Nephrology News Roundup

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News storiesHere’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past few 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.

Marathons Injure Kidneys

Even with proper hydration, it may be best to run fewer than 26 miles at a time.

Cuba Begins Celebration for 50th Anniversary of Cuban Nephrology

Cuba”s Nephrology Institute (INEF) is celebrated its 50th anniversary, with workshops and refresher courses for professionals of this medical specialty.

Early Predialysis Nephrology Care May Prevent CV Events

Seeing a nephrologist early and often before starting dialysis may help kidney failure patients prevent a major cardiovascular (CV) event, according to a new study from Taiwan.

Dialysis Staff Ratio Bill Advances in California

A bill creating new staff-to-patient ratios for California dialysis clinics advanced out of the state Senate’s Health Committee March 29 by a 6-2 vote despite a well-organized effort by dialysis providers to kill off the proposed legislation.

Fresenius Medical Care Enters into First Joint Venture Hospital in China

This marks Fresenius Medical Care’s first joint venture (JV) hospital in China, with the aim of providing high-standard renal-care services and chronic-disease management to local communities.

How Dialysis Helps Diabetic Patient with Kidney Disease

Patients spend around three to five hours in a dialysis center, like Joe Cerda.

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