Patient-Reported Outcome Measure May Be Useful in Hemodialysis
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 -- A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) can standardize symptom screening processes and improve symptom awareness for hemodialysis patients in routine clinical care, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nursing home study suggests dialysis patients at greater risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) It's widely known that the causative agent for COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can spread rapidly among residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, leading to high numbers of cases and deaths in a very vulnerable population. According to a new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, residents receiving hemodialysis for chronic kidney disease may be at even greater risk for infection from the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CPR choices of dialysis patients suggest many lack context
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Globally some 2 million people with failed kidneys undergo hemodialysis treatment. Researchers queried 876 dialysis patients about whether, in the event of a cardiac arrest, they would want to be resuscitated. Nearly 85% said they definitely or probably would want CPR. The study's lead author said the findings raise concern that many patients are unaware that their likely outcomes of cardiac arrest, even with resuscitation, are poor, relative to the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cost of haemodialysis high in Ethiopia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New study shows advantages of Ellipsys System in creating reliable dialysis access
(Dowling& Dennis PR) A new study shows significant benefits of the Ellipsys ® Vascular Access System in easily and safely creating durable vascular access for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who require hemodialysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Wildfire Smoke Ups Deaths of Hemodialysis Patients
Increases in mortality for same day, over following 30 days linked to increase in PM2.5 exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Exposure to Wildfire Smoke Ups Deaths of Hemodialysis Patients
FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- For patients receiving in-center hemodialysis, exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from wildfire is associated with all-cause mortality, according to a study published online July 16 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Haemodialysis patients have worse postural balance with an associated risk of falls - P érez-Gurbindo I, Angulo Carrere MT, Arribas Cobo P, Puerta M, Ortega M, Jaldo MT, de Sequera P, Alcázar R, Pérez-García R, Álvarez-Méndez AM.
INTRODUCTION: Postural balance is the result of a complex interaction of sensory input which keeps us upright. Haemodialysis patients have alterations which can lead to postural instability and a risk of falls. Our objective was to analyse postural stabili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Explored in Kidney Recipients, Hemodialysis Patients
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Many outpatient kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19 have symptomatic resolution without requiring hospitalization, and hospitalized COVID-19 patients on hemodialysis have worse outcomes than those without kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibodies Seen Weeks Before Clearance in Hemodialysis Patients Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibodies Seen Weeks Before Clearance in Hemodialysis Patients
Patients on maintenance hemodialysis can mount an antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 comparable to that in patients not on hemodialysis, but this is not synonymous with immunity, according to researchers in Belgium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 mortality alarmingly high in dialysis patients
(ERA-EDTA) Analysis of a Spanish experience shows that COVID-19 is frequent in hemodialysis patients, who appear to be at risk for worse outcome. A dramatic finding from the own experience, register and published papers from Spain is that the risk of dialysis patients dying of COVID-19 is very high at 1:4. These patients require special protection, and routine unconditional tests should be carried out on patients and staff in dialysis units. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines, Codispensed Opioids Common in Hemodialysis
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 -- Patients initiating hemodialysis often are prescribed opioids and short-acting benzodiazepines, which are associated with increased mortality risk, according to a study published online May 26 in the Clinical Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preoperative sepsis is a predictive factor for 30-day mortality after major lower limb amputation among patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans and diabetes
Conclusion(s): This study suggests that cases resulting in amputation due to ASO pathology alone might have poor prognosis and that preoperative sepsis can increase perioperative mortality; hence, the decision to amputate must be considered before the development of sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Today the FDA granted marketing authorization for a new device indicated to provide continuous hemodialysis or hemofiltration therapy to critically ill pediatric patients with certain kidney conditions. https://go.usa.gov/xvmz4   pic.twitter.com/yt8wD9JLfU
