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Monday, May 30

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  May 30, 2016
Kidney Caucus Letter Repayment Basis
Posting by Mel Hodge on the KidneyViews blog.
Does an Acid-Milieu in Chronic Kidney Disease Contribute to Its Increased Cardiovascular Mortality
Free, full-text, Issue-in-Progress editorial from American Journal of Nephrology.
Prevention of Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury: What Should We Do?
Free, full-text, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
The Efficacy and Durability of the Venous Window Needle Guide Implanted on Uncannulatable Arteriovenous Fistulas
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Lower Extremity Permanent Dialysis Vascular Access
CJASN Express abstract.
Furosemide Increases the Risk of Hyperparathyroidism in Chronic Kidney Disease
Issue-in-Progress abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Comparison of Oral Versus Intravenous Vitamin D Receptor Activator in Reducing Infection Related Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients: the Q-Cohort Study
Advance Access abstract from NDT.
Kidney Donation Before Imminent Circulatory Death
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Free, Full-Text, First Online Articles from Pediatric Nephrology:
First of Its Kind Procedure Combines Scalp, Skull, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Articles from Kaiser Health News:

June MACRA Events
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network.

Most Medicare ACOs to Leave if Excluded from MACRA: Survey


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Fri./Sat., May 27-28

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  May 27, 2016
Rep. Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Address Nation's Organ Transplant Shortage
Press release. The proposed legislation is a 7-page pdf.
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required):
Effects of the Prospective Payment System on Anemia Management in Maintenance Dialysis Patients: Implications for Cost and Site of Care
Free, full-text, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Incentivizing Authorization for Deceased Organ Donation With Organ Allocation Priority: The First 5 Years (in Israel)
Early View abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Dialysis and Pregnancy: No Longer the Impossible
Advance Access extract from NDT.
Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Poor Health in Patients with Kidney Disease
Press release and JASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration Using Customized Replacement Fluid for Acute Kidney Injury with Severe Hypernatremia
Free, full-text, Advance Access article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Dialysis and Patient Factors Which Determine Convective Volume Exchange in Patients Treated by Postdilution Online Hemodiafiltration
Early View abstract from Artificial Organs.
Pericarditis and Pericardial Effusions in End-Stage Renal Disease
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Peritoneal Dialysis Use within the Context of the Population and Healthcare Systems of Europe-Differences, Trends and Future Challenges
Advance Online abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Comparison of The Risk of de novo Cardiovascular Disease between Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
In Press abstract from International Journal of Cardiology.
QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Prevalence, of Adults Aged =18 Years with Hypertension Who Are Aware They Have Hypertension, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014
Drug-Resistant Superbug Is Here: First Discovery in United States of Colistin Resistance in a Human E. coli Infection
Press release from the U. S. Military HIV Program. Articles from STAT and The Hill.
Proposed Rule Would Allow VA to Grant Full Practice Authority to APRNs
News brief from AHANewsNow.
10 Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance
Article from HFMA.
FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction

6/10 ESCO Webinar & 6/23 Workshop
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network.



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Thursday, May 26

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Address Nation's Organ Transplant Shortage
Press release.
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  May 26, 2016

Fresenius Medical Care Launches 6008 CAREsystem, a New Hemodialysis Therapy System Enabling Better Care for Chronic Patients
Press release.

Editor's note: It is unclear whether this is intended for the US market. Unfortunately, from this picture, the new machine appears to remain as large in size as a refrigerator.

What Drs. Aren't Telling Young Obese Adults — Too Few Warn Patients of the Risk for Kidney Disease
Article from HealthDay. Press release from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Free, full-text article from PLOS ONE.
Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests
Article from HealthDay. Abstract and press release from the Journal of the American Heart Association.

National Kidney Foundation Statement on The Organ Donation Clarification Act of 2016
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.

Editor's note: It is time for the National Kidney Foundation to come down from its ivory tower. The financial incentives of U.S. dialysis care leads to minimal care, disability for nearly all patients, and worse outcomes for patients compared to Europe and Japan. Many U.S. nephrologists profit from the sub-optimal care of their dialysis patients.

