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 Nov. 13, 2019
Dialysis Patients Panic As Financial ‘Life Raft’ Becomes Unmoored
Article from California Healthline.
Imposter Davita Marshall Nurse Pleads Guilty
Articles from The Marshall News Messenger (Texas) and KLTV.com.
Can Difelikefalin Scratch Uremic Pruritus?
Posting from the Nephrology Journal Club. Twitter: @NephJC and #NephJC.
2019, The Year of Kidney Policy
Posting from the NKF's Advocacy in Action blog.
Study: 'Pre-Habilitation' by Peer Coaches before Knee Replacement May Improve Outcomes
Press release from Hospital for Special Surgery.

Editor's note: Since U.S. nephrology never established renal rehabilitation and shows little interest in doing so, perhaps this is the route to develop this needed subspecialty.
Hospitals Given Latitude To Select Transplant Candidates Don't Prioritize Sickest Patients
Press release from University of Chicago.
Racial Bias Seen in Heart Transplants
Article from HealthDay.
Patient, Graft Survival Excellent for Twin Kidney Transplant
Article from HealthDay.
Health Resources and Services Administration Releases 2020 Hospital Organ Donation Campaign Toolkit
News brief from the American Hospital Association. Resource from OrganDonor.gov.
The Production of On-Line Dialysis Water for Extracorporeal Dialysis: Proposals for an Increased Safety Upgrade: a Viewpoint
Free, full-text, First Online article from Journal of Nephrology.
Optimizing Renal Replacement Therapy for Patients Who Need Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Cross-Talk between Two Organ Support Machines
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Articles in Press Abstracts from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure, A Safe Alternative To Anticoagulation For Patients With Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation And End-Stage Renal Disease On Hemodialysis: A Single Center Experience
Accepted Article from Artifical Organs.
New Study Suggests Intervention for Kidney Disease Can Reduce Hospitalizations and Costs
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
FDA Recall Notices: Baxter Prismaflex Control Units:
Heart Groups Publish New Performance, Quality Measures for BP Management
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Want Extra Years of Life? Keep Blood Pressure Tightly Controlled
Article from HealthDay.
Akebia Secures $100 Million Non-Dilutive Term Loan Financing
Press release.
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Millions in U.S. Lost Someone Who Couldn't Afford Treatment
News brief and link to full story from HealthLeaders Media. Article from The Hill.
Abundant Research Shows Gender Disparities in Medicine, but Too Few Know about It.
Article from STAT.
Bernie Sanders Secures Coveted Endorsement From Powerful Nurses Union
News summary from Kaiser Health News. Article from The Hill. Press release from National Nurses United.
Federal Policy Drives Hospital-Practice Deals but Not M&A between Hospitals, MedPAC Finds
Article from HFMA.
Verma Attacks Critics Of Medicaid Work Requirement, Pushes For Tighter Eligibility
Article from Kaiser Health News. Press release and fact sheet from CMS.
Medicare Made Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Overpayments for Chronic Care Management Services
Notice from the HHS Office of Inspector General.

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