Diet guidance could slow kidney disease, cut costs
(Reuters Health) - Patients with chronic kidney disease could slow the progression of their illness and delay dialysis through nutrition therapy, according to a new article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teacher, 44, donates a kidney to his sixth-grade student after own son beat kidney failure
Kaden Koebcke, 12, from Powder Springs, Georgia, was in desperate need of a kidney transplant after being on a dialysis for many years when he received a match from an unlikely donor: his teacher. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors
Title: Dialysis Linked to Dementia in SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - August 15, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Older kidney failure patients on hemodialysis have high rates of dementia, which is associated with an increased risk of early death, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 357,000 dialysis patients aged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Case in Point: Would You Anticoagulate this Patient?
The patient is an elderly man with ESRD on dialysis who goes into atrial fibrillation during fistula declotting. How to proceed? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Variation in the Hemodialysis Access Journey and Its Burden Variation in the Hemodialysis Access Journey and Its Burden
In what ways do the wide variations in hemodialysis access methods used impact individual patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

NuCryo Vascular inks PolarCath distro deal with Lokai Medical
Privately held cryoplasty developer NuCryo Vascular said today it inked a deal with Lokai Medical to distribute its PolarCath balloon dilation system in the US. San Jose, Calif.-based NuCryo Vascular’s PolarCath system is designed to be used in Balloon Cryoplasty procedures to treat peripheral artery disease. The system has FDA approval and is cleared to dilate stenosis in the peripheral vasculature and for treating obstructive lesions of polytetrafluorethylene access grafts or arteriovenous dialysis fistulae, the company said The PolarCath, which won clearance initially in 2002, was purchased along with the company ...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Distribution Vascular Boston Scientific NuCryo Vascular Source Type: news

Elderly patients on dialysis have a high risk of dementia
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Big Strides in Miniaturization
MD+DI has been tracking miniaturization for some time, as we’ve seen trends deepen in minimally invasive surgeries, wearable devices, advanced drug delivery, and more. Lindsay Mann, director of marketing for MTD Micro Molding, tells MD+DI that about 25% of the micro medical device components they produce are for miniaturized devices. We asked her for an update on miniaturization, including recent advancements in materials and manufacturing.   What is driving the current trend toward medical device miniaturization? Mann: As less invasive procedures and technology-driven advancements...
Source: MDDI - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Molding Source Type: news

