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Tuesday, Aug. 14

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  Aug. 14, 2018
Best Hospitals for Nephrology
Annual ranking from U.S. News & World Report. The top five are: The top hospital overall in all specialties is the Mayo Clinic.
Ohio Supreme Court Kicks Statewide Kidney Dialysis Issue Off the Ballot
Articles from WHIO.com and Cleveland.com.
Affordable Dialysis Project Gains Funding to Move Forward
News item and related blog posting from the International Society of Nephrology.
Financial Assistance Provided to Kidney Donors Leads to Federal Savings
Press release from Arbor Research.
Twelve Weeks of Supervised Exercise Improves Self-Reported Symptom Burden and Fatigue in Chronic Kidney Disease: a Secondary Analysis of the 'ExTra CKD' Trial
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Advance Articles Abstracts from NDT:
Early Application of an Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Device Assists Dilation of Radiocephalic Fistulas
Online First abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Time-Averaged Hemoglobin Values, Not Hemoglobin Cycling, Have an Impact on Outcomes in Pediatric Dialysis Patients
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Mixed Data on SGLT-2 Inhibitors' Amputation Risk
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
Woman Donates Her Heart And Lives To Tell About It! Now, THAT Is Innovation.
Article from the American Council on Science and Health.
Powerful Health Care Players Gear Up To Push Back Against Single-Payer In Case ‘Blue Wave’ Hits Hard
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Four Disturbing Trends in Health Care
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
A First Glance At Medicaid Work Requirements In Arkansas: More Than One-Quarter Did Not Meet Requirement
Posting from the Health Affairs blog.


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Monday, Aug. 13

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  Aug. 13, 2018
NxStage Just Got This Vital Lifeline
Article from The Motley Fool.
Dialysis Transportation Survey for Dialysis Patients
Survey by University of Central Florida.
Pilot Study of the Effects of High-Protein Meals During Hemodialysis on Intradialytic Hypotension in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Variation in the Haemodialysis Access Journey and Its Associated Burden
(Registration required, but free.) Free, full-text article from NDT via Medscape Nephrology.
Free, Open Access, Online First Articles from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research:
Antibiotic Dosing in Sustained Low-Efficiency Dialysis in Critically Ill Patients
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Mortality Effects of Prolonged Hemoperfusion Therapy Using a Polymyxin B-Immobilized Fiber Column for Patients with Septic Shock: A Sub-Analysis of the DESIRE Trial
Free, full-text, Online First article from Blood Purification.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Provided by RDNs Can Help Slow the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
FDA Approves New Treatment for a Rare Genetic Disorder, Fabry Disease
FDA news release.
Kidney CRISPR: How Close Are We?
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Denver Hospital Deploys Hand Hygiene Monitoring System to Boost Adherence
Article from Healthcare IT News.
More Than 20% of Americans Skip Medical Care Due to Cost, Survey Finds
Article from Healthcare DIVE.
Medicaid Officials Target Home Health Aides' Union Dues
Article from Kaiser Health News.


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Fri/Sat, Aug. 10-11

NxStage Just Got This Vital Lifeline
Article from The Motley Fool.
Dialysis Transportation Survey for Dialysis Patients
Survey by University of Central Florida.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Provided by RDNs Can Help Slow the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Just How Profitable Should Your Disease Be?
Article from Pew Charitable Trusts.

"But there's little question that the dialysis business is a profitable one. In 2016, DaVita reported operating profit margins of 12.8 percent and Fresenius reported 14.7 percent. By comparison, hospitals in California generally had profit margins of about 6.8 percent in 2015, according to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development."
The Kidney Health Initiative and the Patient Voice
Tweet on next #AskASN chat on Tuesday, August 14 at 9:00 PM EDT.

