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Patients who’ve recovered from acute kidney injury (AKI) have a 3-fold higher risk of developing dementia than hospitalized patients who avoid AKI, according to a study presented at Kidney Week 2018.

Countries with high rates of missed hemodialysis (HD) treatments have elevated rates of death and other adverse outcomes, reports a study in American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

It was a busy Wednesday afternoon in clinic in East Harlem, where the no-show rate can be as high as 50%, but this day it seemed like the show rate was more like 120%.

About 75% of patients on dialysis received a prescription for an opioid medication and nearly one-third of them also received prescriptions for benzodiazepines—prescribing patterns that were associated with a substantially increased risk of hospitalization for overdose, according to a study presented at Kidney Week.

On September 27 and 28, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened and facilitated the workshop “Evidence Based Treatment Decisions: The Right Dose and Regimen—the Right Patient/Individualized Treatment.” The focus of the workshop was on the patient, specifically on utilizing biomarkers during the drug development process to determine the right treatment regimen to prevent long-term rejection of the...

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) was created in September 2012 through the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the American Society of Nephrology and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is important to give recognition here to Dr. Ronald J.

Dialysis Clinic, Inc., has been providing care coordination to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) since 2010. This program was started in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and has since grown to care for more than 4000 patients in more than 15 locations in 12 states. In one location we have enrolled more than 400 patients under a program in a partnership with a local health plan.

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