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 […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) blog post on “An Obituary for Baxter’s Vivia Home HD Machine by Dr. John Agar

An Obituary For Baxter’s Vivia Home HD Machine This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on September 8th, 2016. (Vivia…from vivere: to live) A month or two ago, I listened with more than a tinge of sadness as the new CEO at Baxter Healthcare in Illinois announced and sought to explain withdrawal of […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) Home Dialysis “Every other day nocturnal Home Hemodialysis: An alternative approach to reduce burden”

HOME DIALYSIS Every other day nocturnal home hemodialysis: An alternative approach to reduce burden MORE FREQUENT DIALYSIS HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH A NUMBER OF CLINICAL, CARDIOVASCULAR, AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS. BUT DAILY THERAPY OFTEN RESULTS IN A BURDEN FOR PATIENTS AND CARE PARTNERS. BRIGITTE SCHILLER, MD • SHEILA DOSS-MCQUITTY, MBA, RN, CNN • […]

NN&I Urea Buildup in Kidney Disease Patients may cause Diabetes

CLINICALDIABETES Urea buildup in kidney disease patients may cause diabetes REBECCA ZUMOFF — AUGUST 17, 2016 iStockphoto A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. The researchers highlighted the surprisingly toxic role of urea, a nitrogenous waste product normally filtered by […]

NN&I Study associates Baxter’s Revaclear dialyzer with less need for ESA’s during hemodialysis

CLINICAL Study associates Baxter’s Revaclear dialyzer with less need for ESAs during hemodialysis NN&I STAFF — JULY 27, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Baxter International Inc.’s Revaclear dialyzer was associated with lower use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, according to an observational cohort study published online in the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal. When compared with the […]

NN&I Is it possible to reduce hospital admissions through evidence-based clinic staffing?

CLINICAL Is it possible to reduce hospital admissions through evidence-based clinic staffing? The role of evidence-based clinic staffing standards has been absent from considerations about ways to reduce hospital admissions among dialysis patients SHARE ON: WILLIAM A. WOLFE, MSW — JULY 6, 2016 Patients who find themselves on in-center dialysis have the higher rates of […]

AKF Study on non-adherence in kidney patients

AKF study seeks to identify reasons for treatment non-adherence among kidney patients SHARE ON: NN&I STAFF — JUNE 16, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The American Kidney Fund (AKF) has launched a nationwide study examining the factors that can make it difficult for people who are on dialysis to adhere consistently to their prescribed treatment regimens. This […]

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 […]