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Study Examines Employment Trends among Patients with Kidney Failure
Press release and CJASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology. Press release from Baylor College of Medicine.

Editor's note: This is the root of everything that went wrong in U.S. dialysis care. It has led to patients having virtually no voice in their system of care. With no focus on the patients' needs to remain productive, it has led to decades of stagnant technology. It has led to a perverse field of medicine that extends lives, but has never developed the necessary subspecialties (renal re/habilitation) that allow those lives to have meaning and purpose. It has led to U.S. dialysis care being dominated by junk-bond-financed corporations with mid-level managers focused on producing metrics and profits, instead of advocating for patients' well-being in their systems of care.
The Elusive Dry Weight: A Dialyzor’s Lessons Learned
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
'Known Unknowns — Examining the Burden of Neurocognitive Impairment in the End-Stage Renal Failure Population'
Early View abstract and full-text article (17-page PDF) from Nephrology.
Advisory from Health Canada — Baxter Recalls One Lot of DIANEAL Peritoneal Dialysis Solution Due to the Potential Presence of Particulate Matter
News release.
Hold the Salt: Gut Reaction May Impair the Brains of Mice
News release from the National Institutes of Health.
Free, Full-Text Articles from International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease:
Association between Keeping Home Records of Catheter Exit-Site and Incidence of Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Infections
First Online abstract from International Urology and Nephrology.
Changes in Co-Morbidity Pattern in Patients Starting Renal Replacement Therapy in Europe — Data from the ERA-EDTA Registry
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required, but free):
Bardoxolone Methyl Improves Kidney Function in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 and Type 2 Diabetes: Post-Hoc Analyses from Bardoxolone Methyl Evaluation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Study
Free, Open Access, Issue-in-Progress article from American Journal of Nephrology.
Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome after Parathyroidectomy in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: a Population-based Cohort Study in Taiwan
Free, Open Access article from Nephrology.
Analysis of Follow-Up Methods of Vascular Access and Patient Outcomes in Hemodialysis at a Tertiary Care Hospital in China
Early View abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Overweight Female Kidney Donors May Be at Risk for Preeclampsia
Press release from the American Physiological Society.
Baxter Subsidiary Sues B Braun over Blood Filtration System
Article from MassDevice.
Health Care Issues Being Used As Bargaining Chips For Both Sides As Congress Tries To Avoid Shutdown
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
New HHS Civil Rights Division To Shield Health Workers with Moral or Religious Objections
Article from The Washington Post. Article from HealthDay.
Retreat From Human Rights and Adverse Consequences for Health
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Solving Major Problems in Medicine through Innovation
6-minute video from the KevinMD blog.
Blood Test to Detect Eight Cancers Early Gives Promising Results
Article from STAT.
Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically ill
Article from Kaiser Health News.
January 2018 MedPAC and MACPAC Data Book: Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
(82-page pdf) Publication from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.

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