Nephrology News & Issues article “Earning a paycheck: New initiative focuses on keeping CKD patients working”

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY Earning a paycheck: New initiative focuses on keeping CKD patients working MARK E. NEUMANN — JUNE 22, 2017 A report from the American Association of Kidney Patients and the Medical Education Institute outlines initial steps to help employed individuals with progressing chronic kidney disease keep their jobs. The 78-page paper, entitled “KidneyWorks: […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) article “No more ‘renal diet’ – tell me what I can eat!”

CLINICAL No more ‘renal diet’ – tell me what I can eat! PEGGY HARUM, RD, LDN — JUNE 20, 2017 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock I recently attended a meeting to hear nephrologist Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh MD, MPH, PhD, give a talk entitled “A balanced approach to phosphorus balance.” He began to tell attendees that European patients choose their […]

NN&I “Magnetic Technology for creating AV Fistulas”

CLINICAL Study shows arteriovenous fistula can be created with magnetic technology instead of open surgery NN&I STAFF — JUNE 19, 2017 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock A new, minimally invasive system which uses radiofrequency energy instead of open surgery to create arteriovenous fistulas for patients needing hemodialysis, is reliable, with minimal complications, according to data published in the […]

AAKP Invites you to take a survey

AAKP Center for Patient Engagement and Advocacy ACTION ALERT!  AAKP’s partner, the Kidney Health Initiative (a collaboration of the Food & Drug Administration and the American Society of Nephrology), needs your help! A few minutes to share your knowledge helps others! The survey will be available until Wednesday, June 21. The Kidney Health Initiative is […]

SCOPE Stanford Medicine “How Medicare payment changes affected Home Dialysis Use” by Beth Duff-Brown

How Medicare payment changes affected home dialysis use Beth Duff-Brown on May 16, 2017 End-stage renal disease makes up 7.2 percent of Medicare spending, even though those patients represent less than 1 percent of the Medicare population, according to a database that tracks chronic kidney disease. In an effort to lower health-care costs, Congress established […]

Nephrology News & Issues Article “The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2016”

KIDNEY TRANSPLANTTOP 50 KIDNEY TRANSPLANT CENTERS The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2016 Record number of organ transplants in the US shuffles ranking of transplant centers MARK E. NEUMANN — JUNE 12, 2017 top 50, 3d concept University of California Davis Medical Center cracked the code as the busiest kidney transplant center in […]

Nephrology News & Issues Article “CDC estimates 1 in & American Adults have CKD”

CLINICAL CDC estimates 1 in 7 American adults have chronic kidney disease NN&I STAFF — JUNE 12, 2017 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The number of Americans with chronic kidney disease is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S. adult population, according to new data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One […]

Nephrology News & Issues Unions beef with Fresenius (article)

NEPHROLOGY BUSINESS Unions beef with Fresenius over staffing levels, input on safety Two unions that backed a one-day strike at Fresenius clinics in New York say the provider is denying their members input on patient care issues and staffing levels, and reneged on an agreement to hire union-backed nurses for a new clinic REBECCA ZUMOFF […]