Editor's note: The collective dialysis patient voice will never develop until the American Society of Nephrology embraces the concept of renal rehabilitation. By not acknowledging the essential functions of this medical subspecialty, nephrologists will continue to ignore patient needs that are in plain sight. Aren't 45 years of stagnation enough?
"If the treatment of chronic uremia cannot fully rehabilitate the patient, the treatment is inadequate." — Scribner, 1963
Also, see the Facebook posting directly below. It is time to acknowledge that the ASN knows nothing about dialysis patients' employment struggles. They are only beginning to acknowledge the need to address postdialysis fatigue.
Do Most People Go on Disability When Dialysis Starts?
Facebook posting (with 90+ comments) from Dialysis Discussion Uncensored.
Elderly Patients on Dialysis Have a High Risk of Dementia
Press release from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Free, full-text, CJASN Express article and press release from the American Society of Nephrology.
Dementia in Dialysis—An Eye on Best Practices
Free, full-text, CJASN Express Patient Voice article.
Quantifying Cognitive Dysfunction Across the Spectrum of End Stage Kidney Disease – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Accepted Article abstract and full-text article (30-page PDF) from Nephrology.
Kidney Transplant Chains More Effective in Saving Lives
Press release from University of British Columbia — Sauder School of Business.
Global Burden of Kidney Disease on the Rise, Unequally Distributed
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Reuters Health via Medscape Nephrology.
Retrospective Chart Review to Assess Domains of Quality of Death (Recognition of Dying, Appropriate Limitations, Symptom Monitoring, Anticipatory Prescribing) of Patients Dying in the Acute Hospital under the Care of a Nephrology Service with RSC Support over Time
Accepted Article abstract from Nephrology.
Boundaries of Frequency and Treatment Time in Conventional Hemodialysis: Balancing Convenience, Economics, and Health Outcomes
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Race, Ethnicity, and End-of-Life Care in Dialysis Patients in the United States
JASN Express abstract.
Advance Articles Abstracts from NDT:
Safe Potassium Range May Vary by CKD Stage
Article from Renal & Urology News.
Sodium Reduction Programs May Only Be Appropriate for Communities with Very High Salt Intake
Press releases from The Lancet and McMaster University.
Home Dialysis Webinar Aug. 16
Notice from Dialysis Patient Citizens (formerly DaVita Patient Citizens).
Trump Admin Urges States to Cooperate on Expansion of Non-ObamaCare Plans
Article from The Hill.
Clinical Practice Guidelines—What's Next?
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
How Our Health Care System Traumatizes Patients
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
Medicare's Power To Negotiate Drug Prices Will Harm Patients With Chronic Illnesses, Advocates Warn
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
CMS Overhauls Medicare ACO Program by Limiting Upside Risk to Only Two Years
Article from Healthcare Finance. News brief from the American Hospital Association. Fact sheet and press release from CMS. Article from Kaiser Health News.
The Tale of Two Medicares: Canadian and American
Opinion piece from STAT.
August CROWNWeb New User Training Registration Now Open
Training is scheduled for August 14th at 2:00 pm ET.


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Thursday, Aug. 9

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  Aug. 9, 2018
Message from the Kidney Project Team (wearable artificial kidney being developed at UCSF)
Posting from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page. The Kidney Project web site.
August Issue of Kidney News
Feature from ASN's Kidney News Online.
Learning and Action Network (LAN) Events from the ESRD National Coordinating Center:
FDA Recall Notice: Baxter Power Cords for PD Systems
Notice from the FDA's Enforcement Report for Aug. 8, 2018.
Advance Articles Abstracts from NDT:
Perceptions of Hospitalized Patients and Their Surrogate Decision Makers on Dialysis Initiation: a Pilot Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Articles from Renal & Urology News:
Cardionephrology: Proposal for a Futuristic Educational Approach to a Contemporary Need
Free, full-text, Online First article from CardioRenal Medicine.
Adverse Effect of Antithrombotic Medications on Bleeding Events and Comparison of Antithrombotic Agents in Hemodialysis Patients
Early View abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Rockwell Medical Appoints New CEO
As An Investor In Biotech Stock, Republican Chris Collins May Have Overshared
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Exercise Tied to Better Mental Health, But More Isn't Necessarily Better
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Patient Groups Rattled by New Medicare Power to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices
Article from The Hill.
ACA Subsidies More Cost More per Person Than Medicaid. Is That Sustainable?
Article from Modern Healthcare.
Mitigating the Risks of Medicaid Work Requirements
Free, full-text, Recently Published perspective piece from the New England Journal of Medicine.


