Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study compares dialysis reimbursement around the globe

A new study has examined how countries around the world compare in providing reimbursement for dialysis care received by patients with kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers examine impact of poor functional kidney status

A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) finds poor functional kidney status in elderly patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with a higher incidence of initiating hemodialysis, increased ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Physician payment reform has led to decrease in home-based dialysis

The Medicare program's transition in 2004 to tiered fee-for-service physician reimbursement for dialysis care had the unintended consequence of reducing use of home dialysis, according to a paper co-authored by a nonresident ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New treatment approaches to improve peritoneal dialysis

One of the main functions of the kidneys is to filter metabolic products out of the blood. If the kidneys are no longer able to do this, the blood has to be artificially purified and drained of excess fluid. This is the purpose ...

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