Nearly 500 Children Have Been Infected With HIV in a Single Pakistani City. Here ’s What to Know
Nearly 500 children in a single Pakistani city have tested positive for HIV, in an outbreak that has led to the arrest of at least one doctor and highlighted gross inadequacies in the local health care system. As of mid-May, 410 children and 100 adults in Larkana, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province, had tested positive for HIV, the Associated Press reported. Those numbers have since climbed to 494 children and 113 adults, according to NPR. How did more than 600 people in one area become infected with HIV? Here’s what to know. When did the outbreak start? According to reports from NPR and the AP, parents in Ap...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Pakistan Source Type: news

The Quality of Antibiotic Prescribing for Patients With CKD The Quality of Antibiotic Prescribing for Patients With CKD
Are CKD patients being prescribed safe and appropriate doses of antibiotics in primary care?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut'Bad' Cholesterol by Half Within Hours
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Imagine a procedure that filters " bad " LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream in a matter of hours. The procedure, called LDL apheresis, works somewhat like kidney dialysis. Small amounts of blood are gradually removed from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eastern Niagara details losses from maternity, dialysis
Community members were taken by surprise when Eastern Niagara Hospital last month announced it would discontinue maternity services at Lockport, as well as outpatient dialysis, express care and radiology at Newfane. That followed a decision in April to discontinue a three-year-old residency program. Now the 116-bed hospital has detailed exactly how much it was losing on some of those service lines. According to filings with the state Department of Health, which must formally approve the changes,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Eastern Niagara details losses from maternity, dialysis
Community members were taken by surprise when Eastern Niagara Hospital last month announced it would discontinue maternity services at Lockport, as well as outpatient dialysis, express care and radiology at Newfane. That followed a decision in April to discontinue a three-year-old residency program. Now the 116-bed hospital has detailed exactly how much it was losing on some of those service lines. According to filings with the state Department of Health, which must formally approve the changes,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

In-house dialysis clinic planned for downtown nursing home
Downtown Buffalo could get its second dialysis center at an existing health care center. The Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, formerly known as Waterfront Health Care Center, is working with a Bronx company to open a 16-unit chronic renal dialysis clinic inside the Seventh Street facility. The $4.4 million project also would add a training program for in-home hemodialys is. According to plans filed with the state Department of Health, Bronx Center for Renal Dialysis LLC will establish… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Cameroon: Buea Regional Hospital - Haemodialysis Centre Receives Four New Machines
[Cameroon Tribune] The Elone Foundation and Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) Section UK and Northern Ireland decided to ameliorate the condition of haemodialysis patients of Buea Hospital Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study: Dialysis provider charges private insurers four times more than Medicare
Private insurers paid four times more to cover patients for dialysis treatment than government insurance programs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Seconds before William Lopez was set to be connected to a dialysis machine at a state-run clinic in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo in April, the power went out. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of depression among hemodialysis patients: a prospective follow-up study - Khan A, Khan AH, Adnan AS, Sulaiman SAS, Mushtaq S.
BACKGROUND: Even though depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, it is under-recognized in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Existing literature does not provide enough information on evaluation of predictors of depression among HD patients. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

For-profit dialysis provider charges private insurers four times more than government payers
This study corroborates these findings in the dialysis market and could lead to policies that reduce the prices paid, in particular by private insurers.AUTHORSThe authors are Dr. Christopher Childers, Dr. Jill Dworsky and Dr. Melinda Maggard-Gibbons of the department of surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Gerald Kominski of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.JOURNALThestudy is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.FUNDINGThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the Department of Health and Human Services funded this study. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mortality and Morbidity After Renal Rehabilitation in CKD Mortality and Morbidity After Renal Rehabilitation in CKD
A new study examines the impacts of an exercise-based rehabilitation on morbidity and mortality rates in patients with CKD.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fresenius Medical Care North America Announces Leadership Additions Following NxStage Merger
New Leadership and Team to Further Company's Commitment to Home Therapies WALTHAM, Mass., May 6, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation's leading provider of kidney care products and s... Devices, Personnel Fresenius, NxStage Medical, dialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meet the Chicago startup trying to build a better home dialysis machine
About 30 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, with limited access to dialysis care, many patients go untreated. But a new Chicago startup aims to help. Simergent, founded in 2014 by Steve Lindo and Rick Pendergraft, is developing a home dialysis machine to deliver safe and effective automated peritoneal dialysis therapy to end stage renal disease patients. Though the product is still in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

