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Nephrologists Indicate High Interest in AMAG Pharmaceuticals' Newly Approved Feraheme According to Latest BioTrends Report

... the anemia market are overshadowed by the pending dialysis bundled payment system scheduled to be ... by BioTrends on anticipated impact of the dialysis bundle, Medical Directors foresee the increased ... Although the bundled payment only impacts the dialysis market, reimbursement has a high degree of ...

Cantel Medical's Mar Cor Purification Subsidiary Acquires G.E.M. Water Systems ... Establishing a Nationwide Reach in Water Treatment

... and services high quality water equipment for dialysis clinics in the Western U.S. The acquired ... region -- one with a great concentration of dialysis clinics and healthcare institutions. We expect to ... of GE Water & Process Technologies' dialysis water business and other Mar Cor acquisitions, we ...

DaVita Only Dialysis Provider Named on EPA's FORTUNE 500 List of Green Power Purchasers

... power purchasers. DaVita(R) stands as the only dialysis provider among the five healthcare companies ... of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic ... administrative services at 1,475 outpatient dialysis facilities and acute units in approximately 700 ...

New BioTrends Report Explores Anticipated Treatment Pattern Shifts Expected with the Proposed Bundled Payment Structure Planned for 2011

... for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed dialysis bundled payment plan among Medical Directors and Renal Administrators in dialysis units across the country. Approximately half of the respondents were affiliated with large dialysis chains (i.e. Fresenius, DaVita, DCI) with the ...

Texas Kidney Community: CMS Authorization to Survey 22 New Dialysis Centers Excellent First Step Toward Opening Additional Pending Facilities, Creating More Local Jobs

... certification process necessary to open 22 new dialysis centers across the state, the Texas kidney ... will dramatically expand access to quality dialysis care and create good-paying local jobs. ... facilities accessible, patients can receive dialysis treatment closer to home and at the time slot ...

For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better

... News) -- More than 340,000 Americans are on dialysis to treat kidney failure, but only a tiny fraction ... receive in a conventional, three-times-a-week dialysis center-based program. "If I had kidney ... about, what we would do is we would do overnight dialysis six nights a week," said Dr. Christopher R. ...

Mayor Julian 'Jolly' Reseueollo Dialysis Center Officially Opens Doors With Support From Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions

... organization that focuses on bringing life-saving dialysis to developing countries, officially opened its ... 25. The first patient to receive kidney dialysis at the new Philippines facility was Virginia ... kidney failure. When she found out about the new dialysis clinic, she was one of the first to sign-up for ...

Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date

... LINTHICUM, Md., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- dialysis Corporation of America (Nasdaq: DCAI ) ... of thirty days following the call. dialysis Corporation of America owns and operates ... Carolina, and Virginia, and provides in-hospital dialysis services on a contract basis to certain hospitals ...

Six DaVita Clinics in Colorado Receive Silver Award for Clinical Excellence

... kidney disease (CKD), today announced six of its dialysis facilities in Colorado have received the 2009 End ... ) Of the approximately 275 dialysis facilities in the Intermountain ESRD Network, ... Shapiro, a physician in DaVita's East Aurora dialysis Center. "When patients dialyze with DaVita, they ...

Following CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for Medical Errors, New Devices Aimed at Reducing Nosocomial Infections Emerge

... of antimicrobial-coated access devices, including dialysis catheters and central venous catheters (CVCs). ... this number of antimicrobial-coated CVC and dialysis catheter implantation procedures will rise at a ... initially reserved for longer-indwelling CVCs and dialysis catheters, which are associated with higher risks ...

DaVita Clinical Research Appoints Mahesh Krishnan as Vice President

... Agents, served as the primary contact for the dialysis Outcomes Practice Patterns Study, and led many ... projects focused on observational research and dialysis care. He was the founder and managing partner of ... of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic ...

U.S. Non-Profit Announces Opening of Life-Saving Dialysis Facility in Philippines

... organization that focuses on bringing life-saving dialysis to developing countries, announced the grand opening of the new Mayor Julian "Jolly" Reseueollo dialysis Center in the Philippines. Located in San Carlos, the new dialysis clinic will be the first in the area, serving ...

Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improve Chronic Disease Management

... you in time to help prepare you for successful dialysis treatment," said Lee, a nephrologist with Kaiser ... Our patients are more successful in starting dialysis when they are able to choose the type of dialysis or transplant with their physician, have ...

Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improves Chronic Disease Management

... you in time to help prepare you for successful dialysis treatment," said Lee, a nephrologist with Kaiser ... Our patients are more successful in starting dialysis when they are able to choose the type of dialysis or transplant with their physician, have ...

Kidney Paired Donation: 16 Patients, Four Hospitals, Four States

... north of Bad Axe, Bruce had been on thrice-weekly dialysis treatments due to kidney failure for the past ... he has done for more than 30 years until the dialysis sapped his energy and forced him to curtail his ... one kidney. I've watched my husband go through dialysis and kidney failure. If I couldn't help him, then ...

Nephros Receives 510k Approval for Dual Stage Ultrafilters

... President and CEO of Nephros, Inc., "within dialysis clinics, microbial and endotoxin contamination of ... 4,500 clinics providing over 50 million dialysis treatments to 350,000 patients annually. To ... water is crucial to the production of dialysate. dialysis clinics have water purification systems; however, ...

Renal Physicians Association Participates in PEAK Campaign

... which includes groups representing patients, dialysis providers, physicians, manufacturers, and nurses ... goal of the PEAK campaign is to reduce first-year dialysis patient mortality by 20 percent by the end of ... for determining methods to improve first-year dialysis outcomes is still evolving, PEAK represents ...

DaVita Celebrates the Opening of Its 1,500th Outpatient Kidney Care Clinic in the United States

... (CKD), today announced its 1,500th outpatient dialysis and kidney care clinic in the United States has ... ) "DaVita's 1,500th kidney dialysis center is an important milestone in our ongoing ... as well as a substantial number of traveling dialysis patients. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony ...

Satellite Healthcare Supports Kidney Wellness in Chicago

... Kidney dialysis Services and Research Leader Sponsors 'Kidney ... nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology ... of the nation's first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its ...

DaVita.com Provides Easy Recipes to Plan Your Father's Day Dinner

... unique condition of the user - CKD non-dialysis, dialysis and Diabetes. Living with CKD for more ... of Christie Giordano, dietitian at DaVita Sparks dialysis Center. "Terry is the cook in the family, and ... of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic ...

Almost Half of Those Over 60 Die While Waiting for Kidney Transplant

... type B or O, having diabetes, or already being on dialysis at the time you're put on the transplant list. ... to "take care of yourself. Sometimes people on dialysis continue to be their own worst enemy by pushing off dialysis appointments. But, the more dialysis, the better. ...

NxStage(R) Announces Medisystems(R) Bloodline Distribution Agreement with Gambro

... NXTM ), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced a 5-year distribution ... to certain customers for use with specific dialysis machines, subject to certain conditions. ... are essential products used to deliver in-center dialysis treatments to patients with renal failure. This ...

DaVita Study Demonstrates Clinical Application of Sysmex Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Equivalent (RET-He) Parameter

... higher midweek versus those obtained the first dialysis day of the week. Hb, Hct and Ret-H e /CHr values ... of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic ... 114,000 patients - nearly one-in-three of all dialysis patients in the United States. As part of ...

Satellite Healthcare Raises Kidney Awareness in Sacramento

... nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology ... of the nation's first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its affiliated services - Satellite WellBound, Satellite dialysis and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare ...

DaVita Commends Kidney Care Partners for Launch of PEAK Campaign

... Programs Designed to Address High Risks for New dialysis Patients Making a Difference in Cutting Patient ... Care Partners - a coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers and manufacturers ... ) Due to complexities involved in starting dialysis - including dietary changes, vascular access ...

