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

• 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...
25-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Home-Based Visits Benefit Rural Patients with Kidney Disease

• 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...
9-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

• 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...
26-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
31-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

• 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...
22-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Does the US Discard too Many Transplantable Kidneys?

• 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...
22-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nephrologists May Need More Training in Women’s Health Issues

• 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.
22-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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