The Kidney Project earns KidneyX award to make home dialysis better for patients
A team led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, recently won an award that will fund the development of an easy-to-use, safe, and effective home dialysis system. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

eResearch in Acute Kidney Injury: A Primer for EHR Research eResearch in Acute Kidney Injury: A Primer for EHR Research
Learn more about the role of eResearch and EHR data in acute kidney injury research.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Outcomes in Dialysis Patients Cardiovascular Outcomes in Dialysis Patients
What do we know about cardiac complications in end-stage kidney disease? A new study reveals the wide range in outcomes of CVD between glomerular disease subtypes.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Half of Older Dialysis Patients Die Within a Year, Study Finds
Title: Half of Older Dialysis Patients Die Within a Year, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 26, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Half of Older Dialysis Patients Die Within a Year
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of Older Dialysis Patients Die Within a Year, Study Finds
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 -- The death rate for older Americans receiving dialysis for kidney failure may be nearly twice as high as widely thought, according to a new report. For the study, researchers looked at 391 Medicare patients, aged 65 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Over Half of Seniors Initiating Dialysis Die Within One Year
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- More than half of Medicare beneficiaries initiating dialysis die within one year, according to a research letter published online April 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Melissa W. Wachterman, M.D., from the Veterans Affairs... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More than half of older dialysis patients die within a year
Over half of older adults with end-stage kidney disease die within a year of starting dialysis, upending previously held beliefs about the use of the treatment, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound bests x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema
Bedside ultrasound is more sensitive than chest x-ray for identifying pulmonary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Study casts fresh doubt on chest x-ray proficiency Ultrasound spots respiratory risk in pregnant women Ultrasound spots lung congestion in dialysis patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Older adults starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought
(Harvard Medical School) Study found more than half of older adults with end-stage kidney disease died within a year of starting dialysis.Nearly one in four older dialysis patients (23%) succumbed to the disease within a month of starting treatment.Analysis reveals markedly higher death rates than previous reports of dialysis outcomes among older patients.Findings can help patients and clinicians make better-informed decisions to determine optimal course of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Burden of Kidney Disease High, Inequities in Care Common Global Burden of Kidney Disease High, Inequities in Care Common
By 2030, 14.5 million people around the world will have end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), yet only 5.4 million will be treated due to economic, social and political factors. And more than 2 million people will die each year due to little or no access to hemodialysis or kidney transplantation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Commentary: Modifications to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis
(Emory Health Sciences) Public health researchers suggest adjustments to recently proposed rule changes on how Medicare pays for dialysis services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trial Results Unclear for Benefit of Longer Hemodialysis Sessions
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Intervention uptake was insufficient to allow evaluation of its impact in a pragmatic trial designed to assess the effect of longer hemodialysis duration on death and other outcomes; the findings from the Time to Reduce... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NAFLD and Clinical Outcomes in CKD NAFLD and Clinical Outcomes in CKD
A new study investigates the potential impact of NAFLD on cardiovascular and other outcomes in patients with CKD.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!
(ERA-EDTA) Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Although survival and quality of life are significantly better compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients nevertheless have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. One recently published study [1] shows current data and derives important conclusions for further long-term improvements in outcomes after kidney transplantation - a highly topical issue, especially for cost reasons and in the event of organ or donor scarcity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lengthier Dialysis Doesn't Translate to Longer Life Lengthier Dialysis Doesn't Translate to Longer Life
A comparison of extended and standard dialysis hours yielded disappointing results and has nephrologists debating next steps for patients who say they feel better with more hours of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

A Diabetes Drug Called Invokana May Prevent or Slow Kidney Disease, a New Study Says
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. Doctors say it’s hard to overstate the importance of this study, and what it means for curbing this problem, which is growing because of the obesity epidemic. The study tested Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ drug Invokana. Results were discussed Sunday at a medical meeting in Australia and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. About 30 million Americans and...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime overnight Source Type: news

