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Wednesday, Jan. 8

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 Jan. 8, 2020
Medicare Policy on Antirejection Drugs Imperils Kidney Transplants
Opinion piece from STAT.
How Do Outcomes for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Differ in Patients Treated with Dialysis?
Press release, Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract and editorial extract from the American Society of Nephrology. Article from HealthDay.
Free January Issue of Peritoneal Dialysis International
16 full-text articles.
Special Section: KDIGO Guidelines
12 full-text articles from Kidney News Online.
How Should We Manage Renal Transplant Patients with Failed Allografts Who Return to Dialysis?
Free, full-text, Online First article from Blood Purification.
Liberation From Acute Dialysis
New, not yet recruiting study from ClinicalTrials.gov.
Barriers to Providing Optimal Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants: Policy Challenges and Solutions
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Online First Abstracts from Blood Purification:
Lupus Nephritis Class IV-Global Is Associated with a Higher Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease than Class IV-Segmental
Online First abstract from Nephron.
FDA Recall Notice: Medical Action Industries Dialysis Kits
Recall of 9924 cases due to saline solution irregularities.

B Braun

The U.S. Spends $2,500 Per Person on Health Care Administrative Costs. Canada Spends $550. Here's Why
Article from TIME. Abstract from Annals of Internal Medicine.
CROWNWeb January Newsletter
CMS announcement.
Four Years into MACRA: What Has Changed?
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.


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Tuesday, Jan. 7

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 Jan. 7, 2020
Kidney Recipients May Get Much Needed Help — Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019 Introduced In U.S. House of Representatives
Press releases from the American Society of Transplantation and the National Kidney Foundation.
What Every Nephrologist Should Know about the Advancing American Kidney Health (AAKH) Initiative
8-minute video by Graham Abra, MD.
Delivering on the Opportunities of 2019: How the Kidney Health Initiative Will Provide Innovation for People with Kidney Disease
Article from Kidney News Online.
Brad Smith Will Serve as Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Tweet from HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Kidney Disease Up as Prescribing Errors Exacerbate the Problem
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.
American Journal of Transplantation Special Issue: 20th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, Jan. 9-12, Miami Beach
Top Ten AJKDBlog Posts of 2019
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
The One Thing Clear about Buttonholes, Is that Nothing Is Clear about Buttonholes
(4-page pdf) Early Access patient perspective article from Kidney360.
Can Behavioral Research Improve Transplant Decision-Making? A Mock Offer Study on the Role of Biopsies
Early Access abstract from Kidney360.
Articles from Internal Medicine News:
Daewoong Wins World's First EPO Material Halal Certification
Article from Korea IT Times.
ANA President Proud of Nurses for Maintaining #1 Spot in Gallup's 2019 Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll
Press release from the American Nurses Association.

Integrated Biomedical Technology

Supreme Court Sets Friday Deadline for Responses in ObamaCare Case
Article from The Hill. Related news summary from the Kaiser Health News.
Challenges to the Reproducibility of Machine Learning Models in Health Care
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Medical Paperwork Costs U.S. $812 Billion a Year
Article from HealthDay.
Trump Touted a New Antidepressant As a Solution for Veterans. Only 15 Have Been Treated
Article from STAT.
 


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Monday, Jan. 6

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 Jan. 6, 2020
Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model RFA Clarifications
(1-page pdf) This document intends to communicate clarifications to the Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model's Request for Applications (RFA) (84-page pdf) since its posting on October 24, 2019.

Related article from Kidney News Online.
Dual Kidney Transplantation Offers a Safe and Effective Way to Use Kidneys from Deceased Donors Older Than 70 Years
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Utilisation of Kidneys from Deceased Donors at Increased Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission: a Step in the Right Direction
Free, full-text article from Pediatric Nephrology.
Non-Medical Barriers Reported by Nephrologists When Providing Renal Replacement Therapy or Comprehensive Conservative Management to End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients: A Systematic Review
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Early View Abstracts from Seminars in Dialysis:
Survival Advantage of Initiating Dialysis in Elderly and Non-Elderly Incident End Stage Kidney Disease Patients
Accepted Article abstract from Nephrology
Resuming Peritoneal Dialysis after Catheter Removal Due to Complicated Peritonitis
Online First abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Occupational Kidney Stones
Published Ahead of Print abstract from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.

Integrated Biomedical Technology

China Pneumonia: SARS Ruled Out As Dozens Fall Ill in Wuhan
Article from the BBC.
Public Health Advocates Outraged by Trump's Limited Vaping Ban
Article from The Hill.
The American Heart Association Takes on Vaping
Free, full-text, New Online article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
CMS TEP on Delaying CKD Progression
Posting from the Northwest Renal Network.


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Fri/Sat, Jan. 3-4

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 Jan. 3, 2020
Kidney Health Initiative Announces New Board Members
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology.
CA Judge: No Proof Dialysis Providers Steer Patients to Payers
Articles from Health Payer Intelligence and California Globe.
New Poll of American Adults Shows People Should Start the New Year Focused on Kidney Health
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
Easing Transplant Outcome Scrutiny: A Small but Welcome Step
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
New Rules to Help Organ Supply Crisis and Funding for Living Donors
Posting from the NKF's Advocacy in Action blog.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Transplantation:
Sensitive Topic
Posting from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding Individual Living Kidney Donor Risk
Free, full-text, First Online article from Pediatric Nephrology.
Mediterranean Diet May Help Preserve Kidney Function After Transplant
Article from HealthDay. Press release and Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
Mediterranean Diet Named Best Overall Diet for 2020
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Free, Full-Text, OnlineFirst Articles from the Journal of Vascular Access:
Press Releases from the Mayo Clinic:
How To Improve Diabetes Care
Article from Medical Economics.

