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Tuesday, Dec. 18

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  Dec. 18, 2018
Transplants Provide Better Outcomes Than Dialysis for End-Stage Kidney Disease
Press release from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Latest data from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR)
National Kidney Foundation Statement on Texas v United States Ruling
Press release. Related new summary from Kaiser Health News.
DaVita Lowers Purchase Price of Medical Group by $560 Million
Article from Axios.
Dialysis Without Borders - HBV Concerns
Letter extract from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Serious Kidney Injury Common during Cancer Chemotherapy
Article from Reuters Health.
B Braun
Quantifying Cognitive Dysfunction across the Spectrum of End-Stage Kidney Disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Free, full-text review article from Nephrology.
Abstracts from Journal of Clinical Nursing:
Projecting ESRD Incidence and Prevalence in the United States through 2030
Published Ahead of Print abstract and editorial extract from the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Association between Freestanding Dialysis Facility Size and Medicare Quality Incentive Program Performance Scores
Online First abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Published Ahead of Print CJASN Abstracts/Extract:
The Effect of Maintaining High Hemoglobin Levels on Long-Term Kidney Function in Kidney Transplant Recipients: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Association of Social Worker-Assessed Psychosocial Factors with 30-Day Hospital Readmissions among Hemodialysis Patients
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Year in Review Abstracts from Nature Reviews Nephrology:
Phosphate Binders Do Not Interfere with Nutrition
Article from Renal & Urology News.
Early View Abstracts from Oral Diseases:

Risk of Incident Gout Following Kidney Transplant Recipients: a Retrospective Cohort Study
Abstract from the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.
Dr. Jonathan Rich and Nephrologist, Dr. Robert Greenwell Discuss Kidney Stones
Press release from Mercy Medical Center (Baltimore).
Barbershop BP Intervention Going Strong at 12 Months
Article from Internal Medicine News.
Different Takes: Judge's Health Law Ruling Likely To Boomerang On GOP; Lessons On The Importance Of Protecting Preexisting Conditions
Opinion piece summary from Kaiser Health News.
Firearm Injury Prevention: AFFIRMing That Doctors Are in Our Lane
Free, full-text article from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Three in 10 Delaying Medical Treatment Due to Costs: Gallup
Article from The Hill.
It's Easier to Get a Gun Than a Psychiatrist in America
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
HHS Knew Cutting ACA Ads Would Reduce Signups By 100,000
Notices from the Northwest Renal Network:


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Monday, Dec. 17

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  Dec. 17, 2018
Treating the Patient's Body Is Not Synonymous with Treating the Patient
Posting from the KevinMD blog.

"There are many definitions of “better” in health care. For doctors, it’s easy to choose the one that makes us feel better, the one that convinces us that whatever we’re doing is working. But ultimately, the one that our patients and their families choose is the one that matters."
My Experience at the 2018 NKF KDOQI Home Dialysis Controversies Conference
Posting from the NKF Advocacy in Action blog.
Latest News from UCSF's The Kidney Project
December 3rd Facebook page update. The Kidney Project web site.
UK Organ Donors to Be Asked If They Are Religious
Article from the BBC.
Pursuit Vascular
Advance Articles Abstracts from NDT:
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required, but free):
Middle Molecule Elimination in Expanded Hemodialysis: Only Convective Transport?
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Articles from Renal & Urology News:
The Importance of Drug Safety and Tolerability in the Development of New Immunosuppressive Therapy for Transplant Recipients
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
Diagnostic Accuracy of Frailty Screening Methods in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
Online First abstract from Nephron.
Low Copeptin Levels in Patients with Intradialytic Hypotension
Accepted Article abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?
Article from HealthDay.
DaVita's Serious Problems Are Growing
Article from Seeking Alpha.
Judge Strikes Down ACA Putting Law In Legal Peril — Again
Articles from Kaiser Health News, Health Affairs blog, and The Hill.
Parachute Use to Prevent Death and Major Trauma When Jumping from Aircraft: Randomized Controlled Trial
Free, full-text article and opinion piece from The BMJ.

"Therefore, although we can confidently recommend that individuals jumping from small stationary aircraft on the ground do not require parachutes, individual judgment should be exercised when applying these findings at higher altitudes."

Editor's note: A classic.
Report: Apple Hiring Dozens of MDs, Solidifies Venture into Healthcare
Article from MassDevice.
 


