No more kidney dialysis? Lebanese hospitals issue warning
Hospitals in Lebanon are warning that they may be forced to suspend kidney dialysis amid severe shortages in supplies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Just 18% of people who have had kidney transplants develop antibody responses to COVID-19 vaccines
A new study from Rouen Hospital in France found that after two doses of Pfizer's vaccine, 88.9% of dialysis patients developed antibodies against the virus compared to 17.8% of transplant recipients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare's Penalties for Poor-Quality Dialysis Centers Aren't Helping: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 -- Dialysis centers hit with financial penalties for poor performance don't tend to improve afterward, calling into question a set of U.S. federal programs intended to improve health care nationwide, a new report... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Factors ID'd for COVID-19 Infection Risk in Dialysis Patients
TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 -- For individuals receiving in-center hemodialysis, the risk for having a positive test for infection or admission with suspected COVID-19 is associated with age, diabetes, local community COVID-19 rates, and dialysis unit... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Financial Penalties for Dialysis Centers Do Not Increase Performance
THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 -- Performance-based financial penalties against outpatient dialysis centers under the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) do not improve performance scores, according to a study published online May... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyatta Singles Out Dialysis Machines, Renal Units as Jubilee Success
[Nation] The government of Kenya procured 360 dialysis and 48 renal units in the last six years, eight times the number his predecessors had during their administrations, President Uhuru Kenyatta said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Transplant Referral Less Likely For Dialysis Patients at For-Profit Facilities
WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 -- For patients with kidney failure initiating dialysis, referral for evaluation at a transplant center is lower at for-profit facilities, according to a study published online May 26 in the Clinical Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For-Profit Dialysis Patients Miss Out on Transplant Referral For-Profit Dialysis Patients Miss Out on Transplant Referral
For-profit dialysis patients are less likely to be referred for transplant evaluation than patients dialyzed in nonprofit facilities, at least in the Southeastern US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Akebia and Otsuka Announce FDA Acceptance for Filing of New Drug Application for Vadadustat for the Treatment of Anemia Due to Chronic Kidney Disease in Adult Patients on Dialysis and Not on Dialysis
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and TOKYO, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA), a biopharmaceutical company with the purpose of bettering the lives of people impacted by kidney disease, and its... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Researchers create machine learning model to predict treatment with dialysis or death for hospitalized COVID-19 patients
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers created a machine learning model to determine COVID-19 patients most at risk for treatment requiring dialysis or critical illness leading to death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Plant-Based Diets Among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Plant-Based Diets Among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Could hemodialysis patients safely adhere to a plant-based diet while avoiding complications and meeting their nutritional needs?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dialysis Patients Maintain Humoral Response to SARS-CoV-2 Infection
WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 -- Most severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seropositive patients receiving dialysis maintain receptor-binding domain (RBD) immunoglobulin G (IgG) levels over a period of six months, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients on Dialysis: Antibodies 6 Months After COVID-19 Infection Patients on Dialysis: Antibodies 6 Months After COVID-19 Infection
The'high-level'antibodies showed a slow decline after 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

EPO Treatment for Anemia Ups Fracture Risk in Dialysis EPO Treatment for Anemia Ups Fracture Risk in Dialysis
The use of ESAs to treat anemia in patients on dialysis increases hip fracture risk, and the higher the dose, the greater the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kenya: MES Dialysis Kits Offer Respite as Cases Surge
[Nation] The number of patients accessing dialysis services in public hospitals has shot up dramatically, data from the Ministry of Health has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patients undergoing dialysis shown to maintain antibody response for at least 6 months following SAR
(American College of Physicians) A large cohort study found that despite impaired immunity, the vast majority of patients receiving dialysis maintained SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels 6 months after infection. A slow and continual decline in median antibody levels was observed over time, but the researchers found no indication that subgroups with impaired immunity had a shorter-lived humoral response compared with a healthy population. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dialysis Patients Have Weaker Response to COVID Vaccine: Study
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- A single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine isn't enough to develop adequate antibodies in kidney dialysis patients, Canadian researchers report. " We advise that the second dose of the [Pfizer] vaccine be administered to patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dialysis Patients Have Weaker Response to COVID Vaccine: Study
Title: Dialysis Patients Have Weaker Response to COVID Vaccine: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 14, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is it Time to Abandon the Nutrient-Based Renal Diet Model? Is it Time to Abandon the Nutrient-Based Renal Diet Model?
The traditional nutrient-based renal diet is routinely recommended in the management of kidney disease, but a new study raises questions.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Palliative Care in the ICU: What to Know About Time-Limited Trials
Time-limited trials offer I.C.U. patients and their families a sense of empowerment in the face of low odds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of Hospitals Dialysis Hospice Care Death and Dying your-feed-health your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

1 in 5 Patients on Kidney Dialysis Say No to COVID-19 Vaccine: Study
FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 -- About 20% of Americans on kidney dialysis are reluctant to get a COVID-19 shot, according to a new study. Kidney failure patients on dialysis are at increased risk for COVID-related complications that could lead to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A fifth of American dialysis patients are still vaccine hesitant, up to 30% of minority patients
A recent study found that a fifth of dialysis patients in America are vaccine hesitant. Experts worry that vulnerable patients may not be fully protected from COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Confirms Kidney Dialysis Worsens Pregnancy Outcomes New Study Confirms Kidney Dialysis Worsens Pregnancy Outcomes
Pregnancy outcomes of women on dialysis were substantially worse than women with a kidney transplant who gave birth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Safety, Efficacy of Vadadustat Explored for CKD
THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- Vadadustat met the noninferiority criteria for cardiovascular safety versus darbepoetin alfa among patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD-CKD), but not those with non-DD-CKD (NDD-CKD), according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BD Announces Enrollment in Post-Market Studies of the WavelinQ(TM) Arteriovenous Endovascular Fistula
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 29, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that enrollment has begun and the first patients have been treat... Devices BD , WavelinQT, EndoAVF System, dialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vadadustat for Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: Questions Remain Vadadustat for Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: Questions Remain
The HIF prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor shows efficacy in the treatment of anemia with chronic kidney disease, but in non-dialysis patients increased cardiovascular risks are observed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

20% of Dialysis Patients Are Hesitant About COVID-19 Vaccine 20% of Dialysis Patients Are Hesitant About COVID-19 Vaccine
An early 2021 survey of a representative sample of 1515 US patients treated with hemodialysis showed that one fifth had some level of hesitancy about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Cycling During Dialysis? It Might Help Patients
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Dialysis is time-consuming, making it hard for kidney failure patients to keep fit. But cycling during treatment sessions could boost patients'heart health and cut medical costs, new research shows. Dialysis can lead to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cycling During Dialysis? It Might Help Patients
Title: Cycling During Dialysis? It Might Help PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 16, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Response Lower in Kidney Dialysis Patients COVID-19 Vaccine Response Lower in Kidney Dialysis Patients
Most dialysis patients respond well to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, but antibody levels are lower than those in healthy persons, shows the first study of its kind.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients
What factors may contribute to sudden cardiac death in in end-stage kidney disease patients receiving dialysis -- and what strategies may help prevent these events?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dialysis Patients Develop Lower Antibody Response to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
MONDAY, April 12, 2021 -- Most patients with kidney failure undergoing regular dialysis develop a substantial antibody response after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study published online April 6 in the Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mortality Risk Up for Dialysis Patients in March to July 2020
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Patients undergoing dialysis and those with kidney transplants had increased mortality risk in 2020 compared with 2017 to 2019, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cameroon: Dialysis Patients Protest Poor Treatment, Equipment Shortage
[VOA] Yaound é -- Scores of Cameroonians with kidney failure and their relatives have blocked traffic since Monday around a Yaoundé hospital to protest a shortage of dialysis treatment. Cameroon authorities blame administrative procedures and coronavirus disruptions for slowing the import of dialysis machines and medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UofL biologists create better method to culture cells for testing drug toxicity
(University of Louisville) Researchers have discovered that by changing two components of the media used to culture the cells, they can make liver cancer cells behave more like normal liver cells. Rather than using standard serum containing glucose, they used serum from which the glucose had been removed using dialysis and added galactose to the media. This changes the metabolism of the cells making them behave more like normal liver cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