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Wednesday, Aug. 8

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  Aug. 8, 2018
Celebrating Zero Days of Dialysis One-Year Post-Transplant
Article from Dialysis Clinics, Inc.
Meet the Inspirational Kiwi Gymnast Who Is Aiming for Tokyo 2020, While Receiving Dialysis Four Times A Day
Video and article from TVNZ.
Persistent Bias: A Threat to Diversity among Health Care Leaders
Free, full-text, CJASN Express.
Progress in Prevention and Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury—Moving Beyond Kidney Attack
Viewpoint article extract from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Telehealth and Home Dialysis — A New Option for Patients in the United States
Free, full-text article from the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Characteristics of Colon-Derived Uremic Solutes
CJASN Express abstract.
Salt Intake and All-Cause Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients
OnlineFirst abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Polygenic Risk Score As a Determinant of Risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in a European-Descent Renal Transplant Cohort
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Articles in Press Abstracts from Journal Of Renal Nutrition:
Influence of Pre-Transplant Midodrine Use on Outcomes after Kidney Transplantation
First Published abstract from Clinical Transplantation.

PDI in Press Abstracts:

Screening for Atrial Fibrillation Comes With Many Snags
Free, full-text, New Online editorial from JAMA Internal Medicine.
New Webinar Training for Primary Caregivers to Detect and Delay Progress of Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation. Scheduled for September 6, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results
Press release.
Rockwell Medical Enters into Settlement with Chioini, Klema, Bagley and Boyd
Once Its Greatest Foes, Doctors Are Embracing Single-Payer
Article from Kaiser Health News.
This Tool Measures How Far States And The US Are from Meeting Health and Well-Being Goals
Posting from the Health Affairs blog.
CMS Memo on Medicare Advantage Drug Prices
Press release.
Notices from the Northwest Renal Network:


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Tuesday, Aug. 7

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  Aug. 7, 2018
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: National Dialysis Accreditation Commission (NDAC) for Approval of its End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facility Accreditation Program
Notice from The Federal Register. National Dialysis Accreditation Commission web site. The NDAC co-founder and principal is Glenda Payne.
Union Submits More Signatures for Dialysis Profits Ballot Initiative in Ohio
Article from Healio.
National Kidney Foundation Announces 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant Program Award Recipients
Press release.
Hepatitis C-infected Organs Safe for Transplantation When Followed by Antiviral Treatment
Press release from Penn Medicine. Latest Article abstract and editorial extract from Annals of Internal Medicine. Article from HealthDay.
Fit for Dialysis: A Qualitative Exploration of the Impact of a Research-Based Film for the Promotion of Exercise in Hemodialysis
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
New Agent Allows Kidney Transplantation Despite High-Strength Donor-Specific Antibody
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Reuters Health via Medscape Nephrology.
Infographic: Barriers to Dialysis Treatment Adherence
Posting from the Kidney Today blog.
Trends in Rates of Lower Extremity Amputation Among Patients With End-stage Renal Disease Who Receive Dialysis
Abstract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Biosimilars—Emerging Role in Nephrology
Free, full-text,CJASN Express article.
Helping More Patients Receive a Living Donor Kidney Transplant
CJASN Express abstract.
  Blood Pressure Control in Conventional Hemodialysis
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Pre-Dialysis Blood Pressure Measurements Misclassify Hypertension in about 1/3 of Hemodialysis Patients
(3-page pdf) Press release from the ERA/EDTA.
The Potential of Electrocardiography for Cardiac Risk Prediction in Chronic and End-Stage Kidney Disease
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Risk of Genital Warts in Renal Transplant Recipients — a Registry-Based, Prospective Cohort Study
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Improvement in Hyperphosphatemia Using Phosphate Education and Planning Talks
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Effect of a Remotely Delivered Tailored Multicomponent Approach to Enhance Medication Taking for Patients With Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, and Diabetes — The STIC2IT Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial
New Online abstract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Access to Diabetes Drugs Improved Under Affordable Care Act: Study
Article from HealthDay.
Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes May Halve the Risk for Microvascular Disease
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Smart Wristband With Wireless Link to Smartphones Could Monitor Health, Environmental Exposures
Female Heart Attack Patients Fare Better If ER Doc Is a Woman
Article from HealthDay.
What Is Your Blindspot: Managing Cognitive Bias
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
Social Investments Could Save Medicare, Medicaid, Hospitals, Health Insurers Billions
Press release from George Mason University.
In Weary Post-Storm Puerto Rico, Medicaid Cutbacks Bode New Ills
Article from Kaiser Health News.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma Calls For an End to Physician Fax Machines by 2020
Article from Healthcare Finance. CMS press release.
Medicaid, Markets & More
August 2018 issue of Health Affairs.