Today the FDA granted marketing authorization for a new device indicated to provide continuous hemodialysis or hemofiltration therapy to critically ill pediatric patients with certain kidney conditions. https://go.usa.gov/xvmz4  pic.twitter.com/yt8wD9JLfU (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - April 29, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDAMedia) Source Type: news

NephroPlus to hire 2,000 workers in 12 months
Finding that India has a dearth of skilled technicians, the company has decided to increase the number of franchisees of its Enpidia Training Academy, which offers a diploma degree in dialysis with a focus on Hemodialysis. NephroPlus, which currently runs 11 institutions with 100 students each across India, plans to scale its intake by signing up another 14 franchisees. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Considerations for Providing Hemodialysis to Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Acute Care Settings
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 4/9/2020. This web page provides answers to questions about providing hemodialysis to patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in acute care settings, and links to related pages. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Option for Dry, Itchy Skin in End-Stage Kidney Disease New Option for Dry, Itchy Skin in End-Stage Kidney Disease
Pruritis is common for hemodialysis patients with end-stage kidney disease, but an opioid receptor modulator could provide some relief, a new phase 3 study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Triferic AVNU (ferric pyrophosphate citrate), Intravenous Formulation of Triferic for Replacement of Iron and Maintenance of Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients
WIXOM, Mich., March 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMTI) (“Rockwell Medical” or the“Company”), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming anemia management and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Preparing Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities for COVID-19
Source: Children's Hospital Association. Published: 3/26/2020. This one-hour webinar, presented with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), describes the current epidemiology of COVID-19, reviews how outpatient hemodialysis facilities should prepare for patients with COVID-19, and reviews other CDC resources for COVID-19. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The relative importance of frailty, physical and cardiovascular function as exercise-modifiable predictors of falls in haemodialysis patients: a prospective cohort study - Zanotto T, Mercer TH, van der Linden ML, Rush R, Traynor JP, Petrie CJ, Doyle A, Chalmers K, Allan N, Shilliday I, Koufaki P.
BACKGROUND: Stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD-5) patients on haemodialysis (HD) are at high risk of accidental falls. Previous research has shown that frailty is one of the primary contributors to the increased risk of falling in this clinical population... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/10/2020. This information is provided to clarify COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations that are specific to outpatient hemodialysis facilities. This information complements, but does not replace, the general IPC recommendations for COVID-19. As part of routine infection control, outpatient dialysis facilities should have established policies and practices to reduce the spread of contagious respiratory pathogens, which are listed on this page. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for D...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

& #62;10,000 Uninsured Texas Patients Seek Dialysis in ED Annually
MONDAY, March 2, 2020 -- More than 10,000 uninsured patients in Texas sought hemodialysis in emergency departments in 2017, according to a research letter published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Julianna West, from The University of Texas... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Racial/Ethnic Disparity Seen for Stroke in Dialysis Patients With A-Fib
MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 -- Among hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation, racial/ethnic disparities in all-cause stroke are partially mediated by lower anticoagulant use, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survival Similar for Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Peritoneal dialysis (PD) and in-center hemodialysis (HD) carry similar survival benefits, according to a review published online Jan. 28 in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. Mohamed E. Elsayed, M.B.B.S., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fluid resuscitation in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis presenting with severe sepsis or septic shock: A case control study
Due to the potential risk of volume overload, physicians are hesitant to aggressively fluid-resuscitate septic patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD). Our study indicates that aggressive fluid resuscitation appears to be safe in ESRD patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online Patient Portal Use May Up Likelihood of Kidney Transplant
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- For hemodialysis patients, use of an online portal is associated with an increased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant at four or five years, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Associations between the measures of physical function, risk of falls and the quality of life in haemodialysis patients: a cross-sectional study - Vanden Wyngaert K, Van Craenenbroeck AH, Eloot S, Calders P, Celie B, Holvoet E, Van Biesen W.
