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 […]

NN&I Article on Closing the Information gap

CLINICAL Closing the information gap: Health information exchange in dialysis Sharing clinical information through a health information exchange (HIE) offers a systems-minded solution to overcome the information gap between outpatient dialysis providers and hospitals. AMBER PAULUS, BSN, RN, CPHQ AND NANCY ARMISTEAD, MPA — JULY 26, 2017 Abstract Patients with end-stage renal disease  need frequent, ongoing dialysis […]

Delaware Public Media “Can Exercise do for your kidneys what it does for your heart?” by James Morrison

The Green Can exercise do for your kidneys what it does for your heart? By JAMES MORRISON • JUN 30, 2017 TweetShareGoogle+Email A patient at UD’s STAR Campus ASHLEY BARNAS / UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE A University of Delaware researcher is studying the potential to treat chronic kidney disease with exercise. Listen Listening… 6:48 Delaware Public Media’s James Morrison interviews Prof. […]

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 Creating a wearable artificial kidney

CLINICAL Creating a wearable artificial kidney: A difficult but necessary goal REBECCA ZUMOFF — APRIL 21, 2017 Photo: Stephen Brashear ORLANDO, Fla.­­­­­ ­– “Dialysis is a promise unfulfilled,” said Jonathan Himmelfarb, director of the Kidney Research Institute and Joseph W. Eschbach, MD, Endowed Chair in Kidney Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine. […]

Renal & Urology News Article Higher PTH Levels May Increase Risk of Dialyzor Clotting By Jody A Charnow

Jody A. Charnow, Editor January 03, 2017 Higher PTH Levels May Increase Risk of Dialyzer Clotting Each 100 pg/mL increase in parathyroid hormone was associated with 2-fold increased odds of clotting. CHICAGO—Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may affect the risk of dialyzer clotting, according to a study. Kyohei Ogawa, MD, of Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital in […]

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 (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 […]