CKD rates to rise significantly; CDC continues investigation into simulation saline usage;

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> Over the next two decades, rates of chronic kidney disease will likely increase dramatically, particularly among people between the ages of 30 and 64, according to a study published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease. Study abstract

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue to investigate adverse events related to a nonsterile simulation intravenous saline solution, intended only for training, that was inadvertently given to patients. Report

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