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 […]

The Wearable Artificial Kidney Trial

Nursing and kidney research: The Wearable Artificial Kidney trial Nancy Colobong Smith, MN, ARNP, CNN, a Renal and Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of Washington Medical Center discusses her work on developing a wearable artificial kidney MARK E. NEUMANN — MAY 31, 2016 Photo: Stephen Brashear What is involved in setting up a […]

Novel SHPT Drug Is Safe, Efficacious Long Term

Jody A. Charnow, Editor May 24, 2016 Novel SHPT Drug Is Safe, Efficacious Long Term No new afety concerns observed in a 52-week extension trial of etelcalcetide in hemodialysis with secondary hyperparathyroidism. No new safety concerns observed in a 52-week extension trial of etelcalcetide in hemodialysis with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Etelcalcetide, a novel calcimimetic agent, is […]

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

Jody A. Charnow, Editor May 19, 2016 Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger. The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger. Chinese patients on chronic dialysis, especially younger individuals, have an increased incidence of cancer compared with the […]

Nephrology nursing and the wearable artificial kidney

Nephrology nursing and the wearable artificial kidney Victor Gura gave an update on the Wearable Artificial Kidney at the American Nephrology Nurses Association 47th annual meeting. MARK E. NEUMANN — MAY 9, 2016 Photo: Stephen Brashear LOUISVILLE––Victor Gura is a nephrologist turned inventor. He can give you a fascinating review of progress on his project, […]

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Hormones may make women less susceptible to kidney failure than men SHARE ON: NN&I STAFF — APRIL 28, 2016 iStock photo PeopleImages Female hormones may play a role in women’s decreased risk of developing kidney failure relative to men, according to a study, entitled “Sex Differences in Renal Proximal Tubular Cell Homeostasis,” appearing in an […]