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Blood Pressure, Chronic Kidney Disease

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Benefits Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• In individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to <120 mm Hg resulted in lower risks of cardiovascular events and premature death, compared with standard targeting to <140 mm Hg. • There was a slightly faster decline in kidney function in the intensive group, but no increase in rates of kidney failure or serious adverse events.

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Josephine P. Briggs, MD, to Lead the Journal of American Society of Nephrology’s Incoming Editorial Team

Josephine P. Briggs, MD, begins her term on January 1, 2018 as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Society of Nephrology (JASN), considered the leading specialty journal in nephrology.

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Kidney Transplantation

Calculator Estimates Success of Kidney Transplants Involving Particular Donor-Recipient Pairs

• A new calculator estimates the likelihood that a given patient who receives a kidney transplant from a particular living donor will maintain a functioning kidney. • The calculator may be especially useful for kidney paired donation.

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Francis Collins, NIH, American Society Of Nephrology, Kidney Diseases, kidney disease research

Statement of Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, on the Extension of NIH Director Francis S. Collins’, MD, Ph.D., Tenure

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) applauds the Trump Administration’s decision to extend Francis S. Collins’, MD, Ph.D, tenure as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Kidney Transplantation, Diabetes

Kidneys From Diabetic Donors May Benefit Many Transplant Candidates

• Patients who received kidney transplants from donors with diabetes had better survival compared with those who remained on the waitlist. • Patients at high risk of dying while on the waitlist and those at centers with long wait times may benefit the most from transplantation with kidneys from diabetic donors.

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

ASN Denounces Administration’s Proposed Massive Cuts for the National Institutes of Health – “Would Disrupt Medical Research”

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Body Fat, Chronic Kidney Disease

Study Compares Different Measures of Body Fat for Predicting Kidney Function Decline

• In a new study, a higher amount of body fat was linked with an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. • Simple ways of measuring body size—such as waist circumference or body mass index—provided similar information on risk as more sophisticated methods, such as imaging scans, to measure different types of body fat.

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Acute Kidney Injury

Certain Medical Diagnoses May Increase Hospitalized Patients’ Risk of Developing Kidney Injury

• Patients who were admitted to the hospital with sepsis, heart diseases, polytrauma, liver disease, and cardiovascular surgery were at elevated risk for developing acute kidney injury (AKI). • The medical records of most patients who developed hospital-acquired AKI did not include the diagnosis code for AKI.

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Fluid Overload Linked to Premature Death in Patients on Dialysis

• Chronic fluid overload was linked with an increased risk of early death in patients undergoing hemodialysis. • The magnitude of this risk was comparable to that of coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure.







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