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.
Top stories from the Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting
Among the top stories from the Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting are advice given by Michael D. Shapiro, MD, MBA, FACP, president of the RPA.
Experts address the urgent need to prevent infections in hemodialysis facilities
Patients with kidney failure who are treated with hemodialysis are at substantially increased risk of life-threatening infections.
How to help the 18,000 Californians who need kidney transplants
Editorial suggests the Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection Act, which is likely to appear on the state’s November ballot, is a well-intentioned but inefficient way for California voters to help dialysis patients.
Future dialysis patients could grow their own artificial veins
It’s thanks to a company’s new tissue-growing implant.
Multidisciplinary care likely cost-effective for chronic kidney disease patients
Medicare-funded multidisciplinary care programs in the US are likely to be cost-effective in patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Many patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease even before their diabetes diagnosis, according to a new study
New insights from VA study could bolster early detection.
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