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Fresenius and Livongo Partner for Virtual CKD Management

The partnership allows Fresenius’s patients to be managed using Livongo’s Whole Person for CKD virtual care-coordination services. Livongo’s solutions have been implemented for kolff-First-Artificial-Kidney-Faces-Oppositiondiabetes and hypertension patients. This is the first time the solution will be used for kidney disease patients. 

Source: Nephrology News & Issues

New Guidelines Released for Treating CKD Patients with Diabetes

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes has released guidelines for treating chronic kidney disease patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The guidelines emphasize patient-centeredness as a core theme. 

Source: Nephrology News & Issues 


Death is More Common Than Kidney Failure Among Older Patients With Severe CKD

Death is more likely in patients 75 years or older with cardiovascular disease and with chronic kidney disease than kidney failure. Kidney failure is more likely than death in those patients with CKD who are younger than 65. 

Source: Renal & Urology News


Adults with Moderate to High ESRD Tied to Worse Cognitive Outcomes

Adults who experience moderate to high episodes have worse performance in cognitive domains in middle age. 


“The researchers found that 16% of the study participants had one or more episodes of ESRD risk exposure over the course of 20 years. Lower composite cognitive function, psychomotor speed, and executive function were seen for individuals with higher-risk episodes. The associations were independent of sociodemographic status and cardiovascular risk factors.”

Source: Renal & Urology News


Fresenius Medical Care North America Collaborates with National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists 

The partnership will allow Fresenius Medical Care North America to offset a portion of the cost of a membership to the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists and will underwrite participation in the DialysisTechConneXion (DTX) conference.

Source: RenalWeb


Residency Program Prepares Nurses to Provide Hemodialysis

Nurses who completed a nephrology nursing residency program at Emory University Hospital were competent at providing hemodialysis treatments and acute care. 


“In the first 12 weeks, residents developed independent clinical skills and received didactic instruction and training in the general medicine unit. After 10 to 12 weeks, residents began hands-on hemodialysis machine instruction. Through the remainder of the program, residents progressed from observing to incrementally assuming more independence in performing hemodialysis, culminating in week 24 when they progressed to providing treatments in the ICU while the preceptor remained in the hemodialysis unit.”

Source: Nephrology News & Issues

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