Free, Full-Text, Early View Articles from American Journal of Transplantation:
Predicting Patient Survival after Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation Using Flexible Parametric Modeling
Free, full-text, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Kidney-Failure Risk Projection for the Living Kidney-Donor Candidate
Letter to the editor from the New England Journal of Medicine.
Exploring Depression amongst Kidney Transplant Recipients: a Literature Review
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Fluid Control For Energy to Live Full Life
Article from Renal Support Network.
Outcomes of Vascular Access Care and Surgery Managed by Interventional Nephrologists: A Twelve-Year Experience
Issue-in-Progress abstract from Blood Purification.
Articles from Renal & Urology News:
NQF, CDC Issue Guide to Promote Appropriate Use of Antibiotics in Hospitals
News brief from AHANewsNow.
Regulatory Approval of New Medical Devices: Cross Sectional Study
Free, full-text article from the BMJ.

 



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Wednesday, May 25*

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  May 25, 2016
The Enemy Is Not Death. The Enemy Is Needless Suffering
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
"With the increasingly complex, confusing, and expensive nature of medical care, it is more important than ever that doctors "get it." They must accept that the enemy is not death; the enemy is needless suffering. They must understand the limits of their role. They must appreciate and respect the strength of their fellow man and the rights of every patient to choose their destiny."
Editor's note: Hopefully, someday U.S. nephrology will "get it," that what is important to dialysis patients is NOT Kt/V and biochemical markers.
A Doctor Yearns For A Return To The Time When Physicians Were ‘Artisans’
Article from Kaiser Health News.
"When you remember that being with the ill is a calling, then you remember that it is a tremendous privilege to be a physician. People trust you with their secrets, their fears and their hopes. They allow you to ask about their lives and to assess their bodies. So my lament is not for the loss of physician privilege — goodbye to that — but to the understanding of medicine as a calling."
Free, Full-Text, Advance Access Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
Advance Access Abstracts from NDT:
When Blood Is Sampled Affects Dialysis Patients' Phosphorus Values
Article from Renal & Urology News.
Living Kidney Donors Who Develop Kidney Failure: Excerpts of Their Thoughts
Issue-in-Progress abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Developing and Validating a Renal Nutrition Screening Tool to Effectively Identify Undernutrition Risk Among Renal Inpatients
Article in Press abstract from Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Regenerative Medicine in Kidney Disease
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients
Article from HealthDay. Free, full-text article and press release from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Published Ahead-of-Print Abstracts from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension:
LCP-Tacrolimus: A Novel Extended-Release Tacrolimus for Use in Kidney Transplantation
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Fistula First Resources
Helpful resources from the ESRD National Coordinating Center.
Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for Bard Peripheral Vascular Device: Fluency® Plus Endovascular Stent Graft
49-page pdf from the FDA.
Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Article from HealthDay.

 



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Tuesday, May 24

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  May 24, 2016
Factors Affecting Outcomes in Patients Reaching End-Stage Kidney Disease Worldwide: Differences in Access to Renal Replacement Therapy, Modality Use, and Hemodialysis Practices
Online First abstract from The Lancet.

"For most patients with ESKD worldwide who are treated with in-centre haemodialysis, overall survival is poor, but longer in some Asian countries than elsewhere in the world, and longer in Europe than in the USA, although this gap has reduced."

Editor's note: Hasn't this statement remained unchanged for the last 5,10,15 years?

U.S. nephrologists continue to follow leaders like Kent Thiry, who stated in May 2013, "When your kidney fails, you die unless you’re one of the fortunate few who get transplanted."

Does a well-patient model of care have any place in for-profit, in-center, dialysis care in the USA?  U.S. nephrologists consider in-center hemodialysis treatments to be a deathtrap and would avoid it for themselves for their own family members.
BP Swings Tied to Faster Decline in Mental Skills
Article from HealthDay. Press release from the American Heart Association. Published online before print abstract from Hypertension.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Free, Full-Text Articles from NDT:
Health Insurance Trends in United States Living Kidney Donors (2004 to 2015)
Early View abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
First Online Abstracts from International Urology And Nephrology:
Treatment of Pediatric Hyperkalemia with Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Press Releases from the European Society of Cardiology:
House Republicans Offer Obamacare Alternative: 'World's Greatest Healthcare Plan Act of 2016'
Articles from The Hill and MedPage Today (registration required, but free).

"But much of ObamaCare would remain, including its safeguards against insurers discriminating based on pre-existing conditions. The law's tax increases would also be kept."
Cash Prizes for Pharma Are Needed to Fight Superbugs
Article from STAT.
Living Near Fast-Food Places Hurts Less-Educated Most

Din Erupts Over Obama's Proposed Medicare Payment Plan
News brief from Kaiser Health News.

