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Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) Announces Patient Voice Initiative
Press release.

Editor's note: I hope the chosen patient voices will disclose all their financial conflicts of interest as well as the amount of money that their organizations receive from dialysis and pharmaceutical companies.
Medicare Comprehensive End Stage Renal Disease Care Model Performance Year 1 (Oct 2015 - Dec 2016) Quality and Financial Results
(1-page pdf) 12 of the 13 ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) that participated in the first year received sharing savings. (Rogosin did not.) CMS Comprehensive ESRD Care web page.
Due to Hurricanes, CMS Will Suppress Publicly Reported Data on Dialysis Facility Compare
CMS intends to suppress quality data reporting through Dialysis Facility Compare related to dialysis providers located within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-designated “major disaster” counties of Texas, Georgia, and Florida, parishes of Louisiana, Municipios of Puerto Rico, and County-Equivalents of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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  Oct. 19, 2017
Puerto Rico Dialysis Centers Receive FEMA, DHHS Support after Maria
Article from Defense Video Imagery Distribution System.

"Doctors and staff combed all throughout the local area to find enough food and water to reopen the clinic, and paid out-of-pocket to keep the generators going to provide their patients' lifesaving treatments."
October-November 2017 Issue of Kidney News Online
Publication from the American Society of Nephrology.
Articles from Nephrology News & Issues:
In UK, Hundreds of Families Block Organ Donation
Article from the BBC.
Hemolysis in Hemodialysis
Free, full-text review article from Nephrology.
Effect of Incident Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Versus Incident Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis on Employment Rate, Clinical, and Laboratory Outcomes: A 1-Year Retrospective Observation Study
Early View abstract from Hemodialysis International.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal Of Kidney Diseases:
Re-Establishing Brain Networks in Patients with ESRD after Successful Kidney Transplantation
CJASN Express abstract.
Free, Full-Text, Advance Articles from Clinical Kidney Journal:
Exploring the Nature of Illness Perceptions in People with End-Stage Kidney Disease
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International:
Baseline and Time-Averaged Values Predicting Residual Renal Function Decline Rate in Japanese Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Early View abstract from Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis.
Complement Activation in Peritoneal Dialysis–Induced Arteriolopathy
JASN Express abstract.
Facing the Challenge of Kidney Disease in Latin America
Article from The Lancet Kidney Campaign.
The Use of Cinacalcet Hinders the Diagnosis of Parathyroid Carcinoma in a Chronic Dialysis Patient: a Case Report
Free, Open Access article from BMC Nephrology.
Blood Pressure Parameters and Morbid and Mortal Outcomes in Nondialysis-Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease.
Published Ahead-of-Print abstract from Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.
(No Dialysis) Treatment Helps Kidney-Failure Patients Preserve Quality of Life
Article from Alberta Health Services.
Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk
Article from HealthDay. Full-text article from The BMJ.
Walking below Minimum Recommended Levels Linked to Lower Mortality Risk
British Society of Rheumatology Publishes First UK Guideline for the Management of Adults with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
White House Says Trump Opposes Senate's Bipartisan Obamacare Deal
Article from Reuters. News summary from Kaiser Health News.
Hatch Deals Blow to Bipartisan Health Care Bill
Posting from Roll Call.
Free, Full-Text, Online First Perspective Pieces from the New England Journal Of Medicine:
Oct. 28 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Notice from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Ethics and the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide: An American College of Physicians Position Paper
Free, full-text, position paper from Annals of Internal Medicine.
Cybersecurity Concerns and Medical Devices — Lessons From a Pacemaker Advisory
Free, full-text, New Online viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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