D and D Laboratory

Defendants Charged With Violent Offenses Being Released Because Sheriffs Don't Want To Pay Their Medical Bills
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Drug Companies Hike Prices to Start the Year, Average 5.3 Percent
Article from The Hill.
Vaping Industry Offers Academic Scholarships to High School Kids
Article from Reuters.
 


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Thursday, Jan. 2

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 Jan. 2, 2020
ISN Education Webinar - Nuances in Nephrology Series: Vessel preservation for AV Access
Tweet for Thu, Jan 9, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST webinar. Registration now open.
Inside the Murky World of India's Kidney Transplants
Article from The Week.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International:
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Oral Roxadustat Three Times Weekly in ESA-Naïve and ESA-Converted Patients With Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis: Results From Two Phase 3 Studies
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Online First Abstracts from International Urology and Nephrology:
Mayo Clinic Researchers Test Novel Injection of Gene Therapy Vectors into the Kidney
Press relese from Human Gene Therapy.

Myron L Company

Patients Often Bring Undetected 'Superbug' to the Hospital: Study
Article from HealthDay.
Q3 NHSN QIP Deadline Extended
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network.


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Tuesday, Dec. 31

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 Dec. 31, 2019
Judge Blocks California Law on Dialysis Clinics
AP article via Los Angeles Times. Press release from the American Kidney Fund.
"There is "a dire public interest" in granting a preliminary injunction that would bar enforcement (of AB 290) for months while a lawsuit against it proceeds through the courts, Judge David O. Carter said."
Update: The Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative
Information from the National Kidney Foundation.
A Systematic Review of the Acute Effects of Haemodialysis on Skeletal Muscle Perfusion, Metabolism and Function
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Predialysis Fluid Overload and Gait Speed: a Repeated Measures Analysis among Patients on Chronic Dialysis
Advance Article from NDT.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Transplantation:
Exercise Training during Hemodialysis Sessions: Physical and Biochemical Benefits
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
ASDIN White Paper: Assessment and Management of Hemodialysis Access Induced Distal Ischemia by Interventional Nephrologists
Free, Open Access, OnlineFirst article from the Journal of Vascular Access.
OnlineFirst Abstracts from the Journal of Vascular Access:
Intraoperative Arterial Pressure Variability and Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract.
Big Advances Made Against Diabetes in 2019
Article from HealthDay.

Myron L Company

Careful and Kind Care Requires Unhurried Conversations
Article from NEJM Catalyst.
Yoga Has Positive Effect on Brain Structure, Function
Article from HealthDay.
 


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Monday, Dec. 30

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 Dec. 30, 2019
Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International Reports:
Protein Loss and Medium Cut-Off Haemodialysis
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.

Launching APOLLO: The Role of APOL1 Genetic Variants in Live and Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.

Preservation of Renal Function in Cardiac Surgery Patients With Low Cardiac Output Syndrome — Levosimendan vs Beta Agonists
(Registration required, but free.) Article from BMC Anesthesiology via Medscape Nephrology.
Bariatric Surgery in Teens May Cut Diabetic Kidney Disease Risk
Article from HealthDay.
New Direct-Acting Antiviral (DAA) Medications Are Highly Effective in Curing Patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
Press release from the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Myron L Company

Five Health Care Fights To Watch in 2020
Article from The Hill.
Regular Exercise Cuts Odds for 7 Major Cancers
Article from HealthDay.
 


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Fri/Sat, Dec. 27-28

Protein Loss and Medium Cut-Off Haemodialysis
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Bariatric Surgery in Teens May Cut Diabetic Kidney Disease Risk
Article from HealthDay.
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 Dec. 27, 2019
The Gift
(2-page pdf) Essay from the Lancet.
Patient-Related Barriers to Timely Dialysis Access Preparation: A Qualitative Study of the Perspectives of Patients, Family Members, and Healthcare Providers
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.
Free, Full-Text Articles in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Cultivating Innovative Pragmatic Cluster-Randomized Registry Trials Embedded in Hemodialysis Care: Workshop Proceedings From 2018
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Journal of Renal Nutrition:
Physical Activity and Somatic Symptoms among Hemodialysis Patients: a Multi-Center Study in Zhejiang, China
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
The Effect of Lanthanum Carbonate on Calciprotein Particles in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, Open Access article from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Risk of Kidney-Cancer Recurrence Persists Beyond 5 Years After Surgery
(Registration required, but free.) Reuters Health article via Medscape Nephrology.

Nephros

Manipulating the Human Microbiome to Manage Disease
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Articles from HealthDay:
PCORI Statement on Congressional Reauthorization of Funding
Press release from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Trump Officials Approve Utah's Full Medicaid Expansion, Work Requirements
Article from The Hill.


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Thursday, Dec. 26

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 Dec. 26, 2019
FDA Recall Notice: NxStage Low Volume Cartridge
Notice from the FDA Enforcement Report.
2019 Nephrology Social Media Year-in-Review
Tweet thread from Tejas Desai, MD, @nephrondemand.
Free, Open Access Articles from PLOS ONE:
Role of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Kidney Disease
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Accepted Articles Abstracts from American Journal of Transplantation:

Integrated Biomedical Technology

Readers' Top Physician's First Watch Stories of 2019
List from NEJM Journal Watch.
Esketamine Is Approved in Europe for Treating Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
Article extract from The BMJ.
Information Collection: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Semi-Annual Cost Report Forms and Supporting Regulations
Notice from The Federal Register.


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Tuesday, Dec. 24

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 Dec. 24, 2019
Maine VA Facility Seeks Dialysis Nurse Manager to End Year-Long Shutdown
Article from Becker's Hospital Review.
The Experience of Donating and Receiving a Kidney: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required):
Incremental Cost of Acute Kidney Injury after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States
Full-text article from The American Journal of Cardiology.
Perceived Health and Quality of Life in Patients With CKD, Including Those With Kidney Failure: Findings From National Surveys in France
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

OnlineFirst Abstracts from the International Journal of Artificial Organs:

Preventing Chronic Kidney Disease in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): a Call for Urgent Action
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
The Role of Endothelin and Endothelin Antagonists in Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, Open Access, Online First review article from Kidney Diseases.

OnlineFirst Abstracts from the Journal of Vascular Access:

Development and Outcomes of De Novo Donor Specific Antibodies in Low, Moderate and High Immunological Risk Kidney Transplant Recipients
Accepted Article abstracts from American Journal of Transplantation.
Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Improve Kidney Care
Abstract from Nature Reviews Nephrology.
Diabetes Groups Refine Recommendations for Glucose-Lowering Drugs
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.

D and D Laboratory

Medical Device Tax Is Permanently Repealed
Article from MassDevice.
For Her Head Cold, Insurer Coughed Up $25,865
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Trump Officials Approve Utah's Full Medicaid Expansion, Work Requirements
Article from The Hill.


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Monday, Dec. 23

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 Dec. 23, 2019
Many Health Care Workers Are Refusing Flu Shots, Endangering Patients, Regulators Say
Article from The Boston Globe.
Free, Full-Text Advance Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
Transplant Associated Infections — The Role of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Potential Therapeutic Options
Free, full-text article from Nephrology.
Abstracts — 22nd International Conference on Dialysis Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2020
Full-text feature (23-page pdf) from Blood Purification.
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Depression and Protein-Energy Wasting in Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Advance Articles Abstracts from NDT:
Clinical Characteristics of and Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease Among Adults and Children — An Analysis of the CURE-CKD Registry
New Online abstract from JAMA Open Network.
Regional Citrate Versus Systemic Heparin Anticoagulation for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Children
OnlineFirst abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Online First Abstracts from Journal of Nephrology:
Sphingotec's Biomarker penKid® Predicts Septic Acute Kidney Injury
Press release from Sphingotec GMBH.
CKD-MBD Post Kidney Transplantation
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Arteriovenous Graft in Kidney Transplant Patients: Lookout for the Rare but Fearsome Angiosarcoma
OnlineFirst abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Peripheral Artery Disease: Its Adverse Consequences With and Without CKD
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
CDC Study Breaks Down Diabetes Risk for Hispanic, Asian Subgroups
Article from HealthDay. Press release from the CDC.
ADA Advises Wider Use of Newer Glucose-Lowering Drugs
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.
Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Prevent Fractures, New Study Finds
Article from HealthDay.

D and D Laboratory

ObamaCare Sign-Ups for 2020 Hold Largely Steady at 8.3M People
Article from The Hill.
First FDA-Approved Vaccine for the Prevention of Ebola Virus Disease
FDA news release.
Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco, E-Cigs Raised to 21 Across U.S.
Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions for Coverage: Revisions to the Outcome Measure Requirements for Organ Procurement Organization
Proposed rule from The Federal Register. Related article from Kidney News Online.
MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on Physician Self-Referral Regulations
(9-page pdf) Letter from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.


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Fri/Sat, Dec. 20-21

Many Health Care Workers Are Refusing Flu Shots, Endangering Patients, Regulators Say
Article from The Boston Globe.
CDC Study Breaks Down Diabetes Risk for Hispanic, Asian Subgroups
Article from HealthDay. Press release from the CDC.
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eGenesis Announces $100 Million Series B Financing
Nov. 7 press release from the eGenesis web site.
  • Financing led by Fresenius Medical Care Ventures
  • Proceeds will be used to accelerate lead program in kidney xenotransplant into the clinic and progress a range of other xenotransplant programs across solid organ and cell therapy
June 2019 article from MIT Technology Review.
"... the company is currently testing organs from its pigs in monkeys at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston."
Dec. 20 article extract from STAT+ : "Creating Pig3.0, the World's Most CRISPR'd Animal, Raises Hopes of Transplantable Organs."
Update on The Kidney Project (UCSF)
Posting from the The Kidney Project Facebook page (and web page).
Senate Republicans Seek Probe of Organ Transplant System
Article from The Washington Post. Letter (7-page pdf) to the HHS OIG.
Number of People in Need of Renal Replacement Therapy Is Rising
Press release from ERA-EDTA.
The ESKD "Life-Plan: A New Concept In The NKF Vascular Access Guideline Update
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mortality for Patients on Dialysis in U.S. Territories and States
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology. Article from HealthDay. Free, full-text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN articles:
Uninsured, Medicaid Patients More Likely To Receive Dialysis at Non-Profit, Independent Facilities
Articles from Healio and HealthDayPress release and Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
Intradialytic Symptoms and Recovery Time in Patients on Thrice Weekly In-center Hemodialysis: A Cross-sectional Online Survey
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Online First Abstracts from Blood Purification:
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Harnessing the Microbiota for Therapeutic Purposes
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Early Cannulation of Percutaneously Created Arteriovenous Hemodialysis Fistulae
OnlineFirst abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Dangerous Bone Marrow, Organ Transplant Complication (CMV) Explained
Press release from Oregon Health & Science University.
University Hospitals Employee Offers to Donate Kidney within Ten Minutes of Meeting Patient in Need
Press release from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Alnylam Gene-Silencing Therapy to Treat Kidney Disorder (hyperoxyluria) Succeeds in Late-Stage Study
Article from Reuters.
Finding Familiar Pathways in Kidney Cancer
Press release from Thomas Jefferson University.
Gabapentin, Opioids a Deadly Duo: FDA

