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  Oct. 9, 2015
bullet point FDA Sued for its Failure to Regulate Salt
Press release from the Center for Science in the Public Interest..
bullet point Study: Protecting Dialysis Patients from Sudden Cardiac Death
News release from University of Rochester Medical Center.
bullet point Paying Kidney Donors — Necessary or Not?
Posting from the AJKD blog.
bullet point Study Ties Restless Legs Syndrome to Heart, Kidney Problems
Press release from Veterans Affairs Research Communications.
bullet point Weight Change during the 1st Year of Peritoneal Dialysis: Risk Factors and Prognostic Implications
Free, full-text article from Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology.
bullet point Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus in Dialysis Units: a Systematic Review of Reports on Outbreaks
Advance Online abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
bullet point CJASN Express Abstracts:
bullet point Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Is Associated with Reduced Morbidity and Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Advance Access abstract from NDT.
bullet point Vaccinations in Children on Immunosuppressive Medications for Renal Disease
Online First abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
bullet point Hypomagnesemia and the Risk of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus after Kidney Transplantation
JASN Express abstract.
bullet point Lupus Flares Common During Renal Replacement Therapy
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
bullet point Global Handwashing Day — October 15, 2015
bullet point Americans Spend More on Health Care, But Fare Worse: Report
Articles from HealthDay and The Hill.
bullet point Engagement Through Telehealth Improves Patient Outcomes
Article from Nurses.com.
CMS Ratings of Dialysis Providers Show Most Remain Mediocre
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Modern Healthcare.
CMS Announces First Shared-Risk Program for Kidney Care (ESCOs)
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Modern Healthcare.
RPA Comments on GAOs Report to Congress on Medicare Payment Policies for Home Dialysis
Letter dated Aug. 28, 2015 from the Renal Physicians Association.
New Medicare Utilization and Payment Data Available for Medical Equipment, Supplies
CMS press release.

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