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.
CVS Health Corporation recently announced a new initiative focused on early identification of chronic kidney disease and the expansion of home dialysis to optimize care for patients.
In recent years, there has been a trend to extend hemodialysis (HD) treatment time to 4 hours or longer. Although longer dialysis time may benefit some patients, it may be associated with worse suffering in others.
At the Annual Dialysis Conference held in early March, organizers placed a focus on home therapies, both peritoneal (PD) and home hemodialysis. Technology took the center stage when manufacturers showed off their latest equipment.
Andrew S. Narva, MD, FACP, FASN, discusses the challenges of preventing and diagnosing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and how primary care providers can integrate early detection and CKD care into their practice.
It stands to reason that with the enormous improvements in health care technology, diagnostics and drug therapies over the past several decades, Americans should be much better off—and healthier—than they were just 25 years ago. But even as health outcomes have improved overall, our nation is rapidly losing ground to an urgent public health crisis.
A fierce advocate for kidney disease awareness, Wilmington resident Bill Murray was never able to find a donor himself despite searching for more than five years—representing the harsh reality many in need of an organ transplant face.
As researchers focus on innovative products and machines for dialysis, the companies producing such products are investing more in R&D.
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