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Monday, Aug. 6

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  Aug. 6, 2018
Kidney International Article Shows the Doubling Incidence, Prevalence and Mortality of CKD
News item from the International Society of Nephrology. Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International.
After 15 years of Trying, Scientists Successfully Transplanted Lab-Grown Lungs into Pigs
Article from Quartz.
Opt-Out Organ Donation 'in Place by 2020' for England
Article from the BBC.
56 US-Based Nephrology Program Accounts on Twitter
List from Matt Sparks.
Free, Full-Text Articles from NDT:
Dialysis Patient-Centeredness and Precision Medicine: Focus on Incremental Home Hemodialysis and Preserving Residual Kidney Function
Abstract from Seminars in Nephrology.
Accepted Article Abstracts from American Journal of Transplantation:
Online First Abstracts from the Journal of Vascular Access:
Detection of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease in the Cardiology and Nephrology Communities
Online First abstract from CardioRenal Medicine.
Articles from STAT:
Ebola Vaccinations in Eastern Congo Due to Begin on Wednesday
Article from Reuters.
CMS Finalizes Rule Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online
News brief from Healthcare DIVE. CMS press release.


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Fri/Sat, Aug. 3-4

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  Aug. 3, 2018

Every Week, This Woman Nearly Dies Before She Can Get Medical Treatment
Report and 3-minute CNN video by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Editor's note: The video begins, "In order to really understand what's going on here, you're going to need to suspend disbelief."

The July 31 CJASN Express article, "Circumstances of Death among Undocumented Immigrants Who Rely on Emergency-Only Hemodialysis," is still behind a paywall.

Who financially benefits most from this situation? The dialysis providers and nephrologists that have emergency room dialysis contracts. Welcome to U.S. nephrology.

Undocumented Georgia Man Fears Dialysis Clinic Closure Could Cost His Life
Radio report from WABE/NPR Atlanta.
Ohio Kidney Dialysis Amendment Backers Have Spent $4.1 Million So Far To Get on the Ballot
Article from Cleveland.com.
Home Hemodialysis: a Cradle of New Ideas
Free, full-text, First Online editorial from Journal of Nephrology.
Keeping Your Autonomy in the Hospital
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Being a Living Organ Donor Is Safer, Easier Than You Think
Article and video from the Mayo Clinic.
Analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study Highlights the Global, Regional, and National Trends of Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology from 1990 to 2016
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International.
Association Between Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin and Risk of Bleeding Among Hemodialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Online First Abstracts from American Journal Of Nephrology:
Acute Kidney Injury in Real Time: Prediction, Alerts, and Clinical Decision Support
Free, full-text, Online First mini-review from Nephron.
suPAR as a Marker of Infection in Acute Kidney Injury-a Prospective Observational Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Discontinuation of Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients with Severe Acute Kidney Injury: Predictive Factors of Renal Function Recovery
First Online abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
Kidney Patients with Alport Syndrome are Center of FDA Patient-Focused Meeting
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
We've Finally Learned Trump's Grand Plan for Fixing Health Care
Article from The Washington Post.
‘These Plans Aren’t For Everyone’: Administration Defends Short-Term Coverage As Critics Call It Junk Insurance
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
A New Threat to Immigrants' Health — The Public-Charge Rule
Free, full-text, Recently Published perspective piece from the New England Journal of Medicine.
U.S. Palestinian Aid Cuts Hit Programs Providing Food And Health For Gaza's Poorest
Article from NPR.
Obesity Extends Duration of Influenza A Virus Shedding
MLN Matters Articles:


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Thursday, Aug. 2

Every Week, This Woman Nearly Dies Before She Can Get Medical Treatment
Report and 3-minute CNN video by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Editor's note: The video begins, "In order to really understand what's going on here, you're going to need to suspend disbelief."

