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B. Braun scraps plan for new headquarters because of medical device tax

B. Braun Medical Inc. has halted its plans to develop new corporate headquarters in Upper Saucon Township/Lehigh County Pennsylvania, because of the medical device tax, which is costing the company $13 million a year, the company's CEO Caroll Neubauer told MassDevice.com

CMS extends deadline for questions, comments about dialysis 5-star ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to review and comment on the quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare preview reports for dialysis facilities to Dec. 2

Clinicians provide first successful delivery of dialysis in Ebola virus disease

Clinicians presented the protocol used to perform the first known successful delivery of renal replacement therapy with subsequent recovery of kidney function in a patient with Ebola at ASN Kidney Week 2014

CMS releases 2015 Physician Fee Schedule final rule

The agency has modified its criteria for furnishing outpatient per diem ESRD-related services in partial month scenarios

80% of dialysis patients unprepared for natural disaster or emergency

After receiving individualized education from a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and social workers, 78% of surveyed patients had become adequately prepared, according to a Loyola University Medical Center study

Frequent home dialysis provides survival advantage over in-center hemodialysis

Frequent home hemodialysis provides the best survival rate, but the modality has the poorest survival rate when offered only three times a week

New data shows home hemodialysis superior to PD for patient and technique survival, hospitalizations

Results of a new study conducted by the Chronic Disease Research Group show daily home hemodialysis patients have a 16% lower risk of death, 8% lower risk of hospitalization, and 38% lower risk of therapy attrition than peritoneal dialysis patients

DaVita, Medtronic to collaborate to identify cardiac arrhythmias in patients receiving dialysis

DaVita Kidney Care will work with Medtronic Inc. to develop a pilot program to better understand cardiovascular health in end stage renal disease patients

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Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

It’s been about four years since NxStage submitted the System One cycler to the FDA to try to get a new indication for nocturnal home use. Four years. An entire Presidency’s worth of delays, additional studies, conference calls—and more delays.

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WHAT'S NEW

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Dear Senators

Dear Senators

Among all nations on earth, there is no other as close to the US in character, living standard, and lifestyle as is Australia. We are two peas in a pod! Well, we are, except for the way we manage healthcare and how we do dialysis.

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Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

It’s been about four years since NxStage submitted the System One cycler to the FDA to try to get a new indication for nocturnal home use. Four years. An entire Presidency’s worth of delays, additional studies, conference calls—and more delays.

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