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ELSA Monitor Optimizes ECMO Delivery in Critically Ill

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) remains a last ditch therapy to treat neonatal, pediatric and adult patients suffering from severe respiratory syndrome and/or cardiac failure after they have not responded to other medical treatments.

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What to Know About CMS's New Bundled Payment Model

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

CMS announced a new voluntarily bundled-payment model, called the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced), that is considered the first alternative model proposed by the Trump administration. 

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Kidney Patient Advocates Make Strides

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

One in seven American adults, or 30 million people, are now estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many people, however, don’t know they have it. 

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Health & Safety Issues for Nephrology Nurses

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Nephrology nursing can be a rewarding job. Many nephrology nurses enter the field wanting to make the process of dialysis easier for their patients and see it as an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with patients and their families. Dialysis nursing also has a predicted job growth rate of 26% over the next decade.

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Musculoskeletal Disorders in Surgeons: What to Know

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on Jun 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Surgeons and interventionalists are facing a potential “impending epidemic” concerning musculoskeletal disorders in surgeons as demonstrated in a study by the JAMA Surgery study in December 2017.

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Transonic's CEO Shares His Story of Startup Success

Posted by Tim Callahan on May 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As the president and CEO of Transonic, Cornelius S. Drost knows about the excitement and challenges of developing a startup company. In a recent interview with The Cornell Daily Sun, Drost discussed the roots of his startup business, while offering advice to those interested in entrepreneurship.

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5 Interesting Stats on Physician Happiness

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on May 29, 2018 6:19:00 AM

More than 15,000 physicians participated in Medscape’s annual physician lifestyle survey. While the majority of physicians expressed happiness and satisfaction, certain specialities had more favorable results. The stats below provided a more thorough overview of physician happiness.

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

How to Attract Potential Patients with Social Media

Posted by Tim Callahan on May 21, 2018 6:44:00 AM

Social media is often thought of as a means to connect with family and friends. But many physicians and surgeons are now recognizing the value of social networks in attracting new patients.

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Kidney Care News to Know

Posted by Deborah Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN on May 16, 2018 6:43:00 AM

DaVita’s Net Q4 Net Income Increased

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Hemodialysis Patient Story: How Vascular Access Surveillance Technology Helps

Posted by Deborah Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN on May 14, 2018 6:58:00 AM

Most hemodialysis patients aren’t like Lori Clark. While most patients take the usual steps to stay healthy and attend their hemodialysis appointments, Lori goes a step further — she investigates and experiments based on what she learns at her dialysis sessions.

While that might seem odd, doing so has helped her take better care of her vascular access. She couldn’t do it, however, without the help of Transonic’s HD03 monitor, which her clinic uses to monitor its patients’ vascular access flow.

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