Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past couple weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your nephrologist peers, we invite you to please share news links in the comments.
Measuring quality is important in dialysis care, and payers, including Medicare, have the right to know how well their customers are being treated.
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced it is partnering with the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) to help pediatric kidney patients affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as future natural disasters.
Federal official visits Houston asking how best to ensure medical access to treatment during and after a major storm.
New research shows that outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure.
Right now, there are well over 100,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a kidney transplant. Many will die waiting. The University of Maryland Transplant Center, one of the busiest in the country, has modified the surgery to make it easier than ever to donate.
Statement from Kevin Longino, CEO, National Kidney Foundation, regarding Selena Gomez’s recent kidney transplant and how the generous donation from her friend Francia Raisa gives all people waiting on a transplant hope.
A one-year-old in Maryland is looking to receive a kidney transplant soon. Charlotte Rice looks like your typical, happy and health one-year-old girl. You would never guess that she is defying all odds by living without both kidneys.
Kidney dialysis patients in the United States have high rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and many also receive high doses of the potentially addictive drugs, a new study finds.
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