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Monday, Nov. 11

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 Nov. 11, 2019
High-Impact Clinical Trials Yield Results That Could Improve Kidney Care
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology. Tweets from Neill Duncan and John Booth.
Anupam Agarwal To Become Next President of the American Society Of Nephrology
(2-page pdf) ASN press release.
Kidney Week / ASN Annual Meeting Coverage:
ASN Podcasts of Kidney Week
Podcasts from days 1-3 now available.
Late-Breaking KIDNEY Clinical Trial Results: RenalGuard Therapy Prevents Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery
Press release.
Press Releases from the American Society of Nephrology:
Common Muscle Relaxant Causes Severe Confusion in Patients with Kidney Disease
Press release from the University of Western Ontario. Free, full-text, New Online article from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article from HealthDay.
Provider Press Releases:
Developing a Better Dialyzer: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Kossmann
Press release from Fresenius Medical Care.
New Tool Predicts Five-Year Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease with High Accuracy
Press release from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Press release, New Online article and editorial from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article from HealthDay. Risk calculators from the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (CKD-PC).
Kidney Failure Patients Find Relief (from Dialysis Itch) in New Clinical Dialysis Drug Trial
Press release from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. Recently Published abstract from The New England Journal of Medicine.
Should We Use Kidneys from Donors with Acute Kidney Injury for Renal Transplantation?
Accepted Article abstract and free, full-text article (33-page PDF) from Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
Everyday Life Experiences in Families with a Child with Kidney Disease
Patient Editor's Choice of this abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Effects of Changes in Adult Erythropoietin Dosing Guidelines on Erythropoietin Dosing Practices, Anemia, and Blood Transfusion in Children on Hemodialysis: Findings from North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS)
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Kidney Disease Outcomes Differ between Severely Obese Kids vs. Adults after Bariatric Surgery
Press release from Children's National Hospital.
Supplements Don't Preserve Kidney Health in Type 2 Diabetes
Press release from UW Medicine. New Online abstract and editorial from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article from HealthDay.
Published Ahead of Print JASN Abstracts:
Natural Language Processing of Electronic Health Records Is Superior to Billing Codes to Identify Symptom Burden in Hemodialysis Patients
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Intensive and Well-Staffed Dialysis Practice Improves Patient Outcomes
New data from CBN&D (Centro Brasiliense de Nefrologia & Dialise) from Brasilia-Brazil.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
Factors Related to Suboptimal Recovery of Renal Function after Living Donor Nephrectomy: a Retrospective Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Higher Cholesterol Level Predicts Cardiovascular Event and Inversely Associates with Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients: 10-Year Outcomes of the Q-Cohort Study
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Identification of the Most Clinically Useful Skeletal Muscle Mass Indices Pertinent to Sarcopenia and Physical Performance in Chronic Kidney Disease
Accepted Article abstract from Nephrology.
Press Releases from the American Heart Association:
Best Tweet from Kidney Week
These harbor captains need to become able sea captains — on the ocean of renal rehabilitation.

"If the treatment of chronic uremia cannot fully rehabilitate the patient, the treatment is inadequate."

Surgeons Transplanted Pig Skin Onto Humans for the First Time
Article from OneZero.
Medical Solutions International
Americans Spending More Out-Of-Pocket on Mental Health Than Physical Health
Article from Reuters Health.
Vitamin E Acetate Is Leading Suspect in Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses: CDC
Article from HealthDay.
Implementation of Changes in the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Payment for Dialysis Furnished for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in ESRD Facilities for Calendar Year (CY) 2020
CMS Program Transmittal annoucement and link to document (14-page pdf).
2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles
Fact sheet from CMS.
Red States Go Back To The Drawing Board As Roadblocks Derail Medicaid Work Requirements
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Fri/Sat, Nov. 8-9

Best Tweet from Kidney Week
These harbor captains need to become able sea captains — on the ocean of renal rehabilitation.
High-Impact Clinical Trials Yield Results That Could Improve Kidney Care
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology. Tweets from Neill Duncan and John Booth.
ASN Podcasts of Kidney Week
Day 1 episode now available.
Late-Breaking KIDNEY Clinical Trial Results: RenalGuard Therapy Prevents Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery
Press release.
Hospitalizations among Dialysis Patients Are Higher in Areas with More Black Residents
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology.
Provider Press Releases:
New Tool Predicts Five-Year Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease with High Accuracy
Press release from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Press release, New Online article and editorial from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article from HealthDay. Risk calculators from the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (CKD-PC).
Kidney Failure Patients Find Relief (from Dialysis Itch) in New Clinical Dialysis Drug Trial
Press release from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. Recently Published abstract from The New England Journal of Medicine.
Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney May Improve Peritoneal Dialysis
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology.
Kidney Disease Outcomes Differ between Severely Obese Kids vs. Adults after Bariatric Surgery
Press release from Children's National Hospital.
Supplements Don't Preserve Kidney Health in Type 2 Diabetes
Press release from UW Medicine. New Online abstract and editorial from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article from HealthDay.
Published Ahead of Print JASN Abstracts:
Intensive and Well-Staffed Dialysis Practice Improves Patient Outcomes
New data from CBN&D (Centro Brasiliense de Nefrologia & Dialise) from Brasilia-Brazil.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
Factors Related to Suboptimal Recovery of Renal Function after Living Donor Nephrectomy: a Retrospective Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Higher Cholesterol Level Predicts Cardiovascular Event and Inversely Associates with Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients: 10-Year Outcomes of the Q-Cohort Study
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Red States Go Back To The Drawing Board As Roadblocks Derail Medicaid Work Requirements
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
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 Nov. 8, 2019
Implantable Artificial Kidney Achieves Preclinical Milestone
Press release from UC San Francisco.
'Crimes against Humanity': Is China Killing Political Prisoners for Their Organs?
Article from The Sydney Morning Herald.
Time to Focus on Increasing Organs for Patients with ESRD, Azar Says at Kidney Week
Article from AJMC.com. Article from Kidney News Online.
Kidney Week / ASN Annual Meeting Coverage:
Press Releases from the American Society of Nephrology:
Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
American Kidney Fund On Defense As Charity Program Faces Scrutiny
Article extract from InsideHealthPolicy.com.
FibroGen Presents Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety Results for Roxadustat Versus Epoetin Alfa as Treatment of Anemia in Incident Dialysis Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release. Articles from STAT and AJMC.com. Tweet threads on HIMALAYAS and OLYMPUS trials from Daniel Coyne.
Results from Prospective, Multicenter Trial Evaluating the Use of the Tablo® Hemodialysis System for Home Dialysis Released at the American Society of Nephrology Scientific Meeting
Press release from Outset Medical. Free, full-text, Early View article from Hemodialysis International.
PD vs. Home Hemo - Initial Impressions
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from NDT:
Development and Internal Validation of a Prediction Model for Hospital Acquired Acute Kidney Injury
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Relationship between Bovine Carotid Artery Grafts for Hemodialysis Access and Human Leukocyte Antigen Sensitization
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Blood Pressure Modifies Outcomes in Patients with Stage 3 to 5 Chronic Kidney Disease
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine Immune Response and Mortality in Dialysis Patients: a Meta-Analysis
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Benefits and Harms of Intensive Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Free, full-text clinical review from The BMJ.
Articles from HealthDay:
Achieving Value in Highly Complex Acute Care: Lessons from the Delivery of Extra Corporeal Life Support
Article from NEJM Catalyst.
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Declaring Interests and Restoring Trust in Medicine
Editorial from The BMJ.
When Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Why 'Ecosystems' Will Be the 2020 Leading Health Care Buzzword
Article from the American Hospital Association.
CMS Delays Rule Requiring Hospitals to Post Negotiated Prices
Article from Healthcare Finance.


