Satellite Healthcare to Present at American Society of Nephrology Annual Kidney Week Conference

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Satellite Healthcare, a leading not-for-profit dialysis provider, today announced it will present three posters and host a NephTalk lounge for attendees at the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) 2017 Kidney Week conference from October 31 – November 5 in New Orleans.  The accepted posters are a result of the commitment by Satellite Healthcare to invest in applied pragmatic research that will improve health outcomes and quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

“We are so proud of our presenters and co-authors who will have a great opportunity to share their findings with their ASN peers,” said Brigitte Schiller, MD, FACP, FASN, Chief Medical Officer of Satellite Healthcare.  “The research work behind the posters will ultimately be applied in the treatment of patients, and make a real impact on the lives of people living with end-stage renal disease and their loved ones.”

Posters at Kidney Week include:

601-PO01 Standard Hemodialysis for ESRD – I Session Date, Time: November 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM #: SA-PO785 
“Intradialytic Laughter Therapy: A Qualitative Study”
by Paul Bennett, PhD, MHSM, GCAppStats, RN, Satellite Healthcare Director of Medical Clinical Affairs

610-PO01 Dialysis: Infection Session Date, Time: November 2, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM #: TH-PO909
“Sustained Low Central Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Rates in HD Patients with an Antibiotic Lock over a 3-Year Period”
by Sumi Sun, MPH, Vice President of Analytics and Quality Strategy

605-PO01 Dialysis: Anemia and Iron Metabolism Session Date, Time: November 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM #: SA-PO804
“Conversion from Epoetin Alfa to Darbepoetin Alfa in HD: Optimized Dose Conversion Algorithm and Hb Stability”
by Tiffany Shang, PharmD, Project Manager at Applied Research

In addition to poster presentations, Satellite Healthcare is hosting a NephTalk lounge where attendees can sit down and relax between sessions, and preview NephTalk, a nephrology podcast created by Satellite Healthcare tailored specifically for nephrologists.

To learn more about Kidney Week and how to register, please visit:

About Satellite Healthcare:
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. has been among the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974. Through its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides unparalleled early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services, and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare has a well-recognized, enduring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. Satellite Healthcare is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.

Kyle McGuire
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