AmeriWater

When A Plan Will Cover Virtually All Out-Of-Network Costs, Specialists Like Acupuncturists Come Out Of Woodwork
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Permanent Repeal of Medical Device Tax Headed to President's Desk
Article from MassDevice.
HHS Proposes Sweeping Changes to AKS and Stark Law, Part 6: Proposed Changes to the AKS Related to Beneficiary Inducement
Article from JD Supra.

See last section for in-home dialysis-related changes.
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Thursday, Dec. 19

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 Dec. 19, 2019
KidneyX Solver Community
Tweet and web page from @KidneyX. For background, see Nov. 18 press release (3-page pdf) from ASN.
HHS Kidney Donation Proposed Rules Win Plaudits — Expected to Increase Transplants by 5,000 per Year
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
Administration To Overhaul Nation's Organ Transplant System To Minimize Waste, Increase Number Of Living Donors
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
DaVita Kidney Care Names New Chief Medical Officer
Press release.
InterWell Health to Provide Population Health Management for Nation's Renal Patients
Press release from Fresenius Medical Care.
Is There Anyone in the Group That Does Not Want to Transplant? For Whatever Reason
Posting and over 130 responses from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Making Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis a Reality in the United States — A Canadian and American Viewpoint
Free, full-text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
The Potential Burden of Home Dialysis on Patients and Caregivers: A Narrative Review
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from Blood Purification:
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
New Scenarios in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism: Etelcalcetide. Position Paper of Working Group on CKD-MBD of the Italian Society of Nephrology
Free, Open Access, Online First article from Journal of Nephrology.
Restricted Access Early Steroid Withdrawal in Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplant Recipients with Delayed Graft Function
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Regional Citrate Anticoagulation for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Newborns and Infants: Focus on Citrate Accumulation
Accepted Article abstract from Artificial Organs.
Preventing Chronic Kidney Disease in Developed Countries
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from Kidney Diseases:
Laser Doppler Blood Flowmeter As a Useful Instrument for the Early Detection of Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease in Hemodialysis Patients: an Observational Study
Free, Open Access Article from BMC Nephrology.
OnlineFirst Abstracts from the International Journal of Artificial Organs:
Novel Model Predicts Diabetic Nephropathy in Type 2 Diabetes
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Taking Blood Pressure Measurement Properly is Vital to Patients' Health
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.

AmeriWater

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Portion Of Obamacare
Articles from Kaiser Health News and The Hill.
California To Appeal ObamaCare Ruling to Supreme Court
Article from The Hill.
FDA Issues Proposed Rule, Guidance on Importing Prescription Drugs
News brief from the American Hospital Association. News summary from Kaiser Health News. FDA news release.
Half of U.S. Adults Will Be Obese in 10 Years
Article from HealthDay.
 


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Wednesday, Dec. 18

DaVita Kidney Care Names New Chief Medical Officer
Press release.
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Statement of American Society of Nephrology on Securing Funding for KidneyX
Press release.
Trump Administration Proposes New Rules to Increase Accountability and Availability of the Organ Supply
HHS news release. Tweet thread from HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Press releases from the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology.
Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Conditions for Coverage Proposed Rule: Revisions to Outcome Measures for OPOs
CMS fact sheet. Tweet #1 and tweet #2 from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. News brief from the American Hospital Association. Articles from Healthcare DIVE and CNN.
News Releases from the National Kidney Foundation:
Personalizing Donor Kidney Selection — Choosing the Right Donor for the Right Recipient
Free, full-text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from NDT:
Online First Abstracts from Blood Purification:
Cinacalcet-Induced Hypocalcemia in a Cohort of European Hemodialysis Patients: Predictors, Therapeutic Approaches and Outcomes
Free, full-text, Online First article from Journal of Nephrology.
A Randomized Trial Comparing the Safety, Adherence, and Pharmacodynamics Profiles of Two Doses of Sodium Bicarbonate in CKD: the BASE Pilot Trial
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
Blood Pressure Measurement: A KDOQI Perspective
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Dravon Medical

Health Highlights In Congress’ $1.4 Trillion Spending Bill: Tobacco Age, ‘Cadillac Tax,’ Medical Research And More
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
At Mayo Clinic, AI Engineers Race an 'Acid Test': Will their Algorithms Help Real Patients?
Article from STAT.
Artificial Intelligence in Health Care — A Report From the National Academy of Medicine
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
We Need Physicians Who Advocate for Patients' Best Interests
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
Adolescents Increasingly Vaping Marijuana
CMS: 12/19 Webinar on Innovative Payment Models
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network.
Trump Intervened To Cut Puerto Rico's Medicaid Funding in Spending Bill: Report
Article from The Hill.