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Thursday, Oct. 7

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 Nov. 7, 2019
Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model Announced: Series of Three Webinars between November 12-22
HHS Announces Kidney Care Awareness Campaign, Some Want More
Article extract from InsideHealthPolicy.com.
HHS Request for Information - PreventionX
Preventing disease, not treating it, ultimately generates the most value for individuals, communities payers & society. How can we better support prevention? The Secretary of HHS has released a Request for Information to hear from experts on this subject.
Fresenius, DaVita Sue California over Dialysis Steering Law
Article extract from Bloomberg Law.
U.S. Renal Data System 2019 Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in the United States
Press release from the University of Michigan.

Editor's note: The University of Michigan has been able to dodge the facts about the effects of for-profit nephrologist/providers on dialysis patient mortality and hospitalizations for yet another year.
Emory Study to Examine Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin in Latino Agricultural Workers
Article from The Emory Wheel.
Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
Deprivation and Kidney Disease — A Predictor of Poor Outcomes
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Non-Adherence to Hemodialysis, Interdialytic Weight Gain and Cardiovascular Mortality: a Cohort Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Quality of Life and Cognitive and Functional Performance of Octogenarians and Nonagenarians Undergoing Hemodialysis
First Online abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
Caregiving for Older Adults Requiring Hemodialysis: a Comparison Study
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
First Online Abstracts from Pediatric Nephrology:
Dyslipidemia and Intraperitoneal Inflammation Axis in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study
Free, full-text, Online First article from Kidney Diseases.
Glucose and Lipid Metabolism Abnormalities among Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Online First article from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research.
Medical Evaluation of Living Kidney Donors with Nephrolithiasis: a Survey of Practices in the United States
First Online abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
'Super-Grafts' That Could Treat Diabetes
Press release from Université de Genève.
FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Use on Patients over 65
Article from Medical Economics.
Free, Full-Text, New Online Articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
Genetically Modified Mice Can Show Which Functional Foods Can Heal Kidney Disease
Press release from Hiroshima University.
Baxter, Ayogo Launch Digital Education Tool for Kidney Disease Patients
Article from MassDevice.
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Malpractice Case: You're Liable, Even if Your EHR Malfunctions
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Cooperative of American Physicians via Medscape Nephrology.
Court Voids HHS Final Conscience Rights Regulation
News brief from the American Hospital Association. Article from Reuters.
Articles from STAT:
Beshear Vows to Rescind Kentucky's Medicaid Work Requirements after Claiming Victory in Governor's Race
Article from The Hill.
CMS Announces Approval of Groundbreaking Demonstration to Expand Access to Behavioral Health Treatment
Press release.


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Wednesday, Nov. 6

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 Nov. 6, 2019
US Renal Data System 2019 Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in the United States
Free, full-text, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
"The NIDDK has decided that there will not be a full USRDS Annual Data Report (ADR) in 2019. This year's ADR is therefore in abbreviated form, highlighting key findings."
This year's abbreviated form is available as a 64-page pdf from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Tweet thread from Eric Weinhandl.
DaVita Inc. 3rd Quarter 2019 Results
DaVita press release. Article from HealthLeaders Media.
Cleveland Clinic First in the World to Perform Robotic Single-Port Kidney Transplant
News release.
The Top Killer No One is Talking About, and the Executive Order that Could Help
Article from D CEO Healthcare (North Texas).
Nov. 7 Presentations of High-Impact Clinical Trials
American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week press briefing.
Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN Articles:
The Advancing American Kidney Health Executive Order—An Opportunity to Enhance Organ Donation
Viewpoint article extract and 23-minute audio interview from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Peritoneal Dialysis International:
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Lung Ultrasound to Detect and Monitor Pulmonary Congestion in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury in Nephrology Wards: a Pilot Study
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Kidney Injury Is Not Prevented By Hydration Alone
(Registration required, but free.) Free, full-text article from European Heart Journal via Medscape Nephrology.
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel Method to Identify Patterns among Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Press release.
Understanding and Preventing Transplant Rejection
KidneyTalk podcast from Renal Support Network.
Videogames Improve Quality of Life during Dialysis
Article from Medical Xpress.
Vitamin D is Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults
Article from HealthDay.
Advanced Care Planning—What Should I Know?
Free, full-text, New Online JAMA Internal Medicine Patient Page.
FDA Product Recall Notice: Becton Dickinson 13 Fr. Trialysis Catheter
Wrong size catheter was packaged.
Nipro Medical
UPS Drone Makes First Home Prescription Deliveries for CVS
Article from Reuters.
FDA Alerts:
CROWNWeb New User Training Nov. 12
Registration now open.
CROWNWeb November Newsletter


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Tuesday, Nov. 5

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 Nov. 5, 2019
Public Awareness Initiative for AAKH Announced as a Public-Private Partnership with NKF and ASN
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation. Article from Kidney News Online.
Kidney Week 2019 Nov. 5-10, Washington DC
Short video, overview and links for the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. Twitter: #KidneyWk@ASNKidney.
Free, Full-Text Articles in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Trends Associated With Large-scale Expansion of Peritoneal Dialysis Within an Integrated Care Delivery Model
Free, full-text article from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Free, Full-Text Editorials from American Journal of Transplantation:
Kidney Disease Trials for the 21st Century: Innovations in Design and Conduct
Abstract from Nature Reviews Nephrology.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Identical Twin Kidney Transplants Warrant Gene Sequencing, Researchers Say
Press release from University of Pittsburgh.
Accepted Articles Abstracts from American Journal of Transplantation:
Systematic Fluid Assessment in Hemodialysis: Development and Validation of a Decision Aid
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Saturday Multidisciplinary Hemodialysis Access Clinics to Enhance Patient Care
OnlineFirst abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Inter-Leg Systolic Blood Pressure Difference Predicts Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in Incident Hemodialysis Patients
OnlineFirst abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Comparison of Postoperative Complications and Survivorship of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Dialysis and Renal Transplantation Patients
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Arthroplasty.
Fewer Relapses, Lower Steroid Doses After Dialysis in Japanese AAV Patients, Study Reports
Article from ANCA Vasculitis News.
Dr. Leslie Wong to Join Nephrology Care Alliance (NCA) as Clinical Leader
DaVita press release.
ICU Medical, Inc. to Acquire Pursuit Vascular, Inc.
Article from MassDevice.
Adding Weight Loss Counseling to Group Visits Improves Diabetes Outcomes
Press release from Duke University Medical Center.
AmeriWater
Articles from Medical Economics:
CMS Penalty Program Didn't Influence Decline in Hospital Acquired Conditions
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Modern Healthcare.
(Drop in Hospital Readmission Rates) Too Good to Be True?
Press release from Harvard Medical School.
Survey: Seriously ill Medicare Beneficiaries Can Face Considerable Financial Hardship
Press release from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Return To Sender: A Single Undeliverable Letter Can Mean Losing Medicaid
Article from Kaiser Health News.


