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  Jan. 21, 2019
Bill Peckham  1963 – 2019
Tweet and short biography from the Northwest Kidney Centers. Eulogies by Joyce Jackson and Doug Johnson, MD.
Direct and Indirect Costs of End-Stage Renal Disease Patients in the First and Second Years after Initiation of Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis, Hospital Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis
Advance Article abstract from NDT.
Published Ahead of Print CJASN Abstracts:
Hemodialysis Access 101
Online Learning Module from Namrata Krishnan at Yale School of Medicine.
Fistula First? Fistula Second?
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Endovascular Technique for Arteriovenous Fistula Creation
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
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Sodium Bicarbonate Catheter Lock Solution Reduces Hemodialysis Catheter Loss Due to Catheter-Related Thrombosis and Blood Stream Infection: an Open-Label Clinical Trial
Free, full-text, Advance Article from NDT.
Risk Factors Associated With Altered Circulating MicroRNA-125b and Their Influences on Uremic Vascular Calcification Among Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease
Free, Open Access article from the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from Journal of Nephrology:

Hemodialysis Access Type Is Associated with Blood Pressure Variability and Echocardiographic Changes in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients
First Online abstract from Journal of Nephrology.
Scientists Learn How Common Virus (CMV) Reactivates after Transplantation
Article from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Abstract from Science.
Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Free, full-text review article from Nature Reviews Nephrology.
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Home-Based Hypertension Program Produces 'Striking' Results
Press release from Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Performing an Inadvertent Procedure
Free, full-text, Online First article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

This JAMA Performance Improvement article uses the case of a patient with end-stage renal disease admitted for septic shock, peritonitis, and calciphylaxis who erroneously underwent tunneled central catheter placement after he elected to pursue only hospice care to discuss unintended errors introduced by computerized order entry and opportunities for health information technology system improvements.
Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs For Diabetes And Other Ills Out Of Reach
Article from Kaiser Health News.
F.D.A. Panel Splits on Whether to Approve New Diabetes Drug
Article from The New York Times.
Longitudinal Lipid Trends and Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A 13-Year Observational Cohort Study Using Registry-Based Electronic Medical Records
In Press abstract from Journal of Lipid Research.
WHO Releases List of 10 Threats to Global Health
News brief from NEJM Journal Watch.
Drug Maker Payments to Doctors Are Linked to Higher Opioid Overdose Deaths
Article from STAT.
MedPAC Presentation — Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Outpatient Dialysis Services
(9-page pdf) January 17, 2019 presentation to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Background brief.
Febraury “CROWNWeb New User Training”
Training is scheduled for February 12th at 2:00 pm ET.
Part D Payment Modernization Model Fact Sheet
News release from CMS.

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