In a "decision memo" CMA says it has "determined that the evidence is adequate to conclude that implantation of a LVAD approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for destination therapy is reasonable and necessary as permanent mechanical cardiac support for Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic end-stage
heart failure i.
Two other factors likely to contribute to the high rates of TB are renal failure (1-3) and the high prevalence of diabetes mellitus in patients from the Indian subcontinent, a group in whom we have noted a high incidence of end-stage
renal disease (6).
Currently, there are no effective treatments for life-threatening end-stage
liver diseases, except liver transplantation (Brenner, Davis, & Friedman, 1997).
Consequently, HCFA has promulgated a new, general exception applicable to both ownership and compensation arrangements for services furnished in an ambulatory surgical facility, end-stage
renal disease facility, or a hospice if payment for those services is included in the ASC rate, the ESRD composite rate, or the per diem hospice charge.
This expansion in Opelika will provide increased production of dialyzers, which are a critical component to the delivery of hemodialysis, a life-sustaining therapy for patients with end-stage
renal disease,' said Robert L Parkinson,Jr.
Contract notice: Supply of medicinal products and medical devices for patients with end-stage
renal failure on dialysis for the needs of the hospital "prof.
Washington, January 23( ANI ): A study has found that women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are at higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage
renal disease compared with women without the disorders.
However, most of the care of heart failure patients is provided by physicians other than cardiologists, and there is still uncertainty about which physicians should address end-of-life concerns with end-stage
heart failure patients.
The model for end-stage
liver disease may offer a more practical method of predicting mortality from alcoholic hepatitis than the Maddrey discriminant function, despite similar accuracy between the two models, reported Winston Dunn, M.
Chronic renal failure usually leads to end-stage
renal failure which can be treated by dialysis or a transplant.
The Thoratec Corporation, Pleasanton, CA, announced it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its HeartMate SNAP-VE for permanent support for end-stage
heart failure patients who are not eligible for heart transplants (destination therapy).
SAN FRANCISCO -- Women with end-stage
renal disease have an increased rate of benign breast calcifications, but these do not interfere with the accurate interpretation of mammograms, Dr.