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Monday, Nov. 4

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 Nov. 4, 2019
Patients and Advocacy Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against the State of California to Overturn AB 290
Press release from the American Kidney Fund.
DOPPS To Present at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019
Press release from Arbor Research Collaborative for Health.
Freestanding Dialysis Facility Quality Incentive Program Scores and Mortality Among Incident Dialysis Patients in the United States
Free, full-text, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Transplanting Organs from Pigs to Humans
Free, full-text, review article from Science Immunology.
Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print JASN Articles:
Quantifying Donor Effects on Transplant Outcomes Using Kidney Pairs from Deceased Donors
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract.
Antihypertensive Agents: A Long Way to Safe Drug Prescribing in Children
Free, full-text, First Online review article from Pediatric Nephrology.
Articles from Healio:
Free, Full-Text Articles in Press from Kidney Medicine:
Monitoring of Intraperitoneal Fluid Volume during Peritoneal Equilibration Testing using Segmental Bioimpedance
Free, full-text, Online First article from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research.
The Relationship between Chronic Kidney Disease, Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life: a Systematic Review
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
A Prospective Multi-Center Quality Improvement Initiative (NINJA) Indicates a Reduction in Nephrotoxic Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized Children
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Hemodialysis-Associated Soft Tissue Amyloidomas of the Chest and Abdominal Wall
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Biking on Dialysis - Manitoba Renal Program
6-minute YouTube video.
Acute Kidney Injury Common in Women Hospitalized With Preeclampsia
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Reuters Health via Medscape Nephrology.
Research Alerts from the American Physiological Society:
Studies Find Nurse-Led Program Improves Care of Older Adults
Press release from New York University.
New Nephrology Care Alliance Generates Interest from over 500 Physicians
Press release from DaVita.
AmeriWater
Trump Nominates MD Anderson's Stephen Hahn to Lead FDA
Article from STAT.
Healthcare-Associated Infections Continue to Decline
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
News Releases from CMS:
Warren’s Plan To Pay For ‘Medicare For All’ Leans Heavily On Employer Taxes, Avoids Increase For Middle Class
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Fri/Sat, Nov. 1-2

Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print JASN Articles:
Quantifying Donor Effects on Transplant Outcomes Using Kidney Pairs from Deceased Donors
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract.
Antihypertensive Agents: A Long Way to Safe Drug Prescribing in Children
Free, full-text, First Online review article from Pediatric Nephrology.
  Articles from Healio:
New Nephrology Care Alliance Generates Interest from over 500 Physicians
Press release from DaVita.
Warren’s Plan To Pay For ‘Medicare For All’ Leans Heavily On Employer Taxes, Avoids Increase For Middle Class
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
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 Nov. 1, 2019
CMS Releases ESRD 2020 Final Rule
Samantha Bee on the Problems with the Organ Donation System
6-minute Full Frontal video via YouTube.
Meet the Pigs That Could Solve the Human Organ Transplant Crises
Article from MIT Technology Review.
Talaris Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase 3 Clinical Trial of FCR001 in Living Donor Kidney Transplant Recipients
Press release. Article from WDRB.com.
November Schedule of Events from the ESRD National Coordinating Center
There are currently 11 events scheduled in November.
Fact Sheet on Health Plans & Tips to Save Money on Dialysis Health Care
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
If Power Outages Are California's New Normal, What About Home Medical Needs?
Articles from Kaiser Health News and The Sacramento Bee.
Status of Care for End Stage Kidney Disease in Countries and Regions Worldwide: International Cross Sectional Survey
Free, full-text article from The BMJ.
Clinical Practice Guideline on Pregnancy and Renal Disease
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Quality of Life and Emotional Distress in Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis Patients
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Varying Association of Extended Hours Dialysis with Quality of Life
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract and editorial extract.
Clinical Research on Individualized Hemodialysis Preventing Unconventional Hypotension in Diabetic Nephropathy Patient
OnlineFirst abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Assessment for Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis by Peritoneal Dialysis Nurses: Results of a Cohort Study
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Impact of Pre-Transplant Malignancy on Outcomes After Kidney Transplantation: United Network for Organ Sharing Database Analysis
Article in Press abstract from Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Quest for the Cure: Testing the Old and New to Prevent Progression of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.
Study Examines Kidney Injury in Patients Taking Immunotherapy Cancer Medications
Press release, Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract and editorial extract from the American Society of Nephrology.
ABO-Incompatible Pediatric Kidney Transplantation without Antibody Removal
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
CDC: Prevalence of Diabetes Has Plateaued Since 2012 for Seniors
Article from HealthDay.
Northwest Kidney Centers and Visonex – Clarity Electronic Health Record Implementation Announcement
Press release from Visonex LLC.
Better Water
Philanthropists Fund Johns Hopkins Center for Study of Psychedelics
Free, full-text, New Online article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
How Measles Infections Can Wipe Away Immunity to Other Diseases
Articles from STAT and HealthDay.
Lawsuit From Fired Juul Executive Claims Company Knowingly Shipped 1 Million Tainted Nicotine Pods
News summary from Kaiser Health News. Article from HealthDay.
Epidermal Display Screens for On-Body Flexible Medical Devices
Article from MedGadget.
CMS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Outcomes Challenge
CMS announcement.
Indiana To Suspend Medicaid Work Requirement
News brief from the American Hospital Association.


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Thursday, Oct. 31

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 Oct. 31, 2019
Making the Case for the Global Kidney Exchange
Article from Pursuit (University of Melbourne).
California Wildfires — Information for Dialysis Patients
Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) page.

Disaster Relief Program press release from the American Kidney Fund.

The Los Angeles Times is offering fire coverage for free today. Thursday's fire danger map.

Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health for Miles Around - HealthDay
Northwest Kidney Centers and Visonex – Clarity Electronic Health Record Implementation Announcement
Press release from Visonex LLC.
The Relationship Between Medication Discrepancies And Hospitalization Risk Among Patients With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Know When to Hold ‘Em: Anticoagulation Management in Kidney Patients Undergoing Invasive Procedures
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Journal of Renal Nutrition:
The Dietary Management of Calcium and Phosphate in Children with CKD Stages 2-5 and on Dialysis—Clinical Practice Recommendation from the Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce
Free, full-text, First Online article from Pediatric Nephrology.
Trial Design and Baseline Characteristics of CaLIPSO: a Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of SNF472 in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis with Cardiovascular Calcification
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Arteriovenous Access Placement and Renal Function Decline
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Wearable Activity Trackers a Reliable Tool for Predicting Death Risk in Older Adults
Press release from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Better Water
Number Of Uninsured Children Climbs For Second Year In Row, Wiping Out Large Share Of Health Law's Coverage Gains
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
The EMR Has Changed the Doctor-Patient Duet into a Ménage-à-Trois
Opinion piece from STAT.
DFC October 2019 Release Q & A
(2-page pdf) CMS document on Dialysis Facility Compare.
HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 2: Civil Monetary Penalty Law Changes, In-Home Dialysis Telehealth
Press release from McGuireWoods LLP via JD Supra.


