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  Mar. 5, 2015
bullet point How the ESRD Quality Incentive Program Could Potentially Improve Quality of Life for Patients on Dialysis
CJASN Express abstract.

"A key goal of improving quality of care is to enhance quality of life, a patient-important quality measure that matters more to many patients than even survival. None of the ESRD Quality Incentive Program measures assess patient-reported quality of life."

Editor's note: Far too many nephrologists are internal medicine wonks who can't see the forest (of patient well-being) for the trees. Is ASN finally seeing the forest?
bullet point Digoxin for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes (Especially for Kidney Failure Patients)
Article from HealthDay.

"The analysis also suggests that digoxin may increase the risk for death by 60 to 70 percent among patients with both the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation and kidney failure."
bullet point Data from the DOPPS Validate an Association between High IV Iron Doses and Mortality
News release from Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study Program.
bullet point Kidney Swap Chain Matches 6 Patients, 6 Donors At San Francisco Hospital
AP article via the Huffington Post.
bullet point March 18 Webinar: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Dialysis Community: What You Need to Know
Notice from the Northwest Renal Network.
bullet point Should Patients with CKD Stage 5D and Biochemical Evidence of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Be Prescribed Calcimimetic Therapy? An ERA-EDTA Position Statement
Free, full-text, Advance Access article from NDT.
bullet point Early View Abstracts from Journal of Renal Care:
bullet point CJASN Express Abstracts:
bullet point Economic Evaluation of Neutral-pH, Low–Glucose Degradation Product Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions Compared With Standard Solutions: A Secondary Analysis of the balANZ Trial
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
bullet point Issue in Progress Abstracts from Blood Purification:
bullet point Is Matching at the HLA Epitope Level the Holy Grail of Longer Graft Survival?
Posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
bullet point Medical Device Market in China
Early View abstract from Artificial Organs.
bullet point FDA Launches Drug Shortages Mobile App
Press release.
bullet point Largest Risk for Diabetes With Statins Yet Seen, in New Study
Articles from HealthDay and Medscape Medical News (registration required, but free).
bullet point NEJM Correspondence: Blood Pressure in Early Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
bullet point Can Exercise Training Prevent Premature Death in Elderly?
bullet point Long-Term Efficacy of a Hepatitis E Vaccine
bullet point Surprises And Standing: Breaking Down the Supreme Court Arguments on Obamacare
Video/text and article from Kaiser Health News. Article from The Hill.
bullet point Free Full-Text Articles from the New England Journal Of Medicine:
bullet point Health Care Quality Benchmarks Continue to Irritate, Evolve
Article from Hospitals & Health Networks.
bullet point Aetna Claims Yoga Classes Are Worth $3K Per Employee Each Year

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