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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National Quality Forum endorses ultrafiltration measure for dialysis patients

The National Quality Forum has endorsed a new clinical measure focused on improving fluid management for dialysis patients. The measure focuses on safe and adequate fluid removal, and was developed by the Kidney Care Quality Alliance (KCQA), a group founded by Kidney Care Partners (KCP). KCP said it made fluid management a priority because it…

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Time to invest in kidney disease research is now

Published by The Tennessean September 13, 2015 When it comes to biomedical research, resources yield results.  And those results — coming in the form of innovative treatments — fundamentally alter the lives of American patients each day. Because of the incredible potential to impact millions, we have devoted our careers to translational research in renal disease…

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