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2013-07-17 04:20:56

Pioneering kidney program becomes one of only ten healthcare centers in the nation to make less invasive, FDA-approved "Flixene IFG" graft available to kidney dialysis patients. DETROIT, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of physicians at DMC Harper University Hospital announced yesterday that it has successfully treated several patients with a new high-tech "vascular graft" that significantly reduces the risk of trauma to blood vessels used in connecting patients to...

2013-07-15 16:23:27

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nephrologists face potential losses in practice revenue if they choose not to participate in meaningful use and fail to claim the hardship exception this year. With increasing penalties every year from 1% of Medicare payments in 2015 up to a possible 5% in 2019, a nephrologist's loss of income in 2019 could go as high as $15,500. However, by beginning Stage 1 of Meaningful Use in 2013, a nephrologist could earn up to $27,000...

2013-07-11 08:29:45

PCPs are Most Likely to Make the Initial CKD Diagnosis, Making Them an Important Target for Manufacturers, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that, for late-phase products for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients--including AbbVie's altrasentan, Concert Pharmaceuticals' CTP-499, Mitsubishi...

2013-07-09 08:28:20

By Lori Hartwell, CEO, Renal Support Network GLENDALE, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renal Support Network is shocked and dismayed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a drastic cut of 12% out of the Medicare ESRD system, which would essentially strip approximately $30 out of the $246 that Medicare currently pays for a 3-4 hour dialysis session. Currently, approximately 85 percent of people rely on this critical Medicare benefit...

2013-07-08 08:27:55

Following the Voluntary Recall of the ESA Omontys, Surveyed Nephrologists are Less Likely to Prescribe a New ESA Compared With Descriptions of Other Likely Future Renal Anemia Products, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that, among surveyed nephrologists, familiarity with the late-stage...

2013-07-02 12:30:02

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are appalled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposal to dramatically reduce Medicare funding for the care of dialysis patients, which will put at risk both patient access and quality of care. More than 80% of dialysis patients rely on Medicare for their care and nearly half of those patients are on Medicaid or dual eligible. We cannot recall a time where CMS has proposed such a deep cut for any...

2013-07-01 20:21:20

Largest Renal Coalition Urges Medicare Agency to Work With Community to 'Get It Right' to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading kidney care coalition expressed alarm over the depth of cuts contained in the just issued Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed rule affecting Medicare funding for life-sustaining dialysis treatments. Kidney Care Partners (KCP) Chairman Ron Kuerbitz urged health...

2013-06-28 13:10:34

Study examines survival rates linked with different dialysis procedures to access the blood Elderly patients with kidney failure may not gain the same benefits from what's considered the gold standard for accessing the blood for dialysis compared with younger patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that vascular access procedures should be tailored to individual dialysis patients in the...

2013-06-27 23:37:52

Encouraging Other Providers to Offer Flexible Scheduling to Patients Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Patients with diminished kidney function, who have progressed to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), must receive immediate medical attention or they will die. Fortunately there is a treatment that can help the body process waste and fluid when the kidneys no longer can. This medical treatment is called dialysis. Those needing dialysis may feel they are left with little choice and they will...

2013-06-27 23:29:33

Resource4thePeople’s national team of attorneys continues offering complimentary consultations for consumers who may have suffered alleged life-threatening side effects from dialysis products. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivemedicaldevices/Dialysis-Lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople reports today on its latest update to consumers who are following the litigation involving allegations that Fresenius NaturaLyte and GranuFlo kidney dialysis...


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Hypertension (journal)
2012-05-14 11:48:30

Hypertension is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1979 and published monthly by the American Heart Association (AHA). As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is John E. Hall (University of Mississippi). Publishing formats include original manuscripts, invited review summaries, invited case-based reviews, recent study highlights, invited brief commentaries, scientific or technical tutorials, letter to the editor, and novel findings of unusual interest. This journal focuses on...

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