Home-Dialysis Patients Fare Better Home-Dialysis Patients Fare Better
Patients with kidney failure do better with home dialysis, new research shows, but uptake is generally low and requires motivation and education, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Purified Fat Could Be an Alternative to Breast Implants
There has been intense discussion lately about the risks associated with breast implants. France has gone so far as to ban the use of textured breast implants – an act that occurred earlier this month. Solana Beach, CA-based Puregraft has developed an option other than an implant - a technology that would use a patient’s own fat, for breast augmentation, or restructuring. “Fat transfer, believe it or not, is the most popular procedure that you’ve never heard of,” Brad Conlan, Puregraft CEO, told MD+DI. “The first fat...
Source: MDDI - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Itchy Skin Common Alongside Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Itchy skin can make you miserable. And it's a common problem for many people with chronic kidney disease, even those not on dialysis, a new study finds. " One of the main goals of managing chronic disease is alleviating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A case report of massive acetaminophen poisoning treated with a novel "triple therapy": N-acetylcysteine, 4-methylpyrazole, and hemodialysis - Kiernan EA, Fritzges JA, Henry KA, Katz KD.
Massive acetaminophen (N-acetyl-p-aminophenol; APAP) ingestion is characterized by a rapid onset of mitochondrial dysfunction, including metabolic acidosis, lactemia, and altered mental status without hepatotoxicity which may not respond to the standard do... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Psychoactive Medications in Older Adults on Hemodialysis Psychoactive Medications in Older Adults on Hemodialysis
Are psychoactive medications, such as sedative-hypnotics, and antidepressants with anticholinergic properties, associated with major adverse outcomes among older hemodialysis patients?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Health Atlas reveals global burden of disease and inequities in access
(Tania Ewing and Associates) A global study of the burden of kidney disease will be released at the World Congress of Nephrology in Melbourne, Australia. It reveals that by 2030 14.5 million people will have end-stage kidney disease (ESKD); yet, only 5.4 million will receive treatment due to economic, social, and political factors. More than 2 million people die every year worldwide because of little or no access to dialysis or kidney transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FTC grants final approval for Fresenius ’ s $2B buyout of NxStage
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said yesterday that it granted a final order of approval to Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS; ETR:FRE) for its $2 billion acquisition of NxStage Medical. The approval came with a caveat that the companies divest their assets and rights to research, develop, manufacture, market and sell NxStage’s bloodline tubing sets intended for use during hemodialysis treatment. To mollify the anti-trust regulators, NxStage last July agreed to deal its Medisystems bloodlines business to B. Braun. The final order was approved in a three-to-two vote, according to an FTC posti...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dialysis Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Fresenius NxStage Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Bus lane fines for ambulance crews must end, says UNISON
Ambulance crews are being hit with fines for using empty bus lanes, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Many UK cities are banning ambulances from public transport lanes when it’s not a 999 emergency, according to the union. Many ambulance drivers, who use the lanes to avoid traffic and speed up journeys for patients needing vital care, have received penalties, delegates attending UNISON’s annual health conference in Bournemouth heard. Patients who are in discomfort or need vital treatment such as dialysis could end up stuck in traffic congestion if the fines continue, says UNISON. The clampdown also puts further pr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Nunavut man waiting for access to home dialysis feels 'like a hostage' in Winnipeg
A Nunavut man with kidney failure says he is caught in a jurisdictional limbo that means he doesn’t have access to home dialysis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Kenya: Aga Khan Hospital's Roysambu Clinic to Offer Dialysis Services
[Nation] Residents of Roysambu in Nairobi can now easily access medical and dialysis services after the Aga Khan University Hospital opened a new centre at the Jewel Complex building. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Urged to Increase Coverage of Kidney Treatment in NHIs
[Vanguard] The President of Beatitudes Kidney and Eye Foundation, Dr Chimezie Okwuonu has expressed concern over the little coverage given to kidney dialysis in the nation's National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, and called on the government to review the policy to make more accommodation for kidney dialysis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Rory, 4, escaped a life on dialysis thanks to a transplant from his own father 
When little Rory Blair, now four, lay in hospital needing a transplant, father Stuart, 40, stepped forward to donate his own kidney to save his son. Rory is now enjoying life at home in Derbyshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioengineered vessels transform into living blood vessels
Bioengineered vessels that were implanted in people to aid with kidney dialysis matured into living blood vessels, showing that they can be integrated into human tissues. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MedPAC Finds Low-Volume, Rural Dialysis Centers Are Underpaid
A new analysis from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission identified a need for updates to payments for rural and low-volume dialysis facilities. On average, Medicare margins for rural facilities was -5.5% and -21% for low-volume facilities. May require subscription to view article. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pursuit Vascular Announces CE Mark Approval for ClearGuard HD Caps
Milestone opens international markets for the company MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 3, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Pursuit Vascular, Inc., manufacturer of ClearGuard® HD Antimicrobial Barrier Caps, today announced that the company... Devices, Regulatory, Product Launch Pursuit Vascular, ClearGuard, Antimicrobial Barrier, hemodialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

He Married His Kidney Donor. But Now, He Needs Another Kidney
Kyle Froelich’s first search for a donor kidney ended in a fairy tale romance. In 2010, Chelsea Clair decided to give her kidney to Froelich—a man she’d never met—after hearing through a mutual friend that both of his were failing. The pair began seeing each other every day as Clair went through the donor testing process and eventually started dating after the transplant was complete. Kyle’s health returned, and they got married three years later, making headlines across the country. Now, however, the Indiana couple is back in the news for a less celebratory reason: the kidney Chelsea donated ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Kidney Disease Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Kidney Disease
Could plant-based diets have a role in the prevention and management of CKD?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kidney Disease Patients Groan Over Cost of Dialysis
[Daily Trust] Nigerians suffering from kidney diseases are groaning over the high cost of treatment and absence of functioning dialysis machines at the various kidney treatment centres, Daily Trust investigations have shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fresenius Medical Care to Pay $231 Mln to Resolve Criminal, Civil Foreign Bribery Charges Fresenius Medical Care to Pay $231 Mln to Resolve Criminal, Civil Foreign Bribery Charges
Germany-based dialysis clinic operator Fresenius Medical Care AG will pay about $231 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company paid bribes to public health and government officials in several countries to win or retain business, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news