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Wednesday, Oct. 30

HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 2: Civil Monetary Penalty Law Changes, In-Home Dialysis Telehealth
Press release from McGuireWoods LLP via JD Supra.
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 Oct. 30, 2019
Fresenius Notches $4.9B in Revenue, $369M Profit
Article from HealthLeaders Media.
Free, Full-Text Articles in Press from Kidney Medicine:
Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Innovative Approaches to Hand Hygiene
56-minute YouTube video from the CDC's Dialysis Safety page.
National Kidney Foundation Awards Five Young Investigators Grants for Research
Press release.
Dialysis Facility Compare Focus Groups Article
(2-page pdf) Summary and conclusions from CMS.
Lean Tissue Index and Body Cell Mass Can Be Predictors of Low Free Testosterone Levels in Men on Hemodialysis
Free, full-text article from Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Changes in Serum Albumin and Other Nutritional Markers When Using Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide As Phosphate Binder among Hemodialysis Patients: a Historical Cohort Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Ultrafiltration Rate Effects Declines in Residual Kidney Function in Hemodialysis Patients
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Prevalence and Correlates of Accelerometer-Based Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Among Kidney Transplant Recipients
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
The Prognostic Impact of “EARLY” Versus “LATE” Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Based on Early Warning Algorithm in Critical Care Patients with Acute Kidney Injury
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Not All Heart Failure Patients Get Same Level of Care, Study Finds
Article from HealthDay.
DaVita Health Solutions Rebrands as ‘Vively Health’
Article from BizWest.
Myron L Company
Careful and Kind Care Requires Unhurried Conversations
Article from NEJM Catalyst.
Opioid-Related Gifts from Pharma Companies Linked to Physician Prescribing by Specialty
Press release from University of Pittsburg.
Free, Full-Text, New Online Articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
House Passes Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
Walgreens To Close 157 In-Store Clinics With Eye On Re-Shaping Position In Health Care Landscape
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
 


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Tuesday, Oct. 29

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 Oct. 29, 2019
Press Releases from Fresenius Medical Care:
Medicare Fraud and Abuse Linked to Patient Deaths and Hospitalizations
Press release from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. New Online abstract and editorial extract from JAMA Internal Medicine.

Editor's note: Considering the number of settlements with the government, could this help explain why the largest non-profit dialysis provider has had better outcomes than the largest for-profit dialysis providers for more than a decade? Also see this recently accepted article (51-page pdf) from The Quarterly Journal of Economics and press release from Duke University.
New Kidney Physicians See Improved Job Market Report Also Notes Gender Imbalances in Median Base Starting Salary, Educational Debt
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology.

The report — authored by principal investigator Stephen M. Sozio, MD, MHS, MEHP, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and members of the ASN Data Subcommittee — is available online at http://www.asn-online.org/workforce.
California's Blackouts Reveal Health Care's Fragile Power System
Article from The Verge. Latest updates from The Weather Channel and SFGate.
Sex Differences in Kidney Replacement Therapy Initiation and Maintenance
Free, full-text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Nephrology:
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
A Donor Risk Index for Graft Loss in Pediatric Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
(Registration required, but free.) Free, full-text article from American Journal of Transplantation via Medscape Nephrology.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Free, full-text, report from the CDC's MMWR via American Journal of Transplantation.
In the Long Run, Drugs & Talk Therapy Hold the Same Value for People with Depression, Study Finds
Press release from University of Michigan.
Anti-inflammatory Drugs Show Promise for Depression Treatment
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Dialyze Direct Partners with Arbor Research Collaborative for Health to Assess Dialysis Practices and Outcomes Among Elderly Versus Younger Patients
Press release.
U.S. FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Astellas for the Development of ASP1128 for Patients at Risk for Acute Kidney Injury
Press release.
Myron L Company
Articles from Kaiser Health News:
Articles from HealthDay:
States Try A Gentler Approach To Getting Medicaid Enrollees To Work
Article from Kaiser Health News.


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Monday, Oct. 28

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 Oct. 28, 2019
Massive Fires and Power Outages in Northern California as Winds Ramp Up — 2.7 Million Without Power
Articles from The Weather Channel and SFGate.
Statement of American Society of Nephrology President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, on the Kidney Care Choices Model ASN Welcomes "Visionary Approach for the Future of Kidney Care."
Press release.
Tweet Thread on the RFA for the Voluntary Kidney Disease Models Released by CMS
Tweets from Robert Blaser.
‘Advancing American Kidney Health’ Initiative: News & Updates
This 1 hour 15 minute panel presentation was featured ANNA's Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference (San Diego, CA) on October 13, 2019.
Depression in Patients Undergoing Dialysis
Patient webinar (54-minute YouTube video) from the Medical Technology and Practice Patterns Institute.
Association Between Type of Vascular Access Used in Hemodialysis Patients and Subsequent Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.
Clinical Practice Guideline Management of Blood Borne Viruses within the Hemodialysis Unit
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Factors Influencing the Timing of Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy and Choice of Modality in Children with End-Stage Kidney Disease
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Pretransplant Kinetics of Anti-HLA Antibodies in Patients on the Waiting List for Kidney Transplantation
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
A Surgical Girdle Postoperatively May Prevent Pain and Tunnel Infections of Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
OnlineFirst abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheter Care Practices and Blood Stream Infection Rate in Children: Results from the SCOPE Collaborative
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Articles in Press Abstracts from Journal of Renal Nutrition:
Epidemiology of Emergency Department Acute Kidney Injury
Accepted Article abstract from Nephrology.
Association of Mineral Bone Disorder with Decline in Residual Kidney Function in Incident Hemodialysis Patients
Accepted Article abstract from the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
In-Hospital Outcome of Peripheral Vascular Intervention in Dialysis-Dependent End-Stage Renal Disease Patients
Early View abstract from Catheterization Cardiovascular Interventions.
Pediatrics Group Offers Guidance on Bariatric Surgery for Adolescents
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Medical Solutions International
Novelist Cormac McCarthy's Tips on How to Write a Great Science Paper
Article from Nature.
Jan. 1: New Medicare Beneficiary Identifers (MBI) , Rather Than the Old Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICN), Must Be Used
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network.


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Fri/Sat, Oct. 25-26

Statement of American Society of Nephrology President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, on the Kidney Care Choices Model ASN Welcomes "Visionary Approach for the Future of Kidney Care."
Press release.
Factors Influencing the Timing of Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy and Choice of Modality in Children with End-Stage Kidney Disease
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Pretransplant Kinetics of Anti-HLA Antibodies in Patients on the Waiting List for Kidney Transplantation
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
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HHS Releases Details on the Voluntary Kidney Care Payment Options of the Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model
Articles from Kidney News Online and the American Hospital Association. Tweet from @ASNAdvocacy.

Request for Applications (RFA) document (84-page pdf) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS will accept applications for the Kidney Care Choices model through Jan. 22.
Kidney Health Initiative Launches Project To Measure Patient Preferences for Novel Kidney Devices
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology.
Fresenius Medical Care Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for New Dialysis System to Prevent Blood Clotting Without the Use of Blood Thinners
Press release.
Kidney Replacement Therapy Rates Have Remained Higher in Men vs. Women for Decades
Press release, Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract, and editorial extract from the American Society of Nephrology. Article from HealthDay.
STREAM-HD - A Better Name For Transitional Care Dialysis Units?
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
A Potential Barrier to Adherence? Memory for Future Intentions Is Impaired in Hemodialysis Patients
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Nephrologists' Emotional Burden Regarding Decision-Making about Dialysis Initiation in Older Adults: a Qualitative Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Long-Term Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Renal Outcomes at a Community-Based Publicly Funded Bariatric Program: The Regina Bariatric Study
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Gap in Care Found for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Study
Press release from University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.
Improving the Quality of Insulin Prescribing for People with Diabetes Being Discharged from Hospital
Article from AHRQ's Patient Safety Network.
Baxter Slumps on Internal Accounting Probe
Article from MassDevice.
DaVita Takes Dialysis Battle With Amy's Kitchen to Ninth Circuit
Article extract from Bloomberg Law.
AmeriWater
North Carolina's Grand Experiment May Lay Out A Road Map For Transforming How Health Care Is Delivered
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
HHS Had Great Hopes For This Medicare Diabetes Program. Last Year Only 200 People Were Enrolled In It.
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
CROWNWeb Town Hall Oct. 31
Registration now open.