Implementing MACRA — Implications for Physicians and for Physician Leadership
Free, full-text, Online First viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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Monday, May 23

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  May 23, 2016
Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:

"Conclusions and Relevance: Among critically ill patients with AKI, early RRT compared with delayed initiation of RRT reduced mortality over the first 90 days. Further multicenter trials of this intervention are warranted."

Editor's note:
These full-text, Online First articles appeared one week earlier in The New England Journal Of Medicine:

"Discussion: In this trial, a strategy of delayed initiation of renal-replacement therapy in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury obviated the need for renal-replacement therapy in almost 50% of cases (resulting in a considerable difference in the total number of renal-replacement therapy sessions). Mortality at day 60 did not differ significantly between the early-strategy group and the delayed-strategy group."
ERA-EDTA 53rd Congress — May 21-24 in Vienna
News releases from the European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplantation Association:
  • Final program - (418-page pdf)
  • Late Breaking Clinical Trials - (2-page pdf)
  • Specific Renal Nutrition Guidelines Are Needed to Prevent Sarcopenia and Frailty in Dialysis Patients - (1-page pdf)
  • Baby Dialysis Machine Revisited: CAREPEDIEM Decreases Mortality Rate by 50 Percent! - (2-page pdf)
  • Nephrology in Austria is a Model to Be Emulated Europe-wide - (1-page pdf)
As We Grow Old: Nutritional Considerations for Older Patients on Dialysis
Free, full-text, Advance Access article from NDT.
Free, Full-Text, Articles in Press from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Early View Abstracts from Seminars In Dialysis:
Ratio of Surface Roughness to Flow Scale As Additional Parameter for Shear Induced Hemolysis
Advance Online abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Effectiveness of N-acetylcysteine for Preserving Residual Renal Function in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial
First Online abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Renal Support Network's 14th Annual Essay Contest
This year's theme: "What Do You Know Now About Chronic Kidney Disease That You Wish You'd Known When You Were Diagnosed?" Entries are due August 1st.
Donated Organs Kept 'Alive' May Ease the Transplant Shortage
Article from The Washington Post.
Diatlysis Patient Celebrates 100th Birhday
Study: US Spends More on Mental Disorders Than Any Other Condition
News brief from AHANewsNow. Article from Health Affairs.
Analysis: 40 Percent Of Cancer Deaths In U.S. Are Preventable By Adjusting Lifestyle Habits
News summary from Kaiser Health News.

 



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Fri./Sat., May 20-21

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  May 20, 2016
Announcement of CMS Request for Applications for the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is officially announcing a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Model.  Applicants will have the opportunity to apply to join the Model starting in its second year, on January 1, 2017. The application deadline is July 15, 2016.

CEC Model
information web page from CMS. The Request for Applications (RFA) is a 50-page pdf.
Kidney Charity (Dialysis Patients Citizens) Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Idaho Blue Cross For Rejecting Qualified Health Plans (QHP) Payments
Headline only from the pay-for-view web site InsideHealthPolicy.com.

DaVita, Northwell Health Announce Joint Venture to Deliver Full Suite of Kidney Care Services
Press release.

Editor's note: Still no mention of employment or rehabilitation. If patients want to be well or work, they and their families must also take on the burden of home dialysis. The "sick-patient" model (under-dialyzed and debilitated) continues to be the sole option available for most patients at in-center, for-profit dialysis clinics.

Simple Public Health Intervention May Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release and CJASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
Screening Strategy Identifies Adults at Risk for Developing Kidney Disease
Press release and CJASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
DaVita Announces Agreement to Acquire a Prominent Medical Group in Orlando Area
Press release.

"(DaVita)... announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Family Health Care of Central Florida, a highly reputable primary care group serving the Orlando metro area for more than 30 years."

Editor's note:
DaVita tries to buy a new reputation?
Patient and Other Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funded Studies of Patients with Kidney Diseases
CJASN Express abstract.

Editor's note: Perhaps more patients would participate in research that is based on a well-patient model.

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults
Press release from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Also see these Online First articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:

Results of Human Factors Testing in a Novel Hemodialysis System Designed for Ease of Patient Use
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.

