Research and News

The DOPPS Program marks its 20th anniversary with an overview of major findings
The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) is celebrating its 20-year anniversary of uncovering new clinically useful information for the practicing nephrologist. In a new paper, investigators provide an overview of major findings and comment on the analytical approaches used. Read more... 

Lost Wages Reimbursement for Living Organ Donors Trial Announced
The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) announces that it will conduct a randomized controlled trial that will assess the impact of interventions intended to remove financial barriers to living organ donation through wage reimbursement. Read more about this study.  

Psychological outcomes of living liver donors in A2ALL
Living liver donation can be psychologically as well as physically demanding for donors, but few studies have assessed psychological outcomes prospectively among a large cohort. Using data from A2ALL, researchers evaluated trends in psychological outcomes over time and potential predictors of these outcomes. Read more... 

2016 USRDS Annual Data Report Highlights
According to an annual data report from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), hospitalization and mortality rates for patients with chronic kidney disease continue to decline in the U.S. Read more highlights from the report here

Outcomes for hemodialysis patients with hepatitis C infection
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common among hemodialysis patients worldwide. Although guidelines recommend treatment of all patients infected with HCV, it is rarely treated in hemodialysis patients. In a recent paper, investigators evaluated the burden of HCV infection among hemodialysis patients. Read more...