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    13-Dec-2018 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 705209

Study Compares Dialysis Reimbursement Around the Globe

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Dialysis reimbursement policies in most countries are focused on conventional in-center hemodialysis, although home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis might contribute to quality of life and cost savings. • The reimbursement for dialysis in low- and middle-income countries is insufficient to treat all patients with kidney failure and has a disproportionately high impact on public health expenditure in those countries.

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10-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST
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    29-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704339

Study Reveals Facility-Level Variations in Diabetic Kidney Disease Care within the VA Health System

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Concerning adherence to certain recommended measures of kidney disease care for veterans with diabetes within the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, there is modest facility-level variation for some measures and larger facility-level variation for others.

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25-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
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    15-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703732

Home-Based Visits Benefit Rural Patients with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A pilot program delivered by community health representatives in the homes of patients with chronic kidney disease in Zuni Pueblo in rural New Mexico promoted patients’ active involvement in their own care. • The program also led to modest improvements in several clinical measures, including decreases in body mass index, blood glucose levels, and inflammation, and improved mental health quality of life.

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9-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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    1-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702873

Study Points to Insurance-Related Disparities in Timely Access to Gold Standard Dialysis Procedure

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a study that compared uninsured patients starting hemodialysis with similar patients already covered by Medicare or Medicaid, patients with Medicare or Medicaid were more likely to receive dialysis through an arteriovenous fistula or graft by their fourth dialysis month. • Patients with Medicare at the start of dialysis also had fewer hospitalizations involving vascular access infection in dialysis months 4-12.

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26-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    1-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 703131

American Society of Nephrology Announces 2019-2021 Kidney Health Initiative Co-Chair

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) today announced former ASN President Raymond C. Harris, Jr., MD, FASN, will serve as co-chair for its Kidney Health Initiative (KHI). Harris, a professor of medicine, molecular physiology, and biophysics, is Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease and former chief of the nephrology division of Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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31-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    28-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702553

Mark E. Rosenberg to Become Next President of the American Society of Nephrology

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney health professionals, has elected Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, as the next ASN President. Dr. Rosenberg officially assumes his role as ASN President during the society’s annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2018, the largest gathering of kidney care specialists in the world, and he will begin his term on January 1, 2019.

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22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    27-Oct-2018 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702468

Frailty May Lower Kidney Failure Patients’ Likelihood of Receiving a Transplant

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Frailty is associated with decreased access at multiple stages in the pathway to kidney transplantation. Improvement in physical frailty may increase access to transplantation. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23–October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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22-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    27-Oct-2018 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702471

Does the US Discard too Many Transplantable Kidneys?

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• An analysis reveals that many transplanted kidneys in France would have likely been discarded in the United States. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23–October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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22-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    26-Oct-2018 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702469

Nephrologists May Need More Training in Women’s Health Issues

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Nephrologists often lack confidence in managing women’s health issues that may be related to kidney disease. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23–October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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22-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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