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Starting dialysis at a higher eGFR makes no difference in overall survival.

Dialysis Industry Unites In Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

DaVita Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) jointly announced they are collaborating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to offer isolation capacity for dialysis patients who are or may be infected with the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. The companies, which are the largest providers of dialysis in the United States, also…

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Cancers, Viruses, and the Evolution of Fear

In The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biographic of Cancer, the oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, intuits, “Down to their innate molecular core, cancer cells are hyperactive, survival-endowed, scrappy, fecund, inventive copies of ourselves.”1 Replace “cancer cells” with “viruses” and the quote holds equally true. Darwinian perpetrators of genomic dysregulation, many viruses have integrated foundationally into…

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