Increasing Peritoneal Dialysis Initiation Worldwide Increasing Peritoneal Dialysis Initiation Worldwide
Could an assisted peritoneal dialysis program help increase utilization?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article 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 accelerated appro...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Special Considerations for Patients on Home Dialysis
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 4/16/2020. This web page provides guidance on risk and patient management for patients on home dialysis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilities should ensure that home dialysis patients have all the supplies they need to continue their dialysis treatments and should work with suppliers to understand if shortages are anticipated in items such as peritoneal dialysis fluid. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CloudCath closes $12M for catheter-based treatment monitoring platform
The company ' s initial product is designed for end stage renal disease patients receiving peritoneal dialysis in their homes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology 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

Peritoneal Dialysis Use Increases After Medicare Payment Reform Peritoneal Dialysis Use Increases After Medicare Payment Reform
Rates of home-based peritoneal dialysis for end-stage kidney disease are still relatively low in the US despite reported improvements in quality of life, other measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Use of Peritoneal Dialysis Up Since Medicare Payment Reform
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 -- Following Medicare payment reform for dialysis, more patients started, stayed on, and switched to peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Expansion of Peritoneal Dialysis Feasible
TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 -- Expansion of the use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) is feasible, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Leonid V. Pravoverov, M.D., from The Permanente Medical Group in Oakland, California,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fluid resuscitation with preventive peritoneal dialysis attenuates crush injury-related acute kidney injury and improves survival outcome - Zhou XL, Ni SZ, Xiong D, Cheng XQ, Xu P, Zhao Y.
This study was designed to investigate whether preventive peritoneal dialysis (PPD) is useful for renal pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Initial Volume Overload Tied to Death in Peritoneal Dialysis Initial Volume Overload Tied to Death in Peritoneal Dialysis
Largest study to date finds volume overload at start of peritoneal dialysis tied to increased death. Men and those with diabetes had higher levels of volume overload; dialysis practices vary around the world.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Volume Overload Present in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Volume overload is present before the start of peritoneal dialysis (PD), and is associated with risk of death, according to a study published online May 23 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Wim... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

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

Peritoneal dialysis cost  saving versus haemodialysis
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Baxter acquires software developer True Process
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said last week that it acquired healthcare software developer True Process. The company’s Vines software platform is designed for bedside data collection and normalization, according to a report from BizTimes. Founder Todd Dunsirn, who reportedly left the firm after the acquisition closed, told BizTimes that the company’s software aims to connect the various devices that monitor and collect patient-related data in a hospital. At one time, True Process had roughly 50 employees – half of whom worked remotely for client ICU Medical – and pulled in $10 million in revenue. Most of the ...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Hospital Care Mergers & Acquisitions Software / IT Wall Street Beat Baxter Source Type: news