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Fresenius Researchers and Clinical Experts from across the Globe Present More Than 75 Abstracts at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2017 Kidney Week Symposium, Demonstrating Commitment to Innovating Healthcare through Science
WALTHAM, MASS. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the premier health care company focused on providing the highest quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions, today announced that company researchers and clinical experts from across the globe will present 77 research abstracts at the 2017 American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Kidney Week Symposium, the largest and most influential gathering of kidney professionals in the world. Scheduled from Oct. 31 – Nov. 5, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, the annual symposium draws more than 13,000 physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals from over 100 countries, this year accepting a total of 92 abstracts of research work conducted or sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care.
“The scope of our research and quality improvement builds on our strength as the world’s largest, vertically integrated health care company,” said Bill Valle, chief executive officer of Fresenius Medical Care North America. “The data we collect allows us to use sophisticated predictive analytics to further enhance patient care at a personalized level and improve outcomes for our patients.”
With a focus on chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and adjacent medical conditions, the company’s research crosses seven diverse categories:
“The breadth and depth of our leadership in advancing science into clinical practice underscores our mission to improve the lives of people with kidney and chronic diseases,” says Franklin W. Maddux, MD, chief medical officer and executive vice president of clinical and scientific affairs for Fresenius Medical Care North America. “In blending patient perspectives with real world evidence and traditional research, we are able to translate science into clinical practice that ultimately improves the lives of the patients who entrust us with their care.”
Highlights of key Fresenius Medical Care presentations at the 2017 ASN Kidney Week include:
In North America alone, Fresenius Medical Care’s research efforts involve the contributions of more than 1,200 employees, and the company’s contract clinical research division comprises a network of over 450 principal investigators at more than 260 sites representing 160 medical practices. The nature of dialysis care allows FMCNA to collect substantial amounts of data during routine treatments, including data on more than 1 million patients, more than 250 million dialysis treatments and billions of medication administrations and laboratory results.
About Fresenius Medical Care North America
Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premier health care company focused on providing the highest quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions. Through its industry-leading network of dialysis facilities, outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers, as well as the country’s largest practice of hospitalist and post-acute providers, Fresenius Medical Care North America provides coordinated health care services at pivotal care points for hundreds of thousands of chronically ill customers throughout the continent. As the world’s largest fully integrated renal company, it offers specialty pharmacy and laboratory services, and manufactures and distributes the most comprehensive line of dialysis equipment, disposable products and renal pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit the FMCNA website at https://fmcna.com.