The KDIGO Controversies Conference on Identification & Intervention in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in October 2019 will convene a global panel of multidisciplinary clinical and scientific expertise to identify key issues relevant to detecting and managing early CKD in order to slow or delay its progression.
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will host its 44th Annual National Patient Meeting September 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s meeting is "Driving Innovation and Changing the Status Quo." The program will focus on relevant information critical to those impacted by kidney diseases and highlight the latest in research and innovations in the renal space.
The Primary-Secondary Care Partnership to Improve Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease, a study conducted in the United Kingdom, examined whether nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) management programs improve outcomes in patients with CKD in primary care.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) charged the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to convene an ad hoc committee to assist in the development of Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) for Healthy People 2030. In its first report, the committee discusses the background materials relevant to the charge and makes recommendations regarding the criteria for selecting LHIs.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and two health departments are investigating a cluster of peritonitis cases among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Many of the peritonitis events under investigation were caused by Serratia marcescens or other gram-negative pathogens. The CDC is requesting U.S. clinicians to report peritonitis cases in PD patients treated by the same center that meet the following criteria: