Dialysis

Do Accountable Care Organizations Reduce Kidney Failure-related Healthcare Costs?

* A recent analysis indicates that Accountable Care Organizations may reduce the cost of medical care for patients undergoing dialysis. * The cost savings were seen only for patients who regularly received care from primary care physicians.

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Unusual Tx For Hypercalcemia In Breast Cancer Patient On Dialysis

(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians found solution, including the dosing, from a careful literature review
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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U.s. Nephrology Trainees Doubt Skill In Home Hemodialysis

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- U.S. nephrology trainees report moderate and low confidence for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD), respectively, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the American Journal of Kidney...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Regional Citrate Vs Systemic Heparin: Which Is Better For Dialysis Filters?

(MedPage Today) -- Among critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, anticoagulation with regional citrate lengthened dialysis filter lifespan, the RICH trial found. In this randomized trial of 638 patients receiving continuous kidney...

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Multi-part Approach To Cut Dialysis Cath Complications Disappoints

(MedPage Today) -- Little benefit was seen after implementing a bundle of interventions aimed at reducing hemodialysis catheter-related bloodstream infection (HD-CRBSI), the REDUCCTION trial found. In a large study of central venous hemodialysis...
Related topics: Catheter, Medical Research

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Questionnaire-based Tool Measures Fatigue In Patients Receiving Dialysis

* A new patient-reported outcome measure assesses fatigue in patients receiving dialysis. The tool gauges tiredness, energy, and the impact of fatigue on life participation.

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Scarface Turns To Twitter For A Kidney Donation: 'any Volunteers?'

The Geto Boys legend was placed on dialysis shortly after revealing he'd contracted COVID-19.
Related topics: Social Media

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California Ballot Initiative Analysis: Proposition 23 (2020)

California Proposition 23: Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative Summary California’s Proposition 23 would require at least one licensed physician on-site during treatment at outpatient kidney dialysis clinics and authorizes the Department...

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Us Far From Herd Immunity — With Less Than 10% Of Adults Showing Virus Antibodies: Study

Around 90% of U.S. adults are at risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a new study from Stanford University.The study was published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet.Using data from dialysis centers across the nation, researchers found...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research, The Lancet

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Medicare Will Test Pay Models For Radiation Oncology, Dialysis

CMS unveiled a final rule allowing Medicare to next year begin a test of bundled payment for radiation therapy. The rule also approves a kidney care model that encourages use of home-based treatments. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medicare, Cancer, Oncology

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Health In 2 Point 00, Episode 152 | 2 Ipos, At-home Care, & Youtube For Employees?

With 2 IPOs this week, On Episode 152 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess asks me about Amwell’s IPO with a market cap at $5B for its telehealth solutions, Outset Medical’s IPO with a market cap of $1.5B for its kidney dialysis technology, Ready...

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Covid-19 Takes Heavy Toll On Kidneys

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- COVID-19 can damage the kidneys and increase patients' risk of needing kidney dialysis, researchers report. The study authors also warned that doctors should prepare for a significant rise in chronic kidney disease cases...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Medical Research

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Endorsement: No On Prop 23. It Would Raise Costs And Not Improve Kidney Patients' Care

A labor-backed proposal to require dialysis clinics to have doctors on duty whenever patients are being treated would inflate costs while producing no clear benefit for patients.

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Artery-to-vein Surgery Improves Dialysis Access

Simply reversing the way vascular access is created for patients undergoing hemodialysis significantly improved the function and longevity of the arteriovenous fistula compared with the usual approach. Medscape Medical News

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Drug-coated Balloons Better For Reopening Dialysis Av Fistulas

(MedPage Today) -- Arteriovenous (AV) fistula stenosis remained patent for dialysis more often when treated with a drug-coated balloon versus standard models, the IN.PACT AV Access trial showed. The IN.PACT AV drug-coated balloon increased target...
Related topics: Patents

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Racial, Ethnic Disparities In Flu Shot Seen At Dialysis Facilities

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2020 -- For U.S. patients undergoing dialysis, the proportion receiving influenza vaccination is lower at facilities with higher proportions of Black and Hispanic patients, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Black Friday, Vaccines, Medical Research

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Business Is Booming For Dialysis Giant Fresenius

Kidney care behemoth Fresenius Medical Care accepted more than half of the $257 million bailout designated for dialysis providers despite acknowledging it had ample financial resources. Kaiser Health News

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New Strong Buy Stocks For August 3rd

Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) List today:Fresenius Medical Care AG Co. KGaA (FMS): This company that provides products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis following chronic kidney failure has seen the Zacks...

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Plant-based Diet Finally On The Menu For Patients On Dialysis

Outdated dietary advice for patients on dialysis is being revisited by renal experts who make a case for a plant-based diet as the healthy long-term choice. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diet

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Early Dialysis Doesn't Improve Outcomes With Acute Kidney Failure

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 -- For critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, early dialysis doesn't reduce death any more than standard care does, new research finds. "Studying a large number of patients from many countries across different...
Related topics: Medical Research

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