Oral Treatment for Renal Anemia Draws Attention From Congress

September 10th 2020, 5:00pm


Members of Congress introduce a bill to force Medicare to cover a drug they say will protect CKD patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Renal Function, Cardiac Rehab Provides the Most Benefit to Those Who Most Need It

September 10th 2020, 12:00pm


A study suggests cardiac rehabilitation offers the most benefits to patients who start out with more advanced renal disease.

Dr Milton Packer Highlights Renal Outcomes of EMPEROR Reduced

September 5th 2020, 3:00pm


In the past 30 years, we've never seen a heart failure drug that has had such a beneficial effect on the kidneys, said Milton Packer, MD, a distinguished scholar in cardiovascular science at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and chair of the department of clinical sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

From Clinical Trial to Clinical Practice: How Can DAPA-CKD Lead to Prevention in Renal Care?

September 4th 2020, 12:00pm


Kidney failure is one of the expensive conditions in health care, but new results from the DAPA-CKD trial could change the equation in favor of prevention.

Study on Genetic Testing for Kidney Disease in Embryos Highlights Access, Coverage Issues

August 27th 2020, 9:00pm


A Dutch study shows how genetic testing can help couples avoid passing devastating kidney diseases to their children, but it raises issues of disparities.

AstraZeneca, RenalytixAI Announce Collaboration in Cardiovascular, Renal, and Metabolic Disease

August 23rd 2020, 1:00pm


A proprietary algorithm can help payers identify patients at high risk of progressive chronic kidney disease.

Lancet: COVID-19 Virus Can Attack Kidneys, Speeding Death

August 19th 2020, 2:00pm


German researchers find viral RNA in kidneys of patients who died from COVID-19.

Administration Offers Progress Report on Kidney Care Initiative

August 18th 2020, 6:45pm


An HHS report outlines efforts to reduce kidney failure and increase options such as home-based dialysis. COVID-19 has made kidney care a higher priority.

Contributor: Does Medicare Support Coordinated Care for Those on Dialysis? Actions Speak Louder than Words

August 15th 2020, 12:00pm


A new rule makes it impossible for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) to take part in Medicare Advantage, leaving them out of coordinated care.

Research to Examine Renal Failure Associated With Cardiomyopathy

August 12th 2020, 1:00pm


A Marshall University researcher received $444,000 from NIH to continue researching a new treatment target in chronic renal failure.