DaVita prepares for $1.3 million dialysis redo in Orchard Park
The State Department of Health will take a look at a dialysis redo in the Southtowns, but also approved four other area projects in late March/early April. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

DaVita prepares for $1.3 million dialysis redo in Orchard Park
The State Department of Health will take a look at a dialysis redo in the Southtowns, but also approved four other area projects in late March/early April. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Troubling Trends for Infective Endocarditis in Dialysis Patients Troubling Trends for Infective Endocarditis in Dialysis Patients
Results from the largest available international dataset with prospectively collected data reinforce many earlier studies, but also show a higher-than-expected occurrence of endocarditis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sodium Intake and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease Sodium Intake and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
A new editorial calls for a randomized controlled trial regarding the effects of sodium intake on CKD progression. Would an RCT help bridge the evidence gap?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Akebia Submits New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for Vadadustat for the Treatment of Anemia Due to Chronic Kidney Disease in Adult Patients on Dialysis and Not on Dialysis
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA), a biopharmaceutical company with the purpose of bettering the lives of people impacted by kidney disease, today announced that it has submitted... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

' Like a War Zone': One Nephrologist's COVID-19 Experience'Like a War Zone': One Nephrologist's COVID-19 Experience
A nephrologist talks to Medscape about the scramble for dialysis machines and worries about rationing care during the recent COVID surge in Orange County, California.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

AKI in COVID-9 Patients: An Update on the Pathophysiology AKI in COVID-9 Patients: An Update on the Pathophysiology
This article provides an update.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Biden Administration Announces Historic $10 Billion Investment to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Build Vaccine Confidence in Hardest-Hit and Highest-Risk Communities
The Biden-Harris Administration announced a series of actions to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, including $10 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan to better serve communities of color, rural areas, low-income populations, and other underserved communities in the COVID-19 response. Includes the announcement of a new partnership with dialysis clinics to provide vaccinations to people receiving dialysis and healthcare personnel in outpatient dialysis clinics. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 25, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nathaniel Richardson, University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Nathaniel Richardson ’s start in the health care field came young, but it gave him an inside look at the workings of a hospital. At 17, Richardson began as a transporter, moving equipment, supplies and patients around the building. Transporters “go to surgery, they go to cardiology, imaging services, dialysis,” R ichardson says. “Being able to touch each of those departments, that’s how I really got interested in the health care arena.”  Just over three decades later, Richardson is now… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Stephanie Shipman Source Type: news

Nathaniel Richardson, University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Nathaniel Richardson ’s start in the health care field came young, but it gave him an inside look at the workings of a hospital. At 17, Richardson began as a transporter, moving equipment, supplies and patients around the building. Transporters “go to surgery, they go to cardiology, imaging services, dialysis,” R ichardson says. “Being able to touch each of those departments, that’s how I really got interested in the health care arena.”  Just over three decades later, Richardson is now… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Shipman Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Celebrates World Kidney Day
[The Herald] Zimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Kidney Day at a time the Government is now offering free dialysis to everyone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arlington dialysis center sells for more than $2M
An Arlington dialysis center sold for more than $2 million to a private investor, according to a news release from a California-based commercial real estate broker. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Wilson Source Type: news

Bone Biopsy in CKD: Still Neglected and Needs Revitalization Bone Biopsy in CKD: Still Neglected and Needs Revitalization
An editorial explores the current role of bone biopsy in the management of CKD patients.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee launches dialysis hospital; will provide free treatment to all
"All services are being provided totally free in this most technically advanced hospital. There is no billing or payment counter. The DSGMC will take services from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from corporate houses and from those who are willing to contribute for such initiatives and various government schemes," DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LSU Health study finds psychosocial factors may drive peritoneal dialysis patient dropout
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A retrospective study conducted by LSU Health New Orleans reports that contrary to previous research, most patients who drop out of peritoneal dialysis may do so for psychosocial reasons. The findings are published inThe American Journal of the Medical Sciences. The paper inspired a companion editorial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news