Abstracts from Renal Failure:

End-Of-Life Care for People with Chronic Kidney Disease: Cause of Death, Place of Death and Hospital Costs
Advance Access abstract from NDT.
Access to and Characteristics of Palliative Care Related Hospitalization in the Management of End-Stage Renal Disease Patients on Renal Replacement Therapy in France
Accepted Article abstract from Nephrology.
How Do Patients Experience a Kidney Biopsy
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
A Chinese Hospital Tries to Buy Off Another Victim of Search Engine Baidu's Medical Ads (to eliminate dialysis)
Article from Epoch Times.
Nikkiso America Launches DBB-06 Hemodialysis System with Dialysis Dose Monitor in U.S.
Global Antibiotics 'Revolution' Needed
Article from the BBC.
Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC
Article from HealthDay.

CROWNWeb Town Hall Event: Connecting the Pieces: Introducing EIDM and QARM
Scheduled for May 26, 2 PM ET.

Medigap Plans for Home or In-center Dialyzors
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.


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Thursday, May 19

Nikkiso America Launches DBB-06 Hemodialysis System with Dialysis Dose Monitor in U.S.
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  May 19, 2016
Overtime Pay Rules Will Affect Millions of Healthcare Workers
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Modern Healthcare. Fact sheet from WhiteHouse.gov.
University of Delaware Computer Scientists Team with Clinicians to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Press release.
Factors Associated with the Receipt of Antimicrobials among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Infection Control.
Inflammation Regulates Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 Production
Published Ahead of Print abstract from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.
Primary and Tertiary Health Professionals' Views on the Health-Care of Patients with Comorbid Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease -- a Qualitative Study
Free, full-text, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
The Tego™ Needleless Connector for Hemodialysis Catheters May Protect against Catheter Colonization
First Online abstract from European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases.
Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet): Drug Safety Communication - Clinical Trial Results Find Increased Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations
FDA MedWatch notice.
High Blood Pressure Linked to Vascular Dementia
Superbugs Will 'Kill Every Three Seconds'
Article from the BBC.
Ways and Means Leaders Unveil 'Hospital Bill'
News brief from AHANewsNow.
Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too
Article from HealthDay.

Critics Of Medicare's Overall Hospital Star Rating Push For Changes
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Wednesday, May 18

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  May 18, 2016
The New Era of Informed Consent — Getting to a Reasonable-Patient Standard Through Shared Decision Making
Article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"Informed consent discussions are often devoid of details about the material risks, benefits, and alternatives that are critical to meaningful patient decision making."
Nephrologists' Likelihood of Referring Patients for Kidney Transplant Based on Hypothetical Patient Scenarios
Free, full-text, Advance Access article from Clinical Kidney Journal.

Editor's note:
This study, done by U.S. nephrologists, completely ignores the financial incentives for U.S. nephrologists to avoid referrals for transplants.
Bisphenol A in Hemodialysis Patient: An Open Question
Free, full-text, Issue-in-Progress editorial from Blood Purification.

Issue-in-Progress Abstracts from Blood Purification:

Advance Access Abstracts from NDT:
Association of mGFR of the Remaining Kidney Divided by Its Volume before Donation with Functional Gain in mGFR among Living Kidney Donors
CJASN Express abstract.
May-June 2016 Issue of Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Over 20 free, full-text articles.
A Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplant? Not So Fast
(Registration required, but free.) Berns on Nephrology video blog from Medscape Nephrology.
Could Potatoes Be Bad for Blood Pressure?
Article from HealthDay. Free, full-text article from BMJ.
Late Mortality after Sepsis: Propensity Matched Cohort Study
Article from the BMJ.
Magic Mushrooms 'Promising' in Depression
How Much Time Is Left? Doctors, Loved Ones Often Disagree
Article from HealthDay. Free, full-text article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
New Online Menu Of Doctors Aims To Remove ‘Blind Date’ Facet Of Telemedicine
Article from Kaiser Health News.
 


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Tuesday, May 17

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  May 17, 2016
Finding Organ Donors Concealed in Plain Sight
Article from The New York Times.
Hansa Medical: Ongoing US Study Shows That IdeS Allows for Transplantation of Highly Sensitized Patients
Press release.
Standardized Best Practices and Individual Craft-Based Medicine — A Conversation About Quality
Free, full-text, Online First special communication from JAMA Internal Medicine.

