A Guide to Becoming a Social Media Savvy Nephrologist A Guide to Becoming a Social Media Savvy Nephrologist
This article provides a guide for nephrologists.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Situation Dire for US Dialysis Patients During Omicron Surge Situation Dire for US Dialysis Patients During Omicron Surge
The National Kidney Foundation and American College of Nephrology issued a five-alarm call for increased pandemic help along with higher priority for dialysis patients, who have been underserved.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Plus Low HDL-C Boost Peritonitis During Dialysis Diabetes Plus Low HDL-C Boost Peritonitis During Dialysis
An observational, multicenter Chinese study showed that diabetes plus low HDL-C significantly links with a nearly doubled peritonitis rate in patients on peritoneal dialysis.First Look (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hyponatremia in Patients on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Hyponatremia in Patients on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors may realize a greater risk for developing hyponatremia and other electrolyte disorders. How common are these events?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Predictive Effect of Salt Intake in Non-Dialysis CKD Predictive Effect of Salt Intake in Non-Dialysis CKD
A new study examines the impacts of different levels of salt intake in CKD patients. Do the effects differ between younger and older patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Diaspora to Open State of the Art Dialysis Unit At Menilik II Referral Hospital
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- An Ethiopian diaspora from Atlanta, Georgia, is going to open a state of the art dialysis unit at Menelik II Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When Kidney Transplant Fails, Trying Again Is Best Option: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 -- You were lucky enough to receive a kidney years ago, but now it is failing. Is it better to opt for another transplant or go on dialysis? New research suggests a second transplant may be the better option. Kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Laxative Use in CKD Patients Transitioning to Dialysis Laxative Use in CKD Patients Transitioning to Dialysis
Prescribed laxatives are often required for managing constipation among CKD patients transitioning to dialysis. A new study examines the prevalence and patterns of its use in this population.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibody Response to SARS-CoV-2 Wanes Among Dialysis Patients
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 2021 -- For persons receiving dialysis, the antibody response to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) wanes through five to six months and is associated with a risk for breakthrough infection, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Iron Deficiency After Kidney Transplantation Iron Deficiency After Kidney Transplantation
Learn more about the causes that lead to iron deficiency in kidney transplant recipients and how it may impact the outcomes of these patients.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, and End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices Model; Correction
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making typographical corrections to theNovember 8, 2021, final rule. This correction is effective January 1, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Shocking human stories behind the thousands of operations cancelled by Covid
Lara Wahab, 34, who lives in North London says that if she doesn't have a kidney and pancreas transplant soon, she will have to go on dialysis or she will die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evergreen Nephrology inks partnership with Nephrology Associates in deal aimed at expanding in-home dialysis and value-based care
Launched in August, Evergreen partners with nephrologists to provide the financial backing to take on increased cost of care risks associated with value-based care, which offers financial incentives to physicians, health systems and other providers based on quality of care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

More Data on How to Best Stop Continuous Dialysis in ICU More Data on How to Best Stop Continuous Dialysis in ICU
The best approach to'liberating'ICU patients with acute kidney failure from continuous dialysis remains uncertain. Researchers hope real-world data will help show the way.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Factors associated with falls in hemodialysis patients: a case-control study - P érez-Gurbindo I, María Álvarez-Méndez A, Pérez-García R, Cobo PA, Carrere MTA.
OBJECTIVE: to identify possible associations between a higher probability of falls among hemodialysis patients and laboratory values, comorbidities, pharmacological treatment, hemodynamic changes, dialysis results and stabilometric alterations. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Gambia: Trust Bank Ltd. Donates Medical Items to EFSTH Dialysis Unit
[The Point] As part of their corporate social responsibility, Trust Bank Limited, a private commercial bank in The Gambia has on Thursday 23 November, 2021 donated medical items worth D250,000 to the Dialysis Unit of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila seeks DCGI approval for novel oral pill to treat anaemia in kidney patients
The pill technically called hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase (HIF-PH) inhibitor can be given to both patients who are on dialysis and not on dialysis. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Life-Threatening Glucose Swings Common in Dialysis Patients Life-Threatening Glucose Swings Common in Dialysis Patients
Hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic crises are alarmingly common in patients with diabetes and end-stage kidney disease who are on dialysis, and prevention strategies are needed, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Nationwide Study on Dialysis Patients' Susceptibility to COVID-19 Nationwide Study on Dialysis Patients' Susceptibility to COVID-19
The results improve understanding of COVID-19 and complications in a high-risk population of patients with end-stage kidney disease receiving dialysis and reveal those in nursing homes are at highest risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

