Kidney transplant, dialysis patients are surviving longer

Published by Microcap Observer January 19, 2016 According to new research, dialysis and kidney transplant patients are surviving longer, however rates of end-stage kidney disease continue to rise. The annual data report from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) reveals both positive and negative trends in kidney disease in the U.S. The report is…

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Study: Kidney transplant, dialysis patients surviving longer

Published by UPI January 18, 2016 Dialysis and kidney transplant patients are surviving longer, however rates of end-stage kidney disease continue to increase, according to new research. The United States Renal Data System and University of Michigan found in a new study that although treatment of kidney disease patients has improved in the last 20 years…

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Dr. Franklin Maddux, Chief Medical Officer of Fresenius Medical Care North America, Takes Helm As New Chair of Kidney Care Partners

Underscores Goals of Improving Quality, Value, Choice, and Patient Access to Coordinated Care Washington, DC (Monday, January 3, 2016)—Kidney Care Partners (KCP) formally announced today Dr. Franklin Maddux’s two-year tenure as the newly elected Chair of KCP – the nation’s leading kidney care coalition composed of patients, caregivers, providers, researchers and manufacturers – effective January…

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Bill would aid kidney dialysis patients: Letter

Published by the Clarion-Ledger January 4, 2016 Although kidney failure is a leading cause of death in the United States, many Americans know little about this disease. As a nation, there is much we can do to improve the quality of life for these patients by developing and utilizing new technologies, expanding patient choice and…

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Fresenius Medical Care North America CMO to head Kidney Care Partners

Published by Nephrology News & Issues January 4, 2016 Kidney Care Partners has named Franklin Maddux, MD, chief medical officer and executive vice president for clinical and scientific affairs of Fresenius Medical Care North America, as its new chair. Kidney Care Partners is a coalition of patient advocates, clinicians, care professionals, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers. “As…

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Kidney Care Partners Encouraged by House and Senate Interest in Care Coordination for Patients with Kidney Failure

Washington, DC — As Congress continues to work with the kidney community to refine coordinated care models for patients with kidney failure — or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) — Kidney Care Partners (KCP) underscored its belief that improved care coordination will lead to improved patient outcomes. “We believe it is important for policymakers to examine novel…

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