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.
Everyone at Rogosin feels privileged to be participating in the testing and evaluation of the new CEC Model as an End-Stage
Renal Disease Seamless Care Organization.
AMD is uncorrectable by any other treatment including glasses, vitamins, drugs or cataract surgery and is associated with increased stress and depression as vision diminishes.
Transplanting their own (autologous) bone marrow-derived stem cells into 48 patients with end-stage
liver disease resulted in therapeutic benefit to a high number of the 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.
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.
A 30-year-old black woman from Connecticut with a history of end-stage
liver disease was hospitalized for gastrointestinal bleeding and refractory ascites.
terms: "I think that anybody who has been intimately involved in caring for or watching a loved one with end-stage
ADDS or end-stage
cancer tends to feel strongly that this an important right to be recognized.