More than 25% of dialysis patients on Medicare who contracted Covid died from the virus
Researchers at the University of Michigan found that more than a quarter of elderly dialysis patients that contracted COVID-19 in 2020 died from the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney patients offered new hope with a diabetes pill
NHS chiefs have granted roughly 91,000 sufferers access to the drug, dapagliflozin, which has slashed the risk of needing dialysis, a transplant and even death by up to 39 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RAAS Inhibition Enablement as a Therapeutic Target in CKD RAAS Inhibition Enablement as a Therapeutic Target in CKD
This editorial explores the question of whether RAAS inhibition enablement should be a therapeutic target in CKD.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, and End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices Model
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making changes related to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) payments for calendar year 2022 and updating the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI). Also updates requirements for the Quality Incentive Program (QIP), including a measure suppression policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things. Includes rural references throughout. These regulations will be effective on January 1, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Oral Daprodustat Safely Improves Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Oral Daprodustat Safely Improves Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
Pivotal results from the third agent in a novel drug class showed noninferiority to ESAs for boosting hemoglobin and for most safety measures in patients with CKD regardless of their dialysis status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

How a Low-Protein Diet Can Delay Dialysis How a Low-Protein Diet Can Delay Dialysis
The low-protein PLADO diet can boost the effects of medications and help preserve renal function.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

East Bay drug maker to appeal FDA rejection of kidney treatment
Saying clinical trials show that its drug benefits kidney dialysis patients who suffer a potentially deadly buildup of a chemical in their blood, an East Bay company will appeal the Food and Drug Administration's rejection of the drug. Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) plans to submit a "formal dispute resolution request" to the FDA before the end of the year, the company said Thursday, appealing the FDA's decision not to approve the Fremont-based company's drug tenapanor. A decision could come within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

East Bay drug maker to appeal FDA rejection of kidney treatment
Saying clinical trials show that its drug benefits kidney dialysis patients who suffer a potentially deadly buildup of a chemical in their blood, an East Bay company will appeal the Food and Drug Administration's rejection of the drug. Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) plans to submit a "formal dispute resolution request" to the FDA before the end of the year, the company said Thursday, appealing the FDA's decision not to approve the Fremont-based company's drug tenapanor. A decision could come within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

East Bay drug maker to appeal FDA rejection of kidney treatment
Saying clinical trials show that its drug benefits kidney dialysis patients who suffer a potentially deadly buildup of a chemical in their blood, an East Bay company will appeal the Food and Drug Administration's rejection of the drug. Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) plans to submit a "formal dispute resolution request" to the FDA before the end of the year, the company said Thursday, appealing the FDA's decision not to approve the Fremont-based company's drug tenapanor. A decision could come within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

East Bay drug maker to appeal FDA rejection of kidney treatment
Saying clinical trials show that its drug benefits kidney dialysis patients who suffer a potentially deadly buildup of a chemical in their blood, an East Bay company will appeal the Food and Drug Administration's rejection of the drug. Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) plans to submit a "formal dispute resolution request" to the FDA before the end of the year, the company said Thursday, appealing the FDA's decision not to approve the Fremont-based company's drug tenapanor. A decision could come within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals with Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, and End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices Model
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making changes related to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) payments for calendar year 2022 and updating the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI). Also updates requirements for the Quality Incentive Program (QIP), including a measure suppression policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things. Includes rural references throughout. This rule will be effective on January 1, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 1, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