Study: Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys OK to Transplant
Kidney transplants from organs infected with hepatitis C work as well as those with healthy organs, a finding that could help more people with kidney disease get off dialysis, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys a Safe Option for Transplant: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Dialysis patients waiting for kidney transplants might safely accept an organ from a donor infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study finds. Using hepatitis C-infected kidneys would expand the organ pool and save... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Globally, greater attention needed for seemingly 'minor' kidney damage
(University of Limerick) Rates of Acute Kidney Injury among Irish patients have more than doubled in the past 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick. The research is published today in the academic journal, Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National firm withdraws dialysis center plan for Gowanda
Multiple factors have led a national dialysis company to withdraw its plans to build a dialysis center in Gowanda. DaVita Inc. subsidiary Liberty RC Inc. received approvals last year to open a 12-station extension clinic on Allen Street in the village, which would have made it the first dialysis center in Cattaraugus County. Initial plans filed in fall of 2016 with the State Department of Health called for Bu ffalo nephrologist Dr. Basharat Ali to serve as medical director of the site. The project… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Undocumented immigrants on dialysis forced to cheat death every week
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Many Kidney Disease Patients in the Dark About Diet
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- The right diet can slow chronic kidney disease, but 90 percent of patients who do not require dialysis never see a dietitian, new research finds. " Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations
Title: Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg AmputationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 1, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Only 10 percent of non-dialysis kidney patients ever see a dietitian
(Loyola University Health System) In patients with chronic kidney disease, medical nutrition therapy can slow the progression and significantly reduce healthcare costs. But 90 percent of non-dialysis kidney disease patients never meet with a dietitian, according to a report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations
Patients with kidney disease have a higher risk for losing a leg because they have an increased risk for peripheral artery disease, which occurs when there's not enough blood reaching the legs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresenius extends deadline for $2B NxStage buyout, tops Q2 earnings forecast
Fresenius (NYSE:FMS) said today that it’s extending the deadline to close the $2 billion buyout of NxStage Medical (NSDQ:NXTM) by 90 days and posted second-quarter earnings that beat the consensus forecast. The German dialysis giant said it moved the merger deadline from August 7 to Nov. 5, but still expects to close the deal this year. For the three months ended June 30, Fresenius reported profits of €994 million, or €3.24 per share, on sales of €4.21 billion. The whopping 268.5% bottom-line gain came despite a -5.7% sales slide compared with Q2 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time i...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dialysis MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Fresenius NxStage Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Losing a leg is one of the most traumatic consequences of advanced kidney disease, but the risk of amputations has dropped significantly since 2000, a new study finds. Between 2000 and 2014, amputations among U.S. patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Manmade human antibody helps reverse nephritis in kidneys
A manmade version of a human antibody helped inhibit a chronic inflammation called nephritis that often leads to kidney failure and dialysis, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Effect of Online Hemodiafiltration on Nutritional Status The Effect of Online Hemodiafiltration on Nutritional Status
What additional benefits might high-volume online hemodiafiltration offer over conventional hemodialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Inflammation inhibitor delivered directly to kidneys reverses course of destructive nephritis
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Using a manmade version of a human antibody to directly deliver a drug that inhibits a powerful driver of inflammation, can reverse a disease course that often leads to kidney failure and dialysis, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do You Know How to Manage Japan ’s Revised Reimbursement Approach?
One significant change in Japan’s revised reimbursement process for new medical devices involves pricing. Applicants have been required for some time to provide pricing for their medical devices in other primary markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia. Pricing has been based on list price, not market price, and the intention was to cap the reimbursement of medical devices. Given the typical differences between U.S. pricing and European pricing, the high U.S. price tended to pull the average up. (Please see the example below in Table 1; each price is converted ...
Source: MDDI - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Keisuke Suzuki Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Challenges of service coordination for evacuees of Hurricane Maria through the National Disaster Medical System - Vora NM, Grober A, Goodwin BP, Davis MS, McGee C, Luckhaupt SE, Cockrill JA, Ready S, Bluemle LN, Brewer L, Brown A, Brown C, Clement J, Downie DL, Garner MR, Lerner R, Mahool M, Mojica SA, Nolen LD, Pedersen MR, Chappell-Reed MJ, Richards E, Smith J, Weekes KC, Dickinson J, Weir C, Bowman TI, Eckes J.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the challenges of service coordination through the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) for Hurricane Maria evacuees, particularly those on dialysis. DESIGN: Public health report. SETTING: Georgia. REPORT: On November 25, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Efficacy of Nivolumab in a Patient with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma and End-Stage Renal Disease on Dialysis
Treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis poses a therapeutic challenge, particularly as this patient group was excluded from the pivotal clinical trials. In addition, there is uncertainty regarding drug dosing/pharmacokinetics, lack of safety and efficacy data, and potential for increased toxicity when using targeted therapy or immunotherapy for the management of patients with mRCC on dialysis.07/25/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 25, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Livermore, Calif., Cardiac Arrest Survivor Meets Team that Saved His Life
Livermore CA 24 July. On June 26, 2018, Raghu Kowshik was leaving his regular dialysis appointment at DeVita Dialysis in Livermore, Calif., when he suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and fell to the ground. Luck was on his side that day, as an ambulance crew from Norcal Ambulance were also waiting at the facility and witnessed him go down. Norcal Ambulance EMTs Chad Hanville and Gustavo Lopez immediately rushed to his aid and began CPR, followed by applying and using their defibrillator and administering a life-saving shock. Following an additional two minutes of CPR, Mr. Kowshik regained consciousness. The Norcal crew...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paramedics Plus Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Livermore, Calif., Cardiac Arrest Survivor Meets Team that Saved His Life
Livermore CA 24 July. On June 26, 2018, Raghu Kowshik was leaving his regular dialysis appointment at DeVita Dialysis in Livermore, Calif., when he suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and fell to the ground. Luck was on his side that day, as an ambulance crew from Norcal Ambulance were also waiting at the facility and witnessed him go down. Norcal Ambulance EMTs Chad Hanville and Gustavo Lopez immediately rushed to his aid and began CPR, followed by applying and using their defibrillator and administering a life-saving shock. Following an additional two minutes of CPR, Mr. Kowshik regained consciousness. The Norcal crew...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paramedics Plus Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Emory Johns Creek Hospital plans $61 million expansion
Emory Johns Creek Hospital is planning to build two new stories on its facility. The expansion will add 84,000 square feet, 21 inpatient acute care beds, 19 observation beds, an inpatient dialysis room and meeting and conference spaces, according to the letter of intent the hospital filed with the state on Tuesday. The estimated cost for the project is $61 million. EJCH fir st opened in 2007. During the Johns Creek state of the city address in March 2018, the hospital administrators reported… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mollie Simon Source Type: news

