News Briefs

May/June 2017: News Briefs

Fresenius and Humana Announce Model of Care Coordination Fresenius Medical North American (FMCNA) is joining forces with Humana Inc. in a program designed to improve care and outcomes for Humana’s members with end-stage renal disease. FMCNA, operating through its Fresenius Health Partners mantle, will apply its proprietary model of care coordination aimed at enhancing the ability of patients to obtain ... Read More »

April 2017: News Briefs

Bipartisan Bill to Protect Living Organ Donors Introduced In early March, Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced the Living Donor Protection Act of 2017. The bill is intended to protect the rights of living organ donors, according to a press release from Mr. Nadler’s office. The act includes three mechanisms to protect donors: (1) prohibition ... Read More »

March 2017: News Briefs

Real-Time Models Predict Risk of AKI In a study conducted recently among acute kidney injury (AKI) patients at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, researchers found that measuring and accounting for risk factors in real-time worked well for predicting dialysis, death, and length of stay. The strategy worked well whether using a traditional logistic regression model or machine-learning techniques. ... Read More »

January/February 2017: News Briefs

Rapid Withdrawal of Steroids Reduces Incidence of Diabetes Post-Transplant Initiation of rapid withdrawal from steroids can reduce the incidence of diabetes after a kidney transplant in immunologically low-risk patients, according to research presented during Kidney Week 2016 by Christian Hugo, MD and colleagues. The research was cited in an article in Medpage Today. The researchers conducted a study among 587 ... Read More »