use of third-party conduits who served as facilitators for the payment of bribes."

Editor's note: Everyone should read about these business practices which are apparently necessary to sustain growth in companies that utilize junk-bond financing.
China's 'Genocide' Unlike Any Other
Article from La Croix International.

"The global community must act to end the forcible extraction of organs from prisoners of conscience."

Editor's note: See recent Fresenius Medical Care press release announcing business in China.
Reimagining Health—Flourishing
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Related article from Health Affairs.

Editor's note: This should be a goal of care in treating chronic illness. Unfortunately, U.S. dialysis care has neither a well-patient model nor renal rehabilitation. The standard of U.S. dialysis care remains "not dead, not in the hospital, as cheaply as possible."
KidneyX Scores Major Victories in Congress and Administration
Article from ASN's Kidney News Online. Press release from Kidney Care Partners.

Editor's note: When did ASN begin writing Trump-style propaganda headlines?
#NephMadness 2019: The Saturated Sixteen
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Dravon Medical
AMA Backs UnitedHealth's Billing Codes For Social Determinants Of Health
Article from Forbes.

"As one example, a proposed new code would assist a dialysis patient in need of transportation. A patient in need of dialysis three times a week who missed an appointment could have a poor health outcome and wind up in the more expensive emergency room or end up in the hospital for a long-term stay."
A Clinical Discussion of AV Fistula and Graft Complications: Part 2
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Will the Results of the Proactive IV Iron Therapy in Hemodialysis Patients Trial Impact the Anemia Guidelines?
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
A Retrospective Study on Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent Dose Reducing Potential of an Anti-Platelet Activation Membrane Dialyzer in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, Open Access article from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Economic and Quality of Life Burden of Anemia on Patients with CKD on Dialysis: A Systematic Review
Open Access article from Journal of Medical Economics.
Early View Abstracts from Journal of Renal Care:
Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
Early View Abstracts from Seminars in Dialysis:
Abstracts of Comment & Response from JAMA Internal Medicine:
Association of Mineral Content Outside of Bone with Coronary Artery Calcium and 1-Year Cardiovascular Prognosis in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
Accepted Article abstract from Artificial Organs.
Renal Denervation Reduced BP in Sham-Controlled Trials, Meta-Analysis Shows
Article from Internal Medicine News.
Management of Small Kidney Tumors in 2019
New Online abstract from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Discharge, Interhospital Transfer Varies With Insurance Status
Article from HealthDay.
Trump Says Vote on Healthcare Can Wait until after 2020 Election
Articles from Reuters and The Hill.
Republicans On Hill Quietly Hope Trump Forgets Promise That They Are Working On ‘Spectacular’ Replacement Plan
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Medicare for All and Its Rivals: New Offshoots of Old Health Policy Roots
Free, full-text, latest opinion piece from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Coffee on Your Mind? Even Thinking About It 'Arouses' the Brain
April 9: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) Webinar on Standardized Hospitalization Ratio (SHR) Measure
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network.
MedPAC April 5 Meeting Agenda Includes Improving Payment for Low-Volume and Isolated Dialysis Facilities
(1-page pdf) Meeting agenda.
CMS Approves Utah Work Requirements Just Two Days After Court Ruled Them Illegal For Kentucky, Arkansas
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
CMS Finalizes Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment and Policy Updates to Maximize Competition and Coverage
CMS press release.
Medicare Advantage Networks Are Broad and Getting Broader
Press release from Boston University School of Medicine.
CMS Rule Gives Medicare Advantage Plans an Edge over Traditional Medicare
Article from Healthcare Finance.
Counties with More Trees and Shrubs Spend Less on Medicare, Study Finds
Press release from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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Monday, April 1

