Hydroxycloroquine Blood Concentration in Lupus Nephritis Hydroxycloroquine Blood Concentration in Lupus Nephritis
Abnormally low hydroxychloroquine blood levels may suggest non-adherence and predict poor outcomes in lupus nephritis.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

NxStage touts home hemodialysis study data
NxStage Medical (NSDQ:NXTM) today released data from a study comparing home hemodialysis to traditional treatment in a skilled nursing facility, touting a lower risk of death and cardiovascular hospitalization for those treated more often with home hemodialysis. Full results from the trial are slated to be presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2018 Annual Meeting next week, the Lawrence, Mass.-based company said. Investigators analyzed data collected from 3,619 patients treated in skilled nursing facilities between 2011 and 2015, and found that patients treated more frequently at home experienced...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials NxStage Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Fresenius plunges on missed prelims, guidance cut
Fresenius (NYSE:FMS) shares closed down some $17% yesterday after it cut its outlook for the rest of the year on lower-than-expected third-quarter results. The German dialysis giant released preliminary figures for the three months ended Sept. 30, saying it expects to report profits of €285 million on sales of €4.06 billion. Analysts were looking for sales of €4.12 billion. Fresenius cut its forecast for 2018, saying it now expects to log adjusted net income growth of 2% to 3%, down from 7% to 9% previously. Sales growth is now pegged at 2% to 3%, compared with 5% to 7% previously, &ldquo...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dialysis Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Fresenius Source Type: news

Well - Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied
Well - being and medication adherence negatively linked to psychological morbidity, dialysis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Fresenius: kidney punch
Profits from the dialysis business are not flowing smoothly (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early Dialysis Not Better for Septic Shock Patients With Acute Kidney Injury Early Dialysis Not Better for Septic Shock Patients With Acute Kidney Injury
Early renal-replacement therapy for patients in the initial phase of septic shock who have severe acute kidney injury is no better than delayed therapy, according to a French study of 488 patients that was stopped early for futility.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Ultrasound predicts fistula success in dialysis patients
Ultrasound can help clinicians predict whether arteriovenous fistulas -- surgically...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative Can Facebook help teach critical care ultrasound? Ergonomic training may help sonographers avoid MSK injury Remote ultrasound helps Malawi physicians identify TB Elastography, MRI effective for detecting liver lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Is Kidney Dialysis Always Needed When Septic Shock Strikes?
Title: Is Kidney Dialysis Always Needed When Septic Shock Strikes?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 11, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is Kidney Dialysis Always Needed When Septic Shock Strikes?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- When serious infection gives rise to septic shock, the resulting plunge in blood pressure can cripple kidney function, necessitating immediate dialysis. But clinicians know that not all patients need it, because in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Less Pre-Kidney Transplant Dialysis With Preemptive Waitlist
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- Kidney transplant patients who are preemptively wait-listed have substantially fewer years of pretransplant dialysis than transplant recipients listed after dialysis onset, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physician-Dialysis Clinic Joint Ventures Need Transparency Physician-Dialysis Clinic Joint Ventures Need Transparency
Nephrologists who participate in a joint venture with dialysis companies should disclose that to their patients, experts argue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Renal Replacement Modality and Stroke Risk in ESRD Renal Replacement Modality and Stroke Risk in ESRD
How does each particular renal replacement modality for ESRD impact the risk for stroke?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patients to be offered choice over setting and type of dialysis treatment
People being treated with dialysis after kidney failure are to be offered a choice over where and what type of treatment they have. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Expanding Specialist Care and Enhanced Coordination for Chronic Kidney Disease Can Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs
Providing specialized medical care and coordination to patients whose kidneys are failing before they need dialysis treatment could save the U.S. health care system more than $1 billion annually. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - October 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Ethanol locks in catheters for dialysis may prevent sepsis
This Expert commentary, of a meta-analysis that reported ethanol lock is effective in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection in haemodialysis patients, notes that further research is required before specific recommendations on ethanol locks can be made. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Broken Hips in Dialysis Patients
Title: Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Broken Hips in Dialysis PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 28, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

