Nephrology News & Issues Article “The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2016”

KIDNEY TRANSPLANTTOP 50 KIDNEY TRANSPLANT CENTERS The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2016 Record number of organ transplants in the US shuffles ranking of transplant centers MARK E. NEUMANN — JUNE 12, 2017 top 50, 3d concept University of California Davis Medical Center cracked the code as the busiest kidney transplant center in […]

Nephrology News & Issues Article “CDC estimates 1 in & American Adults have CKD”

CLINICAL CDC estimates 1 in 7 American adults have chronic kidney disease NN&I STAFF — JUNE 12, 2017 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The number of Americans with chronic kidney disease is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S. adult population, according to new data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One […]

Nephrology News & Issues Unions beef with Fresenius (article)

NEPHROLOGY BUSINESS Unions beef with Fresenius over staffing levels, input on safety Two unions that backed a one-day strike at Fresenius clinics in New York say the provider is denying their members input on patient care issues and staffing levels, and reneged on an agreement to hire union-backed nurses for a new clinic REBECCA ZUMOFF […]

NEWS FLASH! HDU Announces Partnership with The Kidney Project

For Immediate Release                                         Date May 12, 2017 Denise Eilers, President Home Dialyzors United (HDU) 563-508-4883   HDU is proud to announce a partnership with The Kidney Project. This international research and development effort is led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, and William H. Fissell, MD, from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Vanderbilt University, […]

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 […]