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Thursday, Oct. 24

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 Oct. 24, 2019
As Large Chains Grow to Dominate Dialysis, Patient Outcomes Decline
Press release from Duke University. Recently Accepted article (51-page pdf) from The Quarterly Journal of Economics

Editor's note: When junk-bond financing of dialysis facility acquisitions began in the 1980s, nephrologists gained pathways to wealth that did not depend on patient outcomes. Since that time, U.S. nephrology has tried to normalize self-interest and greed in the practice of medicine for this vulnerable population. This is the result. The leadership of U.S. nephrology – and their decades of denial – is the biggest problem in U.S. dialysis care.
California: PG&E Moving Forward with Power Shutoffs for 179,000 Customers
Article from SFGate.
Controlling Phosphorus Levels
Posting and replies from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Catch-Up Growth in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease Started on Enteral Feeding after 2 Years of Age
Free, full-text, First Online article from Pediatric Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Chronic Kidney Disease Patients at Increased Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes
Press release from the Mayo Clinic. Free, full-text, Article in Press from Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The Prevalence of Frailty in Patients on Hemodialysis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
First Online abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
Associations between Small and Middle Molecules Clearance and the Change of Cognitive Function in Peritoneal Dialysis
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Preoperative Noninvasive Artery Flow Volume and Maturation of Arteriovenous Fistulae: A Single Surgeon's Experience from 403 Cases
Online First abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Longitudinal Evolution of Markers of Mineral Metabolism in Patients With CKD: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Effect of Oat ß-Glucan Supplementation on Chronic Kidney Disease: A Feasibility Study
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Articles from HealthDay:
Too Many Older Adults Readmitted to Hospitals with Same Infections They Took Home
Press release from University of Michigan.
RPC
Clinician Burnout — Improving the System to Support Clinician Well-being and Provide Better Patient Care
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Press release from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Press release and report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
 


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Wednesday, Oct. 23

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 Oct. 23, 2019
Donate Life America and the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation Announce Groundbreaking National, Universal Living Donor Kidney Registry
Press release.
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from Kidney Medicine:
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Cinacalcet Use in Pediatric Dialysis: a Position Statement from the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology and the Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorders Working Group of the ERA-EDTA
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Discrepancies between Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Devices in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, full-text, Advance Article letter to the editor from Clinical Kidney Journal.
The Association of Dialysis Adequacy, Body Mass Index, and Mortality among Hemodialysis Patients
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Awareness, Understanding and Treatment Practices When Managing Cachexia in End-Stage Kidney Disease
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Cardiac Troponin T and Right Ventricular Systolic Pressure Predict Cardiovascular and Mortality Risk in Kidney Transplant Candidates
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Review Links Periodontitis to Increased Odds for Hypertension
Article from HealthDay.
FDA OKs Faster-Acting Insulin Aspart for Pump Use
(Registration required, but free.) News brief from Medscape Medical News.
Half of All Commonly Used Drugs Profoundly Affecting the Gut Microbiome, Warn Experts
Article from Spink Health.
  Garwood Medical Wins FDA Breakthrough Nod for Biofilm Disruption Device
Article from MassDevice.
RPC
Conservative Republicans Unveil Latest ObamaCare Replacement Plan
Article from The Hill.
CMS Announces Average Premiums for 2020 Benchmark Plans
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
 


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Tuesday, Oct. 22

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 Oct. 22, 2019
iHemo: A Byproduct of the Work on The Kidney Project
Posting from The Kidney Project Facebook page.
Lawmakers Fear New Payments Could Hurt Dialysis Patients
(Registration required) Article from Modern Healthcare.
German Prosecutors Probe German Dialysis Firm Fresenius
Article from DW Akademie.

Phosphate Acts Directly on the Calcium-Sensing Receptor To Stimulate Parathyroid Hormone Secretion
Free, Open Access article from Nature.

Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International:
Does Subjective Assessment of Dialyzer Appearance Reflect Dialyzer Performance in Online Hemodiafiltration?
Free, Open Access, Early View article from Hemodialysis International.
If Your Health Care Provider Is Nice, You'll Feel Less Pain
Press release from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

"We thought the more needle sticks the higher the pain perception, but we found that effect was small. It turns out the experience of pain is much more significantly affected by the attitude of the people treating you."
Dietary Protein Restriction in Chronic Kidney Disease: One Size Does Not Fit All
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
The Relationship between Antecedent Creatinine Decreases and Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Metabolic Acidosis Treatment in CKD
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Nipro Medical
Four States Announce $48 Billion Settlement Framework in Opioid Lawsuits
Article from The Hill.
UPS Drone Services To Take Flight at CVS, Kaiser Permanente, and More
Article from HealthLeaders Media.
 


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Monday, Oct. 21

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 Oct. 21, 2019
CDC Updates Guidelines on Infection Control in Healthcare Workers
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch. Executive summary, print version (70-page pdf), and recommendations only (8-page pdf).

"The term “healthcare settings” refers to places where healthcare is delivered and includes, but is not limited to, acute care facilities, long-term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, home healthcare, vehicles where healthcare is delivered (e.g., mobile clinics), and outpatient facilities, such as dialysis centers, physician offices, and others."
Kidney for Sale: Inside Philippines' Illegal Organ Trade
Article from CNA.
Sentara Nurse Is Second Living Person with HIV To Donate Kidney in Country
Article from The Virginian-Pilot.
Rationale and Strategies for Preserving Residual Kidney Function in Dialysis Patients
Free, full-text, Online First, in-depth topic review from American Journal of Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
Multidisciplinary Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic Practices: A Scoping Review
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
PTH Determination in Hemodialyzed Patients — A Laboratory Perspective
Early View editorial abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Decline and Incident Frailty in Older Adults
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract and editorial extract.
Prevention and Treatment of Stroke in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: an Overview of Evidence and Current Guidelines
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Bioimpedance Spectroscopy-Based Fluid Status in Combined Dialysis Compared with Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis: a Cross-Sectional Study
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies
Article in Press abstract from Clinical Nutrition.
Are Disinfectants Putting Nurses at Risk of COPD?
Article from HealthDay.
FDA Approves AstraZeneca Diabetes Drug for Treating Heart Failure Risk
Article from Reuters.
Flu Drug Now Indicated for High-Risk Patients
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Nipro Medical
Neglecting Major Health Problems and Broadcasting Minor, Uncertain Issues in Lifestyle Science
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
We Found Over 700 Doctors Who Were Paid More Than a Million Dollars by Drug and Medical Device Companies
Article from ProPublica.
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Fri/Sat, Oct. 18-19

