Voice Your Concerns

While we do not want to become political on the HDU website, we feel that it is critical that everyone understand how the new AHCA, recently passed by the House, will impact ESRD, dialysis and transplant patients. I urge you to read this NKF summary and contact your Representatives to voice your opinion. As we […]

NN&I article California staff ratio bill includes tough penalties for noncompliant dialysis clinics

POLICY & POLITICS California staff ratio bill includes tough penalties for noncompliant dialysis clinics REBECCA ZUMOFF — MAY 10, 2017 iStockphoto California’s Senate Bill 349, called the Dialysis Patient Safety Act, has brought to the forefront a divide between clinic staff members and the patients they care for, and dialysis providers. Many dialysis nurses and […]

NN&I Article NxStage’s new System One gets FDA approval

CLINICAL NxStage’s new System One gets FDA approval NN&I STAFF — MAY 11, 2017 NxStage Medical Inc.’s next generation System One hemodialysis system has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The system consists of new features and capabilities, including a new touchscreen user interface and integrated blood pressure monitor designed to enhance […]

HDU Mourns the Loss of Advisory Board Member Celeste Castillo Lee

Celeste Castillo Lee Celeste Lee’s husband, Daniel, announced  that  she was freed of illness and earthly burden today at 2:50pm.  “The passing was peaceful and beautiful, following everything that she planned.  She will forever be in our hearts. We owe tremendous gratitude to everyone one of you, for your love, thoughts, prayers, and support.  You […]

2016 TOP TEN

    The ABCs of HDU: ADVOCACY, BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE, and COMMUNICATING OUR MESSAGE   As 2016 comes to a close, it seems only appropriate to summarize the accomplishments of HDU, and develop a new plan for 2017: ADVOCACY Met with key people and commented on documents at CMS, GAO, PCORI, The Alliance for […]

STAT article First human-pig chimera created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate by Sharon Begley

 by Sharon Begley January 26, 2017 Pig embryos that had been injected with human stem cells when they were only a few days old began to grow organs containing human cells, scientists reported on Thursday, an advance that promises — or threatens — to bring closer the routine production of creatures that are part human and […]

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 […]