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Tuesday, Dec. 17

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 Dec. 17, 2019
Trump Administration To Announce Rules To Expand Number of Organ Donors, Crack Down on Wasted Donations
Tweet from reporter Dan Diamond.
KidneyX Secures $5M in Final Bill
Tweet from ASN Advocacy. Related article from Roll Call.
Test–Retest Reliability for Physical Function Measures in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Three-Year Outcomes of a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Assessing Safety and Efficacy of C1 Esterase Inhibitor for Prevention of Delayed Graft Function in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant Recipients
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract and related editorial extract.
Expandng the Use of Hepatitis C Positive Donors and Keeping Recipient Safety at the Forefront
(5-page pdf) Accepted Article editorial from American Journal of Transplantation.
Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from Pediatric Nephrology:
Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Intensive Care Units in Beijing: The Multi-Center BAKIT Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Choosing and Preparing Kidney-Friendly Holiday Foods
KidneyTalk podcast from Renal Support Network.
The Mind-Heart-Body Connection
(Registration required, but free.) Free, full-text article from Circulation via Medscape Nephrology.
Disparities Research, Disparities Researchers, and Health Equity
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Eating Ultraprocessed Foods Tied to Diabetes Risk
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Here's a Bitter Pill to Swallow: Artificial Sweeteners May Be Doing More Harm Than Good
Press release from University of South Australia.

RPC

Articles from The Hill:
What Would Happen If The ACA Went Away?
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Female Researchers Are Less Likely Than Men to Frame Their Work with Positive Words, Study Finds
Article from STAT.
 


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Monday, Dec. 16

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 Dec. 16, 2019
Disrupting Nephrology: From Technology to Developing Organs-on-Chips
Article from Kidney News Online.
D&D Laboratory, LLC Received ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation on November 16, 2019
(1-page pdf) Press release from D&D Laboratory web site.
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Dialysis Discontinuation and Survival after Hospitalization for Serious Conditions among Patients on Maintenance Dialysis
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
Protein Energy Wasting; What Is It and What Can We Do To Prevent It?
Free, Open Access, Online First article from Pediatric Nephrology.
APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO): Design and Rationale
Free, Full-Text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Time Evolution of Restless Legs Syndrome in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
US Trends in Hospitalizations for Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury in People With Versus Without Diabetes
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Effect of Hemodialysis on Impedance Cardiography (Electrical Velocimetry) Parameters in Children
Online First abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Circulating Angiopoietin-like Protein 2 Levels and Mortality Risk in Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis: a Prospective Cohort Study
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Comparison of the Circulatory Effects of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Using AN69ST and Polysulfone Membranes in Septic Shock Patients: a Retrospective Observational Study
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
SUV Crashes into Baldwin Park (California) Dialysis Clinic; Three Hurt Inside
Article from San Gabriel Valley Times.
Friendly Cricket Game between Nephrologists, Their Patients: 'They Are Not Held Back Because of Dialysis'
Article from The Indian Express via Yahoo! News.
FDA Authorizes First Interoperable, Automated Insulin Dosing Controller Designed to Allow More Choices for Patients Looking to Customize Their Individual Diabetes Management Device System
FDA news release.

RPC

Advocates Call for ObamaCare Open Enrollment Extension after Website Glitches
Article from The Hill.
Emergency Department Study Reveals Patterns of Patients at Increased Risk for Suicide
Press release from the National Institutes of Health.
Flu Cases Are Spiking Early, Suggesting Tough Season Ahead
Article from HealthDay.
Analysis: In Medical Billing, Fraudulent Charges Weirdly Pass As Legal
Article from Kaiser Health News.
 


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Fri/Sat, Dec. 13-14

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Dialysis Discontinuation and Survival after Hospitalization for Serious Conditions among Patients on Maintenance Dialysis
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract and editorial extract.
Protein Energy Wasting; What Is It and What Can We Do To Prevent It?
Free, Open Access, Online First article from Pediatric Nephrology.
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AWAK Technologies Raises US$40 Million to Ready AWAK PD Wearable Dialysis Device for Late-Stage Development and Accelerated Commercialisation
AWAK press release from Singapore.
AKF Hits Back After CA Lawmakers Blast Charity For Halting ESRD Help
Article extract from InsideHealthPolicy.com. Press release and letter (5-page pdf) from Rep. Katie Porter. Press release from the American Kidney Fund.
Many Children with Kidney Disease May Be Prescribed Drugs that Are Toxic to the Kidneys
Press release, Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract, and editorial extract from the American Society of Nephrology.
Leveraging Patient-Reported Outcomes for Person-Centered Kidney Disease Care
Posting from the AJKD blog.
USA Today Opinion Piece in Line with ASN Stance on Organ Procurement Reform
Article from Kidney News Online.
Nocturnal Dialysis: Maddy Warren's Patient Experience
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Cardiovascular Calcifications Among Patients With Uremia: Answers to Hard Questions
Free, full-text editorial and 8 related abstracts from Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Can the Fistula Arm Be Used to Lift Heavy Items? Six-Pound Dumbbells Versus Handgrip Exercise in a Six Month Follow-Up Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial
OnlineFirst abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Endovascular AVF for Dialysis Access Shows High Patency Rate
Article from HealthDay.
Early View Abstracts from Hemodialysis International:
The Prognostic Value of Soluble ST2 in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients: A Meta-Analysis
Online First abstract from Blood Purification.
First-Ever Quality Measures Aim to Reduce Diabetes Complications
Press release from the Endocrine Society.
Imposter Davita Nurse Sentenced to 20 Months
Article from The Marshall News Messenger (Texas).