We Found Over 700 Doctors Who Were Paid More Than a Million Dollars by Drug and Medical Device Companies
Article from ProPublica.
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 Oct. 18, 2019
Use of Deceased Donor Kidneys Varies by Center
Article from HealthDay. Press release and free, full-text CJASN Published Ahead of Print articles from the American Society of Nephrology:
View from the Chair: Dialysis and Invisible Disabilities
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Optimization of Dialysis Modality Transitions for Improved Patient Care
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
The Relationship of Disease-Specific Knowledge and Health Literacy with the Uptake of Self-Care Behaviors in Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Remote Management for Peritoneal Dialysis: A Qualitative Study of Patient, Care Partner, and Clinician Perceptions and Priorities in the United States and the United Kingdom
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
A Demonstration Project on the Impact of Safety Culture on Infection Control Practices in Hemodialysis
Abstract from American Journal of Infection Control.
From Physical to Emotional Pain in Chronic Kidney Disease: Nurses' Perceptions
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Determinants of Successful Arteriovenous Fistulae Creation Including Intraoperative Transit Time Flow Measurement
Online First abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Can Helicobacter pylori Colonization Affect the Phosphate Binder Pill Burden in Dialysis Patients?
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based Diets: The Jury Is In!
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
Certain Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide Risk in Study
Article from HealthDay.
Sources of Error in Office Blood Pressure Measurement
(Registration required, but free.) Free, full-text article from Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine via Medscape Nephrology.
AmeriWater
Articles from NEJM Catalyst:
FDA: Record Number of Generic Drugs Approved in FY 2019
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
Information Collection Request: Organ Procurement Organization's (OPOs) Health Insurance Benefits Agreement and Supporting Regulations
Notice from The Federal Register.


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Thursday, Oct. 17

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 Oct. 17, 2019
As the Need for Organ Transplants Grows, the Number of Transplant Physicians Dwindles
Opinion piece from STAT.

"In essence, transplantation is seen as a sure path to physician un-wellness. So, while many think about training in the field, most ultimately pursue other options."
University of Iowa Health Care Dialysis Deal Off, Per Patient Letter
Article from The Gazette (Cedar Rapids).
Artificial Pancreas System Better Controls Blood Glucose Levels Than Current Technology
Press release from NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Recently Published abstract and editorial extract from The New England Journal of Medicine. Article from HealthDay.
18th Congress of International Pediatric Nephrology Association in Venice, Oct. 17-21
(2-page pdf) Website, final program (103-page pdf) and abstracts (400-page pdf). Twitter: #IPNA2019.
Implementation of Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis Reduces Hemodialysis Catheter Use and Hospital Stay in Patients with Unplanned Dialysis Start
Free, full-text, Online First article from Kidney & Blood Press Research.
Tips for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agent Treatment of Renal Anemia
Free, Open Access, First Online letter to the editor from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Does Chronic Kidney Disease Predict Stroke Risk Independent of Blood Pressure? — A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression
Free, Open Access, Ahead of Print article from Stroke.
Understanding the Value of PatientView for Enabling Self-Care Practice in Chronic Kidney Disease
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Potassium Homeostasis and Management of Dyskalemia in Kidney Diseases: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International.
Phosphate and Bone Fracture Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed
Article from Kaiser Health News.
AmeriWater
Drug Firms Offer To Settle U.S. Opioid Suits with $50 Billion Package
Article from Reuters.
Federal Judge Overturns Civil Rights Protections for Transgender Patients
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
Universal Coverage May Be Possible without Increases in National Spending
Article from Internal Medicine News.
How To Improve Healthcare Improvement — an Essay by Mary Dixon-Woods
Article from The BMJ.
Society Is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help
Press release from Florida Atlantic University.
 


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Wednesday, Oct. 16

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 Oct. 16, 2019

HHS and ASN Announce Members of Newly Formed KidneyX Innovation Accelerator Steering Committee
Article from Kidney News Online. Press release and member list from the American Society of Nephrology.

NRAA Inducts New Leadership, Including President-Elect to Begin Term in 2020
Article from Healio.
Report: Fresenius To Shutter Ohio Billing Operation, Lay Off 57
Article from MassDevice.
California Bill to End Excessive Dialysis Profits Becomes Law
Article from Healthcare DIVE.
American Kidney Fund Plans To Stop Operations In CA After Newsom Signs Dialysis Bill
Article extract from InsideHealthPolicy.com.
Unintended Disruptive Effect of Generic Drugs
Tweet from Daniel Coyne, MD.
Syphilis Infection Rates in Dialysis Patients Exceed General Population
Press release from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children and Subsequent Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Acute Kidney Injury As an Independent Predictor of Infection and Malignancy: the NARA-AKI Cohort Study
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Use of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Free, full-text article from NDT.
Follow-Up of Bone Mineral Density Changes in de novo Kidney Transplant Recipients Treated with Two Doses of the Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor-B Ligand Inhibitor Denosumab
Free, full-text, Online First article from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research.
Effect of Clinical Geriatric Assessments and Collaborative Medication Reviews by Geriatrician and Family Physician for Improving Health-Related Quality of Life in Home-Dwelling Older Patients Receiving Polypharmacy — A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial
Free, full-text, New Online article from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Dravon Medical
Man's 4th Best Hospital
(JAMA New Online) In this chapter excerpt from Samuel Shem's Man's 4th Best Hospital, a 2019 sequel to the classic 1978 novel The House of God, Roy Basch reunites with the Fat Man to save a patient's life, diagnose the ills of electronic health records, and train the next generation of patient-centered physicians.
Akebia Files Lawsuit Against CMS for 2018 Action Rescinding Medicare Part D Coverage of FDA-Approved Auryxia® for its Iron Deficiency Anemia Indication and Imposing a Prior Authorization Requirement for its Hyperphosphatemia Indication
Press release.


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Tuesday, Oct. 15

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 Oct. 15, 2019
DaVita Blasts New California Law To Limit Reimbursement Rates
Article from The Denver Post.
Fresenius Medical Care North America Responds To Signing of AB 290 in California
Press release. Related articles from Healio, Modern Healthcare, and HealthLeaders Media.
Michael Hiltzik: America's Healthcare System Is Failing Because Competition Is Disappearing
Article from Los Angeles Times (alternate source).

"As a new study of the dialysis industry asserts, the acquisition of thousands of dialysis centers by major commercial firms resulted in higher hospitalization and mortality rates of patients and less access to kidney transplants."
Update: We Found a "Staggering" 281 Lobbyists Who've Worked in the Trump Administration
Article from ProPublica.