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Fri/Sat, Dec. 14-15

Latest News from UCSF's The Kidney Project
December 3rd Facebook page update. The Kidney Project web site.
Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?
Article from HealthDay.
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  Dec. 14, 2018
Study Compares Dialysis Reimbursement around the Globe
Press release and Published Ahead of Print CJASN abstract and editorial extract from the American Society of Nephrology.
The Kidney Health Initiative: Reflections and Future Perspectives
Feature from Kidney News Online.
Australian Government Urged to Consider ‘Opt-Out’ Organ Donation
Article from The Epoch Times.
Company of the Day: Dravon Medical
Free, Full-Text Articles in Press from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
"Let's Talk about Peritoneal Dialysis" Post 5: Why Won't My Patient Ultrafiltrate?
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Quantity and Reporting Quality of Kidney Research
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract.
Online First Abstracts from Blood Purification:
Online First Abstracts from American Journal Of Nephrology:
Psychosocial Consequences of Living Kidney Donation: a Prospective Multicenter Study on Health-Related Quality of Life, Donor-Recipient Relationships and Regret
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
My Girlfriend Donated Her Kidney To Save Me, But I'm No Longer In Love With Her Anymore, What Do I Do?
Posting from ZeppFeed.
Effects of Long-Term Treatment with Low-GDP, pH-Neutral Solutions on Peritoneal Membranes in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
First Online abstract from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Considering Hepatitis C Virus Infection As a Systemic Disease
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
After a 39% Cut in 2018, Payment for Dialysis Access Procedures Will Remain Stable Next Year
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Healio.
Why the Reluctance to Use Biosimilar Insulins for Diabetes?
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.
Mindfulness and Your Health
Posting from KidneyViews blog.
AHA: The Eyes Have It for High Blood Pressure Clues
Article from HealthDay.
Health Insurance Costs Crushing Many People Who Don't Get Federal Subsidies
Article from Kaiser Health News.
CDC Report: US Gun Deaths Reach Highest Level in Nearly 40 Years
Article from The Hill.
Southwest Airlines Flight Turns Back after Human Heart Discovery
Article from the BBC.
Heart Attack Risk Elevated Over Christmas and New Year's Holidays
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Implementation of Changes in the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Payment for Dialysis Furnished for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in ESRD Facilities for Calendar Year (CY) 2019
MLN Matters notice of CMS Program Transmittal update (35-page pdf).
Medicare's Approach to Paying for Services That Promote Coordinated Care
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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Thursday, Dec. 13

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  Dec. 13, 2018
Marijuana Use in Potential Living Kidney Donors: To Exclude or Not To Exclude?
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Young Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease: an Exploration of Their Relationships and Support Networks
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Caught between DACA and ACA, Man's Hopes for Kidney Transplant Dim
Article from KTAR News (Phoenix).
Effect of Ultrafiltration during Hemodialysis on Hepatic and Total Body Water: an Observational Study
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease: Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Notable 2017 Advances
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Company of the Day: Medical Solutions International
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required, but free):
Educational Level and Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease: Longitudinal Data from the PREVEND Study
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Diabetic Amputations on the Rise in the U.S.
Article from Reuters Health.
For The Asking, A Check Is In The Mail To Help Pay For Costly Drugs
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Incoming GOP Congressman Says Vaccines May Cause Autism, Contradicting CDC
Article from The Hill.
Lowest-Priced Generic Drugs More Likely to Experience Shortages
Press release from the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research.
 


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Wednesday, Dec. 12

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  Dec. 12, 2018
China Harvested Organs from Political Prisoners on Substantial Scale, Says Tribunal
Extract from The BMJ. Tribunal web site, opening speech and press releases.
Imposter Dialysis Nurse Indicted for Fraud and Practicing Without a License
Article from The Marshall News Messenger (Texas).
Future Doctors Learn How to Prescribe Physical Activity for Their Patients
Press release from Lancaster University.
When Religion Collides with Organ Donation, What Does Islam Say?
Article from The (Philadelphia) Inquirer.
Vitamin D Receptor Activator Doesn't Lower CV Risk in Some Patients on Hemodialysis
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch. Free, full-text article and editorial extract from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Individualized Hemodialysis Treatment: A Perspective on Residual Kidney Function and Precision Medicine in Nephrology
Free, full-text, Online First review article from CardioRenal Medicine.
Company of the Day: Hach
Free, Full-Text Articles from Therapeutic. Apheresis and Dialysis:
IgA Vasculitis Increases Risks for Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease
Article from Internal Medicine News.
‘We’re Fighting For Our Lives’: Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Gut Microbiome May Affect Some Anti-Diabetes Drugs
Press release from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Amazon's Alexa Can Now Help You Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Article from StockNews.
Study: 4.2 Million Uninsured People Eligible for Free Obamacare Coverage
Article from The Hill.
Conflicts of Interests, Authors, and Journals — New Challenges for a Persistent Problem
Free, full-text editorial from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Gender Pay Gap in Medicine
Article from Medical Economics.
Transcript of December 6-7 MedPAC Public Meeting
WARNING! (398-page pdf) The discussion about Medicare reimbursement for outpatient dialysis services runs from pages 269 to 310.
I've Been Forced to Go through 'Step Therapy.' Don't Make Medicare Part B Participants Do That
Article from STAT.


