Staying active during dialysis is healthier, study finds
Jul 17, 2023
People who are undergoing dialysis who exercise lightly are admitted to the hospital less often and they’re physically fitter, too.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, March 28
Mar 28, 2023
CMS tightens guidance for nursing home dialysis providers … CDC: TB cases rose in 2022, but haven’t hit prepandemic levels … FDA panel backs accelerated approval for Biogen’s ALS drug … Low...
CMS tightens guidance for nursing home dialysis providers
Mar 23, 2023
Federal officials on Wednesday updated guidance meant to improve the delivery of nursing home dialysis, a service many providers have been adding to attract new residents and improve quality of life for...
WellSky, Dialyze Direct partner on SNF dialysis
Mar 06, 2023
WellSky has teamed up with kidney care firm Dialyze Direct to connect medical teams across the care continuum and coordinate treatment for patients needing dialysis in skilled nursing.
FDA approves first oral anemia drug for renal patients on dialysis
Feb 02, 2023
The agency has approved Jesduvroq tablets (daprodustat), the first oral treatment for kidney disease-related anemia in adults who have received dialysis for four months or more.
Financial incentives failing to fuel in-home dialysis
Oct 12, 2022
Efforts to increase in-home dialysis in the United States are falling flat, despite financial incentives to encourage the model, researchers report.
Peritoneal dialysis less costly for Medicare than hemodialysis
Aug 24, 2022
Peritoneal dialysis costs Medicare less than hemodialysis. But changes in the use of IV dialysis drugs may have diminished an economic incentive, investigators say.
Study: Dialysis improves quality of life for older adults with kidney failure
Aug 01, 2022
Older adults with advanced chronic kidney disease saw their mental and physical quality of life worsen in the year before undergoing dialysis. However, the decline in their condition stabilized after dialysis...
Clinical briefs for Friday, July 22
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 22, 2022
SNF provider Dialyze Direct to merge with Renpro Renal Services … COVID-19 lockdown had no ‘clinically relevant’ effect on residents’ mood, behavior, social functioning … Reduced post-acute care...
Mortality increased for dialysis patients with hurricane exposure
Jul 18, 2022
For patients undergoing maintenance dialysis, hurricane exposure is tied to increased mortality, highlighting the need to safeguard this population, researchers say.