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  Sept. 20, 2017
Category 4/5 Hurricane Maria Impacts the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
Article and video from The Weather Channel. 5-day forecast cone for Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are part of ESRD Network 3.
Puerto Rico Braces for Hurricane Maria
Article from Metro US.

"It was also reported that the Federal Department of Health will move the 127 dialysis patients repatriated from the islands of Saint Thomas and Saint Martin to the continental United States to ensure their treatment in the wake of Hurricane Maria."
Sept. 19, 5 PM EDT — KCER Updates Facility Closings in Florida — 6 Dialysis Clinics Listed as Closed
Patient resources and professional resources from the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER). ESRD Network of Florida.
Tropical Storm Jose 5-Day Forecast Cone
Graphic from the National Hurricane Center.
ISN and ASN Join Forces Helping Dialysis Patients after Hurricane Irma
Press release from the International Society of Nephrology.
ASN and Advocates from 21 Other Health Care Organizations are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support Kidney Disease Research and the Living Donor Protection Act
Press release from the American Society of Nephrology.
How First ‘Vouchers’ in UCLA Kidney Donation Program Led to 25 Lifesaving Transplants
Press release.
FDA Recall Notice: Baxter Amia Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Set with Cassette
Recall was initiated Sept. 1, 2017 for 164,700 units.

"The firm received increased customer complaints for Missing Red Line, Patient Slow Flow, Solution Slow Flow, and Inadequate Drain alerts on certain lots of the AMIA Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Set with Cassette."
Free, Open Access Articles from PLOS ONE:
Early Effects of Renal Replacement Therapy on Cardiovascular Comorbidity in Children with End-Stage Kidney Disease: Findings from the 4C- T Study.
Online First abstract from Transplantation.
Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
Article from HealthDay.
Aldosterone Antagonist Therapy and Its Relationship with Inflammation, Fibrosis, Thrombosis, Mineral Bone Disorder and Cardiovascular Complications in Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Patients
Free, Open Access article from International Urology and Nephrology.
Obesity Rates Have Stopped Rising for Young Americans
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring for Hypertension Best Combined with Intensive Support
Jimmy Kimmel Slams Cassidy over Obamacare Repeal Bill
Article from The Hill.
Articles and News Summaries from Kaiser Health News:
The High Cost of Public Reporting
Posting from The Health Care Blog.
Graham-Cassidy: A Closer Look at the Medicaid Provisions
Posting from the HealthAffairs Blog.

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