#NephMadness 2019: The Saturated Sixteen
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American Renal Associates To Restate Yearly Earnings from 2014; Stock Plunges 38%
Article from Healio.
Fresenius Medical Care To Pay $231 Mln To Resolve Criminal, Civil Foreign Bribery Charges
Articles from Reuters and Seeking Alpha. Press release from Fresenius Medical Care.
Dialysis Centers Get Angry at Patients When They Say They Want a Transfer!!
Posting from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Nipro Medical
Chronic Kidney Disease of Undetermined Causes, Described Originally in Central America and Sri Lanka
Press release from Barcelona Institute for Global Health.
The Promise of Bioimpedance for Volume Management in American Dialysis Patients: an Unfulfilled Opportunity
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Serum Calcification Propensity and Coronary Artery Calcification Among Patients With CKD: The CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) Study
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Making Procurement Biopsies Important Again for Kidney Transplant Allocation
Free, full-text, Online First article from Nephron.
Recent Advances in Acute Kidney Injury and Its Consequences and Impact on Chronic Kidney Disease
Published Ahead of Print abstract from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.
Prevention of Complications from Use of Conventional Immunosuppressants: a Critical Review
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Body Composition and Arterial Stiffness in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on Progression of Clinical Attachment Loss in Older Adults: a 4-Year Cohort Study
Early View abstract from Journal of Periodontology.
Diabetes Standards of Care Updated to Include New Data on CV, Kidney Health
Posting from NEJM Journal Watch. Press release from the American Diabetes Association.
New Renal, CV Disease Indication Sought for Canagliflozin
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Internal Medicine News.
Addressing the Caregiving Crisis
Article from the Chronic Disease Coalition.
Trump's Health Overhaul Efforts Hit Legal Roadblocks
Article from The Hill.
Canada's Amendment to Patented Drug Price Regulation — A Prescription for Global Drug Cost Control?
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Problem with Research Posters — and a Bold Approach to Fixing Them
Article and video from NEJM Journal Watch.
 


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Fri/Sat, March 29-30

American Renal Associates To Restate Yearly Earnings from 2014; Stock Plunges 38%
Article from Healio.
Fresenius Medical Care To Pay $231 Mln To Resolve Criminal, Civil Foreign Bribery Charges
Articles from Reuters and Seeking Alpha.
Chronic Kidney Disease of Undetermined Causes, Described Originally in Central America and Sri Lanka
Press release from Barcelona Institute for Global Health.
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World's First HIV-to-HIV Kidney Transplant with Living Donor Succeeds
Article from Kaiser Health News. Press release from Johns Hopkins Medicine. Article from CNN.
AAKP HealthLine on Pediatric Dialysis
Notice of webinars from the American Association of Kidney Patients from the Northwest Renal Network.
Allocation of the Highest Quality Kidneys and Transplant Outcomes Under the New Kidney Allocation System
Free, full-text, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
Implementing a Tailored Education Program: Renal Transplant Recipients' Experiences
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Integrated Biomedical Technology
Vision Impairment in CKD Patients: Epidemiology, Mechanisms, Differential Diagnoses, and Prevention
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
  Additional Hemoperfusion Is Associated with Improved Overall Survival and Self-Reported Sleep Disturbance in Patients on Hemodialysis
OnlineFirst abstract from The International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Early View Abstracts from Hemodialysis International:
An International Delphi Survey Helped Develop Consensus-based Core Outcome Domains for Trials in Peritoneal Dialysis
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Online First Abstracts from the Journal of Vascular Access:
US Judge Strikes down Rule Allowing 'Skimpy' Health Insurance Plans
Article from Reuters.
Doughnut Hole Is Gone, But Medicare's Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets
Article from Kaiser Health News.


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Thursday, March 28

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March 28, 2019
NTUC Income, DaVita Partner for Affordable Dialysis Services (in Singapore)
Article from Insurance Business Asia.
Engineered Vessels Evolve into Living Tissue
Article from Yale News.
Cardiovascular Event Rates among Haemodialysis Patients across Geographical Regions—a Snapshot from DOPPS
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Religiosity, Spirituality and Quality of Life of Dialysis Patients: a Systematic Review
First Online abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
Basics of Lung Ultrasound for the Nephrologist: What are A-lines and B-lines?
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial and Statins, a Story of Statistical Interaction
Free, full-text, Online First editorial and related abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Intradialytic Virtual Reality Exercise: Increasing Physical Activity through Technology
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
AmeriWater
Comparison of 24-hour and Office Pulse Wave Velocity for Prediction of Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Accepted Article Abstracts from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
FDA Chief Calls For Release Of All Data Tracking Problems With Medical Devices
Article from Kaiser Health News.
A Bottle of Wine Has the Cancer-Causing Potential of 510 Cigarettes
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge
Fact sheet from CMS.
Medicaid Work Requirements Will Negatively Impact Hospital Finances
Article from HFMA.
April New User Training Registration Now Open
CROWNWeb training is scheduled for April 9th at 2:00 pm ET.


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Wednesday, March 27

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March 27, 2019
39 DaVita Employees Suing for Unpaid Wages and Overtime
Article and video from FOX31 Denver.