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Senate Confirms Hahn as FDA Commissioner
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
House Passes Sweeping Pelosi Bill to Lower Drug Prices
Article from The Hill.
ESRD Quality Incentive Program: CY 2020 ESRD PPS Final Rule Call — January 14
During this call, learn about the finalized proposals for the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in the CY 2020 ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule.

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.
Trump Administration Approves Medicaid Work Requirements in South Carolina
Article from The Hill.


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Thursday, Dec. 12

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Medicare Coverage for Life in Kidney Recipients May Save Money
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.
Chronic Kidney Disease Update 2019
103-slide presentaton from Christos Argyropoulos, Division Chief, Nephrology at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Predicting 6-Month Mortality in Incident Elderly Dialysis Patients: A Simple Prognostic Score
Free, Open Access, Online First article from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research.
Hypomagnesemia and Short-Term Mortality in Elderly Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
Free, Open Access, Online First article from Kidney Diseases.
Free, Open Access, Online First Articles from Nephron:
Significance of Serum Myostatin in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Early View Abstracts from Hemodialysis International:
Reduced Kidney Function Linked to Fractures in Older Women
Article from Internal Medicine News.
Beta Bionics' Bionic Pancreas Wins Breakthrough Status from FDA
Article from MassDevice.
NIH Strategic Plan Details Pathway to Achieving Hepatitis B Cure
Press release from the National Institutes of Health.

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More Americans Are Now Dying at Home
Articles from HealthDay and STAT.
Escalating Public Feud Between Azar And Verma Reaching ‘Soap Opera’ Levels Of Melodrama
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Transcript of MedPAC Jan. 5-6 Meeting
CAUTION: (412-page PDF) Discussion on dialysis can be found on pages 262-310. Also see brief and presentation to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.


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Wednesday, Dec. 11

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ASN Policy Q&A on Payment Models: Fact or Fiction? Plus: An ASN and NKF Webinar to Help You Decide the Best Program for Your Practice
Article from Kidney News Online.
Print Me an Organ -- Why Are We Not There Yet?
Press release from Singapore University of Technology and Design.
‘Food Pharmacies’ In Clinics: When The Diagnosis Is Chronic Hunger
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Impact of Rescheduling a Missed Hemodialysis Treatment on Clinical Outcomes
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.
Advance Article Abstracts from NDT:
Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia: the Dangers of Aiming for Normal PTH Levels
Online First abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Validation of a Risk Equation Predicting Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistula Primary Failure in Elderly
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Effects of Different Catheter Replacement Methods on Catheter Service Time and Complications in Hemodialysis Patients: a Cohort Study
OnlineFirst abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Cardiorenal Protection in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: Research Highlights from Landmark Papers Published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation during 2018
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Coffee Consumption and Kidney Function: A Mendelian Randomization Study
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Articles from HealthDay:
Gaza 2020 (see middle third of article "The doctor")
Article from Middle East Eye.
US Sanctions Blessing for Dialysis Patients in Iran
Article from Iran Front Page.

Nephros

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Lean Toward Insurers on $12 Billion Obamacare Claims
Article from Reuters.
Does a Real Physician-Patient Relationship Exist Anymore?
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.
Is the Physician-Patient Relationship on Life Support?
Video from Medical Economics.
 


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Tuesday, Dec. 10

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Dialysis Industry Mergers: Profits Rise as Patient Outcomes Worsen
(Registration required, but free.) Commentary from Medscape Nephrology.
"What they discovered highlights how financial incentives can go awry. Not a single outcome improved during the merger period, save for dialysis adequacy."
RPA's Input on Kidney Care First Request for Applications
Link to letter (4-page pdf) from the Renal Physicians Association.
Does HLA Matching Matter in the Modern Era of Renal Transplantation?
Free, Open Access, First Online article from Pediatric Nephrology.
Higher Serum Albumin, Potassium Seen in Patients Who Ate during Dialysis
Article from Healio.
Gadolinium-Based Contrast Safe for Patients With CKD
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology. New Online abstract and editorial extract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis with Low-Flow Dialysate: Retrospective Analysis of the First European Patients
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
The Efficacy of Managing Fluid Overload in Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients by a Structured Nurse Led Intervention Protocol
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Early Experience and Observations in Endovascular Dialysis Fistula Re-Intervention
OnlineFirst abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Canagliflozin Helps Heart, Kidneys Even in 'Well-Controlled' Diabetes
(Registration required, but free.) Conference news from Medscape Nephrology.
How High Levels of Blood Fat Cause Inflammation and Damage Kidneys and Blood Vessels
Press release from Saarland University.
Sodium Excretion and Cardiovascular Outcomes in African American Patients With CKD: Findings From the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.

Nephros

Strategic Need for Large Prospective Studies in Different Populations
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Dangers of 'Superbug' Germs Greater Than Believed
Article from HealthDay.
It's Not Just You: Picking Health Insurance Is Hard. Here's How To Be Smart About It.
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Rep. Joe Kennedy Calls on Medicare Chief to Resign after Reports of Jewelry Claim, PR Contracts
Article from HealthLeaders Media.


