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Kidney Care News to Know

Posted by Deborah Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN on Jul 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Lifeline Vascular Access Names Chief Medical Officer

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Lifeline Vascular Access, a subsidiary of DaVita Inc., has named Dr.

David Mahoney chief medical officer. In addition to this role, Mahoney will serve as a member of the physician leadership team within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at DaVita Kidney Care.

Mahoney previously served as a group medical director for DaVita Kidney Care and has been a practicing nephrologist for 24 years.

Source: Nephrology News & Issues

DaVita Acquires Polish Dialysis Provider Centrum Dializa II

Centrum Dializa II operates 53 centers in Poland and treats 2,370 patients.

Source: Nephrology News & Issues

Most People with CKD Don’t Know They Have it

New data from the CDC shows 1 in 7 Americans have chronic kidney disease, but many of them don’t know they have the condition. The data shows nearly 96 percent of those with early kidney disease don’t know they have it, and the same holds true for almost half (48 percent) of those with severely reduced kidney function not on dialysis. The increase in diabetes and hypertension could contribute to the rise in CKD, researchers said.

Source: Renal & Urology News

New Magnet Technology Creates Blood Access for Hemodialysis Patients

A new, minimally invasive system that uses radiofrequency energy instead of open surgery to create access for patients needing hemodialysis is reliable, with minimal complications, according to data published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.

Source: RenalWeb

Fresenius Medical Care Targets Over $20 Billion in Sales by 2020

The company said it hopes to reach this $26 billion in revenue by 2020 by developing its core business and continuing the growth of its care coordination business. It also plans to launch a global efficiency program to help reduce spending.

Source: MassDevice

DaVita Launches New Care Model

DaVita Health Solutions aims to help care for high-risk, clinically complex patients in the United States. The company says the care model will meet patients outside the doctor’s office in their homes, within dialysis facilities and in post acute-care facilities.

Source: Nephrology News & Issues

Elderly Patients with CKD May Not Need Referrals

British researchers recently found that patients aged 80 and over can be safely managed in a primary care setting and do not need — or want — a referral to a nephrologist.

Source: Renal & Urology News

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