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

DENVER, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc.(NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the company has been ranked 39th on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) FORTUNE 500 List as...

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

Federal, State Health Officials Praised for Expediting Necessary Facility Certification Process; Cornyn, Hutchison, 27 House Members Thanked for CMS Letter Effort Outlining Problem AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commending officials from the Centers fo...

For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better

Evidence suggests nighttime treatment yields better results SATURDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- More than 340,000 Americans are on dialysis to treat kidney failure, but only a tiny fraction are taking advantage of a treatment option that may improve their quality of life. Studies ...

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

TACOMA, Wash., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions(TM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on bringing life-saving dialysis to developing countries, officially opened its doors to the city of San Carlos community on July 21 to...

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

TACOMA, Wash., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 Philippin...

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

- "PEAK" Campaign: "Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" to reduce mortality by 20 percent, extend 10,000 lives by the end of 2012 - WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners announced the launch of a voluntary quality improvement campaign pledg...

RainEarth Applies for Patent for Second Generation Blood Dialysis Equipment

BEIJING, June 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- RainEarth Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RNER; "the Company"), announced today that its contractual partner in China, Beijing RainEarth Technology Co. Ltd., ("China RainEarth"), has submitted a patent application for its second generation of blood dialysis. ...

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

- "PEAK" Campaign: "Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" to reduce mortality by 20 percent, extend 10,000 lives by the end of 2012 - WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners announced the launch of a voluntary quality improvement campaign ple...

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

- "PEAK" Campaign: "Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" to reduce mortality by 20 percent, extend 10,000 lives by the end of 2012 - WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners announced the launch of a voluntary quality improvement campaign ple...

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

DPC Pledges Support for Kidney Care Partners "Promoting Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" (PEAK) Program WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) - a national, non-profit, patient-governed organization dedicated to improving quality of life for...

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

- 'PEAK' Campaign: 'Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care' to reduce mortality by 20 percent, extend 10,000 lives by the end of 2012 - WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners announced the launch of a voluntary quality improvement campaign pledg...

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

The highly-anticipated kidneySPA is finally open - its mission, to provide patients with a revolutionary dialysis experience by combining state-of-the-art medical treatment in a harmonious, spa-like setting. Located in Miami, Florida's Health District, this one-of-a-kind dialysis center serves pa...

Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go

Overnight procedure allows longer filtering, which experts prefer THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Nighttime dialysis, done while people are asleep, not only frees up time during their days but is probably better for their health as well, a new study suggests. Although lifesavin...

For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life

Researchers find that increased 'pill burden' has negative effects WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- The more pills that kidney dialysis patients take, the more side effects they suffer and the worse their quality of life, a new study finds. Dialysis patients have to take more ...

DaVita's IMPACT Program Reduces Mortality for New Dialysis Patients

Study Shows New Patient Care Model Significantly Improves Patient Outcomes EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today released the findings of a study revealing DaV...

Anti-microbial catheter to cut infection risk for dialysis patients

Medical experts at The University of Nottingham have shown that an innovative anti-microbial catheter could vastly improve treatment and the quality of life for many community-based dialysis patients. Results of a study published in the leading journal Biomaterials , have shown that the cathet...

Satellite Healthcare Researchers to Present at 29th Annual Dialysis Conference

Satellite's Leading Kidney Disease Researchers to Speak on Treatment Modalities MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation's first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today annou...

Lowering BP in Dialysis Cases Cuts Heart Risks

Study says drugs could prevent 2 of 10 deaths expected in every 100 patients per year THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Blood pressure-lowering drugs should be routinely considered for dialysis patients, because it could protect them from major cardiovascular events and death, say...

Preparing for the Next Disaster: Dialysis Community Briefs Hill About Emergency Response

"Dialysis patients represent one of the most at risk segments of the population during a natural disaster," said Bill Numbers, Vice President of Operations Support and Incident Commander for Disaster Planning and Response at Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA). ...

B. Braun Wins Premier Contract for Full Line of Dialysis Products

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun), a global leader in infusion therapy and pain management as well as a pioneer in passive safety devices and PVC-free and DEHP-free products, announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract by Premier Purchasing...

Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Acquisition of Maryland Dialysis Center

LINTHICUM, Md., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dialysis Corporation of America (Nasdaq: DCAI ) announced the acquisition of a dialysis center in Hyattsville, Maryland, located at the St. Thomas More Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where it can treat patients from both within the St. Tho...

Major North American breakthrough for dialysis patients

Montreal, Canada, November 27, 2008 Suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a growing number of patients at the Centre hospitalier de l'Universit de Montral (CHUM), have become the beneficiaries of a North American breakthrough: high efficacy hemodiafiltration (HDF). An extracorporeal...

Overnight Dialysis Saves Lives: Study

Kidney patients also experienced better blood pressure control FRIDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Dialysis for eight hours a night, three times a week, reduced the risk of death for kidney patients by nearly 80 percent, compared to conventional, four-hour dialysis three times a week, ...

