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Cleveland Nephrologist Peter DeOreo Dies
Notice from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
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Driving Earlier, Better CKD Care Through a Patient-focused Payment Model
Posting from the AJKD blog.

Editor's note:
This will do little to change US dialysis care. There will still be no incentive for increasing patient employment and rehabilitation, nor will there be any incentive to drive changes in dialysis technology or infrastructure.

Until there is well-dialysis-patient statistical reporting and a substantial financial incentive for increasing employment rates, we are unlikely to see major improvements in patients' lives, technology, system infrastructure, or societal lost opportunity costs. Unfortunately, the business focus of the largest for-profit provider has been to drive out the competition by providing minimalist, standardized dialysis care utilizing their forty-year-old technology. They are unlikely to embrace changes that will damage their business model and also give opportunities for other providers to further surpass them in terms of positive patient outcomes.

US nephrology is still a long way away from having an effective understanding of the harmful effects of the financial incentives in its dialysis care system. More than any other medical specialty, US nephrology has tied its practice of medical to junk-bond financiers, resulting in a system of care that nephrologists would avoid for themselves and their own family members. Like chiropractors and naturopaths, too many of them fool themselves into believing they are doing the right thing... and take the money.
Association of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents and the Incidence Risk of Cancer Diagnosis among Chronic Dialysis Patients: a Nested Case-Control Study
Advance Access abstract from NDT.
Kidney Transplant Organ Failure Risk Can Now Be Predicted Due to 'Landmark' Research
Article from ABC Online (Australia). Abstract from The Lancet.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Metabolic Profiling of Impaired Cognitive Function in Patients Receiving Dialysis
JASN Express abstract.
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Early Mortality on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT): the Prairie CRRT Study
Free, full-text, Open Access Article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Clinical Profile and Outcome of Patients with Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis-an Experience from a Hemodialysis Unit in a Developing Country
Free, full-text, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Hemodialysis Plastic Cannulae-a Possible Alternative to Traditional Metal Needles?
Advance Online abstract from the Journal of Vascular Access.
World Hepatitis Day — July 28, 2016
Humana Pulling Out of Many Obamacare Markets
Article from Politico.com.
Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability
Article from HealthDay.
$42 Billion Saved in Medicare and Medicaid Primarily Through Prevention
Posting from The CMS Blog.
102 Hospitals Will Earn 5 Stars in New Overall Star Ratings, CMS Says
Article from Healthcare Finance. Data brief from CMS. Article from Kaiser Health News.
Medicare Announces Participants for a New Initiative To Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes
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