Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) MRI scans of dialyzing patients shows stress treatment puts on heart by REBECCA ZUMOFF

MRI scans of dialyzing patients shows stress treatment puts on heart REBECCA ZUMOFF — DECEMBER 2, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Researchers at the University of Nottingham have carried out MRI scans on patients while they dialyze to study their heart function during treatments, and found left ventricular dysfunction and a decrease in blood flow to the […]

AAKP Have you done home dialysis? Here’s a chance to earn $25 for an Online Survey

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1116994419379&ca=13a41495-6ad5-4dbd-b21a-48f3a6bb19ff Earn $25 For an Online Survey The AAKP is partnering on a market research study that will help the future development of products and services important to dialysis patients. This online survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time and qualifing participants will receive $25 for completing the survey in its entirety. All […]

NN&I Clinical Kidney Week Coordination of care benefits

Coordination of care benefits patients with kidney disease and reduces medical costs NN&I STAFF — NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Coordination of care designed to slow the progression of kidney disease is likely to be cost effective because it prevents the need for dialysis, according to a study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 in […]

NN&I Baxter presents positive data on peritoneal dialysis technology at Kidney Week

HOME DIALYSIS KIDNEY WEEK Baxter presents positive data on peritoneal dialysis technology at Kidney Week NN&I STAFF — NOVEMBER 22, 2016 Baxter’s new AMIA PD cycler. Baxter International Inc. presented data at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2016 Kidney Week that indicates its Sharesource telehealth platform is helping physicians recognize adverse issues early, enabling faster treatment […]

NN&I Technology and the future of kidney care

CLINICAL Technology and the future of kidney care What will kidney medicine look like in 2046? BENJAMIN S. FREEDMAN, PHD; MARK L. ZEIDEL, MD; THEODORE I. S — NOVEMBER 21, 2016 health future medical app What will kidney medicine look like in 2046? Envision the following potential patient-physician scenario and at the end of the […]

NN&I (Nephrology News & Issues) Scientists make a step toward developing bioartificial kidney

CLINICALKIDNEY WEEK Scientists make a step toward developing bioartificial kidney Researchers have developed a key component needed to create a bioartificial kidney NN&I STAFF — NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Scientists in the Netherlands have created a “living membrane” that consists of a tight kidney cell layer on artificial membrane surfaces and can transport molecules […]

The Daily Herald “Baxter’s platform for home dialysis wins Chicago Innovation Award”

Business updated: 10/26/2016 9:42 AM Baxter’s platform for home dialysis wins Chicago Innovation Award  Baxter’s AMIA APD with ShareSource telehealth platform was recognized as a winner of the 15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards. Business Wire DEERFIELD — Baxter International was named a winner of the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards for its recently launched AMIA […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) “What is Evidence-Based Kidney Patient Education” by Dori Schatell

What Is Evidence-Based Kidney Patient Education? This blog post was made by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute on November 3rd, 2016. At the non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI), our mission is to help people with chronic disease learn to manage and improve their health. And, ever since the MEI was founded in […]