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Poor needing dialysis shooed away to admit DC's father - Chandigarh Tribune

Chandigarh Tribune

Poor needing dialysis shooed away to admit DC's father
Chandigarh Tribune
No money was deposited against 11 dialysis procedures done on Kashyap from September 11, 2014, to October 6, 2014, at the government hospital even as he had no entitlement to such facility under the state government rules. The charges against these ...


Look out for aquatic hitch hikers - Meridian Booster

All individuals who enjoy a day out on the water must now stop at inspection stations to clear any fresh water hitch hikers off their trailered water crafts.

Zebra and quagga mussels are an aquatic aggressive-invasive species that pose a threat to Alberta’s economy and environment.

“Mussels are really scary because of the impacts. Economically they attach to things, to any type of infrastructure. Irrigation is a very big business in Alberta. Pipes, pivots and all that agricultural infrastructure is at risk. As well as water treatment plants and drinking water,” said Kate Wilson, an aquatic invasive species specialist with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD-Alberta).

Wilson also commented that the environmental impacts are huge too. “They are filter feeders, so they remove nutrients from the water which affect the fish and ultimately affect the entire food chain over time.”

“We [ESRD-Alberta] figure if we were to have an infestation in Alberta we are looking at over 75 million dollars a year.”

ESRD-Alberta is very concerned about them spreading since the closest infestation of these fresh water mussels appeared in 2013, in Lake Winnipeg. With snowbirds returning from the United States for the summer months, their watercrafts could have been traveling in infested lakes. Boats that have been in contact with Lake Mead, Lake Havasu and Lake Powel are at high risk of quagga mussels. They have yet to invade Alberta.

Wilson says that once these species become established there is very little control options available so we are trying to prevent them from ever coming here by doing boat inspections and education campaigns so that people know what to look for, and that they stop at our inspection stations so we can make sure that they’re not carrying any.

There is currently an inspection station east of Vermillion, AB which mandatorily stops all trailered water crafts; even non-motorized like kayaks and canoes.

“It is very much a prevention focus campaign. We are trying to make sure we take a look at people’s boats and we get an opportunity to educate them face to face so that we never have this problem here. We really didn’t have a program until 2013. It’s pretty new for us.”

Albertans are encouraged to clean, drain and dry off their boats after taking it out of the water.

If anyone suspects that a water craft might have mussels attached to it, they are encouraged to call the aquatic invasive species hotline at 1-855-336-BOAT (2628).





NxStage to Present at the 40th Annual Deutsche Bank Securities Health Care ... - PR Newswire (press release)
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LAWRENCE, Mass., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that Jeffrey H. Burbank, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank Securities Health Care Conference in Boston, MA on Thursday, May 7th at 10:40 am ET.

A webcast of the event will be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com  at the time of the presentation. 

About NxStage

NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, that develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of ESRD and acute kidney failure. For more information on NxStage and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.nxstage.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this release that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "plan," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of these forward-looking statements include statements as to Mr. Burbank's plans to present at this conference.  NxStage specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing NxStage's expectations or beliefs as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.


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ANNA hands out special awards, grants - NephrologyNews.com

Each year, the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association hands out special recognition awards and grants at its annual meeting. Here is a list of those special honors from their 48th national symposium, held in Orlando, Fla. last week.


Association awards

Outstanding Contribution to ANNA: Carol Headley, DNSc, ACNP-BC, RN, CNN

Ron Brady Memorial Award for Excellence in Volunteer Leadership: Barbara Sandy Miholics, RN, CNNe

Clinical Practice Award: Linda Ford, BS, RN, CDN

Nephrology Nurse Educator Award: Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, APN, GNP, CNN

Excellence in Nephrology Nursing Management Award: Camille May, RN, CNN

Nephrology Nurse Researcher Award: Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Quality Care Award: Donna Buglisi, BSN, RN, CNN