"Finally, I fear that standardization undermines the humanity and the joy in doctoring. Historically, society has permitted physicians a great deal of autonomy and discretion in their work—and the quid pro quo for this privilege has been physicians' dedication to their patients and the public good. What happens to this dedication when physicians' work begins to seem like a list of tasks rather than a calling? If physicians become disengaged, patient care suffers and is more variable, and standardization becomes ever more necessary. We may be entering a vicious cycle in which standardization attempts to compensate for the very loss of professionalism that it engenders."
Living with Moderate to Severe Renal Failure from the Perspective of Patients
Free, full-text, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Conclusions: This study offers important new insights into an expanding group of patients having moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease. Healthcare professionals should acknowledge their problems instead of ignoring or rejecting them and they should support patients in finding a way to deal with them. The assumptions of Personalised Care Planning could be used to support patients.
A Nephrology Listicle
Posting from the AJKD blog.
ICUs Strained by Increased Volume and a near Doubling of Opioid Related Deaths
Press release from American Thoracic Society.
"...these patients are 30 percent more likely to need acute dialysis, and have contributed to an increased healthcare cost of 46 percent over the last 7 years."
Chemistry Testing on Plasma Versus Serum Samples in Dialysis Patients: Clinical and Quality Improvement Implications
JASN Express abstract.
External Dilator Assisted Banding for High Flow Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistula
Abstract from Renal Failure.
Hemodiafiltration With Endogenous Reinfusion Improved Microinflammation and Endothelial Damage Compared With Online-Hemodiafiltration: A Hypothesis Generating Study
Early View abstract from Artificial Organs.
Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High Blood Pressure
Article from HealthDay. Published Ahead of Print abstract from Hypertension.
SPRINT Confuses Ambulatory BP Expectations
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
Lowering Target Blood Pressure Would Save Lives and Money
Press release from Columbia University Medical Center.
Intervention to Prevent Major Depression in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Abstract from Annals of Internal Medicine.
New York Dialysis Unit Temporarily Closed Due to Mold
China to Double Organ Transplant Hospitals by 2020
HHS Issues Final Rule on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs
News brief from AHANewsNow.
Articles from Kaiser Health News:
Exercise May Cut Risk of 13 Cancers, Study Suggests
Frequent Religious Service Attendance Linked with Decreased Mortality Risk among Women
Kentucky Ambulance Service Accused of Medicare Fraud
Another Philadelphia Ambulance Owner Is Charged with Medicare Fraud


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Monday, May 16

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  May 16, 2016

Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from the New England Journal Of Medicine:

"Discussion: In this trial, a strategy of delayed initiation of renal-replacement therapy in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury obviated the need for renal-replacement therapy in almost 50% of cases (resulting in a considerable difference in the total number of renal-replacement therapy sessions). Mortality at day 60 did not differ significantly between the early-strategy group and the delayed-strategy group."

Postings from the AJKD Blog:

The Economic Considerations of Patients and Caregivers in Choice of Dialysis Modality
Free, full-text, Early View article from Hemodialysis International.
"Discussion: Our data suggests that economic considerations underpin the choices patients make about dialysis treatments, however these are rarely reported. To promote home dialysis, strategies to improve employment retention and housing, and to minimize out-of-pocket costs, need to be addressed directly by healthcare providers and payers."
Do Patient Reported Measures of Symptoms and Health Status Predict Mortality in Hemodialysis? An Assessment of POS-S Renal and EQ-5D
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
News Items from the International Society of Nephrology:
First Online Abstracts from Pediatric Nephrology:
Approach to the Treatment of Methanol Intoxication
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Articles in Press Abstracts from Journal of Vascular Surgery:
Social Determinants of Racial Disparities in CKD
JASN Express abstract.
The Uremic Toxin Oxythiamine Causes Functional Thiamine Deficiency in End-Stage Renal Disease by Inhibiting Transketolase Activity
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Reconsidering the Lack of Urea Toxicity in Dialysis Patients
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Cardiac Troponin T Elevation at Dialysis Initiation Is Associated with All Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality on Dialysis in Patients without Diabetic Nephropathy
First Online abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Big Data Will Meet Personalized Medicine at Kidney Congress
(Registration required, but free.) Conference news from Medscape Medical News.
FDA April 2016 Drug Safety Labeling Changes
Includes 29 products with revisions to Prescribing Information.
More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly
Your Patient Should Get a Health Coach. Here's Why
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
CMS Warned About Unintended Consequences of Part B Drug Proposal
Article from HFMA.
Study: Few Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Receive Telehealth Services
News brief from AHANewsNow.


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