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  Sept. 2, 2014
bullet point Comment Letter from Home Dialyzors United on ESRD Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program
(5-page pdf) Also see letter on the Home Dialyzors United (HDU) web site.

"...we are dismayed that, again this year, CMS continues to turn its collective back on the problem facing patients who would like to choose home dialysis."

"The almost total emphasis on biochemical markers ignores the everyday quality of life issues that are ultimately more meaningful to patients than laboratory measurements."

"HDU feels that any future QIP measures need to be more meaningful to patients. The ultimate goal of any rule is to contribute to the patient's clinical outcomes, wellbeing and quality of life."

bullet point Ways to Reduce the Kidney Shortage
Editorial from The New York Times.

"There are lots of reforms that could be made without resorting to paying for kidneys. Congress ought to hold hearings on the best ways to reduce the shortage and save more lives on the waiting list."

bullet point Issue in Progress Abstracts from American Journal Of Nephrology:
bullet point Conversion From Tacrolimus to Belatacept to Prevent the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease in Pancreas Transplantation: Case Report of Two Patients
Early View abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
bullet point Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis
Abstract from Annals of Internal Medicine.
bullet point Kidney Stones Linked to Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke
bullet point DaVita HealthCare Partners VP Leanne M. Zumwalt Unloads 3,214 Shares
bullet point Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly
Article from HealthDay.
bullet point Low Carb Diets More Than Low Fat Ones May Help Protect against Heart Disease
Article from the Washington Post. Abstract from Annals of Internal Medicine.
bullet point Ebola Epidemic Decimating Health Workers in Guinea
Article from AFP.
bullet point Telehealth Visits, Wearable Medical Devices Sales To Skyrocket
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