"Just days before joining HHS, (Colin) Roskey listed among his clients major dialysis providers that receive federal payments through Medicare, including Fresenius Medical Care — an industry juggernaut, with more than 330,000 patients in thousands of dialysis clinics in the U.S. A third of the company's billion-dollar revenue comes from Medicare."
October/Novermber 2019 Issue of Kidney News
56-page newsletter and table of contents from the American Society of Nephrology.
Dialysis Techs: The Front-Line Care
KidneyTalk podcast and blog from Renal Support Network.
Accepted Articles Abstracts from American Journal of Transplantation:
Long-Term Outcomes of Arteriovenous Fistulas with Unassisted versus Assisted Maturation: A Retrospective National Hemodialysis Cohort Study
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
Vascularization of the Arteriovenous Fistula Wall and Association with Maturation Outcomes
OnlineFirst abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Efficacy and Safety of Prolonged Daily Hemodialysis in Critically Ill Children Weighing Less Than 10 Kg
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
First Online Abstracts from International Urology And Nephrology:
Test Your Knowledge: Volume Assessment
Posting from the AJKD blog.
New Study Evaluates Hand-Held Device for Non-Surgical Therapy of Kidney Stones
Press release from UCSD.
Dozens Of Investigations Into Deaths In California Have Been Thwarted Because Victims' Bodies Were Harvested For Parts
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Nephros
CBO: Pelosi Bill to Lower Drug Prices Saves Medicare $345 Billion
Article from The Hill.
Sharp Questions From Appeals Court Judges Cast Doubt On Future Of Medicaid Work Requirements
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Monday, Oct. 14

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 Oct. 14, 2019
California Governor Newsom Signs Bill (AB 290) Limiting Dialysis Company Profits
California Legislative Information for AB-290. Articles and press releases from: "And Newsom also signed a bill that limits dialysis company profits, despite fierce industry opposition. Previous efforts were rejected last year — both by Brown and by voters, who defeated Proposition 8." - CPR

Editor's note: With the more than $100 million that the large providers spent trying to defeat Proposition 8 and AB-290, they could have established renal rehabilitation as a integral part of dialysis care... which would have helped justify the higher reimbursement rates they wanted to preserve.
When to Stop Dialysis in ESRD? Families Weigh In — VA Study Surveyed Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Care
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today. Free, full-text articles from JAMA Network Open:
(Fresenius Kidney Care) Monmouth (IL) Dialysis Center Set To Close with Just One Month Notice, Angering Patients
Article and video from WQAD.com.
Can-SOLVE CKD Network Impact Report 2018/2019
Report (35-page pdf) from and tweet about Can-SOLVE CKD, a pan-Canadian patient-oriented kidney research network.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
Safety, Feasibility, and Efficacy of Early Rehabilitation in Patients Requiring Continuous Renal Replacement: a Quality Improvement Study
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Calciprotein Particle Inhibition Explains Magnesium-Mediated Protection against Vascular Calcification
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Nephrotoxic Medications and Acute Kidney Injury Risk Factors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Clinical Challenges for Neonatologists and Nephrologists
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Skeletal Muscle Wasting in Chronic Kidney Disease: the Emerging Role of MicroRNAs
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Long-Term Outcomes in Patients with Obesity and Renal Disease after Sleeve Gastrectomy
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Revision Using Distal Inflow for High Flow Hemodialysis Access Alters Arterial Flow Characteristics in the Dialysis Arm
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Articles from HealthDay:
Myron L Company
Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Being Overweight Wipes 4 Years From Life, New Report Reveals
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
Articles from STAT:
Nurse Pens Powerful Post About Flu Shot
Article from WebMD.
Ireland Faces Device Shortage in Wake of No-Deal Brexit
Article from MassDevice.
CMS Issues 2020 Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug Plan Star Ratings
News brief from the American Hospital Association. CMS press release.
CMS Faulted By Government Watchdog For Approving Medicaid Work Requirements Without Considering Costs
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Stark Law Reform: Read the 10 Proposed Exceptions
Slide show from Medical Economics.


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Fri/Sat, Oct. 11-12

When to Stop Dialysis in ESRD? Families Weigh In — VA Study Surveyed Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Care
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today. Free, full-text articles from JAMA Network Open:
(Fresenius Kidney Care) Monmouth (IL) Dialysis Center Set To Close with Just One Month Notice, Angering Patients
Article and video from WQAD.com.
Skeletal Muscle Wasting in Chronic Kidney Disease: the Emerging Role of MicroRNAs
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
CMS Faulted By Government Watchdog For Approving Medicaid Work Requirements Without Considering Costs
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Can-SOLVE CKD Network Impact Report 2018/2019
Report (35-page pdf) from and tweet about Can-SOLVE CKD, a pan-Canadian patient-oriented kidney research network.
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How Acquisitions Affect Firm Behavior and Performance: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry
(51-page pdf) Recently Accepted article from The Quarterly Journal of Economics. Tweets from @QJE and Aaron Schwartz, MD, PhD.
Proactively Catching the Declining Patient
Article from NEJM Catalyst.

"It is possible to know when patients with late-stage kidney disease miss dialysis. However, health systems without strategies to capture and act on this information may be allowing these patients to clinically decline until they reappear in the hospital."
Huge Swathes of SF Bay Area in Dark as Second Wave of PG&E Outages Hits
Articles from San Francisco Chronicle and SF Gate. Bay Area outage map. PG&E web site. Twitter account of Satellite Healthcare.
How DaVita's New CEO Javier Rodriguez Plans To Run the $11 Billion Denver Company
Article from Denver Business Journal. Alternative link.
Walmart Adds Kidney Transplants At Mayo To Centers Of Excellence Program
Article from Forbes.
ISN Global Trials Focus, October 2019
(4-page pdf) Tweet from the International Society of Nephrology.
New York Health Department Issues Rules for Dialysis Services Provided in Nursing Homes
Article from The National Law Review.
Last Month in Nephrology
September 2019 update.
A Nephrology Pediatric to Adult Transition Clinic: A Pilot Program
Free, full-text, Article in Press (Letter to the Editor) from Kidney Medicine.
Time on Dialysis, Cause of Kidney Failure Appear to Affect Likelihood of Pregnancy in Women on Dialysis
Article from Kidney News Online. Article from Medscape Nephrology (registration required).
Predictors of Care Gaps in Home Dialysis: The Home Dialysis Virtual Ward Study
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Initiative Focuses on Supportive Care for Seriously ill Patients with ESKD
Article from Healio.
Vitamin K Antagonist Has a Higher Impact Than Heparin in Preventing Circuit Clotting in Chronic Haemodialysis Patients
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Preoperative Comorbidities and Outcomes of Medically Complex Living Kidney Donors
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Articles in Press Abstracts from Kidney International:
Cleared for a Kidney Transplant
KidneyTalk podcast from Renal Support Network.
Facing And Overcoming Needle Fear To Dialyze At Home
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Assessment of the Hemodynamics of Autogenous Arteriovenous Fistulas With 4D Phase Contrast-Based Flow Quantification MRI in Dialysis Patients
Early View abstract from Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Refractory Orthostatic Hypotension after Creation of a Brachio-Basilic Arteriovenous Fistula
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
The EKiTE Network (Epidemiology in Kidney Transplantation — a European Validated Database): an Initiative Epidemiological and Translational European Collaborative Research
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Roadblocks and Opportunities to the Implementation of Novel Therapies for Acute Kidney Injury: A Narrative Review
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Articles in Press Abstracts from Journal of Renal Nutrition:
HHS Issues Opioid Tapering Guidance for Clinicians
News brief from the American Hospital Association. Guide is 8-page pdf. Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Randomized Trial: Healthy Diet Reduced Depression Symptoms
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Myron L Company
Trump Merges Health And Immigration
Podcast and article from Kaiser Health News.
Presentation to MedPAC: Improving Medicare Payment for Low-Volume and Isolated Outpatient Dialysis Facilities
(1-page pdf) October 3rd brief and presentation (16-slide pdf) from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Dialysis reimbursement is discussed on pages 63-106 of the meeting transcript (354-page pdf).
To Better Improve Coordinated Care For Patients, HHS Proposes Overhaul For Rules Originally Aimed At Deterring Fraud
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Thursday, Oct. 10

How Acquisitions Affect Firm Behavior and Performance: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry
(51-page pdf) Recently Accepted article from The Quarterly Journal of Economics. Tweets from @QJE and Aaron Schwartz, MD, PhD.
Proactively Catching the Declining Patient
Article from NEJM Catalyst.