PPIs Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But H2 blockers were exonerated (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 27, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Mother-of-two, 36, offers life-saving kidney to a stranger just two hours after meeting him in a bar
Kristin Day, 36, of Pine River, Minnesota, met a stranger in a bar who told her he was on dialysis and in need of a kidney transplant. After just two hours of talking to him, Day offered to donate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father-of-three, 48, told he was going to die receives life-saving kidney from his wife's co-worker
Jason Anderson, 48, of Ogden, Utah, was on dialysis for the last four years and told he would die without a kidney transplant until his wife's co-worker, Kingslee Teo, offered to donate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Paramedics Still Assist Puerto Rican Kidney Patients a Year After Maria
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out. In the beginning, 15 passengers flew from Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland — refugees from Hurricane Maria. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island, their home; without treatment, the kidney patients would die. But the thrice-weekly trips have taken a toll on these frail patients. Five have died in this past year from causes ranging from heart failure to cancer, but advocates insist that the very flights that keep the patients alive have hastened their deaths. The mortality rat...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danica Coto, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Paramedics Still Assist Puerto Rican Kidney Patients a Year After Maria
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out. In the beginning, 15 passengers flew from Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland — refugees from Hurricane Maria. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island, their home; without treatment, the kidney patients would die. But the thrice-weekly trips have taken a toll on these frail patients. Five have died in this past year from causes ranging from heart failure to cancer, but advocates insist that the very flights that keep the patients alive have hastened their deaths. The mortality rat...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danica Coto, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Critically Elevated Potassium in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Critically Elevated Potassium in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
A misdiagnosis as to the cause of hyperkalemia in this patient led to unnecessary dialysis, demonstrating the need to be alert to potentially false potassium results in patients with elevated WBC counts.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Neurologic events, new requirement for dialysis, respiratory complications yield updated estimates (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Despite changes to US kidney allocation system, inequality persists
(Drexel University) The new system did not minimize pre-transplant dialysis exposure for patients who were not waitlisted preemptively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACHC Launches New Accreditation for Renal Dialysis Facilities
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Accreditation for Renal Dialysis Facilities. As a service under the ACHC Ambulatory Care Program, the Renal...(PRWeb September 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/achc_launches_new_accreditation_for_renal_dialysis_facilities/prweb15766861.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dialysis clinic proposed at Crosstown Commons in Schenectady
A Denver company plans to invest $2.8 million in a new dialysis clinic in Schenectady to meet a growing need. Crosstown Dialysis would have 12 stations and a home training suite at its proposed clinic at Crosstown Commons, according to documents filed with the state Department of Health. The center would lease roughly 6,200 square feet at the shopping plaza at 2330 Watt St. No lease has been signed yet, said Stephen Mitnick, managing member of Magellan Realty Partners LLC, who owns the property. Mitnick… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Overuse of Genetic Testing, Dialysis
(MedPage Today) -- Plus screening for peripheral artery disease and colon cancer surveillance (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Caffeine consumption may extend life expectancy for people with kidney disease
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient Satisfaction Lower in Certain Dialysis Settings Patient Satisfaction Lower in Certain Dialysis Settings
For-profit, freestanding, and large dialysis chains scored lower on patient satisfaction than their counterparts; an expert said the results are important, but further study is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

How sensors are helping hemodialysis move into the home
Providing advanced medical care in a patient’s home once required the help of trained professionals. No longer – new sensor technology is enabling a massive migration from hospitals to home care environments. Outset Medical’s Tablo home hemodialysis platform features a streamlined touchscreen interface and a small size. But the real core of its effectiveness lies in its sensors. [Image courtesy of Outset Medical] Medtech is on the move again. New technological advances are enabling systems that have, for years, been shackled to hospitals and clinics, to travel home with their users. For decades, hemo...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Dialysis mHealth (Mobile Health) Outset Medical teconnectivity Source Type: news

PTAC Backs New Payment Models for Emergency, Primary Care
(MedPage Today) -- Committee also considers proposals for chronically ill patients, dialysis patients (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Urinalysis for the Diagnosis of Glomerulonephritis Urinalysis for the Diagnosis of Glomerulonephritis
Do dysmorphic red blood cells have the ability to detect the presence of glomerulonephritis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Tip: Maintain a Healthy Heart While on Dialysis
-- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in people with kidney failure, the National Kidney Foundation says. If you need dialysis and also have heart issues, your heart treatment may be changed somewhat to accommodate your need for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Maintain a Healthy Heart While on Dialysis
Title: Health Tip: Maintain a Healthy Heart While on DialysisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

California dialysis bill could have big bottom-line impact for DaVita
The bill would cap dialysis clinic profits at 15 percent in California — where DaVita has nearly 600 dialysis clinics. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Dodson Source Type: news

