Renal Disease

RRC Lapeer Home Choice LLC partners with NexCare

RRC Lapeer Home Choice LLC and NexCare Health System will offer on-site dialysis services to residents in NexCare Centers.

Diuretics vastly overused: study

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An "epidemic" of inappropriate diuretic prescribing is hitting seniors, a top researcher says. The drugs are widely overused to treat arterial hypertension, heart failure and renal disease, said Martin Wehling, M.D., in a recent issue of JAMDA.

Drug regimen found effective for common kidney condition

Drug regimen found effective for common kidney condition

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A major clinical trial out of the United Kingdom points a new direction for treating a common form of kidney disease.

Kidney decline correlated to cognitive failure, study says

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In the first study to look at cognitive function and impaired renal function, researchers at Temple University found the rate of cognitive decline was associated with deterioration in kidney function.

Report: Medicare should cover nutritional counseling for chronic conditions

Medicare should reimburse for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) — or consultations with a registered dietician — to prevent and treat chronic health conditions such as hypertension, obesity, cancer and renal disease.

Medicare may pay dialysis centers based on performance

Medicare may pay dialysis centers based on performance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a rule that would create a pay-for-performance system for end-stage renal disease facilities.