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.
One in ten Americans will get kidney disease; because of this alarming statistic, a bill called the Dialysis Patients Demonstration Act is scheduled to go in front of Congress any day now.
Affecting nearly 30 million people in the United States, according to The National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease can be caused by diabetes, chronic hypertension, a genetic factor or a rare disease, and can lead to renal failure. Here, 5 men and women discuss the impact this disease has had on their life.
Kidney specialists face increasing work demands, high rates of burnout, and declining interest in nephrology as a career.
The agency’s Innovation Center said the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model is the first APM that would qualify under MACRA.
In an effort to shine light on the trials of those with chronic kidney disease and their families, Gary Bodenheimer shares about how he was diagnosed with kidney disease.
The ability to quantify the extent of kidney damage and predict the life remaining in the kidney, using an image obtained at the time when a patient visits the hospital for a kidney biopsy, now is possible using a computer model based on artificial intelligence (AI).
Hundreds of teens battling kidney disease gather for an annual prom created to give them an opportunity to make merry and potentially offer support and guidance to one another.
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