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Tuesday, Dec. 11

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  Dec. 11, 2018
Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Fresenius Bailout on Akorn Buy
News brief from MassDevice. Article from pharmaphorum.
Dialysis Drains As a Source For Resistant Organisms
Article from Contagion.
Company of the Day: RPC
Millions of Low-Risk People with Diabetes May Be Testing Their Blood Sugar Too Often
Press release from the University of Michigan.
JUST MOVE! 2nd Edition of HHS Physical Guidelines for Americans
Announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Editor's note: The dialysis chair is iatrogenic.
Use of Measures of Inflammation and Kidney Function for Prediction of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease Events and Death in Patients With CKD: Findings From the CRIC Study
Free, Open Access, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Exploring Barriers and Potential Solutions in Home Dialysis: An NKF-KDOQI Conference Outcomes Report
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Allocation of Deceased Donor Kidneys: A Review of International Practices
(22-page pdf) Free, full-text Accepted Article and abstract from Nephrology.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Calciphylaxis in a Dialysis Patient Treated by Intralesional and Systemic Sodium Thiosulfate on Top of Multifactorial Intervention
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
AKI Increases Long-Term Dementia Risk
Article from Kidney News Online.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
Moderate or Severe Sleep Apnea Doubles Risk of Hard to Treat Hypertension in African-Americans
News release from the National Institutes of Health.
Actress Sarah Hyland on Her Two Kidney Transplants
7-minute YouTube video.
Being Seriously ill in the U.S.
Webcast from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Article extract from The BMJ.

"Health policies need to change to improve the lives of Americans with serious illness, healthcare advocates have said. Strategies must cater to the emotional needs of patients and carers, improve coordination of care, and evaluate social care needs, although others said that “systemic change” was required."
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHA Hospitals in Most Markets
Press release from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.
News Summaries from Kaiser Health News:
The Millions of Dollars Hospitals Spend for Inspections
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
Deep-Pocketed Health Industry Lobbies Ready To Throw Weight Behind Dems Who Don’t Back ‘Medicare For All’
News summary from Kaiser Health News.


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Monday, Dec. 10

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  Dec. 10, 2018
Leading Integrated Kidney Care Entities of the Future
Free, full-text article from Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease.
2018 Kidney Health Initiative Annual Review
(20-page pdf) Latest report from the Kidney Health Initiative.
Call to Action to Alleviate Symptoms for Dialysis Patients
Article from Kidney News Online.
Vitality Measured as Self-reported Energy Level and Clinical Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients: The Japanese Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Pattern Study (J-DOPPS)
Free, full-text, Article in Press from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Editor's Note: What is missing from dialysis care? None of the four above articles mention the word "rehabilitation."

Dr. Belding Scribner: "If the treatment of chronic uremia cannot fully rehabilitate the patient, the treatment is inadequate."

Nephrologists take care of the most complex patients, but the scope of their care of dialysis patients is incomplete, dismissive of patients psychosocial needs, and often self-defeating for both nephrologists and patients. Renal rehabilitation should be a foundation of dialysis care, not the magical outcome of biochemical markers and checklists.
Company of the Day: American Renal Associates
Fresenius Medical Care Stock Slides on Softened Outlook
Article from MassDevice. Press release from Fresenius Medical Care.
Published Ahead of Print JASN Abstracts:
All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Trends of End-Stage Renal Disease due to Lupus Nephritis from 1995 to 2014
Abstract from Arthritis and Rheumatology.
Early View Abstracts from Seminars In Dialysis:
Talking More To Patients, Families Leads To Fewer Medical Errors, Study Finds
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Articles from HealthDay:
Need Health Insurance? The Deadline Is Dec. 15
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Outpatient Dialysis Services
(12-page pdf) Presentation from Dec. 7 MedPAC meeting.