Editor's note: Is there any other possible outcome for non-rehabilitative, junk-bond nephrology? Why couldn't the employees go to the Network?
Adam Boehler, Deputy Administrator for CMS and Director of CMMI, Highlighted New Innovative Kidney Care Model at National Quality Forum
Article from Kidney News Online.
Working on Dialysis
KidneyTalk podcast from Renal Support Network.
Nearly 10% of Adults with Advanced CKD Reported Not Having Health Insurance
Article from the CDC's Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System.
CHF Solutions Touts Reduced Cost, Hospital Stays in Aquadex Flex Flow Ultrafiltation Study
Article from MassDevice. Aquadex Flex Flow webpage.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Transplantation:
Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Disease among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, Open Access article from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
"I Won't Let Kidney Disease Define Me or Stop Me Achieving My Dreams"
Article from Kidney Research UK.
NephMadness 2019: Patient Perspective on Volume Management in Dialysis
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Nephros
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Comparison of Performance among Step-Tip, Split-Tip, and Symmetrical-Tip Hemodialysis Catheters
Free, full-text article from Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Iodine Excess in Children with Kidney Disease: Are We Missing Hypothyroidism?
Free, full-text, First Online editorial commentary from Pediatric Nephrology.
April is National Donate Life Month
Notice and links from the Northwest Renal Network.
Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes
Article from HealthDay.
Trump Administration And Democrats Return Health Law To Political Center Stage
Article and news summary from Kaiser Health News.
Analysis: Why Should Americans Be Grateful For $137 Insulin? Germans Get It For $55
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Free, Full-Text Articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
Armed With Federal Waivers, Red States Are Steadily Chipping Away At Their Medicaid Rolls With Added Rules
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Medicaid Expansion Boosts Hospital Bottom Lines — And Prices
Article from Kaiser Health News.


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Tuesday, March 26*

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March 26, 2019
CMS Proposes New Quality Metric
Free, full-text, article from American Journal of Transplantation.

"Some dialysis centers refer 75% of their patients to transplant centers, and others refer none."
I Recently Has a PD Nurse Tell Me That If Someone Is Doing Good on PD, She Doesn't Recommend a Transplant
Posting from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.

Editor's note: Chronic dialysis unit staff will often offer advice that is biased in favor of their own job security.
Bandages Will Not Fix a Fractured System of Chronic Kidney Disease Care: Why the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act Cannot Be Supported by the Transplant Community
Free, full-text editorial from the American Journal of Transplantation.
Global Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care International Summit
May 21-23 in Washington, DC. Conference web page and agenda (2-page pdf).

Editor's note: Again, no mention of rehabilitation.
Improved Detection and Evaluation of Depression in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Validity and Reliability of Screening (PHQ-2) and Diagnostic (BDI-FS-Fr) Tests of Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Online First article from Kidney Diseases.
Paying for Frequent Dialysis
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
A Clinical Discussion of AV Fistula and AV Graft Complications: Part 1
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Efficacy and Safety of Tenapanor in Patients with Hyperphosphatemia Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Randomized Phase 3 Trial
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract.
Champion
Phase I Study of Single-Dose Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Belatacept in Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients
Free, full-text article from American Journal of Transplantation.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Solutes Removal Characteristics at Various Effluent Rates during Different Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Modalities
OnlineFirst abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Omron Wins FDA Nod for Combined Blood Pressure Monitor, EKG
Article from MassDevice.
RPA Opposes California Bill to Cap Dialysis Reimbursement
Notice from the Renal Physicians Association.
An Intern's Guide to AKI Work-up
Posting from The Kidney Zone blog.
DOJ Drops Its Partial ACA Defense, Argues Entire Law Should Fall
Articles from HealthLeaders Media and The Hill.
Duke University Agrees to Pay U.S. $112.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Scientific Research Misconduct
Press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Uncertain Effect of Financial Incentives to Improve Health Behaviors
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Obamacare Enrollment Declines Slightly to 11.4M Sign-Ups for 2019
Article from The Hill. Fact sheet from CMS.
CDC: Health Care-Associated Infections Declined in 2017
News brief from the American Hospital Association.



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Monday, March 25

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March 25, 2019
Why Physicians Should Trust in Patients
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Postings from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook Page:
Kidney Transplantation in Septuagenarians: 70 Is the New 60!
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
The Modality of Choice, Manual or Automated, for Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Early View Abstracts from Seminars In Dialysis:
Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 in Chronic Kidney Disease: What Is Its Role in Cardiovascular Disease?
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Better Water
Accepted Articles Abstracts from American Journal of Transplantation:
In UK, Transplant Service at 'Breaking Point'
Article from the BBC.
Guidelines Issued on Managing Diabetes in Older Adults
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Peptide Shows Promise for Protecting Kidneys from Nephritis
Press release from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Article from HealthDay.