Chapter recognition

Outstanding Chapter Recognition Award: #329 Greater Minnesota                     

Chapter Strategic Collaboration Award: #324 Platte River Chapter  


Chapter STAR Awards

Advocacy: #205 Alamo City

Evidence: #323 Black Swamp

Education: #202 Gtr. Charlotte

Membership: #224 Dogwood

Leadership: #503 Gtr. Puget Sound


Chapter Road to Success Awards

Recruitment and Retention: #210 Caribbean

Associate Member: #240 Memphis Blues

Certified Members: #271 Palm Valley


Chapter Rising STAR Awards

Advocacy: #134 First State

Evidence: #314 Buckeye

Education: #312 Michigan

ANNA Membership: #125 Garden State

Leadership: #268 Tar River

The Helen Feigenbaum Award for the Promotion of Excellence in Nephrology Nursing: Maura McCann, BS, RN, CNN

Chapter Voting Contest: #276 - First Coast (22.22%)


Board of Directors Awards

Mary Schira PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Representation Award: Sharon Hoffman, BSN, RN, CNN

Research Abstract Award: Loretta Jackson-Brown PhD(c) RN, CNN


Nephrology Nursing Journal/Writing Awards

New Author (ANNA Publication): Jennifer E. Payton, MHCA, BSN, RN, CNN

Education: Cheryl Groenhoff, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN

Research: Patricia Marck, PhD, RN

Clinical: Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC CNN                    



Research Sharing Award: Caroline Steward, APN, CCRN, CNN

Kelly McManus Memorial Award: Barbara Richelieu, BSN, MA, CNN



ANNA Career Mobility: Karen Joann Gaietto, RN, BSN, MSN, CNN

ANNA Career Mobility: Ellen Zwilling, BS, RN

ANNA Career Mobility: Sarah Stabenow, RN, BSN

ANNA Career Mobility: Eric James Ryan, BSN, RN, CDN

ANNA Career Mobility: Haley Erl, RN

Pamela Balzer Career Mobility: A. Maria Toplosky, RN, BSN, CNN

Angelini Pharma, Inc. Career Mobility: Wendy Lester, BSN, RN, CNN

Janel Parker Career Mobility: Tracy Rodriguez, RN

Dare to Soar Career Mobility: Amy Marthenze, RN, BS

NNCC Career Mobility: Alice Luehr, BA, RN, CNN

NNCC Career Mobility: Kelly Dyar, MSN, RN, CNN

NNCC Career Mobility: Allison Treadwell, NP-C CDE



Gloria Scharf Beedie Memorial Grant: Sara Kennedy, BSN, RN, CNN

NIWI: Linda Takvorian, MSN, RN, CNN

Reseach Grant: Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN

Evidenced-Based Practice Research Grant: Janet Welch, PhD, RN, FAAN

Barbara Prowant Research Grant: Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN


CPR Rate High In End Stage Dialysis Patients Despite Poor Outcomes - Medical Research News and Interviews on MedicalResearch.com (blog)

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Susan P. Y. Wong, M.D.
Acting Instructor & Senior Research Fellow
Division of Nephrology
University of Washington

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Dr. Wong:There is a paucity of information on the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and its outcomes among patients receiving maintenance dialysis. To address this knowledge gap, we performed a retrospective study to define contemporary trends in in-hospital CPR use and its outcomes among a nationally representative sample of 663,734 patients receiving maintenance dialysis between 2000 and 2011. We found that in-hospital CPR use among this cohort of patients was very high—nearly 20 times more common than that found in the general population. The rate of in-hospital CPR use has also been increasing among patients receiving maintenance dialysis despite evidence of poor long-term survival among these patients. Median survival after hospital discharge for members of this cohort was only 5 months, and this has not change substantially in the recent decade.

We also found that a large proportion  of dialysis patients who died in hospital settings had received CPR during their terminal hospitalization. This proportion has also been steadily increasing over time, and in 2011, 1 in 5 dialysis patients who died in hospital had received CPR during their terminal hospitalization.

Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Dr. Wong:These findings raise concern about the aggressiveness in the care that patients receiving maintenance dialysis experience near the end-of-life. This information may be helpful to patients and providers in supporting advance care planning and informed decisions about potentially life-sustaining treatments.

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Dr. Wong:More research is needed on the forces driving trends in in-hospital CPR use and the degree to which CPR practices reflect patients’ treatment goals and preferences.



MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Susan P. Y. Wong, M.D. (2015). CPR Rate High In End Stage Dialysis Patients Despite Poor Outcomes 


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