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Fri/Sat, Dec. 7-8

Leading Integrated Kidney Care Entities of the Future
Free, full-text article from Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease.
Published Ahead of Print JASN Abstracts:
Talking More To Patients, Families Leads To Fewer Medical Errors, Study Finds
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib
Article from HealthDay.
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  Dec. 7, 2018
Life After Kidney Donation
Article from U.S. News & World Report.
Kidneys from Deceased Donors with Acute Kidney Injury Suitable for Transplant
Press release from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Baboons Survive for Half a Year after Heart Transplants from Pigs
Article from Scientific American.
Company of the Day: Nephros
  "Let's Talk about Peritoneal Dialysis" Post 4: Not Drain Pain… But Infusion Pain
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
December 2018 Issue of Kidney News Online
Publication from the American Society of Nephrology.
The Care Partner Role in the Home Dialysis Dyad
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
Online First Abstracts from Blood Purification:
Inverse J-Shaped Relation between Coronary Arterial Calcium Density and Mortality in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Online First Abstracts from the Journal of Vascular Access:
Dermatologic Manifestations in End Stage Renal Disease
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Repigmentation in Vitiligo Universalis after Starting Dialysis — Could They Be Related?
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Study Suggests Loneliness Can Hinder Management of Diabetes, Hypertension
Press release from West Virginia University.
Newer Diabetes Drugs Linked to Increased Risk for Bile Duct Cancer
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality
Article from HealthDay.
In Times of Low Unemployment, Quality of Nursing Home Care Suffers
Press release from Georgetown University Medical Center.
Fresenius (SE) Cuts Medium-Term Guidance
Article from Reuters.
U.S. Healthcare Spending Was $10,739 per Person in 2017; Growth Slows for Second Year in a Row
Articles from Reuters and The HillPress release from the CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2017 National Health Expenditures.
Dealing with EHR Buyer's Remorse
Article from Medical Economics.
Hospitals Serving The Sickest And Poorest Patients Worry About New Federal Ratings
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Health as a Way of Doing Business
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
What Does Expanded Medicaid Mean for the Health & Work Lives of Enrollees? A Lot, Study Finds
Press release from University of Michigan.


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Thursday, Dec. 6

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  Dec. 6, 2018
Press Releases from the National Kidney Foundation:
Venezuela's Doctors and Patients Share Tales of Despair and Dismay
Article from IRIN.

"Of course, it is lethal," he says. "Last year there were 65 of us dialysis patients, and, today, there are only 24 of us left."
Comparison of the Complexity of Patients Seen by Different Medical Subspecialists in a Universal Health Care System
Free, full-text article from JAMA Network Open.
Men with Chronic Kidney Disease Have Worse Outcomes Than Women
Press release from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Company of the Day: Pursuit Vascular
Free, Full-Text Articles from the Journal of the American Society Of Nephrology:
Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from Blood Purification:
Recent Developments in Endovascular Interventions to Sustain Vascular Access Patency in Hemodialysis Patients
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Disaster Management in a Nephrology Service: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Maria
Online First abstract from Blood Purification.
The Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on Lipid Metabolism
First Online abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
Accepted Articles Abstracts from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis:
Protecting Cell Powerhouse Paves Way to Better Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury
Press release from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Vitamin K Status, Supplementation and Vascular Disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Free, full-text, Online First article from BMJ Heart.
No Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Require Proof of Payment.
Article from Kaiser Health News.
41 Percent of Adults Don't Plan to Get Flu Shot despite Last Year's Deadly Season
Article from The Hill.
Articles from Medscape Medical News (registration required):
After Analyzing CRISPR Work Done By Chinese Researcher, Scientists' Verdict Is That It's Way Worse Than Initially Realized
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
December CROWNWeb Newsletter


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Wednesday, Dec. 5

Venezuela's Doctors and Patients Share Tales of Despair and Dismay
Article from IRIN.

