DaVita Clinical Research
), a specialty contract research organization with services spanning the full spectrum of drug and device development, presented research results at the 33rd Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC)
in Seattle, March 9-12, 2013.
This international conference has become an influential annual meeting in the dialysis and nephrology communities. The 2012 meeting attracted over 1,800 participants from more than 40 countries.
Researchers from DaVita
, the dialysis division of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., and DCR presented results from a number of innovative clinical improvement programs originating from DaVita and its research partners. DCR provides a collaborative bridge between DaVita’s health care community and the academic, pharmaceutical and biotech research community. DCR and DaVita share a dedication to improving the health and quality of life for kidney care patients.
“Our goal at DaVita is to try to improve our patients’ quality of life. Research is a critical vehicle to achieve that end,” said
, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., F.A.S.N., vice president of clinical research. “The work presented at ADC is intended to lead to better clinical outcomes and better quality of life for chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease patients around the world.”
ADC featured the following oral presentations by John Moran, M.D., F.A.C.P., vice president of medical affairs at DaVita:
- Urgent-Start Peritoneal Dialysis: A Clinical Process Improvement Report – Monday, March 11. Slide Forum IV, Clinical Studies & Experiences Part B.
- Implementation of Alcayis Protocol Markedly Improves Peritonitis Rates – Monday, March 11. Slide Forum IV, Clinical Studies & Experiences Part B.
- Decreasing Peritonitis Rate in PD Resulting in Lower Mortality and Technique Failure – Monday, March 11. Slide Forum I, Quality Improvement.
ADC also featured the following poster presentation:
- Association of Pruritis and Quality of Life (QOL) Among Patients at a Large Dialysis Provider (Bond TC, Mutell R, Wilfehrt HM, and Krishnan M.) – Sunday, March 10. Poster Forum I, Quality Improvement.
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