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Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

NKDEP News
2010

NKDEP and Fistula First Partner to Encourage Early AV Fistula Placement
October 28, 2010
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NKDEP and Fistula First Partner to Encourage Early AV Fistula Placement. In partnership with CMS' Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative, the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) has produced a series of videos to help providers talk with patients about arteriovenous (AV) fistula placement, the best option for vascular access during hemodialysis treatment...

Nutrition for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
June 22, 2010
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Nutrition for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The purpose of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for CKD is to maintain good nutritional status, slow progression, and treat complications...

NKDEP Releases Summary Report Highlighting its Activities as Supported by the Chronic Care Model
February 16, 2010
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NKDEP Releases Summary Report Highlighting its Activities as Supported by the Chronic Care Model. NKDEP has released a report summarizing the burden of CKD, NKDEP’s efforts to address CKD disparities and improve care, and the program’s future directions...

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