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DaVita Abstracts Accepted Into National Kidney Foundation's 2009 Spring Symposium
Date:3/25/2009

Thirteen Abstracts Will Be Featured at Annual Kidney Care Meeting

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and disease (CKD), in conjunction with DaVita Clinical Research(R), today announced that company representatives will present thirteen abstracts at the National Kidney Foundation's 2009 Spring Clinical Meetings scheduled for March 25-29, 2009 in Nashville, TN. The meeting is a platform for the nation's leading renal health care providers to learn about new developments in the field of nephrology and CKD care.

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Allen R. Nissenson MD, Chief Medical Officer at DaVita says, "DaVita is continuing to lead the renal community in generating important new knowledge to improve the outcomes for patients with kidney disease. This commitment to high quality clinical research is clearly evident in the thirteen abstracts being presented at the National Kidney Foundation meeting this year."

DaVita's top ten clinical initiatives for 2009 include: striving for reduction of first-year mortality rates and reducing catheter use. At this year's National Kidney Foundation Clinical Meeting, DaVita will focus on several key research initiatives in the areas of CKD, new incident dialysis patients, and integrated pharmacy management. Highlights from these scheduled presentations will include:

  • Improved Results in CKD Management: Recent data reveals superior outcomes in the areas of CKD and mortality, anemia, incident patient management and phosphorus and coronary artery calcification. DaVita researchers note a nearly 50 percent drop in one-year mortality in Detroit area, DaVita-managed CKD clinics compared to Renal Netwo
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