The July 31 CJASN Express article, "Circumstances of Death among Undocumented Immigrants Who Rely on Emergency-Only Hemodialysis," is still behind a paywall.

Welcome to U.S. nephrology.

Ohio Kidney Dialysis Amendment Backers Have Spent $4.1 Million So Far To Get on the Ballot
Article from Cleveland.com.
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DaVita Inc. 2nd Quarter 2018 Results
Press release.
For Thousands of Immigrants in the U.S., Care for Kidney Failure Is Difficult
Article from U.S. News & World Report.

Editor's note: The July 31 CJASN Express article, "Circumstances of Death among Undocumented Immigrants Who Rely on Emergency-Only Hemodialysis," is still behind a paywall.
Home Dialyzors United Elects New President
Facebook posting.
Articles from Healio:
Satellite Cell Function, Intramuscular Inflammation and Exercise in Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Free August 2018 Issue of Clinical Kidney Journal
24 full-text articles.
Nephrology Nurses' Perceptions of Discussing Sexual Health Issues with Patients Who Have End-Stage Kidney Disease
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Articles from HealthDay:
Low Testosterone Is Associated with Frailty, Muscle Wasting and Physical Dysfunction among Men Receiving Hemodialysis: a Longitudinal Analysis
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Self-reported Intentional Weight Loss and Risk of Death in Moderate Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Beneficial Effect of Intradialytic Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Early View abstract from Artificial Organs.
Only 10 Percent of Non-Dialysis Kidney Patients Ever See a Dietitian
Press release from Loyola University Health System.
Scientists Identify New Mechanisms Underlying Pediatric Kidney Cancer
Press release from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Abbott's FreeStyle Libre 14 Day Flash Glucose Monitor Approved in U.S.
Article from MedGadget.
Administration Loosens Restrictions On Short-Term Plans, But The Coverage Comes With A Lot Of Fine Print
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico: A Physician Looks Back at the Storm
Free, full-text, New Online perspective piece from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Opioid Use Has Not Declined Meaningfully
Article from Internal Medicine News. Article from HealthDay.
Letters to HHS Secretary Azar from the Renal Physicians Association:
Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs: Announcement of the Extension of Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Part B Non-Emergency Ground Ambulance Suppliers and Home Health Agencies in Designated Geographic Locations
Notice from The Federal Register. Article extract from InsideHealthPolicy.com.
August CROWNWeb Newsletter Now Available


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Wednesday, Aug. 1

For Thousands of Immigrants in the U.S., Care for Kidney Failure Is Difficult
Article from U.S. News & World Report.

Editor's note: The July 31 CJASN Express article, "Circumstances of Death among Undocumented Immigrants Who Rely on Emergency-Only Hemodialysis," is still behind a paywall.
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Fresenius Extends Deadline for $2B NxStage Buyout
Article from Mass Device. Earnings call transcript from Seeking Alpha.
Thinking in 3-D: a Future for Dialysis?
Free, full-text, First Online editorial from Journal of Nephrology.
The Dialysis Less Traveled By
Article from Managed Care.
Post-Hospitalization Dialysis Facility Processes of Care and Hospital Readmissions among Hemodialysis Patients: a Retrospective Cohort Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Timing of Dialysis Initiation and Mortality Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Meta-Analysis
Early View abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Hepatitis C Virus Infection in ESKD Patients
Free, full-text, CJASN Express article.
PDI in Press Abstracts:
Temporal Changes in the Composition of a Large Multicenter Kidney Exchange Clearinghouse: Do the Hard-to-Match Accumulate?
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Free, Full-Text, Issue-In-Progress Articles from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research:
Clinical Prediction Models for Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease to End-Stage Kidney Failure under Predialysis Nephrology Care: Results from the Chronic Kidney Disease Japan Cohort Study
Free, Open Access, First Online article from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
The Use of Bioimpedance Spectroscopy to Guide Fluid Management in Patients Receiving Dialysis
Published Ahead-of-Print abstract from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.
Abstracts from The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology:
More Laboratories Are Routinely Reporting eGFR
News item from CDC's Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System.
Saunas Linked to Numerous Health Benefits
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
Does The ‘Medicare-For-All’ Price Tag Seem Staggering? Some Experts Say It Goes Beyond Just The Basic Numbers
News summary from Kaiser Health News. Article from The Hill.
Here's What Happened When 1 Unvaccinated NYC Kid Got Measles
Article from HealthDay.
Medicare Part D Premiums Continue to Decline in 2019
CMS press release.


