Latest Nathan W. Levin Stories

2014-07-03 16:23:16

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) expressed concern that a combination of flat payments and increased regulatory pressures proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may negatively impact stability and affect quality of care in Medicare's end-stage renal disease (ESRD) program. KCP is a coalition of patient advocates, clinicians, care professionals, dialysis providers, researchers, and manufacturers working together...

2014-06-15 14:57:32

American Society of Nephrology Efforts needed to identify modifiable factors contributing to the higher mortality among black patients Among young adult dialysis patients living in poor neighborhoods, blacks have a significantly higher risk of dying while young compared with whites. The findings, which come from a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that more work is needed to understand social factors that could...

2014-04-24 12:28:46

LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Affiliated Dialysis Centers, LLC ("ADC") shared the release of clinical data in a Late Breaking Poster Session at the 2014 National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings in Las Vegas, NV. Xelay Acumen, a strategy and medical data analytics firm, independently led the data collection and analysis effort, and Dr. Alex Yang, M.D. presented the results. Earlier this year, ADC presented the first results of a large...

2014-04-08 12:31:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association (RPA) acknowledged the expertise and contributions of Balboa Nephrology Medical Group, Inc., based in San Diego, with its 2014 Exemplary Practice Award during the association's annual meeting, March 20-23, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. RPA President Dr. Robert Kossmann recognized the Balboa practice for its excellence in transplant care, home therapies, vascular access placement, clinical...

2014-02-19 12:28:30

ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, February 10, 2014, Affiliated Dialysis Centers, LLC ("ADC") shared its first release of clinical data at the 2014 34(th) Annual Dialysis Conference in Atlanta, GA. Since 2013, ADC has engaged Xelay Acumen, a strategy and medical data analytics firm, to independently lead its data collection and analysis effort. Dr. Alex Yang MD presented the initial results from this health outcomes clinical research study involving ESRD patients who...

2013-02-08 11:42:19

Frequent treatments improve health but increase risks for certain complications Highlights: -Compared with standard dialysis, frequent dialysis can cause complications related to repeated access to the blood. -The findings provide valuable information for dialysis patients and their physicians. -Approximately 2 million patients in the world receive dialysis treatments. Compared with standard dialysis, frequent dialysis can cause complications related to repeated access to the...

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