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Fri/Sat, March 22-23

Why Physicians Should Trust in Patients
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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March 22, 2019
Patient Comfort: Dialysis vs. Cancer Treatment
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Studies Examine Ways to Assess Quality of Life in Patients with Kidney Disease
Press release and Published Ahead of Print JASN abstracts from the American Society of Nephrology:
Do Smartphone Apps Help Kidney Disease Patients Manage Their Disease?
Press release and free, full-text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN articles the American Society of Nephrology:
Mapping the UK Renal Psychosocial Workforce: The First Comprehensive Workforce Survey
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in Young Adults With End-stage Renal Disease—An Analysis of the US Renal Data System
Free, full-text, Online First article from JAMA Cardiology.
Prophylactic Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients: The Prospective Randomized Controlled ICD2 Trial
Ahead of Print abstract from Circulation.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from Kidney International:
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from Kidney International Reports:
Selection and Receipt of Kidney Replacement in Critically ill Older Patients with AKI
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract and editorial extract.
B Braun
Articles in Press Abstracts from Kidney International:
Predicting Risk of Recurrent Acute Kidney Injury: A Systematic Review
Free, Full-Text, Online First article from Nephron.
Oral Candida Colonization As A Risk Factor For Chronic Inflammation and Atherosclerosis in Hemodialysis Patients
Acceptable Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Mayo Clinic Minute: When Your Kidneys Fail
Video and article.
Hemodialysis Device Maker Phraxis Raises $6M
Article from MassDevice. Phraxis website.
Chronically Heal
Article on original documentary by KSLA (New Orleans). Patients explain difficulties of living without health insurance in new documentary.
Articles from The Hill:
Articles from HealthDay:
In Third Suit Against Medicaid Work Requirements, Plaintiffs Say Trump Administration Is ‘Bypassing Legislative Process’
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Thursday, March 21

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March 21, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care Appoints Dr. Frank Maddux as Global Chief Medical Officer
Press release. Slightly different FMC press release that also mentions Drs. Robert Kossmann and Jeffrey Hymes.
ASN and AAKP Advocates Are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support KidneyX
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology. Related article from Kidney News Online. Links and Twitter: kidneyx.org  .
California Bill to Restrict Dialysis Profits Advances
Article from Healio. California Assembly Bill No. 290. Article from Modern Healthcare.
St. Francis Hospital Ending Its Kidney Transplant Program
Articles and videos from KJRH.com and KTUL.com (Tulsa, OK).
Psychosocial Considerations and Recommendations for Care of Pediatric Patients on Dialysis
Free, full-text, First Online article from Pediatric Nephrology.
Increasing Access to Integrated ESKD Care As Part of Universal Health Coverage
Free, Open Access article from supplemental issue of Kidney International. News brief from the International Society of Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International:
Decision Making for the Initiation and Termination of Dialysis in Patients with Advanced Cancer
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
High-Dose IV Iron For Anemia Correction in Chronic Kidney Disease
Article extract from Kidney International.
RPC
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
An Instrumental Variable Approach Quantifies and Confirms the Duration of Pretransplant Dialysis Has Negative Impact on Kidney Transplant Recipient Survival
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Novo Nordisk Submits Diabetes Pill for U.S Approval
Article from Reuters.
Pioneering Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgeon Oscar Salvatierra Dies at 83
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
News brief from HealthDay. Survey results from CompHealth.
Understanding The Burning Platform Of Health Care Spending Growth
Posting from the Health Affairs blog.
 


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Wednesday, March 20

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March 20, 2019
Home Hemodialysis: How It Began, Where It Went Wrong, and What It May yet Be
Free, full-text, First Online article from Journal of Nephrology.
Treating Symptoms to Improve the Quality of Life in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis
Free, full-text, First Online article from International Urology and Nephrology.
Prescribing Healthy Food in Medicare/Medicaid Is Cost Effective, Could Improve Health
Press release from Tufts University.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:

Annual Dialysis Conference News
List from Healio.