"It is possible to know when patients with late-stage kidney disease miss dialysis. However, health systems without strategies to capture and act on this information may be allowing these patients to clinically decline until they reappear in the hospital."
ISN Global Trials Focus, October 2019
(4-page pdf) Tweet from the International Society of Nephrology.
Huge Swathes of SF Bay Area in Dark as Second Wave of PG&E Outages Hits
Articles from San Francisco Chronicle and SF Gate. Bay Area outage map. PG&E web site. Twitter account of Satellite Healthcare.
Time on Dialysis, Cause of Kidney Failure Appear to Affect Likelihood of Pregnancy in Women on Dialysis
Article from Kidney News Online.
Presentation to MedPAC: Improving Medicare Payment for Low-Volume and Isolated Outpatient Dialysis Facilities
(1-page pdf) October 3rd brief and presentation (16-slide pdf) from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
Vitamin K Antagonist Has a Higher Impact Than Heparin in Preventing Circuit Clotting in Chronic Haemodialysis Patients
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Randomized Trial: Healthy Diet Reduced Depression Symptoms
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
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Former GP Spurs 20+ Retractions Over Forced Transplants From Chinese Prisoners
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
Fresenius to Pay $5.2 Million for Allegedly Overbilling for Hepatitis B Tests
Article from Boston Business Journal. Settlement notice (10-page pdf).
Residents Brace for Second Wave of Planned Power Outages across Bay Area
Article from San Francisco Chronicle.
Willem Kolff's Artificial Organs
Article from Hackaday.
Weekend Versus Weekday Adherence: Do We, or Do We Not, Thank God It's Friday?
(8-page PDF) Accepted Article editorial from American Journal of Transplantation.
The Nephrology Crystal Ball: the Medium-Term Future
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Age-Related Difference in Health Care Use and Costs of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Matched Controls: Analysis of Dutch Health Care Claims Data
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use and Hip Fracture Risk Among Patients on Hemodialysis
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
Aerobic Exercise Training and Nontraditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hemodialysis Patients: Results from a Prospective Randomized Trial
Online First abstract from CardioRenal Medicine.
Epidemiology of End Stage Renal Failure among Twins; and Diagnosis, Management and Current Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation Between Identical Twins
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Comparison of Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty Versus Conventional Angioplasty for Arteriovenous Fistula Stenosis: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Online First abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Treatment of Metabolic Acidosis with Sodium Bicarbonate Delays Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease: the UBI Study
Free, full-text, First Online article from Journal of Nephrology.
Losing Your Job Can Be a Real Heart Breaker
Article from HealthDay.
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Disappointment in the Value-Based Era — Time for a Fresh Approach?
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
HHS Proposes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to Support Value-Based and Coordinated Care
Press release and fact sheet. Articles from The Hill and Bloomberg Law. News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Wednesday, Oct. 9

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 Oct. 9, 2019
Preserving Kidney Function Instead of Replacing It
Free, full-text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN perspective piece.
Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from Kidney Diseases:
Home Dialysis Support Issues
Posting and responses from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Estimated Association Between Organ Availability and Presumed Consent in Solid Organ Transplant
Free, full-text article from JAMA Network Open. Press release from the University of Michigan.
Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring
Biotech Innovation from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Time in Range: a New Way for People with Diabetes to Monitor Blood Sugar
Article from STAT.
Aggressive Lowering of HbA1c in T1DM Does Not Reduce Eye, Kidney Disease
Article from HealthDay. Article from The BMJ.
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required):
New Capsule Can Orally Deliver Drugs That Usually Have To Be Injected
Press release from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
When Meds Are Free, Patients Take Them More Often
Article from HealthDay.
Study: No Clinical Support for Costliest US Drug Price Hikes
News brief from the American Hospital Association. Article from The Hill.
Drug Can Extend Survival Rates for Heart Failure Patients
Press release from the University of Arizona.
Online Patient Portal Usage Linked to Higher Rates of Flu Shots, Blood Pressure Checks
Press release from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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Three Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit New Highs Again in U.S.
Article from HealthDay.
  No Matter What Kind of Days Physicians Have, Patients Have It Worse
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
 


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Tuesday, Oct. 8

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 Oct. 8, 2019
Nephrologist Wins Nobel Prize for Medicine
Announcement and biography from Ludwig Cancer Research.
Utility of Hypertonic Mannitol for the Prevention of Intradialytic Hypotension (IDH)
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Anemia and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Non-Dialysis Dependent or Dialysis Dependent Severe Chronic Kidney Disease: a Danish Population-Based Study
Free, full-text, First Online article from Journal of Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text CJASN Articles:
Preoperative Risk Assessment and Management in Adults Receiving Maintenance Dialysis and Those With Earlier Stages of CKD
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Association between the Charlson Comorbidity Index and the Risk of 30-day Unplanned Readmission in Patients Receiving Maintenance Dialysis
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Cases in Precision Medicine: APOL1 and Genetic Testing in the Evaluation of Chronic Kidney Disease and Potential Transplant
Latest Article abstract from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Drops in Income May Not Only Hurt the Wallet, They May Harm the Brain
Press release from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
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How 25% of U.S. Health Spending Is Wasted
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch. Article from Healthcare DIVE. Free, full-text, New Online articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
Study: Nearly 54 Million Adults Have Pre-Existing Conditions
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
As Medicare Enrollment Nears, Popular Price Comparison Tool Is Missing
Article from Kaiser Health News.


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Monday, Oct. 7

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I Want a Journalist to See What Happens to My Organs after I Die. Here's Why.
Opinion piece from The Washington Post.
Potential Liability for Physicians Using Artificial Intelligence
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
Hindu Celebration at Dialysis Center in Mumbai
Tweet and video from Dr. Rajesh B Kumar.
Comparison of Solute Removal Properties between High-Efficient Dialysis Modalities in Low Blood Flow Rate
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Transplant Associated Infections, — the Role of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Potential Therapeutic Options
Accepted Article abstract and full-text (38-page PDF) from Nephrology.
Increased Risk of Bone Fractures in Hemodialysis Patients Treated with Proton Pump Inhibitors in Real World: Results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
Early View abstract from Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Facility Variation and Predictors of Do Not Resuscitate Orders of Hemodialysis Patients in Canada: DOPPS
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Articles in Press Abstracts from Journal Of Renal Nutrition:
Zero-Contrast PCI in Patients With CKD Can Cut Risk of Later Dialysis
(Registration required, but free.) Conference news from Medscape Nephrology.
Computer Kidney Sheds Light on Proper Hydration
Press release from the University of Waterloo.
Acute Kidney Injury after Cardiac Surgery: a Comparison of Different Definitions
Accepted Article abstract from Nephrology.
Virginia Ambulance Service Owner Gets Prison in Fraud Case
AP article via WCYB.com.
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Trump Suspends Entry for Migrants Who Will 'Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System'
Article from The Hill.
Lung Injury Update: FDA Warns Public to Stop Using Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products and Any Vaping Products Obtained Off the Street
FDA MedWatch Safety Alert.
Federally Funded Obria Prescribes Abstinence To Stop The Spread Of STDs
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Exoskeleton Walks to Brain's Commands
Articles from MedGadget and HealthDay.
Chinese Activists Protest the Use of Traditional Treatments – They Want Medical Science
Press release from the University of Copenhagen.
 


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