Emory Johns Creek Hospital plans $61 million expansion
Emory Johns Creek Hospital is planning to build two new stories on its facility. The expansion will add 84,000 square feet, 21 inpatient acute care beds, 19 observation beds, an inpatient dialysis room and meeting and conference spaces, according to the letter of intent the hospital filed with the state on Tuesday. The estimated cost for the project is $61 million. EJCH fir st opened in 2007. During the Johns Creek state of the city address in March 2018, the hospital administrators reported… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mollie Simon Source Type: news

B. Braun to Pick Up NxStage ’s Bloodlines Business
Braun Medical is set to acquire NxStage Medical’s bloodlines business. The potential acquisition is subject to Federal Trade Commission approval and is contingent upon the closing of the $2 billion merger between NxStage and Waltham, MA-based Fresenius Medical Holdings. The bloodlines business is operated under the Medisystems name. “We are pleased to add the Streamlinebloodline to our dialysis product portfolio,” Sam Amory, Vice President of B. Braun Medical, said in a release. “Although we have been selling Streamline for many years, this acquisition will allow us to more broadly promote Streamlin...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

B Braun inks deal to buy NxStage ’ s bloodlines biz
B. Braun said today it inked a deal to acquire the NxStage Medical‘s (NSDQ:NXTM) bloodlines business, which operates under the Medisystems moniker. Bethlehem, Penn.-based B. Braun did not release any details of the acquisition, and has not revealed how it plans to integrate the business into its existing product lines. “We are pleased to add the Streamline bloodline to our dialysis product portfolio. Although we have been selling Streamline for many years, this acquisition will allow us to more broadly promote Streamline’s benefits as part of our transformative system of products, which includes...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions B. Braun NxStage Medical Inc. 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, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) and Fee Schedule Amounts, and Technical Amendments to Correct Existing Regulations Related to the CBP for Certain DMEPOS
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update and revise the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year 2019, the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by by an ESRD facility to patients with acute kidney injury, and the requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program. Also proposes changes to the bidding and pricing methodologies under the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program and adjusts the DMEPOS fee schedule, both of which include special methodologies for rural ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health 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, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) and Fee Schedule Amounts, and Technical Amendments to Correct Existing Regulations Related to the CBP for Certain DMEPOS
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update and revise the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year 2019, the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by by an ESRD facility to patients with acute kidney injury, and the requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program. Also proposes changes to the bidding and pricing methodologies under the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program and adjusts the DMEPOS fee schedule, both of which include special methodol...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Gene Electrotherapy; Dialysis Quality Measures; Fitness and Gut Health
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - July 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Rates of Lower Extremity Amputation Decline in Dialysis Patients Rates of Lower Extremity Amputation Decline in Dialysis Patients
Rates of lower extremity amputation declined over the past 15 years in Medicare patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving dialysis, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Renal Replacement Therapy Intensity for Acute Kidney Injury Renal Replacement Therapy Intensity for Acute Kidney Injury
How does higher intensity dose renal replacement therapy compare with standard intensity in terms of survival and renal recovery in severe acute kidney injury?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

UnitedHealth, American Renal have a deal to end lawsuit
Insurance giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. and American Renal Associates Holdings Inc., which operates a chain of dialysis clinics, have reached a tentative deal that would end a years-long legal fight between the companies. The Wall Street Journal reports on the preliminary agreement, which includes a $32 million payment from American Renal to Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH). It also will give UnitedHealthcare' medical-plan members in-network access to Beverly, Mass.-based American Renal's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Shorter Wait Times May Favor HCV-Infected Kidney Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term dialysis while waiting for uninfected kidney a larger risk (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