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Tuesday, July 31

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  July 31, 2018
Fresenius Medical Care 2nd Qtr Results
Press release.
Nation's Longest Single-Site Kidney Chain Reaches 100
Press release from University of Alabama at Birmingham.
DaVita Laying Off 109 at Orlando Facility after Selling Prescription Unit (to Walgreens)
Article from the Orlando Sentinel.
Spain Leads the World in Organ Donation — What's Stopping Other Countries Catching Up?
Article from The Independent (UK).
Surgery and Fluid Science Combine To Help Dialysis in Kidney Disease Patients
Press release from Imperial College London. Free, full-text, Article in Press from Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Transplantation:
Articles from Healio:
Cannulation with Sharp or Blunt Needles for Hemodialysis: the Importance of Cannulation Technique for the Patient's Lifeline
Online First abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Nephrology:
Rate of the "Burnt out Diabetes" Phenomenon in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis
Article in Press abstract from Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.
Incidence of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus and Association with Mortality in Childhood Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: a Population-based Study
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Microsoft Files Patent Application for Eyeglasses That Gauge Blood Pressure
Article from Healthcare IT News.
Political Pressure Inside HHS Policy Shop To Tailor Facts To Fit Trump's Message Unprecedented, Staffers Say
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Who Are the 'High-Need, High-Cost' Patients?
Article from Internal Medicine News.
Final Journal Reviews Column from Richard Lehman
BMJ blog.
1,400 Nursing Homes Get Lower Medicare Ratings Because Of Staffing Concerns
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Transitional Care Management Tied to Better Survival, Less Spending in Medicare
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.


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Monday, July 30

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  July 30, 2018
See How This Hospital (Mt. Sinai) Uses Artificial Intelligence To Find Kidney Disease
Articler from Forbes.
The Tragedy of Having ESRD in Mexico
(12-page PDF) Free, full-text Article in Press from from Kidney International Reports.
Clinical Pharmacology of Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Kidney Disease
Free, full-text CJASN Express article.
Population Level Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Treatment Pre-Versus Post Kidney Transplant
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Advance Article Abstracts from NDT:
Heterogeneity in the Nonplanarity and Arterial Curvature of Arteriovenous Fistulas in vivo
Free, full-text, Article in Press from Journal of Vascular Surgery.
  Fresenius Medical Care Achieves Preclinical Milestone in Its Regenerative Medicine Program for Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release.
Inflammation Inhibitor Delivered Directly to Kidneys Reverses Course of Destructive Nephritis
Press release from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Diabetes Drugs Act As Powerful Curb for Immune Cells in Controlling Inflammation
Press release from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
New Indictment Calls Trina (Diabetes) Clinics 'Pyramid Scheme'
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
Diabetes Cases in Japan Top 10 Million for the First Time
Article from Nippon.com.
Clinical Grade Urinalysis at Home with Your Smartphone
Physician Burnout, Well-Being, and Work Unit Safety Grades in Relationship to Reported Medical Errors
Abstract via the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The Simple, Powerful Question Doctors Should Ask Their Patients
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
Curtailing Medicaid's Transportation Benefit Is 'Pennywise and Pound Foolish'
Article from STAT.


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