Nephrology News & Issues article “NxStage, Dialyze Direct to offer dialysis to SNFs in Ohio”

NEPHROLOGY BUSINESS NxStage, Dialyze Direct to offer dialysis to SNFs in Ohio NN&I STAFF — AUGUST 25, 2017  Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock NxStage Medical, Inc., through its Kidney Care subsidiary, is partnering with Dialyze Direct to provide System One dialysis machines for treating nursing home patients in Ohio. Dialyze Direct provides staff-assisted home hemodialysis to patients in skilled nursing […]

Dialysis providers respond to Hurricane Harvey By NEPHROLOGY NEWS AND ISSUES ARTICLE

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY Dialysis providers respond to Hurricane Harvey MARK E. NEUMANN — AUGUST 29, 2017  Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Dozens of dialysis clinics remained closed Monday night in reaction to massive flooding along the Texas Gulf Coast from Hurricane Harvey. Coastal towns and big cities like Houston were overwhelmed with 120 MPH winds and more than 30 inches […]

Nephrology News & Issues article “FDA clears NxStage System One for use without a care partner”

CLINICAL FDA clears NxStage System One for use without a care partner NN&I STAFF — AUGUST 28, 2017  Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared NxStage Medical Inc.’s System One for solo home hemodialysis, without a care partner, during waking hours. “Patients have been asking for an FDA-cleared solo option for years,” said Dr. Allan […]

Home Dialyzors United Congratulates NxStage and Fresenius on Their Partnership

For Immediate Release August 7, 2017 Contact: Denise Eilers, President, Home Dialyzors United Email: gedeei@aol.com Home Dialyzors United Congratulates NxStage and Fresenius on Their Merger. Davenport Iowa. Home Dialyzors United (HDU) is pleased to congratulate Nxstage and Fresenius on its proposed merger. As strong supporters of optimal dialysis and home therapies, HDU agrees that the […]

NN&I Article “Hand hygiene compliance improves when patients are empowered to speak up”

CLINICAL Hand hygiene compliance improves when patients are empowered to speak up NN&I STAFF — AUGUST 16, 2017  Hand-wash Armed with new tools to help them, patients and parents felt empowered to remind health care providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, according to a new study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection […]

NN&I Article on SONG-HD Initiative shows disparity between patients and medical professionals on desired outcomes by David L. Rosenbloom

CLINICAL SONG-HD Initiative shows disparity between patients and medical professionals on desired outcomes DAVID L. ROSENBLOOM — AUGUST 9, 2017  iStockphoto A new international consortium of medical professionals, academic researchers, and dialysis patients and their care partners has determined that treatment outcomes most sought by patients are not supported by the bulk of medical research done in […]

Home Dialysis Central’s Blog Views Article by Dr. John Agar “Options for Dealing with Failing Home Patients.”

Options For Dealing With Failing Home Patients This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on August 17th, 2017. Home Dialysis Central Blog Views In my previous previous post, I discussed the complex and emotive issue of patients, once home-safe and home-effective, who begin to struggle, whether by advancing age or amassed co-morbidity, and are deemed no longer […]

NN&I Article – As kidney function decreases, risk for AFib increases

CLINICAL As kidney function decreases, risk for AFib increases NN&I STAFF — AUGUST 15, 2017 A new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology indicates that individuals with kidney disease have a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat. Nisha Bansal, MD, MAS from the University of Washington, and her colleagues […]