"Of course, it is lethal," he says. "Last year there were 65 of us dialysis patients, and, today, there are only 24 of us left."
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FDA Recall Notices
Notices from the FDA Enforcement Report for Dec. 5, 2018: Reason for Recall: Discolored powder has confirmed the presence of a foreign substance.
Fresenius Medical Care Announces Acquisition of Renal Hospitals and Dialysis Centers in China
Press release.
NYC Dialysis Care Surgeon Faces New Medicare Fraud Charges
News brief from Bloomberg Law.
Involuntary Discharge from Dialysis Center
Postings from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Webinar on Targeting Zero Infections; Hepatitis C: Detection, Prevention, and Treatment
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network. The free webinar (registration) is schedule for December 6, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET.
Patterns and Predictors of Depression Treatment among Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease and Depression in Ambulatory Care Settings in the United States
First Online abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
Free, Open Access Articles from BMC Nephrology:
Ferrokinetics Differ Among Dialysis Modalities
Article from Renal & Urology News.
What Lies Downstream: Cellular Oxygen Delivery during Hemodialysis
Early View abstract from Seminars in Dialysis.
Free, Full-Text News from the FDA from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
Bisphenol A and Phthalates: How Environmental Chemicals Are Reshaping Toxicology
Free, full-text article from Toxicological Sciences.
Most Americans Lie to Their Doctors
Without Obamacare Penalty, Think It'll Be Nice To Drop Your Plan? Better Think Twice
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Leapfrog Group Names Top Hospitals
2018 report.
Study: Physician Telemedicine Use Still the Exception Rather Than the Rule
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
For the First Time, a Baby Is Born Via a Uterus Transplant from a Deceased Donor
Article from STAT.
 


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Tuesday, Dec. 4

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  Dec. 4, 2018
Australian Transplant Waiting List Contributes to Human Organ Black Market, Committee Says
Article from (Australia) ABC.
Exercise May Improve Kidney Function in Obesity, Reduce Risk of Renal Disease
Press release from the American Physiological Society.
Articles from Healio (registration required):
Sex-Related Disparities in CKD Progression
Published Ahead of Print JASN abstract.
Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Cause (CKDu): A Global Epidemic?
(8-page PDF) Free, full-text, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Company of the Day: Myron L
First Online Abstracts from International Urology And Nephrology:
Association of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use With Outcomes After Acute Kidney Injury
Abstract from JAMA Internal Medicine.
One in Four Patients Say They've Skimped on Insulin Because of High Cost
Press release from Yale University. Free, full-text, New Online research letter and invited commentary from JAMA Internal Medicine.
Patients Often Withhold Information From Providers
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
Trump Administration: Ease Scope of Practice Laws, "Certificate of Need" Regulations
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
Postings from the KevinMD Blog:
Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep
Article from The New York Times.
Chinese Scientist Who Claimed Gene-Editing Success Now Missing: Report
Article from The Hill.
  MedPAC December 7 Meeting — Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Outpatient Dialysis Services
Meeting schedule and agenda brief (1-page pdf).
CROWNWeb Registrations Open:
Medicare Program; Extension of Prior Authorization for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports
Notice from The Federal Register.
Trump Administration Peppers Inboxes With Plugs for Private Medicare Plans
Article from The New York Times.

"The statements made in the emails are generally accurate, but they are one-sided," Mr. Foster said. "The advantages of M.A. plans are emphasized, while the disadvantages are not mentioned."


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Monday, Dec. 3

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  Dec. 3, 2018
Rates of Chronic Kidney Disease, Deaths Outpace Other Diseases
Press release from Washington University in St. Louis. Free, full-text article from JAMA Network Open. Article from MedPage Today (registration required).
Free, Full-Text, Published Ahead of Print Articles from Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology:
“Let’s Talk About Peritoneal Dialysis” Post 3: Drain Pain…Ouch
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
Dreading Switching to Hemodialysis
Posting from the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook page.
Would Government Compensation of Living Kidney Donors Exploit the Poor? An Empirical Analysis
Free, Open Access article from PLOS ONE.
Essential Points from Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease 2018
Free, Open Access, First Online article from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.

December 2018 issue of Clinical Kidney Journal;  Includes Four Full-Text Articles on Exercise and CKD:

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study To Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Cinacalcet in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Receiving Dialysis
First Online abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
Association Between Serum Ferritin and Mortality: Findings from the USA, Japan and European Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study
Free, full-text article from NDT.
Press Releases from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
Safety and Efficacy of Pariteprevir/Ritonavir, Ombitasvir and Dasabuvir for Hepatitis C Virus Infection across All Levels of Kidney Function
(7-page PDF) Free, Open Access, Article in Press from Kidney International Reports.
Report from the American Society of Transplantation on Frailty in Solid Organ Transplantation
Accepted Article abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
The Challenges of Improving Treatments for Depression
Free, full-text, Online First article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Point-of-Care Blood Glucose Monitors
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
Ocasio-Cortez Says 'Death Panels' Exist in Private Health Insurance Market
Article from The Hill.
Articles from Kaiser Health News:
 


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