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Medicare Needs to Step Up, Ensure Patient Access to Home Dialysis Treatment
Commentary from Roll Call.
President Obama Names Ron Klain 'Ebola Czar'
In UK, NHS Trial of Medical Video Conferencing for Patients on Dialysis
  Oct. 17, 2014
bullet point Ebola Watch
Resources from Hospitals and Health Networks.

The American Hospital Association is hosting a call for hospital and health system leaders to discuss Ebola preparedness on Friday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET. The dial-in number is 1-888-453-9924 and the passcode is 568461.
bullet point Conventional Medical Centers May Be Unable to Prevent Spread of Ebola
Press release and free, full-text, Online First article from Annals of Internal Medicine. Related article from USA Today.
bullet point Novel RNAi-based Therapy for Anemia Stimulates Liver to Produce EPO
Press release and free, full-text article from Nucleic Acid Therapeutics.
bullet point Citizens against Government Waste Releases Poll Results regarding Use of Biosimilar Drugs
Press release.
bullet point Let Us Give Twice-weekly Hemodialysis a Chance: Revisiting the Taboo
(Registration required, but free.) In Focus piece from NDT via Medscape Nephrology. Also see this related full-text article from NDT on twice-weekly hemodialysis in China.
bullet point Heparin Use in Hemodialysis Patients following Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Issue in Progress abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
bullet point Issue in Progress Abstracts from Blood Purification:
bullet point Articles in Press Abstracts from Journal of Renal Nutrition:
bullet point Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Lipid Profiles in Dialysis Patients: Meta-analysis
Abstract from Archives of Medical Research.
bullet point Systemic Lupus Erythematous and Clinical Outcomes in Peritoneal Dialysis
Online First abstract from Lupus.
bullet point Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Clinical Impact and Management
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Diseases via Medscape Nephrology.
bullet point Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Lots of Several Lifecare Solution Products Due to Potential for Leakage
Press release.
bullet point FDA's September 2014 Safety Labeling Changes
55 products with revisions to Prescribing Information are listed, including Fosrenol and Xylocaine.
bullet point More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression
bullet point Medical Products Push Baxter Profit above Estimate
bullet point American Nurses Association Calls on the CDC for Clear, Concrete Guidelines to Ensure Patient, Health Care Professional Safety in Light of Ebola Transmissions
(3-page pdf) Press release.
bullet point CDC: Nurse Not to Blame for Breach of Protocols in Ebola Infection
Article from Nurse.com.
bullet point Largest Nurse's Union Threatens to Picket over Ebola Response Training, Protocols
Brief from Healthcare Dive.
bullet point Critiquing US Health Care
Free, full-text, Online First viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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