Student spotlight: M.P.H. candidate Danielle Raso takes on health policy

A YSPH student, Raso ’s work on payment models for dialysis and kidney treatment under Medicare and Medicaid has been influential in shaping real-life policy.
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Donate Life America is now in partnership with a large dialysis corporation to expand living donor resources for waiting recipients on the kidney transplant list.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
Is it time to re-evaluate the Oxford Classification for IgA nephropathy? This editorial explores the issues.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS:  The rapid development of home mechanical ventilation substantially impacts on the development of the hospital landscape in Germany. The exponential increase of these care-intensive patients is challenging for the health care system and requires a discussion about its limits. PMID: 31715635 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
Peritoneal fibrosis is the most common complication of peritoneal dialysis, but there is currently no effective treatment. We previously reported that suramin pretreatment prevents the development of peritonea...
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Haemodialysis (HD) patients suffer from nutritional problems, which include muscle wasting, weakness, and cachexia, and are associated with poor clinical outcomes. The European Working Group for Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) and Foundations for the National Institute of Health (FNIH) have developed criteria for the assessment of sarcopenia, including the use of non-invasive techniques such as bioelectrical impedance assessment (BIA), anthropometry, and hand grip strength (HGS) dynamometry.
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
AbstractThere are few case reports in which circulating levels of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1), placental growth factor (PlGF), and soluble endoglin (sEng) were measured before the onset of super-imposed preeclampsia in women with hemodialysis. A 40-year-old Japanese nulliparous women with hemodialysis due to diabetic nephropathy became pregnant by frozen embryo transfer. Intensive hemodialysis was started at 5  weeks of gestation. Her blood pressure (BP) in the first trimester was around 130/80 mmHg. At 20+3 weeks, she was admitted for close monitoring; her BP was 137/75  mmHg. Her BP increas...
Source: CEN Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
We report a high vertebral fracture prevalence and incidence in transplantation-eligible patients on dialysis, suggesting that these patients may benefit from radiographic screening for vertebral fractures. Parathyroid hormone had a U-shaped association with vertebral fracture risk.IntroductionVertebral fractures are often overlooked, but even undiagnosed vertebral fractures negatively impact physical functioning, quality of life, and mortality. The risk of vertebral fractures in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is unclear, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) might play a role in the development of vertebral fractures. We...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study measured levels of pseudouridine (PU), a novel marker solute whose production is closely proportional to BSA, to test whether prescription of dialysis to a target spKt/Vurea results in higher plasma levels of PU in smaller children.MethodsPU and urea nitrogen (ureaN) were measured in plasma and dialysate at the midweek hemodialysis session in 20 pediatric patients, with BSA ranging from 0.65 –1.87m2. Mathematical modeling was employed to estimate solute production rates and average plasma solute levels.ResultsThe dialytic clearance (Kd) of PU was proportional to that of ureaN (average KdPU/KdUreaN 0.69 &th...
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Anirban GanguliIndian Journal of Nephrology 2019 29(6):381-382
Source: Indian Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Charlotte Perrett, Debasish BanerjeeIndian Journal of Nephrology 2019 29(6):385-386
Source: Indian Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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