Pregnancy and Renal Replacement Therapy

Pregnancy and Renal Replacement Therapy August 28, 2016 David Scott In order to understand why pregnancy in the setting of renal replacement therapy constitutes a significant medical event, it helps to understand how pregnancy affects women with normal kidney function. During pregnancy blood vessels become dilated leading to lowered blood pressure. Total body water increases … Continue reading “Pregnancy and Renal Replacement Therapy”

Electronically Reporting Impacts on Patient Care Efforts

Electronically Reporting Impacts on Patient Care Efforts August 28, 2016 David Scott Each year, more than 36,000 people in the United States die because of the flu (influenza). Additionally, complications from infections are the second leading cause of hospitalization in the end stage renal disease (ESRD) population.1 Lack of complete and accurate documentation of vaccinations, … Continue reading “Electronically Reporting Impacts on Patient Care Efforts”

Protecting Residual Renal Function

Protecting Residual Renal Function August 28, 2016 David Scott Why is residual renal function important? The importance of residual renal function (RRF) and its care has gained increased attention recently. A patient who has 2 mL/min of residual urea clearance, a starting point proposed by the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) above which the … Continue reading “Protecting Residual Renal Function”

Feeling Tired

Feeling Tired August 28, 2016 David Scott Anemia Could be the Reason – And There May Be a Solution For kidney disease patients, feeling tired and fatigued isn’t usually just about lack of sleep or a busy schedule. Instead, it can be a sign of anemia, a condition in which your body is not making … Continue reading “Feeling Tired”

AAKP & Renal Physicians Association Ask Congress to Intervene in ESA Policy Decisions

AAKP & Renal Physicians Association Ask Congress to Intervene in ESA Policy Decisions August 27, 2016 David Scott The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and Renal Physicians Association (RPA) contacted members of Congress to express our mutual concerns regarding the impact of policy decisions made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the … Continue reading “AAKP & Renal Physicians Association Ask Congress to Intervene in ESA Policy Decisions”

AAKP & Renal Physicians Association Ask Congress to Intervene in ESA Policy Decisions

AAKP & Renal Physicians Association Ask Congress to Intervene in ESA Policy Decisions August 27, 2016 David Scott The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and Renal Physicians Association (RPA) contacted members of Congress to express our mutual concerns regarding the impact of policy decisions made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the … Continue reading “AAKP & Renal Physicians Association Ask Congress to Intervene in ESA Policy Decisions”