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Monday, Dec. 9

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AI Device for Kidney Patients Among 16 Projects Awarded Funding (in Ireland)
Article from RTÉ. News release from the Ireland's Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Recent press release from the PatientMPower web site.
How the Kidney Health Initiative Catalyzes Innovation in a Dynamic Environment
Free, full-text, Published Ahead of Print CJASN article.
Long-Term Peritoneal Dialysis Is Associated with a Decrease in Body Weight
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
1 in 100,000 Odds: NorCal Woman Who Met Her Husband on Dating Site Becomes His Kidney Donor
Article and video from KTLA.com.
The Marginal Cost of Frailty Among Medicare Patients on Hemodialysis
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
In Search of a Simple and Reliable Method of Measuring Intra-abdominal Pressure in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination Among Older Adults Across Kidney Function: Pooled Analysis of 2005-2006 Through 2014-2015 Influenza Seasons
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Reproducibility of Heart Rate Variability Revealed by Repeated Measurements during and after Hemodialysis
Online First abstract from Blood Purification.
The Feasibility and Safety of Sharp Recanalization for Superior Vena Cava Occlusion in Hemodialysis Patients: a Retrospective Cohort Study
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Sex and Age As Determinants for High Blood Pressure in Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients: a Longitudinal Analysis of the CERTAIN Registry
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Is Strict Glycemic Control Meaningless for the Elderly?
(Registration required, but free.) Conference news report from Medscape Nephrology.
BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study
Article from HealthDay.

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Key House and Senate Health Leaders Reach Deal to Stop Surprise Medical Bills
Article from The Hill.
Measles Deaths 'Staggering and Tragic'
Article from the BBC.
Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Outpatient Dialysis Services
(12-slide pdf) Presentation from MedPAC Dec. 6 meeting.


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Fri/Sat, Dec. 6-7

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The Doctor Who's Delivering Kidney Patients' Miracle Babies
Article from CityNews (Toronto).
Don't Panic: Pregnancy in Kidney Disease
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Expert Alert: The Ultimate Gift — Five Things to Know about Being a Living Kidney Donor
Article from the Mayo Clinic.
2020 ASTS Vanguard Award
Notice from Arbor Research.
Lessons From Across The Top 9 KidneyViews Blog Posts
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Keep on Believing with Angelica Hale
KidneyTalk podcast from Renal Support Network.
Prevention of Bloodstream Infections in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Changes in Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Soluble Klotho Levels After Hemodialysis Initiation
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney Medicine.
Relationship between Serum Phosphate Levels and Survival in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients: Interactions with Age, Malnutrition and Inflammation
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Cardiovascular Events Associate with Diabetes Status Rather Than with Early Basal Insulin Treatment for the Prevention of Post-Transplantation Diabetes Mellitus
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Early View Abstracts from Hemodialysis International:
Analysis of Factors Influencing the Prognostic Significance of Hyponatremia in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Flexitrate Regional Citrate Anticoagulation in Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration: a Retrospective Analysis
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Heterogeneity of Cause, Care, and Prognosis in Severe Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized Patients: A Prospective Observational Study
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Interview with Medtronic's Mark Pacyna on Approval of IN.PACT AV DCB for Failing AV Fistulae
Article from MedGadget.
Taming Chronic Inflammation May Reduce Illness, Save Lives
Press release from UCLA.
Statement from Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on Impurities Found in Diabetes Drugs outside the U.S.
FDA statement.
Mom-to-Be's Diabetes May Up Odds of Heart Disease in Her Kids
Article from HealthDay. Full-text article from The BMJ.
Intensive BP Control Reduced Dementia but Increased Brain Atrophy and Hurt Cognition
Conference coverage from Internal Medicine News.

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A Third of U.S. High Schoolers Use Tobacco
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Nearly 700,000 Americans To Lose Food Stamp Benefits As Trump Administration Tightens Work Requirements For Program
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Analysis: Choosing A Plan From The Impossible Health Care Maze
Article from Kaiser Health News.
CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2018 National Health Expenditures
Press release. Article from The Hill. News brief from the American Hospital Association. Full-text article from Health Affairs.


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Thursday, Dec. 5

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 Dec. 5, 2019
Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model
Fact sheet from CMS. This is an updated version of the fact sheet originally posted on July 10, 2019.
Webinars: Office Hours for the CMS Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model:
The Cooking Doc (Nephrologist)
5-minute YouTube video and channel by Dr. Blake Shusterman.
AY 2020 Nephrology Match: Preliminary Analysis—ASN Data Brief
Analysis from the ASN Data Science Officer.
Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research:
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Free, Full-Text Articles from Transplantation:
The Risk of Stroke and Stroke Type in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
The Clinical Implication of Vitamin D Nanomedicine for Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Peritoneal Damage
Full-text article from International Journal of Nanomedicine.
Long-Lasting Chronic High Load Carriage of Epstein-Barr Virus Is More Common in Young Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients
Free, full-text, First Online article from Pediatric Nephrology.
New Study Provides Insight into Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release from Boston University School of Medicine. Abstract from Kidney International.
Targeted Therapy Better for Repeat Kidney Cancer Patients Than FDA-Approved Counterpart
Press release from City of Hope.
Diabetes Epidemic May Be Abating in Some Areas: IDF Atlas
(Registration required, but free.) Conference news from Medscape Nephrology.

Medical Solutions International

The True Costs of Obesity
Slideshow from Medical Economics. Report is 30-page pdf.
As His Wife's Caregiver, A Doctor Discovers What's Missing At Health Care's Core
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Press release from the National Institutes of Health.
Virginia Moves to Suspend Medicaid Work Requirements
Article from The Hill.


