News from Arbor Research
June 2018
Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients in the United States: A National Study

Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred form of hemodialysis vascular access, but maturation failures occur frequently, often resulting in prolonged catheter use. Arbor Research investigators, in partnership with colleagues at the University of Michigan, recently characterized variation in AVF maturation rates, as well as determinants of AVF maturation, among hemodialysis patients in the United States.

Visual Abstract for the AVR Maturation Among Prevalent US Hemodialysis Patients

2018 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

We are proud to present research findings at the 2018 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle, WA, June 24-26.

Sunday, June 24
  • Bundled Payments and Payer Mix: Anemia Outcomes Under the Dialysis Prospective Payment System (PPS)
    (12:15 p.m., Poster #A-429)
  • Effects of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion on Incident End-Stage Renal Disease Patients
    (12:15 p.m., Poster #A-221)

Monday, June 25

  • Remote Management Technologies for Peritoneal Dialysis Treatment Are Likely to be Well Received Despite Differences in Priorities of Patients, Care Partners, and Health Care Providers
    (6:45 p.m., Poster #C-153)
  • National Trends in Medicare Advantage and End-Stage Renal Disease (6:45 p.m., Poster #C-349)

You can also visit us at Booth 300 to learn more about our organization and our research.

DOPPS Practice Monitor
Watch the Latest Webinar from the DOPPS Practice Monitor

The DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) hosted a web conference on May 3rd discussing the latest trends in US hemodialysis practice, with a special focus on ultrafiltration rates (UFR), uptake of new medications, pruritus, and concerning trends regarding US arteriovenous fistula (AVF) placement.

Speakers included Bruce Robinson, Ron Pisoni, and Doug Fuller from Arbor Research, as well as Hugh Rayner from the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

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