Kidney Care News to Know
Biden Administration Announces $10 Billion Investment to Get COVID Vaccines to Highest Risk Communities
The investment includes a partnership with dialysis clinics to vaccinate patients and staff. Clinics will receive vaccines directly from the Biden administration so patients who typically go three times a week for treatment are able to get vaccinated at their place of care.
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes Updates Guideline on Managing Blood Pressure in CKD Patients
The completion of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) has led to the update.
“The three primary areas covered in the update include techniques for blood pressure measurement, lifestyle interventions for lowering blood pressure and distinct recommendations for blood pressure management in adults and children, as well as kidney transplant recipients.”
Source: Nephrology News & Issues
Stress-Related Disorders Could Increase CKD Progression, AKI Risk
Patients with stress-related disorders could have an increased risk for CKD and acute kidney injury. Researchers analyzed data from the SCREAM (Stockholm CREAtinine Measurements) project and found that patients with a stress-related disorder had a 23% higher risk of CKD progression.
Source: Renal & Urology News
Fresenius Medical Care North America Launches KidneyCare:365
The KidneyCare:365 program will focus on providing care coordination to CKD patients. The program works with patients, physicians and physician networks and provides personalized education, hands-on support and resources to help them manage CKD and other associated chronic conditions.
National Kidney Foundation Launches National Registry for all Stages of Kidney Disease
The registry is the first-ever tool that can improve the lives of kidney patients by helping to inform research, policy decisions, clinical care and more. The registry was created from years of collaboration between nephrologists, patient advocates and researchers.