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Wednesday, Dec. 4

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Webinar: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Bloodstream Infections, Wall Boxes and Lessons Learned
Webinar by the CDC and the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition scheduled for Dec. 19, 1-2 PM EST.
$2.9M Funds New UIC Study on Sleep Apnea, Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release from the University of Illionois at Chicago.
Ardelyx Announces Positive Topline Results from Pivotal Phase 3 PHREEDOM Study Evaluating Tenapanor in CKD Patients on Dialysis
Press release.
Organ Transplant Candidates with Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Not Need to Delay Transplantation
Press release from the University of Chicago Medical Center.
As The Kidney Transplant List Grows, Iowans Seek Out Living Donors
Article from Iowa Public Radio.
Medicare Sets National Price for KidneyIntelX™
Press release from RenalytixAI.
Artificial Intelligence in Nephrology: How Can Artificial Intelligence Augment Nephrologists' Intelligence?
Free, full-text, Online First article from Kidney Diseases.
Neonatal Kidney Collaborative (NKC)
Web site and tweet from the NKC.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Mode of Initial Renal Replacement Therapy and Transplant Outcomes in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Development of Risk Prediction Equations for Incident Chronic Kidney Disease
Abstract and editorial extract from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Management Strategies for Pain Associated with Arteriovenous Fistula Cannulation: An Integrative Literature Review
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Screening for Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease in Waitlisted Kidney Transplant Candidates: A Cost-Utility Analysis
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
The Cumulative Exposure to High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Predicts the Risk of Chronic Kidney Diseases
Free, full-text, Online First article from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research.
Comparison of Zinc Acetate Hydrate and Polaprezinc for Zinc Deficiency in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis: a Single-Center, Open-Label, Prospective Randomized Study
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
In Sickness and in Health: Study Looks at How Married Couples Face Chronic Conditions
Press release from the University of Michigan.
A Glitch in Diabetes Monitors Serves As a Cautionary Tale for Health Tech
Article from STAT.

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Medical Device Failures Brought To Light Now Bolster Lawsuits And Research
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Articles from The Hill:
Lack of Specialists Doom Rural Sick Patients
Press release from Saint Louis University.
The End of Placeboes Is in Sight
Article from WIRED.
Notices from the Northwest Renal Network:
Nephrology Codes Stable for 2020, but CMS Makes Payment Changes for AKI, Incentive Program
Article from Healio.


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Tuesday, Dec. 3

Ardelyx Announces Positive Topline Results from Pivotal Phase 3 PHREEDOM Study Evaluating Tenapanor in CKD Patients on Dialysis
Press release.
As The Kidney Transplant List Grows, Iowans Seek Out Living Donors
Article from Iowa Public Radio.
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National, Universal Living Donor Kidney Registry and At-Home Living Donor Testing Kit: Interview with David Fleming, President and CEO of DLA
Article from MedGadget.
Clinical Pig Kidney Xenotransplantation: How Close Are We?
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract.
Clarifying the Meaning of Clinically Meaningful Benefit in Clinical Research—Noticeable Change vs Valuable Change
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Have a Nephrology Question? There Might Be A #Tweetorial For That!
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Markers of Mineral Metabolism and Vascular Access Complications: The Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD (CHOICE) Study
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
Epidemiology of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease in Olmsted County
Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Articles in Press from Kidney Medicine:
Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults
Article from HealthDay. News brief from American Hospital Association.
New Treatment Could Ease the Passage of Kidney Stones
Press release from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Nephros Posts $50 Million Offering
Posting from MassDevice.
Interview with Sir Peter Ratcliffe by Prof. John Feehally
25-minute YouTube video from the International Society of Nephrology.
Annals On Call - Technology to Improve Diabetes Management
30-minute podcast from Annals of Internal Medicine.

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1 in 18 U.S. Teens Carries a Gun to School: Study
Article from HealthDay.
Inadequate Record Management For Thousands Of Immigrants Has Resulted In Poor Care, Deaths, Suit Claims
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
MedRec QIP Measure in EQRS/CW
Posting from the Northwest Renal Network.


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Monday, Dec. 2

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When Are You Too Old to Get a Kidney Transplant?
(Registration required, but free.) Free, full-text article from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension via Medscape Nephrology.
‘I Feel Like I’m In Jail’: Hospital Alarms Torment Patients
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Prognostic Impact of Early Versus Late Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Based on Early Warning Algorithm in Critical Care Patients With Acute Kidney Injury
Early View abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Relationship of Serum Magnesium Level with Body Composition and Survival in Hemodialysis Patients
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
AJKD Special Collection: Cardiorenal
Ten American Journal of Kidney Diseases articles freely available until Dec. 31, 2019.
Prediction of Acute Kidney Injury Using Artificial Intelligence: Are We There Yet?
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
OnlineFirst Abstracts from the Journal of Vascular Access:
Epidemiology, Molecular, and Genetic Methodologies to Evaluate Causes of CKDu around the World: Report of the Working Group from the ISN International Consortium of Collaborators on CKDu
News brief from the International Society of Nephrology.
Deportation Fears Linked to Migrant Women's High Blood Pressure: Study
Article from HealthDay.
5 Things to Avoid if You Have Lupus
Lifestyle information from Johns Hopkins Lupus Center.

Integrated Biomedical Technology

Alf Collins: We Still Pay Far Too Little Attention to Patient Feedback, Patient Involvement, and Patient Leadership
Opinion piece from The BMJ.
Meta-Analysis: Physician Depression Tied to Medical Errors
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Report: More Women Harmed by Medical Devices Than Men
Article from MedGadget.
MedPAC Meeting: Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Outpatient Dialysis Services
(1-page pdf). Medicare Payment Advisory Commission meeting scheduled for Dec. 6, 8:30 - 9:30 AM.


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