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Article ID: 696160

Reduction in Protein in the Urine Is a Treatment Goal in Children with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The blood pressure–lowering medication ramipril reduced protein excretion—or proteinuria—in children with chronic kidney disease. • Greater reductions in proteinuria during the first months of treatment were linked with a lower risk of kidney disease progression.

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Article ID: 696161

Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Low-Income Kidney Failure Patients Get on the Transplant Waitlist Before Starting Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to cover more low-income individuals, there was an increase in the number of Medicaid beneficiaries who were preemptively waitlisted to receive a kidney transplant. • Medicaid expansion was associated with greater gains racial and ethnic minorities in being listed pre-emptively on the transplant waitlist compared with whites.

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Article ID: 696200

The American Society of Nephrology Issues the Following Statement in Response to the NIH Funding Increase in the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Spending Bill

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) greatly appreciates the subcommittee’s continued support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a key national priority with an increase of $1.2 billion, or 3.2%, in the FY 2019 Labor-HHS spending bill. ASN is also grateful for the proposed 1.2% increase for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), for a total allocation of $1.9 billion.

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Article ID: 695811

Study Uncovers New Information Concerning Childhood Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Researchers have identified genetic variants linked to an increased risk of developing nephrotic syndrome, a pediatric kidney disease. • The variants are found in genomic regions involved in regulation of the immune response.

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Article ID: 695432

In Kidney Disease Patients, Illicit Drug Use linked with Disease Progression and Early Death

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among individuals with chronic kidney disease, hard illicit drug use was associated with higher risks of kidney disease progression and early death. • Tobacco smoking was associated with a higher risk of early death. • Alcohol drinking was associated with a lower risk of early death.

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Article ID: 695142

Study Examines Concerns of Living Kidney Donors

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among living kidney donors, the post-donation concern that was considered most important was kidney health, followed by the surgical, lifestyle, functional, and psychosocial impacts of donation. • The hypothetical long-term risks associated with kidney removal—including mortality and cardiovascular disease—were of relatively lower importance.

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Article ID: 694757

Delivering Standardized Care May Reduce Racial Disparities in Diabetes-Associated Complications

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A secondary analysis of a clinical trial has shown that when all patients with type 2 diabetes received comparable diabetes-related care, black race was not associated with accelerated kidney function decline, and fewer black participants developed chronic kidney disease.

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Article ID: 694393

Acute Kidney Injury During Hospitalization Linked with Higher Risk of Heart Failure after Discharge

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among hospitalized adults, those who experienced acute kidney injury were 44% more likely to be hospitalized for heart failure in the year after discharge.

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Article ID: 694056

Oral Antibiotics Linked to Increased Kidney Stone Risk

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Use of oral antibiotics was linked with an increased risk of developing kidney stones. • Risk decreased over time but was still elevated several years after antibiotic use. • Risk was highest for young patients.

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Article ID: 693583

Sleep Duration May Affect Kidney Disease Patients’ Health-Related Quality of Life

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Among individuals with chronic kidney disease, those who slept 7 hours/day had higher health-related quality of life than those who slept ≤5 hours/day or ≥9 hours/day.

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