The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2015

KIDNEY TRANSPLANTTOP 50 KIDNEY TRANSPLANT CENTERS The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2015 The University of California San Francisco performed 356 kidney or kidney/pancreas transplants in 2015, the most out of all transplant centers in the United States SHARE ON: REBECCA ZUMOFF — JUNE 20, 2016 Istock Photo The University of California San […]

Baxter nixes Vivia home hemodialysis machine

Baxter nixes Vivia home hemodialysis machine Baxter Renal Care has ended clinical trials in Canada and in the U.S. to develop a new home hemodialysis machine. MARK E. NEUMANN — JUNE 21, 2016 Baxter Renal Care has pulled the plug on clinical trials in Canada and in the U.S. for its Vivia home hemodialysis machine. […]

HDU Has Been Working for You, 2016

During the first half of 2016 Home Dialyzors United’s Board of Directors have exhibited at conferences, attended summits and symposiums, and spend several days lobbying on Capitol Hill talking about kidney issues with legislators. Below are the links to all the activities we participated in: Exhibited at Annual Dialysis Conference Exhibited at National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinicals […]

RUN Bariatric Surgery prior to Transplant Risk

Jody A. Charnow, Editor June 16, 2016 Bariatric Surgery May Increase Risk of Renal Allograft Loss Possible reasons include malabsorption of immunosuppressive drugs and deposition of oxalate crystals in transplanted kidneys. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery prior to kidney transplantation may be more likely to experience graft loss at 1 year than those with a […]

UnitedHealthcare will reimburse kidney donors’ travel expenses

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT UnitedHealthcare will reimburse kidney donors’ travel expenses UnitedHealthcare will pay travel expenses for kidney transplant donors NN&I STAFF — JUNE 13, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock UnitedHealthcare will pay travel expenses for kidney transplant donors. The announcement was made yesterday at the 2016 American Transplant Congress in Boston by Jon Friedman, MD, chief medical officer […]

NN&I Researchers make step towards Kidney Regeneration

Researchers make step towards kidney regeneration by developing method for culturing kidney cells SHARE ON: NN&I STAFF — JUNE 7, 2016 Getty Images/Hemera/ThinkStock Researchers have established methods for culturing kidney progenitor cells in vitro that maintain their ability to form the glomerulus. Researchers at Kumamoto University in Japan and the National Cancer Institute of the […]

The Wearable Artificial Kidney Trial

Nursing and kidney research: The Wearable Artificial Kidney trial Nancy Colobong Smith, MN, ARNP, CNN, a Renal and Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of Washington Medical Center discusses her work on developing a wearable artificial kidney MARK E. NEUMANN — MAY 31, 2016 Photo: Stephen Brashear What is involved in setting up a […]

New Hemodialysis System launched in the U.S.

Nikkiso America Inc. launches DBB-06 Hemodialysis System in the US Nikkiso America Inc. has launched the DBB-06 Hemodialysis System in the United States NN&I STAFF — MAY 19, 2016 Nikkiso America Inc. has launched the DBB-06 Hemodialysis System, equipped with a dialysis dose monitor, in the United States.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave […]