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hospital acquired complications, Kidney Disease

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Fellows, Nephrology, Training

Study Evaluates How Well Fellowship Training Prepares Kidney Specialists

• Most nephrology fellows rated overall quality of teaching in fellowships as either “good” or “excellent,” and over half of second-year fellows felt “fully prepared” for independent practice. • Fellows indicated a desire for more education in several core nephrology topics, including peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis, ultrasound, and kidney pathology.

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Kidney, Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Death

Kidney Disease Is a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

• In 2013, reduced kidney function was associated with 4% of deaths worldwide, or 2.2 million deaths. • More than half of these deaths were cardiovascular deaths.

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Chronic Kidney Disease, Ammonium

Low Ammonium Levels in Urine May Indicate Serious Risks for Kidney Disease Patients

In patients with chronic kidney disease, low urine ammonium excretion identified individuals at high risk of kidney disease progression or death.

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Kidney Transplant

Donor-Recipient Weight and Sex Mismatch May Contribute to Kidney Transplant Failure

• Among deceased donor kidney transplant recipients, those who were >30 kg (66 pounds) heavier than the donor had a 28% higher risk of transplant failure compared with equally weighted donors and recipients. • If the kidney was from a smaller donor of the opposite sex, the relative risk of transplant failure was further elevated to 35% for a male receiving a kidney from a female donor and 50% for a female receiving a kidney from a male donor.

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kidney disease research, American Society Of Nephrology, NIH, Niddk, Congress, Gao, Living Donor Protection Act

ASN and AAKP Advocates are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support Kidney Disease Research and the Living Donor Protection Act

Advocates from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) are meeting with Representatives, Senators, and their respective staffs today to urge Congress to continue its historic support of research funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to cosponsor and pass the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 1270), no-cost legislation to eliminate barriers to living donation and increase access to transplants.

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Dialysis Patients, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy

Are Dialysis Patients Being Over-Screened for Colon Cancer?

• Colonoscopies are being performed more often on healthier dialysis patients than on those with more limited life expectancies; however, overall, dialysis patients are being screened at a much higher rate relative to their life expectancy than their counterparts without kidney failure.

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FY 2018 budget, NIH, Kidney Disease, Trump Administration, Niddk

Statement of Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, American Society of Nephrology on Proposed FY 2018 Budget

Condemns the Administration’s Proposed Funding Cuts for the National Institute of Health

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Anticoagulant, Stroke, Dialysis Patients

Reduced Dose of Warfarin Alternative May Help Prevent Strokes in Dialysis Patients

• In dialysis patients who took 2.5 mg of apixaban twice daily, blood concentrations of the drug were maintained at therapeutic levels.

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Sickle Cell, Kidney Failure

Sickle Cell Gene Linked to Elevated Risk of Developing Kidney Failure

• Sickle cell trait, a common hemoglobin variant in African Americans, was associated with a twofold higher risk of developing kidney failure requiring dialysis. • Sickle cell trait conferred a similar degree of risk as APOL1 gene variants, which are currently the most widely recognized genetic contributors to kidney disease in blacks.







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