Man, 61, left with a severe kidney injury after receiving 1,000 spanks
The unnamed German man, an avid fan of BDSM for seven years, was told he may have to start dialysis, if his kidneys failed to start working again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertension in Dialysis Patients: Primary Care Primer
When CKD 4-5 progresses to ESRD, how should hypertension management be changed? Or, should it? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Outset Medical CEO says big funding moves dialysis business a step closer to an IPO
This week's $132 million mega-funding brings Outset Medical a step closer to two big goals in its effort to "modernize dialysis," CEO Leslie Trigg tells the Business Journal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Outset Medical CEO says big funding moves dialysis business a step closer to an IPO
This week's $132 million mega-funding brings Outset Medical a step closer to two big goals in its effort to "modernize dialysis," CEO Leslie Trigg tells the Business Journal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Investors & #039; Faith in Outset Overwhelming with Whopping $132M round
When Leslie Trigg took the helm of Outset Medical in 2013, she helped lead a $60 million series B round. The San Jose-based company was also working to get the Tablo Hemodialysis system, a device that simplifies dialysis procedures, on the market. But oh, how things have changed. Outset Medical has seen Tablo gain a nod from the FDA in 2015 and has even seen a surge in investor and consumer interest in the device. Earlier this week, Outset Medical executives revealed the company closed on a $132 million a series D equity round. The round was backed by some heavy hitters and led by new investor Mubadala Investment Company, ...
Source: MDDI - August 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Her dialysis tech company got $132M in new funding
Outset Medical Inc. has $132 million in new funding to help bring kidney dialysis treatments to patient's homes. Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Co., a sovereign fund that poured $15 billion into the SoftBank Vision Fund, led the Series D funding round for the Silicon Valley company led by CEO Leslie Trigg. Existing investors who participated include T. Rowe Price, Warburg Pincus, Fidelity Management and Research Company and the venture capital arm of Baxter International. It has now raised more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Raised to Nearly 3,000
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor raised the island's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate, sweltering months after the storm had been severely undercounted. The new estimate of nearly 3,000 dead in the six months after Maria devastated the island in September 2017 and knocked out the entire electrical grid was made by researchers with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. "We never anticipated a scenario of zero communication, zero en...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Outset Medical closes $132m Series D funding round
Outset Medical said today it raised $132 million in a Series D round of equity financing, with funds slated to accelerate the commercial expansion of its Tablo hemodialysis system. The San Jose, Calif.-based company develops and produces the Tablo hemodialysis system, an all-in-1 dialysis machine designed to handle water purification and dialysate production and be used in a variety of different settings. The round was led by the newly invested Mubadala Investment Company and joined by existing investors Baxter Ventures, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Partner Fund Management LP, Perceptive Advisors, funds advise...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Outset Medical Source Type: news

Serum Magnesium and All-Cause Mortality in CKD Serum Magnesium and All-Cause Mortality in CKD
In what ways might serum magnesium levels impact the risk for all-cause mortality among patients with chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Significant Dialysis Development
(Houston Methodist) Eric Peden, M.D., chief of vascular surgery at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart& Vascular Center, was the first surgeon in the US to perform minimally-invasive surgery to create access for dialysis patients with severe kidney disease. The WavelinQ ™ endoAVF System by Becton Dickson allows vascular surgeons to create a connection between an artery and vein using a technique involving magnets. The system was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ontario man says he felt 'anxiety, distress' after dialysis machine lost during Air Canada trip
After the Air Canada plane landed in Copenhagen, Tom and Jane Jakobszen immediately approached baggage claim and found their suitcase carrying Tom's portable dialysis machine. But when they opened it, the machine was gone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Budgets U.S.$1,5 Million for Free Dialysis
[The Herald] Government has set aside $1,5 million to bankroll costs associated with renal treatment following its recent policy on free dialysis in all public health institutions, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. In an interview with The Herald, Dr Parirenyatwa said these funds were part of the Health Levy Fund, which has so far raised up to $40 million since its launch last year and is further raising an average of $3,5 million every month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DaVita preps for $1.6M dialysis center renovation
The West Seneca site is among 15 sites open or under development in the region owned by the national firm. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Synthetic Marijuana Seen as a Public Health Danger
A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger. Some marijuana smokers turned to it because it is relatively cheap and not detected in routine drug testing. Dozens of people in New Haven, Connecticut, went to the hospital this week after overdosing on a batch of synthetic pot. A look at the issue: What is it? While states have moved to legalize traditional marijuana, synthetic marijuana has become a public health threat. Synthetic pot is a mind-altering drug made by taking plant material and spraying it with chemicals that can mimic the high from mariju...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news