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Although it was developed to increase transparency and facilitate communications, some healthcare professionals worry the Sunshine Act is negatively impacting their reputation with patients.The...
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Over the past decade the health of Americans has improved in some areas: Life expectancy at birth has increased; rates of death from coronary heart disease and stroke have decreased. Nonetheless,...
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07 Jun 2019
Debbie Brouwer-Maier Offers Her Perspective on Kidney Care Issues
As a nephrology professional who has devoted countless hours of volunteer time to support the body of work reflected...
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06 Jun 2019
All Surveillance Methods Are Not Comparable
A serious error in the 2019 proposed National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative...
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05 Jun 2019
Basis for Proposed KDOQI Guidelines Recommendation on Physical Examination
The 2019 proposed National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) recommends a...
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03 Jun 2019
Process of Care, Part III: Hemodialysis Catheters
The same concerns over process of care related to the KDOQI VA proposed changes that reverse the momentum of the...
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29 May 2019
Process of Care, Part II: The Impact of Proposed KDOQI Guidelines
Dialysis facilities typically open early in the morning Monday to Saturday. The first shift of patients must get...
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27 May 2019
Process of Care, Part I: Hemodialysis Vascular Access Process of Care Overview
A quick review of the process of care is critical to understand how the proposed KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines...
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22 May 2019
Randomized Controlled Trial Confirms Value of Surveillance
The value of vascular access surveillance has been widely debated over the past decade. Many studies attest to its...
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20 May 2019
Advocate for Surveillance in the new 2019 KDOQI Guidelines
The proposed 2019 Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Guidelines are now open for review with...
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