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Category Archives: Research and Innovation

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Podcast: Nine Questions with Dr. Jeffrey Giullian, Chief Medical Officer for DaVita

Jeffrey Giullian, MD, is passionate about his new—as of Jan. 1, 2020—role as chief medical officer (CMO) for DaVita Kidney Care. Listen to this podcast,…

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Podcast: Predictive Analytics

Successful use of predictive analytics gives us the ability to minimize unwanted future events and maximize future health without unnecessary expenditure of resources, according to…

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Podcast: Innovations in Kidney Transplantation

Preemptive transplant is the best option for the vast majority of patients with ESKD; however, innovation is needed to keep up with the demand for…

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Podcast: Innovations and Reducing Barriers to Kidney Transplants

“We are very far from parity and equality in terms of access to kidney transplant,” says Samira Farouk, MD. Listen to this podcast, in which…

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Emphasizing Specialty Care with Value-Based Care Models

The move to value-based care in the United States is failing to fully achieve the Quadruple Aim of improving patient engagement, the health of a…

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Study: Identification of Risk Factors for Peritoneal Dialysis Modality Failure

Among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), treatment with peritoneal dialysis (PD) is associated with better quality of life and clinical outcomes compared with in-center…

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Study: Peritonitis Event Reporting with a Surveillance System

The ability to accurately and consistently identify peritonitis (PTN) events is necessary to make comparisons across and between peritoneal dialysis (PD) programs. This type of…

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Podcast: Innovation in Kidney Care

Implementation science is the application of research findings and evidence-based interventions to routine clinical practice; it is an important part of innovation in health care….

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Dialysis Gender Gap May Correlate With Hospitalizations, Mortality Risk

Studies show that in the general population women tend to have better health and greater longevity than men. In the maintenance hemodialysis patient population, however,…

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Kidney X Phase 1 Winners Announced

The Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) initiative, which launched in late October 2018 by a partnership between the American Society of Nephrology and the U.S. Department…

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