2019 - Health Insurance 101: Options for People with ESRD
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Woman Sues Vanderbilt Medical Center for $25 Million, Claims Doctors Operated on Wrong Kidney
Articles from The Hill and The Tennessean.
Factors Associated with Parathyroid Hormone Control in Hemodialysis Patients with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Treated with Cinacalcet in Real-World Clinical Practice: Mimosa Study
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Myron L Company
Published Ahead of Print CJASN Abstracts:
Antiplatelet Therapy for Prevention of Hemodialysis Vascular Access Thrombosis and Improving Survival
Free, full-text, First Online article from Journal of Nephrology.
Cost-effectiveness of Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Patients With CKD in the United States
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Articles from MassDevice:
Long-Term Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Mortality in US Adults
Ahead of Print abstract and full-text article (13-page pdf) from Circulation.
Survey: About 1 in 10 US Adults Rationing Medicine in Effort to Lower Costs
Article from The Hill.
Canada to Create National Drug Agency to Help Cut Cost of Medicines
Article from Reuters.
FDA Approves First Treatment for Post-Partum Depression
FDA news release.
MedPAC Report to the Congress - March 2019
(5-page pdf) Fact sheet.


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Tuesday, March 19

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March 19, 2019
Congress, the Administration, and Kidney Care Community Must Further Improve Care for 30 Million Americans
Opinion piece from The Hill. Related press release from Renal Care Partners.

"In Congress, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate are working on an updated version of the 2018 Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research & Treatment Act that will be introduced later this year."

Editor's note: Again, no mention of renal rehabilitation.  US nephrology is stuck in its thinking like polio doctors were back in the 1930s. What US dialysis care needs is an Elizabeth Kenny (ask Martin Sheen and Alan Alda!).
St. Francis Shuts Down Its Kidney Transplant Unit, Negatively Affecting Some Tulsans
Article and video from KTUL.com (OK).
Comparing the Effectiveness of Depression Treatments for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis
Free, full-text, Summary for Patients from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Comparative Cardiac Safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors among Individuals Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
Dialysis Modalities for the Management of Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
NxStage
Articles in Press Abstract from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Most Important Prognostic Values to Predict Major Adverse Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular, and Renal Events in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Including Hemodialysis for 2 Years
Abstract from Cardiology.
Cholecalciferol supplementation increases FGF23 in peritoneal dialysis patients with hypovitaminosis D: a randomized clinical trial
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Study: Research Ties Common Heartburn Medications to Kidney Disease and Failure
Press release from the University at Buffalo.
CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment
Article from HealthDay.
People Don't Become 'Adults' Until Their 30s, Say Scientists
Article from the BBC.
CROWNWeb March Town Hall Registration Open
Thu, March 28th 2019, 2:00 pm ET.
MedPAC Issues March Report to Congress
News brief from the American Hospital Association.


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Monday, March 18

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March 18, 2019
Statement of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Mark E. Rosenberg, M.D., FASN, on HHS Secretary Azar's Announcement on Immunosuppressive Coverage for Kidney Transplants
Press release.
Sobering Reminder of the Perceived Quality of Life among Our Pediatric Patients on Dialysis
Tweet by Michelle Starr.
Identifying Important Outcomes for Young People With CKD and Their Caregivers: A Nominal Group Technique Study
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Annual Dialysis Conference - March 16-19, Dallas, TX
Conference web site. Twitter: @AnnualDialysis,  #ADC19, #AnnualDialysis.

Recasting Kidney Failure as Cardiovascular Disease
Recent findings from AdvancingDialysis.org (sponsored content).

Champion
Association Between Serum High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease: Results From the KNOW-CKD
Free, Open Access article from the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Advance Articles Abstracts from NDT:
Phosphate Binders Equivalency — Updated Chart
Tweet from Kunal Malhotra, MD.
A Donor Risk Index for Graft Loss in Pediatric Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Assessment of Nutritional Status in the Maintenance of Hemodialysis Patients: a Cross-Sectional Study from Palestine
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?
Article from HealthDay. The papers were published March 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
FDA's CDRH Reorganization Plans to Launch Today
Article from MassDevice.
Death By A Thousand Clicks
Article from Kaiser Health News.

"The U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer, and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the system is an unholy mess. Inside a digital revolution gone wrong."
Assessment of Employee Susceptibility to Phishing Attacks at US Health Care Institutions
Free, full-text article from the JAMA Network Open.
Apple Touts Results from Massive AF-Detection Apple Watch Study
Articles from MassDevice and STAT.
New Guidelines Back off Aspirin for Primary Cardiovascular Prevention
News brief from the NEJM Journal Watch.
CMS Approves Ohio Medicaid Waiver with Work Requirement
News brief from the American Hospital Association.


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