dialysis

CMS grants quality reporting exceptions for facilities recovering from Hurricane Ida

The agency has granted certain Medicare quality reporting exceptions to healthcare facilities in areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, New York and New Jersey that were battered by Hurricane Ida. By providing the exceptions, CMS aims to enable facilities to direct their resources toward recovery.

Cara’s Korsuva is first drug cleared for itching in dialysis patients

One of the most common and challenging side effects for people undergoing dialysis for chronic kidney disease – chronic itching – now has an FDA-approved treatment. The US regulator has cleared Cara Therapeutics’ Korsuva (difelikefalin) as an injectable treatment for chronic itching, also known as pruritus, in these patients after a priority review. The green …

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Insurers back kidney care startup Cricket in $83.5M round

Cigna Ventures and Blue Shield of California contributed to a funding round for Cricket Health, a startup that provides services to help patients identify chronic kidney disease and get support in treatment. The investment was led by Valtruis, a firm that invests in value-based care companies.

Fresenius launches VR-based training for home dialysis patients

Fresenius has launched a virtual reality based training programme for people undergoing home dialysis in Germany, its home market, ahead of a rollout in other countries later this year. The VR system – called stay•safe MyTraining VR – is designed for use in patients undergoing  peritoneal dialysis, which uses the peritoneum in a person’s abdomen …

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Medtronic Launches Carpediem as the First Pediatric and Neonatal Acute Dialysis Machine in the US

Shots: Following the US FDA’s approval granted in early 2020, the first Carpediem (Cardio-Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency Machine) were installed & use at Cincinnati Children’s HMC in the US Carpediem system is indicated for acute kidney injury or fluid overloaded patients requiring hemodialysis or hemofiltration therapy The system is intended to provide CRRT to patients …

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