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Dialysis patients who skip flu vaccine more likely to be hospitalized

Patients who skipped vaccination were 53% more likely to be hospitalized during the flu season the first year, 87% more likely the second year and 158% more likely to be hospitalized the third year

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Quality, length of sleep might affect kidney function in CKD patients

Not getting enough quality sleep was linked with worsening kidney function, according to a study of chronic kidney disease patients presented at ASN Kidney Week …

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Kidney community begins to embrace patient engagement

The patient voice is becoming more powerful and is shaping quality patient care

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Baxter presents positive data on peritoneal dialysis technology at Kidney Week

Baxter International Inc. presented data at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2016 Kidney Week that indicates its Sharesource telehealth platform is helping physicians recognize adverse …

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Multinational study finds high rates of acute kidney injury in children admitted to ICUs

One of every four children admitted to pediatric intensive care units around the world develops acute kidney injury (AKI), which increases the risk of death …

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Is a backpack a better design for a wearable artificial kidney than a belt?

An abstract presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2016 Kidney Week suggests that a backpack-like wearable artificial kidney (WAK) device, with rear and vertical …

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Large databases offer details on ESRD care

Nephrology is a small specialty compared to areas like oncology and cardiology. But it has databases that may be the envy of the health care community.

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Tighter blood pressure control may save more than 100,000 lives each year in the US

Intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering may prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to a study presented at ASN …

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Scientists make a step toward developing bioartificial kidney

Researchers have developed a key component needed to create a bioartificial kidney

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Coordination of care benefits patients with kidney disease and reduces medical costs

Coordination of care designed to slow the progression of kidney disease is likely to be cost effective because it prevents the need for dialysis, according …

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