BACKGROUND: Impaired physical function due to muscle weakness and exercise intolerance reduces the ability to perform activities of daily living in patients with end-stage kidney disease, and by consequence, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Furtherm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Man dies after stopping hemodialysis to send message to Yukon government
Whitehorse resident Terry Coventry stopped life-saving hemodialysis in Vancouver because he wanted to send a message to the government in Yukon, where the treatment wasn't available for him, said his sister. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Endovascular AVF for Dialysis Access Shows High Patency Rate
THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 -- A proximal radial artery endovascular arteriovenous fistula to allow vascular access in patients who require hemodialysis remains highly functional at two years, according to a study recently published online in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Percutaneous Device for Dialysis Access'a Significant Advance'Percutaneous Device for Dialysis Access'a Significant Advance '
A novel endovascular device is a new alternative to surgery for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access in those with kidney disease, and has a high level of patient satisfaction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Can't get hemodialysis at home, Yukon man opts to forgo treatment to put pressure on health authorities
A 74-year-old man from Whitehorse says he’s going to stay in the city for his final days, forgoing life-saving hemodialysis available to him in Vancouver, to inspire the government to offer the treatment close to home. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Medtronic FDA Approval Marks a Turnaround in the Paclitaxel Story
Paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents caused quite the stir for manufacturers and physicians this year, but an FDA approval this week marks a major step forward for this category of devices. The agency approved Medtronic's IN.PACT AV drug-coated balloon for the treatment of failing arteriovenous access in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing dialysis. AV fistulae are created and used to enable hemodialysis for patients with ESRD. Over time, vessel restenosis limits the ability to use AV fistulae effectively. In order to restore function, patients often undergo one to three ...
Source: MDDI - November 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Ambulatory Hemodialysis Could Improve Prospects of ESRD Patients, but Hurdles Remain Ambulatory Hemodialysis Could Improve Prospects of ESRD Patients, but Hurdles Remain
Ambulatory hemodialysis could give greater freedom to patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but several technical hurdles remain, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Screening Often Missed in Patients With ESRD Osteoporosis Screening Often Missed in Patients With ESRD
Women with ESRD on hemodialysis are rarely screened for osteoporosis despite the fact they are at high risk for bone diseases compared with the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

ASN: Difelikefalin Improves Itch in CKD-Linked Pruritus
TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 -- For patients undergoing hemodialysis who have moderate-to-severe pruritus, difelikefalin is associated with a significant reduction in itch intensity and improvement in itch-related quality of life, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospitalizations among dialysis patients are higher in areas with more black residents
(American Society of Nephrology) Patients receiving hemodialysis at facilities   located in residential areas with a high percentage of Black residents have a higher rate of hospitalization. Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 Nov. 5-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diality Secures $10 million in Series A Funding
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Diality Inc. (diality.com), a medical device company that is redefining home dialysis by developing a smart, flexible and portable home hemodialysis machine, today announced the clo... Devices, Venture Capital Diality, home hemodialysis, hemodialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Expanding Home Dialysis for Kidney Disease Feasible and Safe Expanding Home Dialysis for Kidney Disease Feasible and Safe
Expanding home dialysis as an initial therapy for end-stage renal disease is feasible and safe, and produces better outcomes among patients than starting them on center-based hemodialysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A demonstration project on the impact of safety culture on infection control practices in hemodialysis
Infections among hemodialysis patients continues to be major causes of morbidity and mortality despite advances in the science of infection prevention. Many infections are potentially preventable, yet research suggests that evidence-based interventions are not uniformly practiced in dialysis settings. The purpose of the project was to reduce the risk of infection among hemodialysis patients in an outpatient dialysis clinic in upstate New York through the development of an enhanced patient safety culture. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatal external bleeding from self-severed arterial dialysis tube: an unusual method of suicide - Srettabunjong S.
A high risk of suicide has been observed in adults with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing haemodialysis. Since suicide is preventable, early screening, a prompt multidisciplinary approach and appropriate treatment of depression are critical and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Exsanguination from a puncture wound to arteriovenous fistula as the method of suicide in a chronic kidney disease patient - Zivkovi ć V, Cvetković D, Nikolic S.
