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Kidney Dialysis Patients May Fare Better When Docs Have Lighter ...

Kidney Dialysis Patients May Fare Better When Docs Have Lighter ... | Kidney disease | Scoop.it
Dialysis patients whose doctors have fewer patients are less likely to die than those whose doctors have more patients, according to a six-year study. Researche.
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Mass donor organ fraud shakes Germany - The Guardian

Mass donor organ fraud shakes Germany - The Guardian | Kidney disease | Scoop.it

As reported via The Guardian too many transplant centres and too few donor organs are blamed for an ongoing scandal in Germany.

 

The medical council says some doctors manipulated the health records of their patients in order to boost the chances of these patients receiving a liver transplant.

 

In addition the widespread reporting of this particular scandal has also had a negative effect on the rates of organ donation as outlined in the article.

 


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Ongoing challenges in Germany

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Kidney Dialysis Patients May Fare Better When Docs Have Lighter Caseloads - U.S. News & World Report

Kidney Dialysis Patients May Fare Better When Docs Have Lighter Caseloads - U.S. News & World Report | Kidney disease | Scoop.it
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Medicare Changes Appear To Be Driving Reduced Used Of Dialysis ...

The Washington Post reports on a new study, which finds Food and Drug Administration warnings did not cause a sharp drop in the use of these drugs.
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a few example of where government regulation is actually helpful/necessary

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EarlyStart Dialysis Does Not Improve Acute Kidney Injury Outcomes

EarlyStart Dialysis Does Not Improve Acute Kidney Injury Outcomes | Kidney disease | Scoop.it
Prospective randomized study finds no difference in inhospital mortality and dialysis dependence at three months compared with usualstart dialysis.
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Surprising mechanism discovered in polycystic kidney disease

Surprising mechanism discovered in polycystic kidney disease | Kidney disease | Scoop.it
A study by Yale researchers has uncovered a new and unexpected molecular mechanism in the development of polycystic kidney disease, or PKD. The study appears in Nature Genetics.
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