No benefit of peritoneal dialysis over haemodialysis for uninsured ESKD patients in the USA
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Upstate nurse to receive National Kidney Foundation honor
Cheyenne Fasce, a registered nurse who has worked in acute and chronic adult and pediatric dialysis will receive the Carol Mattix Award, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to the care of dialysis patients. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - October 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Adults on dialysis have lower immune system responses after receiving COVID-19 vaccines
Patients on kidney dialysis have less of an immune system response to COVID-19 vaccinations than patients not receiving the treatment, a new meta-analysis study from a Taiwanese hospital finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Private Hospitals Threaten to Stop Offering Dialysis in NHIF Pay Row
[Nation] Kidney specialists and patients who need dialysis have criticised the reduction by the national medical insurer of reimbursements from Sh9,500 to Sh6,500, as private hospitals say it will not be feasible to treat the patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

RAS Blocker Discontinuation and Adverse Outcomes in CKD RAS Blocker Discontinuation and Adverse Outcomes in CKD
In what ways might the cessation of renin-angiotensin system blocking therapy impact the outcomes of CKD patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Common dialysis treatment for patients with acute kidney injury can lead to poor outcomes
ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Patients with acute kidney injury who receive continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), a common dialysis method, have a high incidence of needing this dialysis method reinstituted after having it removed. This contributes to poor 90-day outcomes, according to new research published in Mayo C linic Proceedings. Though CRRT is a common dialysis method for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, little research has been performed to determine at what point in kidney… (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - October 20, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dialysis Center Closures Linked to Hospitalizations and Deaths Dialysis Center Closures Linked to Hospitalizations and Deaths
Closure of in-center dialysis facilities increases the risk of hospitalizations among patients with end-stage kidney disease compared with those not affected by closures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Dietary Plant and Animal Protein Intake and eGFR Decline Dietary Plant and Animal Protein Intake and eGFR Decline
A new study examines the ways in which plant- and animal-sourced protein intake impacts renal function among elderly women.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

IDEAL results: earlier initiation of dialysis yields cost savings in Australia and New Zealand
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nephrotic Syndrome and Vasculitis After SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Nephrotic Syndrome and Vasculitis After SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine
Are reported cases of nephrotic syndrome and vasculitis associated with the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kidney Patients Get Palliative Care, Dialysis'Til the End Kidney Patients Get Palliative Care, Dialysis'Til the End
Seattle's Northwest Kidney Centers, which pioneered kidney failure treatment 50 years ago, now pairs dying patients with hospice services without forcing them to forgo the comfort dialysis can provide.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Difelikefalin for Dialysis-Associated Pruritus in CKD FDA Okays Difelikefalin for Dialysis-Associated Pruritus in CKD
Reactions to the approval of difelikefalin for dialysis-associated pruritus are mixed, with some nephrologists questioning the weight of the evidence.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

Roxadustat Treats Anemia in Non - Dialysis - Dependent CKD
Pooled data show roxadustat versus placebo increases hemoglobin levels with an acceptable profile for cardiovascular safety (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Roxadustat Treats Anemia in Non-Dialysis-Dependent CKD
MONDAY, Aug. 23, 2021 -- For patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) and CKD-related anemia, roxadustat increases hemoglobin levels and reduces the need for red blood cell transfusions, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients on Dialysis Need mRNA COVID Booster Shot: UK Study Patients on Dialysis Need mRNA COVID Booster Shot: UK Study
Patients on hemodialysis in the UK should be prioritized to get a booster (third dose) of an mRNA vaccine if they had no prior COVID-19 and received two doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Benefits and Risks of Frequent or Longer Hemodialysis Benefits and Risks of Frequent or Longer Hemodialysis
What are the effects of more frequent or longer hemodialysis? A new review looks at the benefits and risks.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Local health care organizations team up to build dialysis clinic in Honolulu
“This new center will provide more convenience for patients and their families,” said Jason Chang, COO at The Queen’s Health Systems, in a statement. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Local health care organizations team up to build dialysis clinic in Honolulu
“This new center will provide more convenience for patients and their families,” said Jason Chang, COO at The Queen’s Health Systems, in a statement. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis
Artificial pancreas system improved glucose control and reduced hypoglycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes requiring dialysis. (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news