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Articles from Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register.
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Article from The New York Times.
Charity Ball Benefits Arizona DaVita Dialysis Center
Article from Payson Roundup.
  Feb. 16, 2018
RPA’s New Position Paper on Increasing Dialysis Options is Music to My Ears—Now We Need a Chorus!
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.

Editor's note: Talking to the professional nephrologist organizations about harmful effects of their financial incentives is like trying to talk to the NRA about the harmful effects of guns. They ignore the fact that the largest non-profit dialysis provider has had better mortality and hospitalization data than for-profits for 14 consecutive years.  Why is this never discussed at professional meetings? For whom do most U.S. nephrologists work?

Why would virtually no U.S. nephrologists choose, for themselves or their family members, the dialysis treatment regimen that over 85% of their patients receive?

Imagine the legal liabilities and professional consequences of admitting these hypocrisies.

The release of this position paper may be concession to a minority voting bloc within the RPA.  The lack of publicity about it likely reflects the preferences of the majority voting bloc.

U.S. nephrology organizations and large for-profit dialysis providers will fully embrace this paper's positions ONLY WHEN significant changes are made to existing financial incentives.  The easiest and most productive change, in my opinion, would be to extend the Medicare Secondary Payer period for employed dialysis patients.
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Press release from the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
Fresenius Names New Chief Medical Information Officer
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Early View Abstracts from Hemodialysis International:
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Elevated Tissue Sodium Deposition in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes on Hemodialysis Detected by 23Na Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Building Better Tiny Kidneys to Test Drugs and Help People Avoid Dialysis
Press release from the University of Southern California.
In UK, Organ Donations at a Record High As 'Opt out' Consultation Nears End
Article from iNews.
NICE Recommends Kidney Cancer Drug "Likely to Be Less Effective" Than Current Treatments after Price Deal
News article extract from The BMJ. NICE is the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Research Compares Mouse and Human Kidney Development
Bill Extending Emergency Professional Liability Across States Advances
News brief from the American Hospital Association.
CDC Says Flu Vaccine Just 25 Percent Effective against Leading Strain
Article from HealthDay. Report and influenza activity update from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Drug Industry Scrambles after Rare Loss in Budget Deal
Article from The Hill.

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