In this paper we present a case of a 65-year-old man, with chronic kidney insufficiency treated with hemodialysis, found dead by his wife, lying in his bed. Based on autopsy findings, toxicological analysis, the police report and circumstances of death, it... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Shockwave Gets a Little Pep in Its Step with Breakthrough Device Designation
The regulatory pathway for Shockwave Medical’s Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) technology just received a huge jolt from FDA. The agency granted the Santa Clara, CA-based company breakthrough device designation for the Shockwave IVL System with the Shockwave C2 Coronary IVL Catheter. The firm’s device is designed to fracture problematic calcium using sonic pressure to facilitate stent delivery, deployment, and optimal expansion, thereby improving blood flow to the heart muscle. Shockwave’s technology is being evaluated in the DISRUPT CAD III, a prospective, non-randomiz...
Source: MDDI - September 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Another Breakthrough Designation for Concept Medical
Concept Medical’s MagicTouch AVF might have the “magic touch” when it comes down to nabbing breakthrough device designations. The proposed indication for the latest breakthrough device designation is for the treatment of stenotic lesions of Arteriovenous Fistulae or Arteriovenous graft in the hemodialysis treatment of renal failure. Concept Medical said its first pilot study to investigate the safety and efficacy of Magic Touch PTA Sirolimus balloon was started in Singapore in 2018. Led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Tan Chieh Suai, a multi-disciplinary team of doctors ...
Source: MDDI - September 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Brooklyn firm brings dialysis to 5 WNY nursing homes
A Brooklyn-based healthcare provider is expanding into Western New York with dialysis services for nursing homes. DialyzeDirect provides home hemodialysis services to older adult patients living in skilled nursing facilities with end stage renal disease. Joshua Rothenberg, chief operating officer and co-founder of Dialyze Direct, said Western New York was an attractive market for expansion because of its la rge dialysis patient population, and the challenges posed by harsh weather in getting to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Brooklyn firm brings dialysis to 5 WNY nursing homes
A Brooklyn-based healthcare provider is expanding into Western New York with dialysis services for nursing homes. DialyzeDirect provides home hemodialysis services to older adult patients living in skilled nursing facilities with end stage renal disease. Joshua Rothenberg, chief operating officer and co-founder of Dialyze Direct, said Western New York was an attractive market for expansion because of its la rge dialysis patient population, and the challenges posed by harsh weather in getting to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Vascular Graft Solutions Announces CE Mark Approval for FRAME FR External Support for AV Fistula Repair
TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 5, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- VGS - Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd. announced today it has received CE Mark Approval for the FRAME FR, a novel solution for repair and stabilization of high flow and aneurysmal ar... Devices, Regulatory Vascular Graft Solutions, FRAME FR, arteriovenous fistula, hemodialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Discovery that patients with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis are at high risk for allergic reaction to a common antiseptic leads to change in hospital policy at St. Michael’s, UHN
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - July 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Trump signs executive order revamping kidney care, organ transplantation
A package of initiatives aims to prolong lives, offer alternatives to center-based hemodialysis and save money. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

DaVita, Fresenius slide on Trump threat to overhaul dialysis market
Shares of dialysis providers DaVita Healthcare (NYSE:DVA) and Fresenius (NYSE:FMS) took a hit today after a report surfaced that the Trump administration is readying an overhaul of the kidney treatment market. The president plans to issue an executive order tomorrow that would seek to incentivize kidney transplants and home hemodialysis in a bid to lower the federal government’s annual $100 billion kidney care tab, Politico reported, citing “two individuals with knowledge of the announcement.” The strategy involves new payment models from the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. designed to move pa...
Source: Mass Device - July 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dialysis Featured Wall Street Beat DaVita Inc. Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) Fresenius Source Type: news