Gulf Coast Dialysis Caregivers, Volunteers Brace for Hurricane Ike; Prepare to Maintain Power, Continued Access for Patients to Life-Saving Treatment

National Dialysis Providers, Patient Advocates Work with Local Kidney Community to Prepare for Storm's Impact CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the highest per capita population of kidney failure patients in the nation, the Gulf Coast region is bracing to avoid a...

Bone Disease Test Shows Death Risk for Dialysis Patients

High alkaline phosphatase levels boosted mortality 25% in chronic kidney cases THURSDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of alkaline phosphatase -- a routinely measured marker of bone disease -- may signal an increased risk of death among patients receiving dialysis for chroni...

U.S. Non-Profit Brings Life-Saving Dialysis Treatment to India

Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions Reaches Out to Patients in Need of Care Worldwide EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions(TM), a non-profit organization founded by DaVita Inc. that focuses on bringing life-saving di...

Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Dialysis Operations in St. Louis, Missouri

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. announced the acquisition of three dialysis centers in the St. Louis, Missouri area from Affiliated Hospitals Dialysis Center. Affiliated Hospitals Dialysis Center is a joint venture between St. Luke's Episcopal-Pres...

More intensive dialysis does not improve outcomes among patients with acute kidney injury

No significant difference in death rates or other outcomes was found between a group of patients with acute kidney injury that received intensive dialysis and another group that received a more standard regimen of dialysis, according to a joint Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and National Inst...

Endovascular Forum and CiDA Collaborate to Launch a Collective Intelligence Instrument for Dialysis Access Physicians

BOSTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Endovascular Forum (EVF), an IC Sciences company, and its partner, Controversies in Dialysis Access (CiDA), announced a collaboration to launch a Web-based collective intelligence instrument for advanced clinical skills development in endovascular dialysis ac...

More Dialysis Not Better in Acute Kidney Injury

Intensive therapy did not improve recovery or survival, researchers say. TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive kidney dialysis for patients with acute kidney injury does not reduce death, improve kidney function, or reduce the rate of organ failure, a new study finds. Acute...

Blood-Thinner No Help for Dialysis Treatment

Plavix didn't improve results for patients who underwent circulatory procedure TUESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- A major trial has dashed the hope that the clot-preventing drug Plavix could help in the delicate balancing act needed to establish a blood vessel suitable for dialysis f...

Kidney Community Gathers on Capitol Hill to Ask Congress to Support Legislation for Increased Kidney Care Education, Updates for Kidney Dialysis Benefit

Minority Populations at Greatest Risk for Developing End Stage Renal Disease; More than 26 Million Americans currently suffer from Kidney Disease WASHINGTON, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners, a community-wide coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professio...

Standard test for blood sugar control not accurate in diabetic dialysis patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. The standard test for measuring blood sugar control in people with diabetes is not accurate in those on kidney hemodialysis, according to new research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Wake Forest investigators reported in Kidney International that the hemo...

Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Opening of New Dialysis Center in Ohio

LINTHICUM, Md., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dialysis Corporation of America (Nasdaq: DCAI ) announced the certification and opening of its new dialysis facility in Delaware County, Ohio which began construction late last year, as previously announced. President & CEO Stephen Everett c...

Nation's Leading Dialysis Provider - DaVita - Partners with eDiets(R) to Launch One-of-a-Kind Diet Helper Online Nutrition and Meal Planning Tool for Late-Stage Kidney Disease Patients and Caregivers

Interactive resource helps dialysis patients plan and follow customized diet plans by providing recipes, shopping lists and nutrition tracking to help support better patient outcomes FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of d...

16-Year-Old Ecuadorian Boy in Dire Need of Dialysis Treatments Thanks One of Nation's Leading Providers for Saving His Life

Bridge of Life-DaVita Medical Missions' program reaches out to patients in need of care worldwide EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge of Life-DaVita Medical Missions program is being recognized as life-saving by 16 year-old Juan Carlos and his family livin...

Study questions impact of hemoglobin variations on mortality in dialysis patients

For patients with dialysis-related anemia, the risk of death is increased when hemoglobin levels remain persistently low over a period several monthsnot necessarily when they fluctuate over time, according to a study in the January Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. "Our re...

New anemia measure predicts risk of death in dialysis patients

Washington, DC (Tuesday, November 13, 2007) A new indicator of variations in hemoglobin level over time is a strong predictor of the risk of death among patients receiving dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), reports a study in the December Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ...

Home Dialysis Clinical Research Study is Underway - Focuses on At-Home Extended Duration Treatment

- Renal Solutions Announces Opportunity for Patients to Participate in Research Aiming Toward Improved Future Dialysis Options - WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Renal Solutions, Inc., the exclusive provider of advanced sorbent hemodialysis products and services, today announced ...

DaVita to Open First Independent Dialysis Clinic in Fargo-Moorhead

Center Will Help Treat Hundreds of Local Kidney Patients Requiring Dialysis; More Than 700 North Dakota Residents Suffer From Kidney Disease EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita, Inc., one of the nation's largest independent providers of dialysis services in the Unite...
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