BD closes TVA Medical buy
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) wasted no time in closing the cash buyout of  TVA Medical, which just a few weeks ago landed FDA clearance for its EverlinQ EndoAVF hemodialysis device, for an undisclosed amount. Austin, Texas-based TVA won de novo clearance June 22 for the EverlinQ EndoAVF device, which uses a pair of magnetic catheters and radiofrequency energy to create an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access without open surgery. BD said today that it plans to change the system’s name to WavelinQ EndoAVF as it integrates TVA into its peripheral intervention business. “The FDA’s...
Source: Mass Device - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dialysis Mergers & Acquisitions bectondickinson TVA Medical Source Type: news

Using hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys could reduce time on dialysis for transplant patients with HCV
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Transplanting hepatitis C-infected dialysis patients with HCV-positive donor organs and then treating the infection later is more effective, cheaper and shortens organ wait time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney diseases affect 10 percent of men and nearly 12 percent of women around the world. Up to 10.5 million people need dialysis or a kidney transplant, but many don't get these treatments due to cost or lack of resources, the International Society of Nephrology says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresenius Medical Care offers $585m in notes
Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS; ETR:FRE) this week successfully placed notes with an aggregate principal amount of €500 million ($584.9 million). The notes will mature in 7 years and have an annual coupon of 1.5%, the company noted. Fresenius reported that the issue price is 99.704% and the resulting yield amounts to 1.545%. “The transaction was very well received by investors and substantially oversubscribed. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of upcoming maturities,” Fresenius said in a press release. Last week, the medtech giant inked a $150 m...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Dialysis Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Fresenius Source Type: news

U.S. Jury Orders DaVita to Pay $383.5 Mln in Wrongful Death Lawsuits U.S. Jury Orders DaVita to Pay $383.5 Mln in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
A federal jury in Colorado has awarded $383.5 million to the families of three patients who they said suffered cardiac arrests and died soon after receiving dialysis treatments at clinics run by DaVita Inc.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Jury hits DaVita with $384m verdict in Fresenius dialysate deaths case
DaVita Healthcare (NYSE:DVA) owes $383.5 million in damages, $375 million of which is in punitive damages, to relatives of dialysis patients who died after treatment at DaVita’s dialysis centers, according to court documents. Plaintiffs in the case claimed that their relatives on dialysis care died due negligence and DaVita  using GranuFlo and NaturaLyte solutions, made by Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS; ETR:FRE), which had been recalled by the FDA. A jury for the US District Court for the District of Colorado, under Judge Brooke Jackson, awarded a total of $8.5 million in compensatory damages a...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News DaVita Inc. Source Type: news

U.S. jury orders DaVita to pay $383.5 million in wrongful death lawsuits
(Reuters) - A federal jury in Colorado has awarded $383.5 million to the families of three patients who said they suffered cardiac arrests and died soon after receiving dialysis treatments at clinics run by DaVita Inc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

DaVita slapped with $383.5M wrongful death verdict, plans appeal
A Denver jury returned a $383.5 million verdict Wednesday against DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) in a wrongful death case brought on behalf of three patients who died after receiving dialysis at the company's clinics. The lawsuit claimed that the patients suffered cardiac arrest after receiving DaVita's GranuFlo dialysis treatments and that DaVita should have known the product could cause complications and life-threatening medical conditions in certain patients. The estates of Sherri Saldana, Christopher… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Troyer Source Type: news

A Tool for Incremental Hemodialysis Prescription A Tool for Incremental Hemodialysis Prescription
A new, easy to use spreadsheet may be a helpful tool for the prescription of incremental hemodialysis.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Novel Dialysis Access Devices OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- FDA approves two products for creating arteriovenous fistulas (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA grants de novo clearance to hemodialysis catheters from Avenu Medical, TVA Medical
The FDA today granted de novo clearance to a pair of companies that make catheters designed for hemodialysis, Avenu Medical and TVA Medical. The federal safety watchdog said the catheters are designed to create an arteriovenous fistula connecting veins and arteries for a less-invasive way to access the vascular system. Avenu’s device is called Ellipsys; TVA Medical makes the EverlinQ EndoAVF system. “Dialysis is a necessary and life-saving procedure for thousands of individuals. With today’s action, there will be additional, less-invasive vascular access options for patients who will require hemodial...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Catheters Dialysis Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Avenu Medical TVA Medical Source Type: news