Kidney Community Launches Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Iowa

... pledging to reduce mortality among first-year dialysis patients -- those at the greatest risk -- in Iowa ... care providers with tools to help first-year dialysis patients better transition; Improve the health and survival of first-year dialysis patients; Result in reduced ...

Kidney Community Launches Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Washington, D.C.

... pledging to reduce mortality among first-year dialysis patients -- those at the greatest risk -- in ... care providers with tools to help first-year dialysis patients better transition; Improve the health and survival of first-year dialysis patients; Result in reduced ...

Rep. Lewis Commends Kidney Care Partners' Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Georgia

... pledging to reduce mortality among first-year dialysis patients - those at the greatest risk - in ... care providers with tools to help first-year dialysis patients better transition; Improve the health and survival of first-year dialysis patients; Result in reduced ...

Dialysis Patient Citizens Endorses Kidney Community Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients

... WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) - a national, non-profit, ... dedicated to improving quality of life for all dialysis patients - today endorsed the recently launched ... have pledged to reduce mortality among first-year dialysis patients by 20 percent by the end of 2012, which, ...

Kidney Care Partners Launches Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients

... pledging to reduce mortality among first-year dialysis patients -- those at the greatest risk -- by 20 ... care providers with tools to help first-year dialysis patients better transition; Improve the health and survival of first-year dialysis patients; Result in reduced ...

Cantel Medical Reports a 109% Increase in Net Income - EPS of $0.25 vs. $0.12 for Quarter Ended April 30, 2009

... margin dialysate concentrate shipments in our dialysis segment." Krakauer added, "While all our ... medical device reprocessing systems for renal dialysis and endoscopy, dialysate concentrates and other dialysis supplies, disposable infection control products ...

MIQS Software Again Recognized by the Computerworld Honors Program; Wins Top Award

... diseases such as kidney disease, diabetes, dialysis and transplantation. Today, used by 5,500 medical ... manage chronic kidney disease patients treated by dialysis - and with 25% fewer staff than the average U.S. dialysis unit. Only MIQS' unique medical record model has ...

Satellite Healthcare Steps Out in San Jose

... nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology ... of the nation's first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its affiliated services - Satellite WellBound, Satellite dialysis and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare ...

DaVita's Kidney Calculator iPhone App Downloaded in 24 Countries

... the premier online source for kidney disease and dialysis information, providing educational articles and ... of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic ... 114,000 patients - nearly one-in-three of all dialysis patients in the United States. As part of ...

DaVita Announces New Corporate Headquarters in Denver, Colorado

... The company operates more than 1,400 outpatient dialysis centers and acute units in more than 700 ... care treatment. In fact, nearly one-in-three dialysis patients in the United States is a DaVita ... of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic ...

kidneySPA Introduces A Revolutionary Approach To Dialysis Treatment Newly Opened Facility Combines "Medical" Expertise with "Spa-Like" Experience

... mission, to provide patients with a revolutionary dialysis experience by combining state-of-the-art medical ... Florida's Health District, this one-of-a-kind dialysis center serves patients suffering from advance ... way. The kidneySPA is setting a new standard for dialysis treatment combined with exceptional patient care. ...

Satellite Healthcare Walks for Kidney Health

... nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology ... of the nation's first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its affiliated services - Satellite WellBound, Satellite dialysis and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare ...

Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go

... a new study suggests. Although lifesaving, dialysis is time-consuming and often inconvenient for ... group and 52 in the daytime group. Overnight dialysis took six to seven hours a session and was given ... times a week, whereas conventional, or daytime, dialysis took four to five hours a session and was given ...

Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable

... Aspirin plus anti-clotting therapy boosts dialysis patients' quality of life, study says ... and this is a major cause of declining health in dialysis patients, according to background information in ... release about the study. In the study from the dialysis Access Consortium, 649 patients with new AV ...

For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life

... 13 (HealthDay News) -- The more pills that kidney dialysis patients take, the more side effects they suffer ... their quality of life, a new study finds. dialysis patients have to take more pills than most ... Institute looked at the "pill burden" in 233 dialysis patients in the United States. The patients ...
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